Welcome to the Shacklewell Ward COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group.

Mutual aid connects neighbours who need support in the COVID-19 crisis with neighbours who want to volunteer. Types of support include shopping for people isolating or picking up prescriptions.

We are working in the Shacklewell Ward area of Hackney, East London that is between Dalston and Stoke Newington wards. For other mutual aid groups look at covidmutualaid.org or email us on shacklewell.volunteers@gmail.com and we’ll help you find a group.

What is mutual aid?

  • Mutual aid connects neighbours who need support in the COVID-19 crisis with neighbours who want to volunteer. Types of support include shopping for people isolating or picking up prescriptions.
  • We provide mutual aid, not charity, so volunteers are not expected to pay for goods. We do not provide medical care or advice. 
  • Mutual aid is not meant to replace specialist services for people who have complex needs, and it is important to refer anyone who is looking for specialist support to local organisations that can give this (see here for a list of orgs that could help). 

How can I request help?

Do you need someone to run errands, go shopping,bring food or medicine, etc? We can help!

Contact us by doing any of these:

Or read the request help page for more information.

How can I volunteer to help?

Thank you so much for want to sign up as a volunteer with the Shacklewell Ward COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group! It’s amazing to see the enthusiasm in our community to support each other.

Princess May Primary School

Here’s a bit more about what we do:

We provide mutual aid, not charity, so volunteers are not expected to pay for goods. We do not provide medical care or advice. 

Mutual aid is not meant to replace specialist services for people who have complex needs, and it is important to refer anyone who is looking for specialist support to local organisations that can give this.

Now go to the volunteer information page to find out how to join.

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