Healthwatch Wandsworth launch new COVID-19 Survey

In response to COVID-19, health and social care services have had to drastically change the support they offer the public. It is therefore important that we understand how these changes are working
for people.

This survey is for people who live in Wandsworth, or use Wandsworth-based services, to share their views on how local services are working during this time.

People’s responses will be kept completely anonymous and will help local health and care services understand what needs there are locally, how their services are working, what is working well and where things can be made better.

We will also be feeding back findings to Healthwatch England to help them understand what is happening across the country so that they can help central government departments understand and learn from what is happening from the perspective of local people.

Take the Survey here –

London’s struggling LGBT Venues

Rising debts and sleepless nights: LGBT+ venues at risk of closing during the Covid-19 crisis

Some of London’s LGBT+ venues including The Royal Vauxhall Tavern may have to close their doors for good if they don’t get more financial support.

Watch the ITV evening News report here.

Calling all Fans of The Great British Sewing Bee!

See below a message sent onto the Forum looking for participants for Series 7

“We are starting to think about the future when the current restrictions are lifted and when we will be able to bring you another series of The Great British Sewing Bee.

We are closely observing government guidelines, but at some stage after the Covid-19 situation has improved and it is safe to do so, we’ll be filming the next series.

We’d love to hear from people of all ages with an amateur talent in sewing.

So please do be encouraged to apply at

Applications Close: 7th June 2020

Please be reassured that in applying for the series this does not involve asking potential sewers or any of our team to travel, we are able to work safely from home and are continuing to process the applications now for Series 7.

The Great British Sewing Bee team 🐝”

COVID-19 Support

Wandsworth Council have set up a Community Hub to co-ordinate the support being offered by the Council and Wandsworth’s many voluntary organisations.

A new helpline was launched as a first response for residents, particularly those elderly and/or vulnerable without support networks, who need support to access medical/care services and food supplies. AgeUK respond to all the requests and visit peoples doorsteps with supplies.

Call this number for support tel: 0208 8716555

There’s also a useful list here of local support in Battersea and across Wandsworth from various organisations.   

As well as an update here from Professor Rusi Jaspal, the Councils special advisor on Social Isolation.

Visit the Wandsworth Council for the most up to date information on how the borough is tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.