If you are a vulnerable resident or you know someone who is, there is support available, for instance with deliveries of food.
You can register here if you have a medical condition that makes you vulnerable to coronavirus.
Newham Council has launched #HelpNewham – a way of delivering support to residents who are most in need. Follow the link on their web page to apply.
There is financial support available for those who may have lost their jobs or seen a fall in their income . The rules on statutory sick pay (SSP) have been relaxed, so employees will get SSP from the first day they’re self-isolating.
For the unemployed, there is advice on how to apply for Universal Credit.
Newham Council have also put together a set of measures to assist businesses across the borough, including:
immediately changing the way we collect rates to support local businesses in the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors (including pubs)
introducing a delay of three months in the collection of rents on our properties, to support small businesses with their cash flow
suspending all pitch rental payments for market traders across the borough for an initial period of four weeks
substantially increasing our business support team to offer proactive information and guidance for businesses.
Grants for business and self employed
Businesses can contact our Newham Business Desk for advice on 020 3373 7373, or via email email@example.com