NHS Coronavirus helpline
This is the official NHS website that contains all necessary health related information and advice on Coronavirus.
Department for Work and Pensions (Benefits)
This is the official DWP website for claiming benefits including Universal Credit.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
You can see details and eligbility criteria for the Government’s job retention scheme here:
Money Saving Expert
Advice on Your rights as an employee, self-employed etc. including who can be furloughed
Advice on mortgages & other debts, rental help, energy top-ups & more
Mayor of London – Employment Rights Hub
Providing information about different employment rights plus details of what to do if you’re having trouble at work.
This page has information on all the support that is available if you’re looking for help for yourself or someone else impacted by Coronavirus. The Council has compiled a list of key local and specialist organisations – many services that were face-to-face are still offering telephone and/or online support where possible.
Lambeth Council Coronavirus Hotline for Vulnerable People
Available for people in Lambeth who are having difficulties due to Coronavirus. You or someone acting on your behalf can call the helpline to get advice on any issues you are having, including access to medicines and food. The call handler will help you to connect with the right department in the Council or to other organisations, such as Age UK, who can help you get support.
Phone: 0207 926 2999 (Open every day from 8am to 8pm)
Lambeth Council Homelessness Prevention Team – emergency support for rough sleepers
There is a lot of work being done by the Council and community organisations helping rough sleepers and working to prevent more people becoming homeless. Currently all emergency shelters are open in Lambeth.
Phone: 020 7926 4200
If you are concerned about someone over the age of 18 that you have seen sleeping rough in London, you can use this website to send an alert. The details you provide will be reviewed by the StreetLink team who will look at the information you provide and make a judgement as to whether the alert is suitable to be sent to the local street outreach for the area in which you have seen the person, to help them find the individual and connect them to support.
Lambeth Council Emergency Support Scheme
This scheme provides in-kind support wherever possible rather than cash grants and may be available to you if you are experiencing a crisis or an emergency.
Citizens’ Advice Bureau – Lambeth & Merton Branch
The nearest CAB for Vauxhall constituents is the Lambeth & Merton branch in Streatham which is offering online and phone support.
Phone: 0344 488 9625 (Open Monday – Friday)
Brixton Advice Centre
Lambeth Council funded advice centre available to Vauxhall residents. All advice services are currently by telephone and online.
Phone: 0207 095 5908 (Open 10am – 3pm Monday to Thursday)
Email: They have an online contact form for email enquiries.
Supports adults in Lambeth who are facing social, mental, financial or other personal difficulties. All advice services are currently by telephone and online.
Phone: 020 8670 0070
Domestic Abuse Helplines
Call 999 if you or someone else is in danger. If it is not an emergency, please call 101 or visit www.met.police.uk
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (available 24/7)
Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Childline: 0800 1111 (If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship)
Respect Advice Line: 0808 802 4040 (For perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop)
Advice and support is available for everyone regardless of financial situation, nationality or immigration status.
Domestic Violence – support for survivors
The Gaia Centre supports Lambeth residents who are survivors of gender based violence. They are providing support via phone and email during this crisis when survivors may feel additionally isolated and at risk.
Phone: 0207 733 8724
Shelter (England) – Covid 19 Housing Advice Line
Support and advice to constituents who are facing problems with their housing.
Phone: 0808 800 4444 (free of charge)
Connect Lambeth – a partnership of charities
Emergency shopping and medication pick up service for residents of Lambeth who are unable to leave the house.
Phone: 0207 346 6800 (choose option 6)