LIVING BANKSIDE SUPPORT HUB
Finding and getting the right support and advice can seem complicated and overwhelming.
Our job is to make the process simpler and to ensure you get the support and advice you need.
If you are in need of any kind of support do not hesitate to contact us and we will ensure you get the help you need.
0203 488 7293
8AM - 6PM
(mon to Fri)
DIGITAL & TECH SUPPORT
EMPLOYMENT & BENEFITS
PICKING UP SHOPPING & MEDICATION
A FREINDLY PHONE CALL
ABOUT THE SUPPORT HUB
The Covid-19 Pandemic has exposed that there is a lack of overall coordination across the borough and more importantly for the purposes of this group in SE1 which results in all parties working out processes, data protection, safeguarding and other logistics for themselves. This indicates there is a gap in support and coordination.
This crisis is having a severe financial impact on many due to business closures and insufficient funds to pay staff. Many organisations across all sectors have had to lay off, furlough or pay cut staff.
Many self employed businesses have seen the work dry up. Meanwhile government aid is slow moving and it’s clear from work on the ground that there are some people who are receiving aid from most groups whilst there are others who are receiving none/limited.
The economic, health (especially mental health) impacts on Southwark will be great and once the lockdown period is over, there will be a strong requirement for communities to come together in order to support residents, businesses, organisations and the return to normal life.
Support will be required longer term within the community and there is currently the same gap as in the immediate sense for community coordination and support.
The Living Bankside Support Hub will ensure all those in need (in the area of benefit) are able to easily access and receive support from a singular source which acts as a nucleus, combining the expertise, resources and services of all service providers and stakeholders.
A singular point of contact and information dissemination for those in need and requiring any kind of help - either via email, telephone, website messaging, live chat (in the future) and in person at our ‘one stop shops’ (when the circumstances allow). Living Bankside will make referrals to service providers within the hub network where relevant
A backbone of logistical support to mutual aid groups or other non-constituted groups (eg data protection advice, data handling, safeguarding support and advice, printing, if required - cross group coordination)
A point of coordination across charities and organisations, the council and businesses