Coronavirus (COVID-19) news and advice

Following government announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), our face-to-face support, events and activities have been cancelled until further notice.

Where possible our projects are providing support remotely, often by phone. We’re in regular contact with our teams and are updating their web pages on an ongoing basis. Please check these to find out what’s available, and how.

Details on how to refer a family to the available services can be found in the info for practitioners.

Stay up to date with our new ways of working via our Twitter @LeapLambeth and Facebook accounts.

If you have any other questions, please contact the LEAP team on:

Please stay safe and well.

Official advice

Government advice:

For updates from Lambeth Council please visit:

For the latest NHS guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit:

For the latest NHS guidance translated into 35 languages, visit the Doctors of the World website.  For guidance on social distancing and protecting the vulnerable (in multiple languages) please visit:

Children's Centres

All Lambeth services for children, young people and families are severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the situation is continuing to change on a daily basis.

For the most up to date information on these services, including children’s centres, please visit the Lambeth Council website by following this link:

Lambeth Community Early Help

Lambeth Community Early Help is temporarily suspending direct face-to-face visits with families and partners.

Early Help Practitioners will continue to support families virtually (telephone, video calling, text messaging and emails) during this period. 

For information, advice and guidance call 020 7926 9079, 9am to 5pm.

Supportive organisations

The Gaia Centre is open and accepting referrals to support Lambeth residents who are survivors of gender based violence, including domestic and sexual violence. They provide emotional support, and practical options such as safety, legal, housing and other advice.

To get in contact please call: 020 7733 8724 or email:

Coronavirus and your wellbeing. Mind:

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government. The Money Advice Service:

Food banks. Trussel Trust: 

Resources for Lambeth families

A selection of resources to help your family with income support (money, debt), essentials (food, healthy eating, housing) and staying healthy.

Click on the document for local and online resources for mental health, relationships, confidential life advice and much more for your family’s health and wellbeing.

Please access services via telephone or online first due to COVID-19 as opening times may be subject to change.

Resources for Lambeth families

Lambeth's services for children and young people

Information about the delivery of essential Lambeth services for children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Council is working hard to keep essential services running, however many services have been reduced or stopped due to staff illness or closed to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Visit to keep informed about changes to services for children and young people.

Services may change rapidly due to staff availability and changes to government advice, so we would also encourage you to check service provider websites before attending to ensure that services are still running.

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