Local Heroes: NHS worker leads coronavirus community support on Archway’s Elthorne Estate
- Credit: Archant
For Sandi Phillips, helping the community doesn’t stop with her day job working in one of NHS central bookings offices.
In response to Covid-19, Ms Phillips has led and coordinated efforts to help the vulnerable throughout her community in Archway.
Working with local businesses, food banks, and individual volunteers, she aims to ensure nobody on the estate faces this hardship completely alone.
Ms Phillips said: “No help is too small. Not one person can do everything, it takes a lot of people collectively to do something.”
She organises the delivery of food parcels, care packages with handmade soaps and creams donated by an Archway artisan, and a shopping service for those left immobile in self-isolation.
Last week, Ms Phillips worked with caterers Mama Gee and Marley’s Vegan Eats to provide a Caribbean cooked meal for residents.
“It was heartwarming to see some elderly residents coming out of their homes just to wave,” she said. “We, of course, quickly ushered them into the safety of their homes with their meal, but they were just so desperate to see a friendly face.
- 1 Islington pub Alpaca wins lockdown service award
- 2 Masks, PCR tests and boosters: New measures to combat Omicron variant
- 3 Waitrose and Halfords recall items over health and safety concerns
- 4 New Covid-19 vaccine centre opens on Holloway Road
- 5 Family of missing Islington man make urgent appeal for information
- 6 Scandinavian primary school moves to bigger premises in Highbury
- 7 What are the chances of a white Christmas in London?
- 8 Let's Talk: Campaign launched to tackle Islington inequality
- 9 Shops encouraged to become 'safe havens' to make Islington safer for women
- 10 Hundreds enjoy Jewish festival of lights in Islington
“It really is the small things that go such a long way.”