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GENERAL

Help for vulnerable people from Waltham Forest council  
0208 4963000

Use up to £300 of your Short Breaks allowance to purchase equipment and toys, such as outdoor play equipment, books, arts and craft materials www.walthamforestparentforum.com/covid19-update

Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice & Support Service – for families and young people, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
020 3233 0251

Links to latest Covid19 information for SEND families
www.specialneedsjungle.com/latest-coronavirus-information-relevant-for-send-families/

Explain Covid19 to your child the_garden_school_-_ot_s_social_story_on_cv.pdf

Advice for single parents
www.gingerbread.org.uk/coronavirus/

Community support forum for parents
www.walthamforestparentforum.com/
www.facebook.com/Waltham-Forest-Parent-Forum-142452533350/

Government guidance on vulnerable children & young people
www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people

National Autistic Society – tips for autistic people and families
www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/tips.aspx

If you have received Govt ‘Shielding’ letter, find out what help is available:
walthamforest.gov.uk/content/coronavirus-latest-information

If you haven’t received Govt ‘Shielding’ letter but think you/your child fit the criteria, you can self-register at
www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Citizen’s Advice Waltham Forest  0300 330 1175

Early Help Team (support for families) - 020 8496 5114

Carer’s First Waltham Forest - 0300 303 1555

Local Area Coordinators supports those with a disability, mental health issues or who are older, in certain areas. See page for contact details.

While you're staying safe at home, make sure you're staying safe online. Advice for parents & children from LBWF:
bit.ly/WFSafetyOnline

 

FOOD & SHOPPING

COVID Mutual Aid groups
Contact details for COVID Mutual Aid groups by ward:
walthamforestmutualaid.org.uk/groups

Facebook COVID Mutual Aid group:
www.facebook.com/groups/wfcoronavirus/

Home deliveries
Local businesses doing home deliveries
www.myvirtualneighbourhood.com/walthamstow

Food vouchers
If you are struggling to buy food, the Council can offer Local Welfare Assistance, such as food vouchers and essential household items:
walthamforest.gov.uk/content/local-welfare-assistance-lwa

Food banks
PL84U
Delivering cooked meals and help with prescriptions/shopping
www.pl84u-alsuffa.org/about-us/

eatorheat.org Referral process: Download referral form, complete form and email to referrals@eatorheat.org
0800 770 0212 / info@eatorheat.org

Sally’s Kitchen Referral process: Email for referral
foodbank.leytonstone@gmail.com 0208 566 623

The Rukhsana Khan Foundation Referral process: call or email. DWP benefit letter proof required  
07980 351 351 / rukhsanakhanfoundation@outlook.com
 

HOME LEARNING & ACTIVITIES

Play
Downloadable app with flashcards & picture-choosing games, for children with autism and special needs www.brainparade.com/products/see-touch-learn-free/

Games & resources designed for various educational needs and stages www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Apps for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) www.sensoryapphouse.com/

App for people with communication and learning difficulties – verbal and non-verbal www.visuals2go.com/

Inclusive dance classes flamingochicks.org/athome/

Play toolkits www.sense.org.uk/get-support/support-for-children/play-toolkits/

Indoor activities www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

Time capsules  www.kiddycharts.com/printables/free-covid-19-time-capsule-worksheets/

Games www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games​

20-minute activities youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/20-activities-for-20-minutes/

TV links www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/free-tv-happy-links/

Activity ideas www.channelmum.com

Stories with David Walliams www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/

Sport

Disability Sports Coach At Home activities for young people with disabilities  disabilitysportscoach.co.uk/dsc-at-home/

And live sports sessions via Zoom on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3.30-4pm. 

To join the session: https://zoom.us/j/98480081422?pwd=SE9hMFRtaHZxL2VCa3U4RmhHZ1NtUT09
Meeting ID: 984 8008 1422
Password: DSCLive

Education
thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/blog/learning-together-introduction

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

nrich.maths.org/secondary

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.otherwiseeducation.com/coronavirus-learning

www.natgeokids.com/uk/

britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Young Minds youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

The Mix  Aimed at people under 25. Helpline open 4pm - 11pm, 7 days a week. Crisis text service open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 0808 808 4994
www.themix.org.uk/your-body/using-health-services/coronavirus-health-advice-you-can-trust-35701.html
Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258
Webchat: through the website. (4pm - 11pm, 7 days a week)

NELFT Waltham Forest mental health crisis support line: 03005551000

7 cups of tea  Free emotional support from trained listeners; online counselling:  www.7cups.com/

The Samaritans Confidential emotional support 24/7: 116 123

Papyrus HOPElineUK A national confidential support line for any under 35s at risk of suicide or anybody worried about a young person at risk 
10am-10pm Mon-Fri, Weekends 2pm-10pm: 0800 068 4141 / 07786209697

BACP
www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/13-march-coronavirus-self-isolation-how-to-look-after-your-mental-health-and-wellbeing-if-you-re-self-isolating/

Rise Above Tips on gaining confidence, dealing with anxiety and coping strategies from other young people riseabove.org.uk/topic/my-mind/

BEREAVEMENT

The Childhood Bereavement Network offers guidance for supporting bereaved children & young people.
www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/covid-19.aspx

Cruse offers advice and support for parents, children & young people
www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/about-grief/childrens-grief

 

FINANCIAL ADVICE

Money advice

www.familyfund.org.uk/FAQs/how-do-we-apply

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you

Rent advice
londonrentersunion.org/c19rentcrisis/