As the COVID19 crisis unfolds, people are doing it tough. Well-funded public services are vital, but everyday people coming together to help each other is important too.
I've started a Facebook group called West Side Helping Hands for COVID-19 for west side locals to offer and ask for support, and to connect with local organisations who need volunteers. Please consider joining, sharing this group with your neighbours and inviting anyone on the west side to join.
If you need food or other essentials during the COVID-19 emergency period, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a contactless delivery of one of our Basics Boxes.
International students and other visa holders have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and left out of much of the support mechanisms. I've compiled a list of supports available here.
Please check out this pinned post on my Facebook page for up-to-date information on COVID-19 measures such as income support, protections for renters and mortgagors, school closures and health directives. You can also sign up here for my email updates.