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Our virtual community hub is open.

Welcome to the virtual Earls Court Community Hub. We have set this up to be a portal for community initiatives that are going on in Earls Court during this time of uncertainty and social distancing.

We know that keeping the mind and body active is essential while we are in self-isolation so we want to try and bring together a host of wellness, fitness and arts & crafts activities online.

Lots of local amenities and businesses are having to change the way they work at the moment, so we hope this can be a hub to promote some of these services too. We will continue to update this with initiatives as we hear about them, so please keep sharing them with us!

What's happening?

Check out our list of activities below that you can get involved in this week:

  • Knitwear mending tutorials

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  • The Hoarder

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  • Kipper & Chalk Cross Stitch Kits

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  • Patty and Bun Lockdown Burger Kits

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  • Nonna Tonda Deliveries

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  • Watch an Earls Court film!

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  • Rainbows in windows

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  • Read the latest from The Court

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  • Vegetable box deliveries

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  • Tasty takeaways

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  • Activities for little ones

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  • Kew Garden’s tips of how to bring the great outdoors into your home

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Community Aid

In these difficult times we will keep a list up to date of all services which are available in the community. We’ve included a list of the community aid happening in Earls Court:

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  1. The Response Community Projects. Response is a community based centre that serves the needs of the communities most vulnerable individuals while also offering a range of classes designed to increase educational attainment and general well being.

    Check out their Twitter @Earls__Court  which is updated daily to provide up-to-date information to the local community about free online courses, free theatre streaming entertainment, online yoga, tai chi, physical exercise classes, free online educational activities for adults, young people and older adults plus the latest community news.

    For further information please visit their website.

    Email: info@responseprojects.org.uk

    Tel: 020 7370 4606

  2. Dad's House charity logo

    Dads House. Foodbank at West Brompton Crossing on Lillie Road is now up and running. They are delivering to dads, mums and families who need practical support in the local area. They are still looking for volunteers and donations to keep up with demand, so if you are interested in helping them please get in touch.

  3. The Hammersmith and Fulham Food Bank is asking for long life food donations, in particular they are in need of UHT Milk, Tea, Pasta, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes and Tinned Rice Pudding. People can donate the foods via their collection basket in Sainsbury’s Fulham Wharf or at St Matthews Church on Wandsworth Bridge Road. Any donation, however small will be much appreciated.

    For more information about the food bank please click here.

     

  4. Samaritans Helpline. If you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans will listen. Call anytime, day or night.

    Phone: 116 123 (free)

    Email: jo@samaritans.org

  5. The Smile Brigade. Free meal delivery service for vulnerable residents. You can contact the Smile Brigade by clicking here.

     

  6. Richmond Fellowship. Telephone check in service for vulnerable people suffering from ill health. If you or someone you know needs help during this difficult time, please contact Richmond Fellowship for support here.

  7. Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre. Legal advice by telephone or email. Instead of face to face enquiries, you can get in touch for support with legal advice by phone or email:

    Phone: 0203 880 1727

    Email: hflaw@hflaw.org.uk

  8. Hammersmith & Fulham Citizens Advice. Help for food bank clients with advice  You must live, work or study within the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

    Please include your Full Name, Postcode and Phone Number.

    Email: foodbankadvice@cahf.org.uk

  9. Hammersmith & Fulham Local Support Payments Team. If you need help because of an emergency or a crisis you may be entitled to a Local Support Payment (LSP). The LSP team can also make food bank referrals. For more information please click here of phone 020 7745 6464.

     

  10. Crosslight Advice. Struggling with debt? Call Crosslight to have a phone appointment with one of their debt advisers.

    Phone:  020 702 0318

    Website: www.crosslightadvice.org/help

  11. The London Community Response Fund is a portal for charitable organisations in London to apply for emergency funding. We are working alongside London funders and other funds to make it simple for organisations to apply for funding through this one portal. Proceeds from the National Emergencies Trust and our London Communities Coronavirus Appeal will be distributed through this fund.
    For more information about the London Community Response Fund please click here.

  12. Kensington and Chelsea Mutual Aid have a network of volunteers who assist those who are in self isolation and vulnerable with food shopping and picking up medications. There are many self isolating and vulnerable individuals who are not qualified for support from registered charities / government bodies, the Kensington and Chelsea Mutual Aid’s aim is to fill this gap and assist them through this crisis. If you would like to make a donation please click here

  13. The St Cuthberts Centre support vulnerable people all year round. Their impact is grounded in the power of a shared meal of outstanding quality made with 100% surplus food. They are one of the few homeless centres still open in Earls Court and they are providing food and vital services, seven days a week. If you can help them to help others please follow this link.

  14. ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
    RBKC have set up a microsite containing a host of information, advice and support on how Covid-19 will impact everything from your mental health, your child’s schooling and your business. Visit website

    They have also produced a ‘Residents Booklet’ to help guide you through the pandemic. You can download the booklet here.

  15. HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COUNCIL
    H&F CAN is the volunteer community aid network launched by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to support vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit website

  16. NHS Logo

    LOCAL PHARMACIES
    Click here to find a list of the Earls Court pharmacies that are still open

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    LOCAL SUPERMARKETS
    Click here to find out where the closest supermarkets are within the Earls Court area and which are still open.

  18. Gascoigne clothing

    Gascoigne is an artistic unisex brand that bridges the gap between sub-cultures such as streetwear and normcore with traditional English tailoring and heritage pieces. They have released three products for spring summer 2020 and will be donating 30% of all profits from the sales to the NHS. Visit websiteInstagram

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How you can help

Rory helping out St Cuthberts volunteers at work

For those interested on how, when and where you can help vulnerable people in your local community, whether it be by donating tinned goods to a local food bank, offering to take your neighbours dog for a walk while they are stuck indoors, or just simply lending a listening ear to someone who would just like to chat.

If you have information that you would like us to share on how to further aid our local community or if you would like to offer your support in some way, please…

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Sign up for updates from the Earls Court Business Forum

At the beginning of the year, businesses in Earls Court formed a network to discuss how to address challenges and opportunities facing the local area. Placemaking consultant ‘The Means’ were appointed by Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to engage local businesses and facilitate the development of this local business forum. At the first meeting in January, they presented findings from more than 90 interviews with Earls Court businesses about local priorities and areas of interest.

At this unprecedented time the Earls Court Business Forum will be sending out a weekly newsletter with advice and information for businesses.

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