Vulnerable and isolated residents living in Richmond will still be able to get emergency support this Christmas via the council's community hub.

Richmond Council set up its community hub in March to co-ordinate the support being offered by the council and Richmond’s voluntary organisations during this year's pandemic.

Since its launch, the hub has taken thousands of calls from residents who do not have access to the internet.

The council describes it as a "first response for residents, particularly those elderly and/or vulnerable without support networks, who need support to access medical/care services and food supplies".

It is designed to help those most in need stay safe and well while they self-isolate at home.

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If you are vulnerable and need help, go online here. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call the Hub for emergency issues over the Christmas period on 020 8871 6555.

The Hub will be open:

• Christmas Eve: 9am – 2pm

• Christmas Day: 10am – 3pm

• Boxing Day: 10am – 3pm

• Sunday 27th: 10am – 3pm

• Monday 28th: 10am -3pm

• Tuesday 29th: 9am – 5pm

• Wednesday 30th: 9am – 5pm

• Thursday 31st: 9am – 2pm

• Friday 1st: 10am – 3pm

• Saturday 2nd: 10am – 3pm

• Sunday 3rd: 10am – 3pm

For all medical enquiries please continue to contact the NHS on or on 111.

For more information about Coronavirus support, go to: