HGP Greenvine 17 April 2020

Hackney Green Party

These are confusing times, Piers Morgan is holding the Government to account and the UK is flying in Romanians to come and work here... we hope the updated list of links below will help you navigate your way through whatever your needs are. ūüôŹ

More next week.

ūüíö Hackney Green Party
http://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/

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Reading Room

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The Black Plague: Public officials lament the way that the coronavirus is engulfing black communities. The question is, what are they prepared to do about it?
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-black-plague

Greta Thunberg: We must fight the climate crisis and pandemic simultaneously
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7A1TtBmL6A

NHS boss: 'I need gowns, can I call Burberry?'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52319576

For millions, lockdown is not novels and quality family time but food parcels and hardship
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/13/millions-lockdown-food-parcels-coronavirus-crisis

Police release guidelines on what they think constitutes a reasonable excuse to leave the place where you live
https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/COVID-19/Documents/What-constitutes-a-reasonable-excuse.pdf

More than 200,000 more employees could now be furloughed following changes to the government scheme to help pay people's wages.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52279455

Hackney primary schools raise £10,000 in week for students without laptops
https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/education/hackney-primary-schools-raise-10-000-in-week-for-students-without-laptops-1-6600248

A touching triubute to climate scientist and IPCC chair John Houghton 
https://twitter.com/hannahmmalcolm/status/1250778555505655808

Leaked guidance for death certification from an NHS Hospital Trust
https://goodlawproject.org/leaked-guidance/

Price of high-demand food bought online in UK rises sharply
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/16/price-of-high-demand-food-in-uk-rises-sharply

Coronavirus: Campaigners say families with special educational needs left to ‚Äėfend for themselves‚Äô
https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/education/coronavirus-campaigners-say-families-with-special-educational-needs-left-to-fend-for-themselves-1-6606233

Criticisms of the Government Response

We scientists said lock down. But UK politicians refused to listen
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/15/uk-government-coronavirus-science-who-advice

'A National Scandal' A timeline of the uk government’s woeful response
To the coronavirus crisis
https://bylinetimes.com/2020/04/11/a-national-scandal-a-timeline-of-the-uk-governments-woeful-response-to-the-coronavirus-crisis/

The Coronavirus Hit Germany And The UK Just Days Apart But The Countries Have Responded Differently. Here’s How.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/coronavirus-timeline-uk-germany-comparison-johnson-merkel

I don't understand the British media. I really, really don't.
https://twitter.com/laineydoyle/status/1249127908876128259

Marina Hyde: With 1,000 deaths a day, our leaders should be facing far tougher questions
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/10/1000-deaths-a-day-dominic-raab-nhs

View from Ireland: Virus crisis reveals Boris Johnson's astonishing incompetence
https://www.irishpost.com/comment/virus-crisis-reveals-prime-ministers-absolute-incompetence-182331

Experts divided over comparison of UK and Ireland's coronavirus records
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/13/experts-divided-comparison-uk-ireland-coronavirus-record

Green Party Comment

Molly Scott Cato argues that the public-school approach of fighting COVID-19 like a wartime enemy results in needless casualties and no exit strategy.
https://bylinetimes.com/2020/04/16/the-coronavirus-crisis-take-back-control/

Molly Scott Cato: It’s time to take back control of the epidemic
https://www.facebook.com/GreenMolly/posts/2565701583652483

Natalie Bennett: The Government must reduce the growth dependency of our economy
https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/the-government-must-reduce-the-growth-dependency-of-our-economy

Jonathan Bartley: The coronavirus crisis could show people new ways of doing things
https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/coronavirus-green-party

Changing What is Normal

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Coronavirus: Only 9% of Britons want life to return to 'normal' once lockdown is over
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-only-9-of-britons-want-life-to-return-to-normal-once-lockdown-is-over-11974459

Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: Over half of adults (54.9%) said they have a sense of belonging with other residents in their local community during the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/

Hackney Council announces plans to "filter" streets, to protect people from rat running drivers and ease pressure on parks and open spaces during COVID 19 crisis
https://road.cc/content/news/emergency-measures-stop-rat-running-drivers-announced-272655

Pop-up bike lanes help with coronavirus physical distancing in Germany
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/13/pop-up-bike-lanes-help-with-coronavirus-social-distancing-in-germany

London pedestrians and cyclists may get more space on roads
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/14/london-pedestrians-and-cyclist-may-get-more-space-on-roads-during-coronavirus-lockdown

Amazon to Suspend Operations in France Over Coronavirus Dispute
https://1businessworld.com/2020/04/business/amazon-to-suspend-operations-in-france-over-coronavirus-dispute/

Covid-19 has changed my thinking on universal basic income
https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2020/04/covid-19-universal-basic-income-benefits-welfare

The UK Was Not in a Healthy State Before this Pandemic Descended
https://bylinetimes.com/2020/04/14/the-coronavirus-crisis-the-uk-was-not-in-a-healthy-state-before-this-pandemic-descended/

Care Home Crisis

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Green Party: Government must urgently provide care homes with direction and support to prevent fatal spread of coronavirus
https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2020/04/14/government-must-urgently-provide-care-homes-with-direction-and-support-to-prevent-fatal-spread-of-coronavirus,-says-green-party/

Hannock's shiny badge? Emblem of a scamper into Tigger mode
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/apr/15/hannocks-shiny-badge-emblem-of-a-scamper-into-tigger-mode

The Care Badge was actually launched last year.. (?!)
https://thecareruk.com/the-care-badge/

Coronavirus: Matt Hancock ridiculed after announcing badge to support care sector workers
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-matt-hancock-social-care-worker-badge-nhs-of-all-the-things-that-longsuffering-social-a9467631.html

Coronavirus: How big is the problem in care homes?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52284281

We owe care workers so much more than a badge and some applause
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/16/care-workers-owed-badge-applause-pay-rights-coronavirus?

Other Campaigns

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Shelter: Email your MP to help avoid a homelessness crisis
https://campaigns.shelter.org.uk/email-your-mp-help-avoid-homelessness-crisis

Petition:¬†Don‚Äôt close parks ‚Äď open up golf courses so there‚Äôs more space to exercise safely
https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-for-health-matt-hancock-don-t-close-parks-open-up-golf-courses-so-there-s-more-space-to-exercise-safely

Coronavirus: Calls to ease No Recourse to Public Funds conditions
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8888/

Meanwhile

45 climate activists ‚Äėtreated as terrorists‚Äô
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/45-climate-activists-treated-as-terrorists-nxg9kns76

The most important US energy chart of the year is out: 8 big takeaways
https://electrek.co/2020/04/09/us-energy-chart-2019/

No.10 Completely Rules Out Brexit Transition Extension
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/brexit-transition-extension-eu_uk_5e9846fbc5b65eae70a01a90


Donations and Help Wanted

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Hackney Food Bank are looking for donations and volunteers STILL URGENT
https://hackney.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/

Appeal for donations of smart devices so quarantined patients can video-call relatives
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/04/15/appeal-donations-smart-devices-quarantined-patients-video-call-relatives/

Please make a donation to the Homerton Hope Charity at Homerton Hospital 
https://www.homerton.nhs.uk/donate-to-homerton-hope/

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is launching a fundraising appeal to help those most affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak.
https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/coronavirus/

Help community cookery school Made In Hackney feed society's most vulnerable and keep our charity going during the COVID-19 crisis.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/made-in-hackney-4

Felix Project: Over the past few weeks we have tripled the amount of food we send out across London. 
https://thefelixproject.org/about/covid-19-reponse

Local charity Hackney Giving launches a fundraising plea for a Coronavirus Response Fund, which it says will help channel money to small organisations caring for the borough’s most vulnerable residents.
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/03/26/hackney-giving-fundraising-appeal-coronavirus-response-fund/

Support Hackney Pupils to access learning: Around 400 laptops are urgently needed for pupils from three primary schools who do not have access to technology at home.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-hackney-pupils-to-access-learning

Scrubs for the NHS
https://www.gofundme.com/f/9vtg9x-scrubs-for-the-nhs
https://www.gofundme.com/f/75cgu3-scrubs-for-nhs-staff-in-the-frontline
https://scrubhub.org.uk/


Activities for Isolation

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New Yorker Fiction Podcast
https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/fiction

Poet Carol Ann Duffy chooses poems from her library to comfort and inspire in times of isolation
https://www.theguardian.com/books/series/poems-to-get-us-through

Enjoy the arts at home with a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers, published every fortnight. 
https://www.connected.theartssociety.org/talks-lectures

Stop In With Si√Ęn Berry - Episode 2 - Guardians of the Arches and Spokescats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqZRSHkbJKQ

Presidential candidate Joe Biden's Here's The Deal podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heres-the-deal/id1505238447

Comedian Katherine Ryan can’t help telling everybody everything.
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/katherine-ryan-telling-everybody-everything/id1507148315

A guidebook to being a fully functioning adult without screaming all the time
https://podcasts.apple.com/mt/podcast/nobody-panic/id1384124028

Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for fiction writers
https://soundcloud.com/timclare

All New Yorker Magazine Podcasts
https://www.newyorker.com/podcast

Poetry: The Saved by Tamara von Werthern
https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/04/15/poetry-the-saved-tamara-von-werthern/

Creation Theatre: Live Zoom call of The Tempest
https://www.creationtheatre.co.uk/book-shows/

RSA Talks and Online Events
https://www.thersa.org/events

Institute of Arts and Ideas Player
https://iai.tv/player

Hay Festival Hay Player
https://www.hayfestival.com/hayplayer/

Soho Theatre On Demand: New theatre, comedy and cabaret
https://ondemand.sohotheatre.com/

Opera and classical concerts to watch at home
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/13/opera-and-classical-concerts-to-watch-at-home-critics-picks-week-four

This gripping dramatisation of a 1612 rape trial brought by the gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi roars down the ages centuries after it shocked Renaissance Rome.
https://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/its-true-its-true-its-true

Poet Luke Wright is doing readings every evening on twitter
https://twitter.com/lukewrightpoet

Free download of Adam Buxton's Old Bits in support of the Trussell Trust.
https://www.gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/website.cgi

Shakespeare's Globe Player
https://globeplayer.tv/

XR Regen Colouring In Book
https://ausrebellion.earth/docs/Regen101ColouringInBook.pdf

NHS Fitness Studio exercise videos
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/

NHS Pilates
https://www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/pilates.aspx

Jitsi Meet: A free and open source alternative to Zoom
https://meet.jit.si/

Settings for Preventing Zoom-Bombing
https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/cybersecurity-and-covid-19/settings-preventing-zoom-bombing


Supporting Local Business

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No need to wait for a delivery slot from big supermarkets, we have lots of dedicated independent suppliers here in Hackney

Ridley Road market is open for food and essential items, this Twitter account has updates and photos of what is on offer
https://twitter.com/RidleyUpdates

Dishpatch: Great independents, delivering food & drink
https://dishpatch.co.uk/

Useful document listing Food Delivery services available in Hackney
https://docs.google.com/

Nourished Communities: We bring the finest quality seasonal home-grown produce & products from the English countryside straight to your door.
https://www.nourishedcommunities.com/

Plant Pack: Our Plant Packs rescue quality plants destined to be scrapped during lockdown. 
https://getplantpack.co/

Word Up! Support independent bookshops by placing orders via phone, email and online
https://wordup.top/

COVID-19: A comprehensive directory of London food+drinks businesses offering delivery and takeaway during lockdown
https://myhungryvalentine.com/

Serendipity Botanist - Hackney Wick
https://serendipitybotanist.bigcartel.com/product/fruit-veg

Jaguarshoes Collective ‚Äď Foodbox delivery in East London
https://jaguarshoescollective.bigcartel.com/

Stoke Newington business (including non-food)
https://www.myvirtualneighbourhood.com/stoke-newington

Spitalfields Shops Open for Business
https://spitalfieldslife.com/2020/04/08/list-of-local-shops-open-for-business-a/

Organic and sustainable groceries at wholesale prices
https://www.goodclub.co.uk/

Five Points Ale
https://shop.fivepointsbrewing.co.uk/

London Fields Brewery
https://www.londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk/

Tower Green Hamlets Veg Boxes: Affordable, local and seasonal fruit and vegetables
https://towergreenhamlets.com/

Hackney shops supporting communities in the Corona crisis Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/496629754553992/?hc_location=group

Pages of Hackney offering free delivery on books by bike
https://pagesofhackney.co.uk/news/deliveries-update

Stokey Bookshop are similarly offering books and jigsaws
https://twitter.com/StokeyBookshop/status/1239263358873997314

6 ways you can support your Deliveroo driver
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157974985764454&set=gm.282869066030386&type=3&theater


Local Support 

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If you want to connect and get involved in your local community the Hackney Covid 19 Mutual Aid Facebook group is a great resource for sharing information that people in Hackney would find useful when supporting each other in our local areas.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/280285692955390/

It also lists WhatsApp groups you can join for each local ward, some of these also have sub groups at individual street levels. Join your local group to get more details.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/280285692955390/permalink/280307612953198/

If you are worried about elderly relatives in other parts of the country, especially those who are not computer literate, it can be helpful to put them in touch with their local group.
A full list of Mutual Aid groups are here
https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/
Alternatively a Facebook search will usually bring up a community group in their area and you can ask them to get in contact.

NHS Nightingale Hospital Volunteers

The NHS will be opening a 4000 bed hospital at the ExCel Centre in London for COVID-19 patients and two further NHS Nightingale Hospital's in Birmingham and Manchester.

Generation Medics are working with the NHS to make a list of people who would be willing to volunteer to work in non-clinical roles at the hospitals.

https://nhsvolunteers.generationmedics.org.uk/volunteer-now/

Hackney Council Volunteer Hub

Hackney Council has launched a volunteering hub to help coordinate the various local efforts that have sprung up in response to the coronavirus crisis.

https://volunteering.hackney.gov.uk/

Hackney Council Community Support

Use this form to tell us that you or someone you know needs help.

https://community.hackney.gov.uk/

Other Groups

Akwaaba: Here is our COVID-19 response local services flyer which we distributed last Sunday to members.
https://twitter.com/AkwaabaHackney/status/1250708025486331904

Dalston Subgroup
https://www.facebook.com/groups/280285692955390/permalink/291704545146838/

LGBTIQ+ group for those at risk or able to support others
https://www.facebook.com/groups/646616226125829/?hc_location=ufi

London COVID-19 Mutual Aid Migrant & Asylum Seeker Support
https://www.facebook.com/groups/193855082039231/

Local group for supporting those with dogs in isolation
https://www.facebook.com/groups/280285692955390/permalink/282955626021730/

Blackstone Estate Mutual Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3014714241912618/


Advice Pages

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WHO Myth Busters
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Hackney Council Support Pages
https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus-support

A Handy List of Reputable Coronavirus Information and how to spot disinformation online
https://medium.com/@melissaryan/a-handy-list-of-reputable-coronavirus-information-78b9aa153928

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals

Public Law Project: COVID-19 and Universal Credit Advice
https://claimantcommitments.org.uk/covid-19/

Guidance for current students
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-current-students

Government Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp
https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1242813027189239811?s=19

Hackney Resources Gallery, listing
https://airtable.com/shrDtrVJmWmRcgkgE/tblQyv9WahSteQAHs?blocks=hide

There With You: Essential list of groups, networks and organisations during the coronavirus outbreak
https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/health/there-with-you-essential-list-of-groups-networks-and-organisations-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak-1-6576398

Subscribe to Hackney Council Coronavirus Newsletter for local updates
https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Rent Advice

London Renters Union - Is the Coronavirus crisis making you worried about how you’ll pay rent? You’re not alone. Help and Advice
https://londonrentersunion.org/c19rentcrisis/

Government support available for landlords and renters reflecting the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-support-available-for-landlords-and-renters-reflecting-the-current-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Rent Strike London
https://twitter.com/RentStrikeLDN/status/1243621229539532800?s=19

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Advice for Small businesses and Self Employed

Coronavirus financial support for businesses: a complete guide
https://www.freeagent.com/blog/claiming-financial-support-coronavirus/

Hackney Council Hot Meals Grant 2020- Application Form
This hot meals grant application invites existing charities, non-profit organisations and social enterprise providers that are already delivering hot food to express interest in financial support from Hackney Council to scale up the existing production and delivery of meals provided to vulnerable residents.
Click here to access application form

Hackney Council: Business Rates Advice
https://hackney.gov.uk/businessrates

Federation of Small Businesses - Advice Pages
https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) - Advice Pages
https://www.acs.org.uk/advice/covid-19-coronavirus

COVID-19: support for businesses
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

HM Treasury: How to access government financial support if you or your business has been affected by COVID-19
Covid-19_fact_sheet_18_March.pdf

Closing certain businesses and venues
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance

Hackney Business Network: Latest information, guidance and support for businesses
http://investinhackney.org/coronavirus

Coronavirus emergency grants digest, a useful list of emergency grants for businesses and charities that you might want to apply to and links to funders' websites
https://www.voscur.org/insight/news/coronavirus-emergency-grants-digest-updated-090420

Employment

What are my employment rights?
https://eachother.org.uk/coronavirus-what-are-my-employment-rights/

Need an isolation note for your employer? Get one here
https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

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Support and Information for Artists

Information and guidance for artists and arts organisers
https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-guidance-for-artists-and-arts-organisers/

Support letter from Hackney Mayor
https://news.hackney.gov.uk/message-from-the-mayor-of-hackney-how-were-supporting-our-cultural-sector/

Funding sites for artist and designers
https://parallaxaf.co//helpandhope.html

Arts Council: Financial support for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-artists-creative-practitioners-and-freelancers

Arts Council: Financial support for organisations outside of the National Portfolio
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-organisations-outside-national-portfolio

Arts Council: Support for individuals from Government and other sources
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid-19/covid-19-support-individuals-government-and-other-sources

Arts Council Digital Culture Network : Offering advice, guidance and support in handling your digital endeavours during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/developing-digital-culture/digital-culture-network

Arts Marketing Association Help and Advice
https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/covid-19-resources/

Join the Voluntary Arts #creativenetwork
https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativenetwork

Arts Fundraising: Power Hour Every Day
https://twitter.com/artsfundraising/status/1240216422074253312


Organisations Offering Support

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Age UK East London
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/eastlondon/
0800 169 6565 
Charity helping older people
They have published a useful help pack here
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/east-london/coronavirus-help-pack.pdf

Citizens Advice
http://www.eastendcab.org.uk/hackney/
Please note face to face services have been suspended
Adviceline: 0203 855 4472 or Text on 07860041446
(Monday to Friday between 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00)
Email advice@eastendcab.org.uk

Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Centre
https://www.toynbeehall.org.uk/
Call: 020 7392 2953
Email: advice@toynbeehall.org.uk
Free legal advice including employment and debt counselling

Hackney Community Law Centre
https://hclc.org.uk/
Helplines weekdays 11am to 1pm
Employment, Housing, Asylum & Immigration, Welfare Benefits

StepChange
https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/debt-and-coronavirus.aspx
Online debt advice

National Debtline
https://www.nationaldebtline.org/
https://www.nationaldebtline.org/EW/factsheets/Pages/coronavirus-advice-and-support/help-and-advice.aspx
Advice line, web chat and online tools for debt advice

Shelter
https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help
https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus
Housing advice

Praxis
https://www.praxis.org.uk/
Provide free immigration advice over the phone on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm and additionally on Thursday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm. Call 020 7749 7608 or 020 7749 7605.

Hackney Migrant Centre
https://hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk/drop-in/
We will run a remote immigration and housing advice service for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis. This service will be run by phone. Call 07961 014182 on Mondays, between 10am ‚Äď 1pm. During the call we will book an appointment for an assessment later that week.

A full range of services can be found here
https://hackney.gov.uk/find-support-services


Self Care and Mental Health

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You need to be aware of your mental health during this period, be kind to yourself, try not to constantly consume the news and remember others are probably feeling the same way as you - reach out as much as you can.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

NHS: Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

WHO: Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/news/news/2020/3/mental-health-and-psychological-resilience-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Support for adults in crisis including Domestic Abuse
https://www.hestia.org/

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

Samaritans: What to do if you think someone you know isn't okay.
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/worried-about-someone-else/

Samaritans: Information on what to do if you're feeling low or struggling to cope.
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/signs-you-may-be-struggling-cope/practical-ways-help-yourself-cope/

Remember, if you're struggling to cope and you feel like there's nowhere to turn, the Samaritans are always available to listen round the clock.
Call 116 123 or email (response time 24hr) jo@samaritans.org
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

For those struggling to work at home, don't beat yourself up, you are not working from home; you are at your home during a crisis trying to work.


And finally..

Hackney Green Party members are hard at work all year round - campaigning on local issues, sweating over press releases, delivering leaflets and canvassing for support in forthcoming elections.

We would love for you to help us make a difference either by coming to one of the events above or by simply donating here.

https://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/donate

If you have any feedback on this newsletter or suggestions for items to include next week then email Graham Woodruff at graham@claymallet.net 

Deadline for content for the Friday email is Thursday 1pm, only Hackney Green Party items will definitely be listed, others may be if they fit our values and there is enough time and space to add them.

Trying to remember that link? Past issues can be found here
https://www.hackneygreens.org.uk/greenvine_archive

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