Covid-19: Helping Frontline Staff and the Westminster Community

New West End Company is coordinating the efforts of West End businesses in supporting the frontline staff providing critical services and offering vital support to those who are vulnerable, ill and self-isolating. If your business can support by donating any food, groceries or toiletries, please contact

Westminster Connects has been created to recruit and connect volunteers with those in need of help during the coronavirus outbreak. Residents and organisations can contact the Westminster Connects team by emailing or via the City Council’s website.

dedicated phone number is available for individuals who may need help or for people who know of anyone in need of help as a result of COVID-19: 020 7641 1222, available from 8am to 10pm seven days a week.

Helping the Homeless

Working alongside various charities, partners and agencies, Westminster City Council is seeking to ensure rough sleepers who have been provided emergency hotel accommodation during the pandemic do not return to the streets as the City reopens. It has identified 50 individuals suitable for work in construction or similar roles, whose need is particularly acute as they do not qualify for welfare support. 

It is hoped the property industry could play an important role in supporting them back to work, and Westminster City Council will ensure, where possible, qualifications and health and safety cards are given to candidates. It will also provide the necessary assistance to apply and interview for work, and is offering additional support after successful recruitment. 

If you think you or your contractors can help find suitable employment opportunities in central or east London, please email Steph Murphy on 

Mon 6 July 2020