Volunteer Group

Tower Hamlets 

Support available and opportunities to get involved



Local information & advice on health including opening time

Local Updates 

Updates from the Local Authority, Local Charities and other local organisations

Get Involved 

Information about local opportunities to support your community.



Council and Medical Advice 

Clinical Commissioning Group 

Information and advice from the Clinical Commissioning Group on Covid-19. Information is available in several languages. There is also information on the range of NHS services available in the borough.

Information and advice from the Clinical Commissioning Group.  https://www.towerhamletsccg.nhs.uk/news/advice-on-coronavirus-covid-19/105677

St. Paul’s Old Ford Church School Meal

St. Paul Old Ford church is handing out free school meals for those in our area and are looking for additional volunteers. They are also in touch with other community leaders who are likely to be organising additional events.

St. Pauls Church, St. Stephens Rd, E3 5JL 


020 8981 4655

Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line

The mental health crisis line is available 24 hours a day and callers will be given support and advice from mental health professionals.

Mobile phone: 020 7771 5807


Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham

Offering home based mental health support

Phone number: 020 7510 1081


St. Hilda's East Community Centre

They as a community centre have adapted our services to continue supporting people through telephone, video chat, and deliveries. We want to make sure that those in their community (and new users too!) can access support where needed while also realising that many of us will need to self-isolate and protect our health. Their advice services will be taken over the phone, and appointments can be made by calling 020 7739 8066. Their Food Co-op will take place only from 11am-1pm and will happen outside.

Phone number: 020 7739 8066




Local Updates 

Tower Hamlets News Facebook group 

Local Offer Tower Hamlets 

Your guide to services in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


Council Recent Updates

Latest advice, news, updates and support


Roman Road London

Their COVID-10 Help page provides news updates about the coronavirus outbreak, signposting to essential links, services and information, as well as our Community Survival guide with everything you need to help you get through this extraordinary time, from how you can help others to safeguarding your own mental wellbeing. 



Get Involved 

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Accessible via Facebook and Nextdoor App. Volunteers can join local area groups or create a group if there are no existing groups covering their area.


Community Aid Groups

A list of community aid groups active on Facebook and filtered by area. Here you'll find a list of local groups providing support to those under quarantine.


Volunteer Center Tower Hamlets

They are recruiting volunteers to help local residents through the Coronavirus COVID-19 emergency. Apply to let us that you can help and we will put you in touch with organisations providing services to local residents. A variety of roles are available and more will become available during the crisis. 


Community Support Facebook group

Tower Hamlets Community Support Facebook group. A local, resident-run group organised on a street-by-street basis to send leaf-letters and provide assistance.


Council information on Community Support 

Bow Foodbank

They are currently open for donations at Sundays between 1-2.30pm at St. Mary’s Church on Bow Road. These hours may change so please check Bow Foodbank’s website before visiting.


East London Cares

Make a donation, volunteer or refer someone

Your donation, which will be doubled by one of our generous supporters, will enable a massive effort to help mobilise young people in our communities to support their older neighbours in new ways from afar – by sharing letters, messages, games and stories; by hosting online yoga classes and other social clubs; and by enabling as many phone calls across the generations as possible.  We will be constantly evolving and adapting to respond to our neighbours’ needs.

Mobile phone: 0207 118 4949



First Love Foundation

They give food, support and advice to local people in crisis. The two ways you can support them at this time is through volunteering your time and donating funds.


Compass Safe East

A free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people who need support around drug and alcohol use and/or sexual health. The service works with anyone who lives or studies in Tower Hamlets up to the age of 19 (up to 25 if you are in care, have special educational needs or a disability). Our aim is to help you make decisions where you feel you are in control of your health and wellbeing.

You can reach them on 020 3954 0091 or by accessing  their ChatHealth text messaging  service on 07520 615 593

If you need to speak to someone urgently, you can contact their Health and Wellbeing Practitioner on  07860 438459