During these uncertain times, we are looking for the best way to support those we work with. We will be continuing to support people on the Creative Job Studio through remote mentoring sessions. If you are currently on the Creative Job Studio programme and want to book a remote session contact Kitty (Lambeth residents) or Hiba (Islington, Hackney and Haringey residents) and one of us will get back to you with a time slot. 

We are currently exploring how we can host digital drop-ins and ways to take on new participants on the programme. We will be reviewing this as we learn more about the current situation and will update you soon.

Below, we have collated some links to support freelancers, artists and people out of work.

Support & guidance for workers 

Claiming Universal Credit/Sick pay/ESA/JSA:

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Self Employed Income Support Scheme 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Ruby Glaskin COVID risk assessment https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vPFLZvDofHPlwj5zA4i1lLhrlu1QYXTdkfmdiPpvPAE/edit?usp=sharing

Financial Help & Rights 

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

Support for Freelancers and Self Employed

https://www.createjobslondon.org/blog/support-for-freelancers-and-the-self-employed

Gov Guidance for Freelancers / Self Employed:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-employees-employers-and-businesses

Advice for people on zero hours contracts 

https://twitter.com/MartinSLewis/status/1243666528005914629

Film & TV Emergency Relief Fund, BFI & Film and TV Charity 

https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/news-event/covid-19-emergency-relief-fund-announced/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=covid19-fund2020&utm_content=announcement

Authors' Emergency Fund 

https://www.societyofauthors.org/News/News/2020/March/Authors-Emergency-Fund-announcement#

Housing Advice for Residents 

Lambeth Council Residents

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/about-lambeth/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Islington Council Residents

https://www.islington.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/coronavirus-in-the-uk-how-to-reduce-your-risk

Haringey Residents

https://www.haringey.gov.uk/covid-19/haringey-together

Hackney Residents

https://hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus

Support for Renters

https://www.createjobslondon.org/blog/support-for-renters

Template letter to send to Landlords 

https://londonrentersunion.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Letter-to-landlord-v1.pdf


Food Bank Information

ASDA donates £5 Million to food banks community charities 

https://www.trusselltrust.org/2020/03/21/asda-donates-5m-food-banks-community-charities/

Islington Foodbank opens until Monday 23/03/2020:

https://islington.foodbank.org.uk/2020/03/16/islington-foodbank-closing/

Hackney Foodbank is still open until further notice:

https://hackney.foodbank.org.uk/2020/03/19/changes-to-service-due-to-corona-virus/

Tottenham Foodbank 

https://tottenham.foodbank.org.uk/2020/03/20/update-for-foodbank-users/

Norwood and Brixton Foodbank

https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/

Other Useful Info

British Gas COVID-19 update

https://www.britishgas.co.uk/covid19

EON COVID-19 update

https://www.eonenergy.com/coronavirus-update.html

Information on COVID-19 for non-UK nationals: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/eu-londoners-hub/information-covid-19-non-uk-nationals

Opportunities 

Arts Council Emergency COVID-19 Fundshttps://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

Submit a Monologue (paid) https://papatango.co.uk/submit-a-monologue/

Disability Arts Fund disability-arts-online-announces-new-commissions-for-disabled-artists

Arts Marketing Resources https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/

Funds for Freelancers https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fundsforfreelancers?utm_term=wGE46bgvj

Fund for Freelance artists https://www.gofundme.com/f/london-artist-amp-creatives-corona-virus-fund

Supermarkets recruiting 

Sainsbury’s are currently recruiting Retail staff and Delivery Drivers. https://sainsburys.jobs/feedingthenation/

Asda are currently recruiting Delivery Drivers and Retail Assistant staff https://www.asda.jobs/vacancy/find/results/

Morrisons is currently recruiting temporary staff across their logistics and manufacturing sites 

https://morrisons.jobs/

Tesco is recruiting Temporary staff https://www.tesco-careers.com/search-and-apply/?medium=email&source=GovDelivery

Lidl is currently recruiting temporary Stock Assistants 

Icleland is recruiting for shop floor staff and delivery drivers https://app.kallidusrecruit.com/Iceland/Search.aspx

1,500 temporary jobs at Lloyds Pharmacy Nationwide. Click here to search for jobs and to apply

Warehouse Pickers & Packers, Shift Supervisors, Forklift Truck Drivers

Drivers Home Delivery Drivers, Van Drivers, HGV Class 1, HGV Class 2