On 22nd March 2020, Robert Jenrick MP (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government) said the following in the Prime Minister's daily briefing:
We are keen to play our part in this as members of the community. We must support this nationwide initiative in any way we can. This is the best way the Church can serve our community at this time of national crisis. We therefore encourage people to be involved in their own area and by seeing the way the Government and Council are asking us to help. Please visit Lewisham Local's website to find out how you can be involved (click below).
Your Neighbour is a network of of over 1000 churches from over 40 denominations in the UK. They are coordinating the UK church response to the Covid-19 crisis working with churches, the Government and the NHS. They run a national call centre and email support line, 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm. They have a helpline (details here: https://yourneighbour.org/) for people to use if they need help or know of someone who does. Please also see our information page for other useful contacts.
Alternatively, the Red Cross is coordinating community responses to the crisis. You can watch their introduction video below and visit their website by clicking the button below