If you’re living with a disability or underlying health issues then you may feel isolated or discriminated against, which can be detrimental to your mental health.
The coronavirus pandemic may have been especially difficult for you, with those who are categorised as clinically extremely vulnerable advised to shield.
It has left many people unable to work, which then has the added stress of money worries.
If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable and are struggling with the worries these restrictions bring, then please visit our advice webpage, for more information on help with money, food shopping and self isolation.
If you’re feeling isolated and lonely, then there are some great organisations in Havering who are there to help:
Tapestry - 01708 7956611
Age UK - 020 8 220 6000
Havering Mind - 01708 457040
HASWA - 01708 522789
Your Neigbour - 020 3968 4330
ELOP - 020 8509 2898
Mental Health Direct - 0300 555 1000
Samaritans of Havering - 116 123
Havering Volunteer Centre - 01708 922214
Saint Francis Hospice - 01708 758649
If you’re living with a disability, then Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D) provides a broad range of services and activities for people with physical disabilities and carers within Havering.
They work to improve the quality of life, promote independence and meet the physical, emotional and recreational needs of those living with a disability.
For local individuals and families/carers of those who Autistic Spectrum Disorders and/or Learning Difficulties is a part of daily life, then Sycamore Trust is on hand with a range of services specifically designed to support families, educate the community and empower individuals of all ages to flourish and be valued members of society.
PARA Sports also holds weekly virtual activities on Fridays.