Tell Southwark Council how COVID-19 and the lockdown has impacted you

Cllr Peter John OBE

Dear resident,

Shops and places of worship to reopen, plus an update on our response to Black Lives Matter

Cllr Peter John OBE

Dear resident,

Weekend wellbeing

Hello Everyone,

We thought you might like this Isolation Wellbeing Pack – newsletter attached. It has some great links to museums, galleries and other mood lifting public spaces that are doing things online.

Over the weekend, why not try some indoor food growing? Thank you local tenant Tina who has provide us with this great information for indoor food growing from Random Acts of Green.

In Southwark we have a Universal Credit Network, made up of front line services. Next Tuesday they will be holding a Zoom call and taking questions regarding
Universal Credit. This won’t be an opportunity to ask direct questions about your case (but we can look into that at a later date). It will be an opportunity to learn from experts and ask important questions. It would be lovely if you could join us, if it is not directly relevant to you, it may be to one of your neighbours so you can learn about it and we can support you to share that
knowledge. Information is below.

Don’t forget to tune in to Resonance 104.4fm (from your kitchen radio) or online at resonancefm.com at 11.30am on Monday where you can hear our interview with Cabinet Member Leo Pollak.

Thank you all, stay safe. And remember – if you need a chat, we are hear for that!

Southwark Universal Credit Network Online – COVID-19 Special Q&A

Coronavirus updates from DWP, CAB + Southwark Law Centre and Q&A session. Bring your questions!

You are invited to special meeting of Southwark Universal Credit Network ONLINE:

TUESDAY 28TH APRIL, 10AM – 11:30AM

We will be using ZOOM for this meeting, please register here to receive a link to join the meeting:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southwark-universal-credit-network-covid-19-special-qa-tickets-103216140254

Please pass this invite on to any frontline workers in Southwark who support people claiming Universal Credit.

Join the mailing list by emailing: sari@communitysouthwark.org

For further info on Southwark Universal Credit Network please visit:

https://communitysouthwark.org/resources/universal-credit-network

Entertainment, education and exercise: Southwark Council’s stay-at-home library of activities

Cllr Peter John OBE

Dear resident,

We know that staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives gets harder as time goes by, and that keeping yourself and your family entertained for such long periods is a new and often difficult challenge. To help in a small way, we’ve developed an online library of things to do at home to help you and your family keep active, creative and learning at home during the lockdown. There’s lots on offer from free film screenings to art workshops, dance classes and much more and we’ve included some further highlights below.

Sadly, we also know that not everyone who is staying at home feels safe. Remember, there is support for anyone who experiences abuse at home – you do not have to stay at home with an abuser.

I wish you all the very best and thank you again for playing your part in keeping Southwark safe.

Cllr Peter John


Donate to the community fundraiser

There’s still time to donate to the community fundraiser for local charities. United St Saviours are distributing much-needed funds to local charities who are playing a vital role in the local coronavirus response.


Are you worried about domestic abuse?

If you or someone you know is suffering from Domestic Abuse, isolation rules do not apply. Police response and support services remain available. Nationally, there is advice and support available but you should call 999 if you are in immediate danger. Locally, the Solace Advocacy and Support Service is also available to women and men in Southwark aged 16 or over in Southwark.


Do you know a vulnerable resident who needs help?

If you know of a vulnerable Southwark resident who can’t leave the house due to coronavirus (COVID-19), and who may not have friends, family or neighbours who can help with the delivery of essential supplies, please tell us straight away so we can help them.


Spread a little happiness – helpful resource for parents and families

Hope your all doing ok and staying safe!

The PE & School Sports Network have created this brilliant document for families called Spread a little happiness – it is a fantastic resource for parents and families whilst at home during this time, with activities, recipes, games etc… Please share around your communities.

Thanks,

Luke Staples – Preston

Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator
Environment and Leisure
Parks and Leisure Service

Southwark Council

160 Tooley Street
London, SE1 5LX
Mobile: 07936333035; Phone: 020 7525 2687
Contact me on Linkedin

Follow us on Twitter @ActiveSouthwark

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/leisure-and-sport

 

 

Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library consultation report stage 3

Hello everyone

Following our stage 3 consultation in November/December the summary report is available using the following link

https://consultations.southwark.gov.uk/environment-leisure/wl-shc-engagement-3

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the project, we continue to work on the detailed design getting ready for tender and are programmed to complete stage 3 designs in February.

Kind regards

Jillian Houghton

Project Manager  | Regeneration Division

Place and Wellbeing Department | London Borough of Southwark

160 Tooley Street |London SE1 2QH

PO Box 64529|London SE1P 5LX                                

(T):  02075255414 | (E): jillian.houghton@southwark.gov.uk

www.southwark.gov.uk

 

To the year ahead

Hello,

2020 is going to be a big year.

This year we celebrated 100 Years of Council Homes  and in 2020 the Homes (Fit for Habitation) Act will roll out to support all tenants and make sure their homes are fit for habitation – including warm and safe.
We are starting the year by addressing district heating breakdowns. On the 16th January we are running a session with local groups in partnership with Fuel Poverty Action so we can find solutions to district heating breakdowns.
There will be a follow up at our Group Meeting on the 22nd of January.

Are you experiencing district heating breakdowns?! Click here to invite me to your estate between the 6th – 15th January so I can talk to your neighbours over a cuppa ahead of our open session on the 16th January.

Start 2020 with something a little different… 
We have teamed up with Campaign Bootcamp to build community campaign skills.
From researching your campaign to organising your campaign this programme is there to help communities do something a little bit different – together. If you are interested sign up here!

We have a few other things up our campaign sleeves in 2020 which I look forward to sharing with you next month. Thank you everyone who has dedicated so much time this year. Many of you have signed postcards, posted through your neighbours letter boxes, spoken at public meetings and helped organise.

I will close with the Queen’s speech that she delivered this morning in parliament – happy listening.

Thank you all and enjoy your breaks and here is to a stronger 2020!

Rhiannon Hughes
Campaigns and Research Officer

Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations

Bells Gardens Community Centre,

19 Buller Close

London SE15 6UJ

Tel: 020 7639 6718/07932359410

Email: rhiannon@sgto.co.uk

website: www.sgto.org.uk

Workshops for Lambeth and Southwark Residents on how to set up a Social Enterprise or Community Project

Have you got an idea for a business or project that helps other people or the environment (a social enterprise)? Would you like some support to get it up and running? The School for Social Entrepreneurs’ London Fellowship Programme could be right for you. It’s a practical course for people from all backgrounds – no textbooks in sight! You don’t need any educational qualifications and there’s no scary interview process. Find out more: http://bit.ly/32HSuyh

Fellowship A4 poster (2)