Covid-19 (Corona virus)
Looking out for each other in Sutton: ongoing Covid-19 support from the Voluntary and Community Sector
With lockdown easing and shielding guidance changing, you may have concerns about the kind of support you'll be able to access in the next few months. We wanted to assure you that there will continue to be support available for you, no matter what your circumstances. As you may already know, boxes from the Sutton Council Food Hub are ending later this month. If you have been receiving these food boxes, you will have been contacted by Sutton Council to discuss your options and find out what support you need.
We will be able to help you with securing an online supermarket delivery slot, or the services of dedicated shopper, or a short term food parcel delivery from the Voluntary sector hub depending on your circumstances. If you are currently receiving any support from us then this will continue and we will continue to talk to you about what help you need. The Voluntary sector is already supporting the distribution of food and other essential supplies which has already been running for 8 weeks. This has been supplied by donations from the public, food via Sutton Council and monetary donations to Sutton Giving.
Alison Navarro, CEO Community Action Sutton
Anita Maullin CEO Volunteer Centre Sutton
Nicola Upton, CEO Age UK Sutton
Rachael MacLeod, CEO Sutton Carers’ Centre
Judith Armstrong, Scheme Manager, Home-Start Sutton
If you are in need of help, and are not sure who to talk to, we suggest contacting Sutton Council in the first instance, so that they can ensure you are receiving all the support that you are entitled to.
Sutton Carers Centre remains open, if you are or know of a Young or Adult Carer who may need support, please call the tam on 0208 296 5611.
Most of our services are running remotely. Click here for more information as well as links to some useful websites.
A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health concern or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
Anyone could be a Carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with alcohol dependency, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.
There are around seven million Carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. This is rising.
Three in five people will be Carers at some point in their lives in the UK.
Out of the UK’s Carers, 42% of Carers are men and 58% are women.
The economic value of the contribution made by Carers in the UK is £132bn a year.
By 2030, the number of Carers will increase by 3.4 million (around 60%).
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