Sutton Hub launches to help vulnerable residents

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Published Saturday, 28th March 2020

Sutton Council has launched a Hub to coordinate delivery of food and essential items and to provide support for Sutton’s most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Sutton Hub is being staffed by council and voluntary sector employees and some of the more than 700 local volunteers who have stepped up to volunteer their time to help others in their community. 

Sutton Hub has been contacting people identified as being highly vulnerable or who have completed the Government’s online form to request help, or contacted Sutton Council directly.  From Sunday, staff and volunteers will be delivering food and essential item packages to those who need them and signpost those who need emotional support to local charities who can offer them help. 

Three charities - Community Action Sutton, Volunteer Centre Sutton, and Age UK Sutton - have taken the lead for coordinating the voluntary sector response to the Coronavirus outbreak and are working closely with the Council.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said: 

“I am proud of the amazing response by our community in Sutton. It shows the wonderful things our community is capable of doing. People have stepped up from across the borough to help those in need.”

Cllr Marian James, Chair of People Committee at Sutton Council added:

“The outpouring of support from the community has been heartwarming and I’d like to thank each of our charities, residents and local groups who have come forward to help others during the current situation.”

Support and advice can be found on Sutton Council’s COVID-19 webpages.

If you need some help or would like someone to call you for a chat during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, please email coronavirushelp@sutton.gov.uk, or call 020 8770 5000, option 6.