If you need information regarding COVID’s impact on life in Lewisham, please visit this Council information page. Alternatively, you can email the Council’s COVID team at incident@lewisham.gov.uk or call them on 020 8314 3535.

Looking for employment, financial or benefits advice? Call the Lewisham Advice Line on 0800 231 5453.

 

Community Connections and Lewisham SAIL were services running in the borough for multiple years, up until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a response, these services were repurposed into the Community COVID Response Hub, supporting those worst hit by the effects of lockdown.

The Response Hub supported Lewisham residents with issues surrounding food, isolation and practical assistance. From the Hub’s start in March ‘til its wrapping up in August, we responded to over 11,000 requests for help.

As a result of learning from the COVID Hub, and looking towards recovery, Community Connections and SAIL were merged into Community Connections Lewisham. The phone line that was so integral to the COVID Hub’s success became part of CCL, so that residents have a reliable way to access support, quickly. The dedicated and expert team remain, ready to help those that need it.