The third national lockdown, and the availability of staff or volunteers, may mean that some of the following services or events are subject to change. Please use the contact details provided for each organisation to double-check anything of interest. These services / events are not run by Holly Lodge Community Centre – we’ve pulled them together in one place for you. Government guidance on the national lockdown can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
Food parcels are available as usual. If you need food parcels, please call 07951 821177.
Meals on Wheels
The daily meals on wheels service has resumed, so please call 07435 806240 if you would like to receive a hot meal at home.
Please know that if you need support with anything – including your finances or mental health – you can call Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9). You can find further information on the support available to you at www.camden.gov.uk/coronavirus
Getting A Coronavirus Test
Booking a coronavirus test is free and available to everyone. Tests are available every day and you can book via nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. You’ll be given the option to book a test appointment at a nearby test site, or you can request an at-home test kit that will be posted to you.
Age UK Camden are a large local charity who run a range of older peoples’ services too numerous to mention here. These services run all year round. To see everything they offer, download this leaflet, with all the necessary contact details.
Monthly Book Group
Immerse yourself in a new collection of stories and experiences every month. You can get involved as much as you like – join in with monthly Zoom discussions or read at your own pace. More info here.
Free help with using your smartphone, tablet, computer, etc
They offer FREE basic technical support to anyone struggling with smartphones, tablets or computers and using online services, mobile apps etc.
They can give 1-to-1 help via email, video chat or a simple phone call. There are also regular group sessions (on Zoom) where you can learn about particular topics/apps, get help with specific issues, or just share ideas and general chit-chat!
How to use Zoom, WhatsApp, etc
A free online guide to help you communicate … by showing you how to use video calls to catch up with friends and family. Step by step, the guide shows you how to use Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, and Skype.
HIGHGATE CALENDAR, AND EMAIL BULLETIN
This online calendar of events taking place all over the wider Highgate N6 area is worth keeping an eye on: https://www.highgatecalendar.org/
The Highgate Hitlist is a weekly email summing up many of the events taking place throughout Highgate in the coming days and weeks. You can see examples of recent emails, and sign up for future ones, here: https://hitlistn6.wixsite.com/hitlistn6
The 2021 Highgate Festival will go ahead, one way or another, from 19th – 27th June. You can keep up to date with the plans here: https://highgatefestival.org/