Covid Support



•    GCSE – BBC Bitesize 
•    GCSE and A levels – 
•    Open University: free courses 

Volunteering opportunities

•    Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets
•    Twitter: 
•    Facebook: 
•    Mobile: 07595 219 603
•    Spitalfields Covid-19 Help Group
•    Email: 
•    Twitter: 
•    NHS: 
•    Wapping Helpers Group
•    WhatsApp group via
•    For updates 
•    Telephone: 0207 183 0678
•    Email: 


East London Mosque & Tower Hamlets Council are working together with Eden Care and Muslim Burial Fund

•    Emergency Food Pack: 0207 650 3000
•    Medicine delivery from Pharmacy: 07931 337 485
•    Muslim burial support and telephone befriending and advice: 07957 199 328
•    Protective equipment for people dealing with COVID-19 burials: 07434 505 591
•    Email:


The Muslim Council of Britain: COVID-19 Response



Aishah Help in E1 East London

Assistance by a team of healthcare professionals and social workers in providing practical support and advice for those over 65 years of age, have health conditions/ disabilities and are self-isolating.
•    Their Food Bank also requires donations of food and toiletries in order to distribute to the vulnerable.
•    Contact: 0208 088 7650/
•    Donations: 
•    Volunteers: 
•    Join Aishah help: 


Masjid-E-QUBA 198 Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate London E7 8QJ

Assistance in food collection for NHS staff. We are collecting the below listed items, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Kidney beans, Tinned Chickpeas & Fruit, Sunflower oil, Rice, Lentils, Milk, Pasta, Instant noodle packs and Flour.
•    Contact: 07826 408 709

Masjid Ibrahim & Islamic centre, 721-723 Barking Road London E13 9EU

Assistance in picking up shopping, posting mail, delivering urgent supplies and having a friendly phone call.
•    Contact: 07415 692 744
•    Website:


Fitness and Exercise

•    Jab Boxing – Live YouTube workouts every day with instructors including co-founder George Veness. Free,
•    YouTube access via 
•    Anthony Joshua’s Chiltern Street boxing gym is streaming Instagram Live workouts every other day at 10am.
•    Tune in for HIIT, boxing conditioning and ab blasts. Free, Instagram @bxrlondon 
•    Cake and Yoga Club – Instructor Immy will be on Instagram Live for free daily yoga sessions at 8am and 8pm every
•    weekday and 10am at weekends. @cakeandyogaclub 
•    iPrescribe Exercise –


Express yourself

To help you express what you are feeling now in these weird and uncertain times, perhaps you could write / produce art of your mental health to avoid it affecting you negatively.

No matter how harsh you feel, type it, draw it in any form you like (comic, lines etc.), splatter paint or make a model of you. Add to a painting you may already have. As human beings we will feel a load of emotions we do not want to feel or disclose, and at times we do not and will not understand. At a time where thousands of people are dying without having any control, we will feel angry, helpless, strange, daunted, hurt, and confused if not ill. Let these feelings pass and practice your own therapy. If you want to share it, please send it to us  and we will post it on our website and social media pages.

Upside, no matter how harsh your writing, whether it is a song, poetry, quotes: you do not have to share it; do it for you to make yourself feel better Once the moment has passed so will the feelings. Something to look at when the virus has passed and think ‘I don’t ever want to feel like that again, but I am glad I made it through.’ Do not be scared, your words and art can be destroyed eventually just like this phase will, but you should not be.

It becomes extremely easy as we grow up to keep our emotions inside. Confide in family, friends, colleagues, and those you can trust or rely on, ie: helplines. Avoid arguments as this phase will only leave quickly by separating people, but do not be silenced if it is healthier for you. There is no point of staying quiet if we only end up hurting the ones we love and care about by hurting ourselves. 
It is also important that we think about others at this time, try to reach out to your friends and family who might also be finding it difficult to express themselves; perhaps suggest that they try this too.



Alpha Grove provides a wide range of advice, support, education, and employment training services for communities across Tower Hamlets.


Alpha Grove is a registered charity (1181068) and a company limited by guarantee (4494613).

Get in Touch


Alpha Grove Community Centre,

Alpha Grove, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 8LH


Phone: 02075381714 / 07940116037 / 07957336647

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