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For a New Southgate-based dementia charity the pandemic and lockdown have led to major changes in the services required by its clients, but thanks to help from Tesco and FareShare it has been able to provide the needed support

Four months ago the staff of a north London care home didn't hold out much hope that their oldest resident would be with them for much longer - after all, Angela Hutor was 106 and suffering from Covid-19. But Angela made it through, becoming officially the oldest person in Britain to have beaten Covid, and earlier this month St Anne's in Stoke Newington laid on a special high tea party to celebrate her 107th birthday. But the coronavirus poses a threat not just to its residents, but also to the financial viability of the care home itself, which is appealing for urgent help from the local community.

A TV news report on the plight of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice and why it needs to raise £500,000 in order to recruit more nurses and carers to help children and their families at home.

A new report from Sustain and London Food Link, funded by Trust for London, looks at how services that ensure older adults can access meals in their homes are run, both before the Covid-19 pandemic and during it, across London. In the capital, adequate provision of meals on wheels services were not in place prior to lockdown. Where these exist, many face the possibility of being cut, annually. New, innovative services were being established in a few locations even before Covid-19, demonstrating that viable, affordable and effective solutions exist that could improve lives for thousands of older and disabled adults. During the lockdown, many innovative community solutions arose, which show great promise for the future if they are supported and funded.

Sir Kenneth Olisa, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, has thanked local homelessness charity All People All Places (APAP) for its tireless work to accommodate rough sleepers during the Covid crisis. APAP is hoping that people with buy-to-rent properties will become social landlords

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice is facing its biggest challenge. We support London's most unwell babies and children. You can help us reach our £500,000 target to recruit urgently-needed nurses and carers. Support us through Covid-19 and beyond.

At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously affected its fundraising, the North London Hospice needs to buy expensive syringe drivers so that patients can manage pain.

The first project for which money is being raised by the new North Mid Charity is the revamp of a 'secret garden' for young patients at the hospital.

The Feed Enfield Summer Food Project launches this week. Run by the Love Your Doorstep Consortium, with support from the Enfield Town Schools' Partnership, the project will provide 1600 nutritious meals a week, distributed from six hubs. More volunteers are sought to work at the hubs and to move food from the kitchen at the Millfield Theatre to the hubs.

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