The Hornbeam Centre & COVID-19

The Hornbeam Centre recognises the need generated by the social-distancing and isolation measures coming to bear on the population and we want to support all our residents that are vulnerable and in self isolation.


  • We are operating as a community food distribution centre providing freshly cooked nutritious ready meals on a pay as you feel basis.
  • Cafe hours for collecting meals 12 – 3 pm. Questions? Call 07492915531

Hornbeam Solidarity

Like other groups working across boroughs and in smaller communities, we’re setting up a volunteer network that can cook meals and distribute food supplies. Through our partners, we are aiming to reach people who may need support with food, groceries or other acts of solidarity.
Feeling anxious or worried? Make contact, give us a call 074 9291 5531

We are looking to grow our pool of amazing volunteers to help us with deliveries, cooking, food sorting etc. This is an opportunity for us to show up for our community with kindness, solidarity and care.
We have added some information links at the end  of this  message

If you have some time and would like to volunteer:

  • Please sign up using the forms below,letting us know your availability and know how you think you might be able to help.
  • If you have any more questions, please get in touch!

For more information and support:

Mental health and wellbeing:

Working  from home:


Council support:

If you are struggling to buy food then the Council can offer Local Welfare Assistance, such as food vouchers and essential household items-

Discretionary Housing Payments may be available to top-up housing-related benefit for a limited time to cover housing costs such as rent

If you are in significant financial hardship you may be able to claim a discretionary reduction in Council Tax

Local Support Networks:
Waltham Forest has a community of mutual aid networks springing up, for more details follow:
Or, to find your local listing: