How we can help Lockdown services Our Centre in Central Street is gradually opening up (outdoor areas only for now) following lockdown and we are able to offer some limited services to locals. Anyone entering the building must wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. We have sanitising stations, screens, a one-way system and regular cleaning in place. As always our priority is supporting those who are most vulnerable in our community, including frail and isolated pensioners, residents experiencing financial difficulties and households affected by sickness. From 29th March we will be able to provide assistance appointments for filling in the Census forms for local residents at the Centre - please call the Helpline if you would like some help. It's not too late to send your Census form in, and it helps with decision-making in the local area. Opening up - what's our plan? We are currently working on a detailed plan to gradually open up services and activities at the Centre. We are looking into opening some children's and older people's activities from 12th April indoors and outdoors in accordance with government guidance. We are lucky to have several outdoor spaces that can be used for activities. Keep an eye on our website for further details. Our appeal If you would like to donate to our Food Connections, helping local people with essentials during the pandemic, please go to our JustGiving page. All donations are welcome at this challenging time. Over 55s See our latest over 55s mailing letter here. At the Centre We are offering three-course, freshly-prepared, nutritious lunches for older locals to takeaway every weekday at the centre! We are fully set up for contactless payments to ensure the safest possible interaction. Click below to see what's on the menu this week! Lunch club w/c 21st April On 14th April, for lunch club members, we will be offering a £1 lunch between the hours of 12-2pm of either a lamb or nut roast! Along with lunch club the following is also available at the Centre: We offer telephone befriending for any resident feeling lonely or anxious. To support those looking for work in our area, our Job Club is now online. Other online and remote classes and activities are being set up, details to follow on this website and our social media channels. Telephone helpline for any bookings or advice - 9.30am-5.30pm, 020 7549 8181. Central Street Café will is open Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Other support for our community We continue to work with our partners and volunteers to deliver the following community support during this difficult time: Food parcels to registered recipients; Emergency Cloudesley welfare grants for those with long-term health problems; Volunteering opportunities to support your community; Information Helpline 020 7549 8181 from 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. If you need to know more about any of these services, please ring the Helpline. Priority will be given to those in greatest need living in our south Islington area of benefit. St Luke’s will be following Public Health guidance in the delivery of all its services including social distancing, hand washing and working from home whenever possible. Keep up-to-date with current information on this website. In the meantime we will be updating Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with information about what is going on at St Luke's. Please like and share our posts. We are Islington helpline This has now been set up for resident’s who may be struggling to cope at the moment, or concerned about someone they know. Please ask them to contact 020 7527 8222. Lines are open every day from 9am – 5pm. Minicom: 0207 527 1900. Email: [email protected] Guidance from Islington Council We are following the last guidance from Islington Council which is available here.