Lewisham Covid 19 mutual aid group

Hi all

This Facebook group has been set up or Lewisham residents looking to help each other out during the Covid-19/corona virus pandemic, helping people access food, complete errands etc - particularly those who are elderly, disabled and/or immuno-compromised.

Within the group, people are self-organising Whatsapp groups by ward, to encourage local organising.

I thought this would be helpful both to those who can help out, and people who might need assistance.

Stay healthy all, wash those hands!



This is a great idea. Is there any way of getting involved for those who don’t have facebook?


Came here looking for something like this. Thanks!

Here’s the list of WhatsApp groups for the various wards of Lewisham:

Main Lewisham-wide group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IIgMnpcLtTQ1OcQXjY1dIp

Forest Hill-focused local subgroups:

Sub-group WhatsApp group link
Netherby Road Chat covering Netherby road: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DZGGdXOIT0wIqPw0w7ohnw
Cranston/Kilmorie/Elsinore Roads https://chat.whatsapp.com/BjDusUNRt5a2VJ0EDM9Er1
Devonshire Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/ICFxr9eG7xX3d9253y8GK1
Eliot Bank & Taymount Rise https://chat.whatsapp.com/FXyWOxpR7fC0Hd6riFIjtt
Elsinore Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/BJRmlpDrbi563c2WjGDwdZ
Ewart Road Estate https://chat.whatsapp.com/IiXuimiFzldJEMqy1bYblB
Forest Croft https://chat.whatsapp.com/JJPO3GtVqQOC0pGQKQOuOO
Forest Hill Pools Group https://chat.whatsapp.com/IV0xhi7pSoa6sooBhC7QpM
Hassocks Close https://chat.whatsapp.com/IpaFto69dvHJlW5RdH1sZz
Honor Oak Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/K9WtRdzeNgV7AuwAZHzIio
Horniman Drive & Cleeve Hill https://chat.whatsapp.com/FHHOGH9LhVd89LwuHeJpir
Kilmorie Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/BjDusUNRt5a2VJ0EDM9Er1
Manor Mount and Waldenshaw roads https://chat.whatsapp.com/IqXcU4JcH56K0bf0ecupWj
Montem Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/HD9motDbVFwE4ee0wM42eE
Paxton Road, Garlies Road, Perry Rise & Priestfield https://chat.whatsapp.com/HfC5l6g4vgQ1EPHE6a4jW0
Perry Vale, Westbourne Drive, Dacres Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/DDcPGJSyLM6IIzmPWu3CxJ
Queenswood, Holland Dr, De Frene Roads https://chat.whatsapp.com/Il7nmD0Y1CmG86gkurQYo4
Ringmore Rise/Liphook Crescent https://chat.whatsapp.com/JoOWQpIRBV2429VJARq5gL?fbclid=IwAR2dsdb6UbhPRgJguMpwimYdn_2Qph0V0MZuSh9QBD6Y3fq-nusf3hhXRZ0
Sunderland Road https://chat.whatsapp.com/F3sjDCjMwKV4HVMIdXZmow
Tewkesbury Avenue https://chat.whatsapp.com/FfLQiq246QQH8mOS7ZqXIc
Tyson Road and side-roads https://chat.whatsapp.com/GRMJIHMD7yUI16GBKndLOu
Wood Vale https://chat.whatsapp.com/LMu6dMWXMNqATR0o2X755Z
Woolstone Road, Perry Hill, Houston Road Triangle https://chat.whatsapp.com/DH5cSi0cSEx12xfUT4mCSi
Top of Sydenham Hill/ Kirkdale https://chat.whatsapp.com/CnpfDK53jwiLmDSQ0YnhBy
Mayow Road North https://chat.whatsapp.com/H2PrfCFmsqn0B4jLnOLsj4
Datchet Road & surrounding https://chat.whatsapp.com/IlGnBPDNHTTHXHssHDS3tL
Westwood Park https://chat.whatsapp.com/JBFSyBlN4Ho1bkK8QCmdCB
Hurstbourne road https://chat.whatsapp.com/BbLsPqqa3zxJjySjUrRfCY
Buckstone Close
Point 31
Canonbie Rd Contact Sonia: schuetz.sj@gmail.com

:information_source: this is a wiki post that all members are able to edit and improve


Thank you!

Here is the link for the Perry Vale WhatsApp group.
Hello, https://chat.whatsapp.com/GLijgM6K7AyK3pkvfjTVFJ


Is there one for Honor Oak Park?

The Crofton Park one is actually also the Honor Oak Park one.
Could @SE23.life amend the above info please?

Done. The post by @SE23.life is actually a wiki topic so all members are able to edit it and help keep it up to date.

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I hear some of the WhatsApp groups are now full at 256 members, so it is worth considering carefully which ones to join - particularly the Lewisham wide group seems more popular than WhatsApp allows.

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@ForestHull Yes, and things are moving towards street-level WhatsApp groups where people can coordinate more easily (the Forest Hill group is far too busy).

I put together a shared, editable map of local groups that you can join if you’re in Forest Hill:



Just click on the group closest to you, and you’ll find the WhatsApp group link. The idea is that anyone else can edit this as time goes on. cc @SE23.life


Great initiative! How can I add the WhatsApp group for Grierson Road (South)? Thanks - David

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Hit the link to see the live map (https://tiny.cc/o8mflz) and then use the “Edit” option on the resulting page. Once you have made changes, click the share button to ‘save’ them back.

Comparing with the static picture @Tom_Walker added, there’s already some new areas added.


Thank you this is just what I was looking for. We all need to pull together and help protect the most vulnerable in these challenging times! <3

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Is there any way to copy the link?

@Dejan_Stamenkovic When you say ‘copy’, do you mean editing or expanding the existing map? Or literally just copying the link (https://tiny.cc/o8mflz)?

Either is fine :slightly_smiling_face:. Feel free to DM me if you want tips.


@Tom_Walker - I just noticed you’d animated the map, showing how much it has grown. Excellent work!


You’ll need to open links to the chat groups on your phone browser to get the WhatsApp link working. It doesn’t seem to want to open the WhatsApp Web Desktop client.

Seems to open it for me. The website asks me to open the Desktop client and then I have to do the QR thing and I am in. Chrome on Win 10.
Just joined my local group but it seems quiet… at the moment!


Lewisham Covid 19 Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906156979855211/

Blackheath COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/813131692514068/

Brockley Ilovese4 Self-isolation assistance: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Selfisolation/

Brockley COVID support; https://chat.whatsapp.com/BRZksqTruF9LT9s7GbLTdT

Devonshire Road SE23 Mutual Aid (Forest Hill): https://www.facebook.com/Devonshire-Road-SE23-Mutual-Aid-110826377211337/

Downham Covid-19 Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/groups/downhammutualaid/

Hither Green + Lee Ward Coronavirus Mutual Aid Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/207208950371673/

Telegraph Hill COVID Aid: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Ds91FOu2zv5BNAUC7uSLZw

Sydenham Covid-19 Mutual Aid: https://chat.whatsapp.com/F2SzjyPoodG9aD5a29IEIo / https://www.facebook.com/groups/2713648482250706/