Residents’ Association of Emerson Park – News

April 2020

Appeal by Haven House Children’s Hospice

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

Haven House Children’s Hospice, based in Woodford Green, is currently supporting 30 sick children and their families who live in Havering and is working closely hand-in-hand with the NHS to ensure that sick children and those approaching end of life but without COVID-19 can be safely brought out of hospital, [...]

Domestic abuse- How to make a silent 999 call to police

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

Many people are not aware that you can call the police using the 999 system, even if you are not able to speak to them for reasons such as a domestic abuse situation. However, this will only work if you dial 55 at the correct time, to confirm a genuine [...]

Have you received Havering Council’s ‘Good to Know’ booklet?

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

Last weekend (10-11 April 2020) Havering Council delivered copies of their 'Good to Know' booklet to all households in the borough. The booklet contains useful information and contact numbers, for use during the current coronavirus pandemic. If anyone has not received a copy of the booklet, you can request a [...]

#WeAreNotAlone campaign – Havering Mind

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

During this difficult time, there is the potential for a negative effect on peoples well-being, especially those who are isolated, vulnerable and bereaved. Havering Mind is launching their #WeAreNotAlone online campaign and inviting everyone to join in on social media, to let people know that they are not alone, that [...]

Send a message to someone in hospital via ‘Thinking of You’

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust have launched a ‘Thinking of you’ service to allow people to send letters and images to relatives and friends currently staying in their hospitals. These letters and images will be printed and delivered to patients by their PALS team every day from Monday [...]

Proud to Care London – Job recruitment in the Care Sector

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

Proud to Care London is a job site aimed specifically at recruiting people into jobs in the care sector. Now more than ever, they are looking for people who are able to do crucial jobs in care, to help London tackle Covid-19 and provide much needed care and support to [...]

Taxicard scheme extended to include picking up essential supplies

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

London Councils operate a subsidised service for use with 'Black cab' taxis called Taxicard. To give better support during the current coronavirus outbreak they have extended the scheme to include booking drivers to pick up and deliver essential supplies. The scheme has also been extended to allow friends and family [...]

Household bonfires – Please be considerate to your community!

By |April 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

Residents' Association councillors have been contacted on several occasions over the last couple of weeks about the increasing number of bonfires people are lighting in their gardens, both during the day and at night. Whilst under many circumstances bonfires are legally allowed, the sheer number that are being lit in [...]

The Havering Funding Program and the Havering Heroes Fund

By |April 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

As part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic, Havering Council have launched the Havering Funding Program (HVP), which gives the opportunity for smaller charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered charity groups to apply for grants of up to £5,000 of emergency funding to help them continue to deliver [...]

NHS ‘Shield List’ – Important information

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

The NHS 'Shield List' (formerly called the 'Vulnerable List') has been created to identify people who have a medical condition which makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19). These vulnerable householders may need deliveries of essential goods, such as food and medicine. Our local 'Shield List' has been received by Havering [...]

Cancer Research UK – Information on Covid-19 and cancer

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

With guidance from the Government regularly evolving, people may be unsure how to protect themselves and their community as best they can. This is especially true for those living with cancer who, alongside their friends and families, will want to take extra care to reduce their risks. Cancer Research UK [...]

Havering Council’s ‘Good to Know’ booklet

By |April 9th, 2020|Categories: News|

Havering Council have produced a 'Good to Know' booklet giving useful information for households and businesses. This will be delivered to all households in the near future. As well as being an easy reference point for everyone, the booklet is intended to provide vital information to people who do not [...]