Covid distribution hub opens in ward

The Black Prince Trust (BPT) on Black Prince Road is serving as the distribution hub for the north of the borough during the pandemic.  Volunteers to help must please go through the Lambeth volunteer site: lambeth.gov.uk/forms/volunteer-to-help-your-community

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This is a lovely example of the voluntary sector and the council working together with citizen volunteers to support the most vulnerable during this health emergency.

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Please don’t visit the site unless you have business there for obvious self-distancing reasons.

This is what BPT are saying:

The Black Prince Trust has always prided itself on supporting our local communities Health & Wellbeing however during this time, and for the foreseeable future, the Hub will remain closed to the public in line with Government and Public Health England guidelines.

However, in some positive news, to support Lambeth Council’s direct response to COVID-19, the Hub is now hosting the North Lambeth care package storage and distribution centre.

Care packages to vulnerable residents in North Lambeth (estimated 2000 plus households) are key to supporting those members of the community who are the most in-need individuals and families, with essential home products and food during this uncertain time

The distribution centre is a real team effort between BPT, Lambeth Council’s COVID-19 response team, Brixton Peoples Kitchen, Lambeth Borough Council volunteers and Pedal Me (who are delivering the packages mostly by specially adapted bicycles).

Cllr. Jon Davies

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