I’ve been inspired by the many acts of kindness seen over the past few months. The community has worked together to get Haringey through this difficult time, proving that Haringey’s greatest strength is and will continue to be its people.
A special shoutout must go to our incredible NHS and our care and key workers for their commitment. We also want to thank the amazing teachers and staff who have been working throughout this pandemic to be there for our young people.
Our Connected Communities scheme continues to be there for those who need support and we’ve dedicated Covid-19 support for those who are worried about the impact of coronavirus on their money, on accessing essential items or accessing the support that they need.
Haringey’s Reach and Connect befriending service saw 120 people apply to volunteer and to speak with those who have been lonely as they have self-isolated or shielded during the height of this pandemic.
Our food hubs at Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have been invaluable during this time of need for our community. Over 14,000 food parcels have been delivered to people shielding, or self-isolating or unable to access food.
I want to say thank you. Thank you to businesses who are able to donate food to the hubs and the fantastic, hard-working council staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to deliver food and essential items to the most vulnerable people in the borough at this time. The community itself has managed to raise over £100,000 through Haringey Giving in order to support our most vulnerable people and we’ve offered accommodation to 100% of rough sleepers and 406 single homeless people.
From keeping waste services running, keeping our parks open and widening pavements for social distancing to leading a London-wide project to secure emergency PPE for care workers, I am proud of the steps that Haringey has taken to keep our residents safe.
Leader Haringey Council
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor