KCSC COVID-19 Update - 7 July 2020

KCSC COVID-19 Update - 7 July 2020

KCSC COVID-19 Update - 7 July 2020

KCSC will be sending out weekly bulletins to provide information about the response within RBKC to the Covid-19 outbreak.  

Please let us know if you have any comments, or would like to see any other information. 

Voluntary and Community Sector services in response to Covid-19 

Under-65 food distribution service  

This service, originally set up by KCSC, in partnership with RBKC as part of the Community Resilience Group, will be managed by the Venture Centre from 1st July. However, the delivery of the service will remain the same and the Venture Centre will continue to be supported by Bay 20 and SMART.

Applications for the service continue to be made as follows: 

  • By organisations using a standard referral form which is then sent to covid19foodsupport@rbkc.gov.uk
  • The form can be completed over the phone, by organisations or individuals calling the Council’s Covid-19 Hub RBKC's Single Point of Access helpline on 020 7361 4326. 
  • Individuals can also access the referral form online via the Council website

If you have any queries then please call the Venture Centre on 020 8960 3234.  

65-plus food distribution service   

Age UK K&C, has been providing with many local partners, is leading on providing additional support for people of 65 and older.  However, the service will not be accepting any new referrals, from Monday 22nd June.  Age UK have provided details of alternative sources of support for those in this group

KCSC helpline for the Voluntary Sector, agencies and health professionals   

KCSC is running a helpline for use by organisations and professionals wishing to refer or signpost their clients to other services.    

Shopping service 

KCSC is working with voluntary and community sector partners to co-ordinate a ‘shopping’ offer for people who are not eligible for food distribution services and can afford shopping, but are unable to do their own shopping due to vulnerability or shielding.  Contact details for the service are: 

  • If you are a professional call 020 7243 9804 or email the completed referral form to health@kcsc.org.uk to refer someone. 
  • Or residents can call the RBKC Covid Hub themselves on 020 7361 4326.  

Emergency support for funding applications    

KCSC is offering the following support to any organisation working with residents in Kensington and Chelsea:   

  • Proof-reading grant applications  
  • Advice and guidance on project planning (whether longer-term or short-term in response to COVID-19)  
  • Telephone, video call or email support to structure funding applications  
  • Information, advice and guidance on short/long-term organisational development priority   

Please email support@kcsc.org.uk    

Additional information  

Covid 19 Resources page 

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