Bexley Coronavirus helpline - 020 3045 5398
Looking for help for yourself or a loved one? Need a food delivery or someone to pick up a prescription? Bexley Council have set up a helpline to support you with just that.
The helpline will be open from 8am to 6pm. The number to call is 020 3045 5398 or alternatively apply for help online
For the safety of council staff and residents face-to-face contact will be reduced as much as possible. Some non-essential services are being closed to ensure that that the council can maintain essential services with the resources available to them and to reduce the spread of the virus. The Bexley Council Website will be updated as new information becomes available and changes are made to services. The website also contains the revised waste collection service timetable.
If you want to find out what others are doing in the borough Click Here
Mind In Bexley
This will be a challenging time for many. If you would like to speak to someone please call the Mind in Bexley Wellbeing Line open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm.
0203 912 0048
All Mind in Bexley services are open and working remotely. Face to face appointments are not provided, however telephone and online appointments are available. The Crisis Cafe remains open from 6pm - 10pm every evening.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.
Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme (BATS)
If you are currently isolating or shielding yourself from the outside world following government advice, BATS are offering a "Shop 'n' Drop" service. Simply telephone their offices and they will be able to book a community volunteer driver to collect shopping or medication and deliver to your door step. All communication and payment for your shopping is made over the telephone.
If you would like to make a booking or require any further information please contact them.
Evergreen Telephone Befriending Service
Evergreen Care Bexley has launched a Telephone Befriending Service to support the older community through the Covid-19 crisis.
They hope to not only alleviate the loneliness older people will be experiencing but identify needs that arise and also monitor their health. If you know an older person who would benefit from regular calls throughout the week please contact them.
Food Banks are located all across the borough and are operated by the Trussell Trust. Vouchers are required to obtain food. To find out details, locations and opening times click here.
In addition to these Mind In Bexley have also set up a temporary food bank which is located at the Revival Vinyl Café from 10am-12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will be given a prepared bag of items and a will be asked to leave your surname and postcode. NO FOOD VOUCHERS NECESSARY. The donations will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
St Augustine's Church in Slade Green operates a food bank from the church hall which is situated behind the church. It is open on Monday's to Friday's usually from 10.30am. NO VOUCHERS ARE REQUIRED. To check if the foodbank is open please call Mel Hudson on 07538 300768