Londoners have always pulled together in tough times.
Our vibrant communities are responding to coronavirus with lots of safe, remote volunteering at a local level. These various initiatives are led by local councils, charities, volunteer centres, neighbourhood groups and local resident associations.
City Hall’s volunteering team have put together advice on how to volunteer safely, following advice from the government as well as the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
We’d love to hear what you are doing to inspire others and showcase London’s resilient community spirit in our discussion thread below. Community actions could be anything from regularly giving your neighbours a call and helping the elderly with their essential shopping, to sending money or supplies to local food banks.
How have you helped your community, friends, neighbours or loved ones so far, or how do you plan to support them in the coming months?
Share your community spirit stories below. We’ll soon set up other discussions on how London deals with and recovers from coronavirus too.