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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Shoreditch Trust Coronavirus support


We are open and we're here for Hackney.

Ask for support: If you, or someone you know in Hackney or the City needs support please get in touch.

Email: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk 
Call: 020 7033 8501 or 020 7033 8587

If you need a specific member of staff you can find staff contact details on our team directory.

To donate: We are fundraising to deliver meals to people who are severely ill or unable to leave the house. Please help if you can.

To volunteer: Thank you to everyone who had volunteered their time to support people in Hackney. If you are seeking local volunteering opportunities please contact Volunteer Centre Hackney


Shoreditch Trust is supporting people across Hackney during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Many people who usually use our services are older and/or have physical health problems, or are heavily pregnant, placing them at extra risk from the virus.

As well as phone calls, video calls, text messages and emails, we are providing meal parcels and baby clothes for those in need.

We have compiled urgent support and risk plans for everybody who uses our services, ensuring we are offering all support possible to people who need extra care. We are still accepting new people into our services through a fast access triage system.

Download an A4 leaflet explaining the support available

Please do not come to our office, WaterHouse Restaurant or the Healthy Living Centre at this time. 


WaterHouse Restaurant is closed

WaterHouse Restaurant has temporarily closed. The restaurant is acting as a temporary emergency food hub, providing free meal parcels to people who cannot go out. Our young chefs' programme, Blue Marble Training, is continuing remotely and onsite with social distancing.


Workspaces are open

Shoreditch Trust workspaces for social enterprises, small businesses and charities remain open, as many of the tenants in the co-working spaces, studios and offices are carrying out essential work. People using the building are asked to observe NHS advice on Coronavirus. We have shared details of the advice and support available for small businesses with all tenants.


Bookings at The Healthy Living Centre

Shoreditch Trust activities at the Healthy Living Centre have been paused, and all external bookings for meeting and activity rooms have been cancelled.

New bookings and rescheduled bookings are being accepted. If you need to contact us about your booking please email hlc@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.

The NHS Maternity Centre at 170 Pitfield Street is still operational.


Future plans

Trustees and senior leaders at Shoreditch Trust continue to review advice on a daily basis.

We hope to be able to offer face to face support again soon, but we will always place our community first, and focus on the health and wellbeing of people using our services, volunteering and working with us.

To receive ongoing updates please join our email list or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.


Other sources of support

Hackney Council Helpline

Hackney has launched a helpline for those affected by Coronavirus, particularly those who are socially isolating and potentially cut off from help. The helpline number is 020 8356 3111 (8am-5pm Monday-Friday).

In the future this will link to support from the Government and NHS for those being shielded. Staff operating the helpline will take your details and share them with statutory services and the volunteering hub so they can support you.

Hackney map of support services

Hackney Council has produced a map showing organisations across the borough that are open and supporting people at this time e.g. running online classes, making phone calls etc. 
Find out more at: https://hackney.gov.uk/find-support-services?

Updates from Hackney Council

To sign up for regular council updates visit: https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus