The Hub – useful links during Covid-19

Welcome to The Hub, our one stop shop of useful links where you can find advice, guidance and activities to support you and your family during the COVID-19 situation.

This page focuses on support for families with children aged 5-15 years; you can find information on support for families with children aged under 5 on the website of our partners 1st Place

Information and Updates – For the latest government advice and guidance.
NHS website – To find health information and advice.
Department for Education – Information for parents/carers on the closure of schools and other educational settings.
Doctors of the World – Advice on COVID-19 for patients in 23 languages.


Southwark Council – Useful links for Southwark residents.
Southwark Community Resources – A pack highlighting sources of support and guidance.
Lambeth Council – Useful links for Lambeth residents.
Citizens Advice What Coronavirus means for you. General advice including what to do if you cannot pay your bills because of COVID-19.
Evelina London Community Food Workers – A Facebook page with nutrition and healthy eating advice and recipes.
Advice for the general public from The British Dietetic Association – Nutrition information for the general population.
Parentline – Southwark and Lambeth parents/carers can contact school nurses directly via text for confidential health advice and support on 07520 631 130.
Buttle UK – Grant programmes to help children and young people.
Solace Women’s Aid – self-isolation and domestic or sexual abuse
How to support autistic people (Autistic & Unapologetic)
Advice for families caring for children with serious and complex health needs (Well Child and Carers UK)
Advice for carers (Carers UK)
Advice on cyber bullying (Bullying UK)


Coin Street – We are currently running a number of sessions for young people including our homework tutoring sessions, Youth Forum and our Family Fitness and Fun sessions. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.
Samaritans – For emotional support, please visit their website or contact them by email ( or phone 116 123.
Emergency food access – Links for people unable to afford or access food, or are self-isolating due to COVID-19.
Southwark Foodbank – Emergency food and support to those in crisis. Please contact 020 7732 0007 or
Lambeth Foodbank – Delivery only service operating across the borough.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK – A support network for people organising or providing mutual aid in their communities.
Southwark Emergency Support scheme – For residents facing a crisis, emergency or disaster who need help.
Hardship Fund – A scheme to help people in debt with household bills, apply online.
Latin American Women’s Rights Service – General Enquiries: – House, benefits and debts: 0784 950 7463 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm). Psychotherapy service: 0792 630 9514 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm) or Domestic Violence/Abuse: If you require vital assistance, call 999 available 24 hours a day or the National Domestic Violence Helpline Freephone 0808 2000 247. Spanish: 0771 928 1714 (Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm). Portuguese: 0759 597 0580 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm).

Talking about COVID-19

Helpful information to answer questions from children (Place2Be)
Children’s Guide to Coronavirus (Children’s Commissioner for England)
10 tips for Talking to your child about Coronavirus (Young Minds)
How to Talk to Children about COVID-19 (Sam Cartwright Hatton)


NHS Live Well – Advice, tips and tools for your health and wellbeing.
Every Mind Matters – Advice on looking after your mental wellbeing.
Kooth Online mental health support for 11-25 year olds living in South East London
The Nest mental health support for 13-25 year olds living in Southwark
Coronavirus and your wellbeing (Mind)
How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (Mental Health Foundation)
Staying healthy – Information sheet for parents (Southwark Council)
Looking after your mental health while self-isolating (Young Minds)
Supporting your mental health while working from home (Southwark Council)
Worries about the world (ChildLine) – Advice page about children’s concerns and how to address them.
Calm Zone (Childline) – A toolbox of activities for children including breathing exercises, yoga videos and games to help children feel calm during a period of disruption.


Workout with Joe – Online workouts everyday with Joe Wickes aimed at children, young people and parents alike
Chatterpack – Lots of free, online, boredom-busting resources. Learn ten things to say in Spanish, take a virtual tour of Lapland or teach yourself to sing!
Southwark eLibrary and Lambeth eLibrary – Free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, film streaming and more.
Your stay at home library of things to do. Southwark Council have put together a brilliant collection of activities, books, films, learning and fun stuff for everyone in the family.
The Drawing Room download activity sheets and join up with artists and families who are creating art in their own homes.
Change4Life – Indoor and outdoor activities to get you and your family moving
Makers Guild Digital – Online art club with weekly videos and tasks to try and hope – always designed so you never need fancy equipment.
Home learning resources with the Times Educational Supplement – TES have compiled a range of free worksheets, workbooks, activities and lessons across every subject.
Stay in, Work Out – Five daily weekday sessions and three weekend sessions with a mix of dance classes, martial arts, football, boxing and yoga courtesy of London Youth.
Free stage shows, musicals and pantomimes – updated daily, all the latest shows free to stream from theatres across the country
The Literacy Trust – Activities that will benefit children’s writing, reading and language development.
BBC Photo Challenge – Take a photo based on that week’s theme with the best published on the BBC website.
Disney Dance-Alongs – This Girl Can and Disney have teamed up with a series of dance along videos parents and children can do together based on some favourite Disney songs and films.
STEM Home Learning – Free activities, materials and resources for science, technology, engineering and maths with access to subject matter experts via webchat.
Fun with LEGO – Warren Elsmore has uploaded for free all his guides on how to recreate your own worlds using LEGO. Have a go at building Buckingham Palace or a New York taxi cab.
Draw with Rob – Draw-along videos for kids of every age!
YouTube Kids – Family friendly content.
The great outdoors – The Forestry Commission share 10 ways to keep children entertained here – learn how to measure a tree or make a bug hotel, download Muddle Puddle lesson plans or take a virtual visit to the forest.
Train with The Ballet Coach English National Ballet School-trained dancer Sarah Du-Feu is streaming brilliant lessons on YouTube, suitable from age three to right up to adult.
Cosmic kids’ yoga. Get kids practising their downward dog with these brilliant 10-minute yoga classes with themes such as Frozen and Minecraft.

Get in touch

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