Help in the community

Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA) are running our ‘Fight C19’ emergency help centre at Ashdown Crescent, NW5.

If you are a QCCA user, a local resident or simply in need, we are offering a range of services.

Please remember that our building is not open to the public during this period. Access is by appointment only. If you turn up without an appointment, we cannot let you in.

Instead, please email us about:

  • Food packages

  • Cooked meals delivered to your home.

  • Shopping and home delivery.

  • Telephone befriending.

  • Dog walking for the housebound.

  • Online exercise classes.

  • Young people’s online music, exercise and employment workshops.

To find out more about how we can help you, please email Graham at  or info@qcca.org.uk.

If you want to volunteer to help us provide any of these services, please email Elaine at elaine@qcca.org.uk.

If you want to donate food or other goods, please email Graham at  or info@qcca.org.uk.

For more information, please visit https://www.qcca.org.uk/

 

Resources and contacts for food and other services in the Camden borough

  1. If someone is considered ‘clinically and extremely vulnerable’,  they can be assessed and registered with the government using the following link for free support including weekly food box deliveries: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
  2. For emergency food packages to Camden residents (of all ages) who are housebound or in a crisis, the council have partnered with Age UK. To see if someone is eligible, please use the following link: https://www.camden.gov.uk/emergency-food-packages-covid19-/-coranavirus-

You can also call 020 7974 4444 (option 9) for council support, advice and guidance.

 

If someone is elderly and in need of support, you can contact Age UK Camden directly on: 

Call: 020 7239 0400 Email: info@ageukcamden.org.uk  website:https://www.ageuk.org.uk/camden/about-us/contact-us/

 

For those isolating or in need of free food (but not eligible for government support), the following organisations may be able to help:

 

Camden New Journal

The CNJ are providing fantastic support for anyone that is in need. Operating 7 days per week, they can help with referrals to the council/age UK for longer-term support, as well as short-term help delivering free groceries, hot meals (inc. any dietary requirements), cleaning stuffs and sanitary products. Acting as a bridge between the council, MA groups and those needing help, they are covering all wards in Camden. Please get in touch directly with Dan if you require any assistance or to refer someone to them that might: Contact: Dan 07786 394 210 email: dcarrier@camdennewjournal.co.uk

 

Food For All

Currently based at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rescue shop on Parkway in Camden Town. Offering free hot meals Monday-Saturday between 12pm-3pm to those in need. Also able to deliver to all Camden wards if necessary with volunteers collecting and delivering during these hours. Please follow the these links to be added to their list or if you know someone that might need their help:

Contact:contact@foodforalluk.com  website:https://foodforalluk.com/contact/

To request a home delivery please fill in this form nd FFA will arrange a volunteer to collect and deliver: https://forms.gle/cB1aVTkocGBRxPn5

And to donate/volunteer: https://t.me/joinchat/Qk30-hpc7DdoZ22m589q4A

 

JW3

Offering free food boxes to all in need. Collection is on Wednesdays between 10am-2pm. Delivery can be arranged to all Camden wards via local MA groups, but please get in touch with Jacob beforehand on the following to reserve a food box, to arrange collection or for any further info: Contact Jacob 07927 646 437 Or Jacob@jw3.org.uk

 

The London Irish Centre

A free food bank offering and delivering food boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays to those in need. Also delivering hot meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They are full of requests at the moment but feel free get in touch as they may be able to offer help and advice: Call: 020 7916 2222 Email: info@londonirishcentre.org

 

The Salvation Army 

Offering free sandwich packs and hot drinks for the homeless indoors, but also to anyone in need (served outside). Open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm. Offering hot showers and extra support /guidance for the homeless. Please contact the following for further advice/info: Call: 020 7485 1605

chalk.farm.corps@salvationarmy.org.uk

 

Euston Food bank (The Trussell Trust)

A food bank that accepts vouchers in exchange for free food. Vouchers are issued from services including the Citizens Advice Bureau, social services, housing managers, children’s centres, health visitors and some charities. To get in touch and find out how to obtain vouchers: Call: 07400 053838

Email: info@euston.foodbank.org.uk  And for more info: https://euston.foodbank.org.uk/

 

There is also the following site with lots of useful information and an easy-to-use map with resources specific to each ward in Camden:

http://vac.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/covid-19?fbclid=IwAR21W4N2xwwUSkfS6SE9c45o89EJbemFa6wXAaZ2vF3xz1DjWVHzHZbMkUY

 

And also this spreadsheet with a bank of useful info:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WwUznL0R8OSHs8Yo_wKyBesIs_0msA-Bjzqo-KpWY2I/edit?usp=drivesdk

 

Homeless support

The following organisations provide hot meals and support for the homeless:

 

Streets Kitchen:

Operating Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays from Camden Town (by the station opposite Barclays) at 8pm

Also outside Kings Cross station (York way side) at 8pm.

 

The Salvation Army:

Offering showers, sandwich bags and hot drinks to the homeless. Open Monday-Friday between 10-2pm.

 

Centrepoint:

Offering a wide range of services, including specialist mother and baby units, outreach for young people living independently, and affordable accommodation for young people. Call: 0800 587 5158

 

Union Chapel: (Islington)

Offering support for people facing homelessness and crisis offering showers, clothes, hot food and advice on housing and benefits.

Monday 11am – 2pm and Wednesday 11am – 2pm email: marginsadmin@unionchapel.org.uk website:https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/about-us/the-margins-project/

If you have nowhere to sleep tonight (or know someone who doesn’t) and are currently sleeping rough, call the Homelessness Prevention service on 0207 974 4444 (option 2). For people sleeping rough, the Safer Streets Team may also be able to help: 020 7833 7970 Freephone: 0808 8000005 email: Streetsafe@cri.org.uk

 

Domestic Abuse

Please call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on: 0808 2000 247 Or alternatively if in immediate danger, call 999. When calling from a mobile, if prompted press 55 to make yourself heard and this will transfer your call to the police.

Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.

 

Please do not suffer in silence.

Mental Health related issues

Contact your local GP who can assess your needs and make the necessary referrals. Out of surgery hours you can also go to your local A&E. If unable to do so or if you are in immediate danger call: 020 3317 6333 (lines open 24 hours)