Local Support

Local Volunteers

Moor Park and Eastbury Neighbours Together started its life in March 2020 when the Covid pandemic hit. We quickly recruited 40 volunteers made up of local residents, and provided an essential grocery shopping service for elderly and vulnerable residents. Our outreach grew, and we started a food hub, baked for key workers, fed the homeless community, supported families in need, helped local care homes and provided food parcels for children at a learning disability school and families living in temporary housing units. It’s safe to say through all of this voluntary work we have made many connections with individuals, groups, charities and businesses. Without them, our amazing volunteers and a supportive local community we could not have achieved what we have.


We are still doing what we can to help the local community through various initiatives, albeit in a reduced capacity. However, please feel free to reach out to us. If we are unable to help you ourselves, we may know where to signpost you.


As the cost of living crisis worsens, the ERA team asked us to put together a list of places where residents can ask for a helping hand during these difficult times.


Naomi (Coordinator) - nbhundia@hotmail.com 

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We will release the collated resources from Sunday 23rd October and endeavour to keep them updated regularly. Please email us at eastburyresidentsassociation@gmail.com if you have any comments.

Cost of Living Forum Resources

Help with Food and Essentials

South Oxhey Foodbank

Baptist Church, 

140 Gosforth Lane, 

South Oxhey 

WD19 7BX

Open Tuesday and Thursday 11am-1pm

Foodbank voucher required. Call Citizens Advice to arrange this 0800 061 4808.


Food For All, GoKula Café,

65 Market Street, 


WD18 0PR

Open Monday and Thursday 11am-1.30pm

Foodbank items, hot meals and drinks to take away

No referral required

Sewa Day Essentials Hub,

New Multi Storey Car Park at Watford General Hospital, 

Retail Unit 1&2 Ground Floor, 

Thomas Sawyer Way, 

WD18 0HB

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12-2pm

Food and toiletries available

No referral required


One Vision,

Penfold Park, 

St Albans Road, 


WD25 0GB

Provide fresh meals and groceries delivered directly to residents

Referral needed through a GP, Health Visitor, Social Worker or other professional

Contact One Vision: hub@ovwatford.org or 01923 372699


Random Café,

Meridien Gardens, 

24a Garsmouth Way, 

Watford WD25 9DR

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am-12pm

Anyone can use Random Café. They operate on a Pay As You Feel basis, and offer produce that is past its best before date (everything is still perfectly edible) – store cupboard food, fresh fruit & veg and bakery items.

General Support and Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

Three Rivers House, 




01923 293136

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-3.30pm, Wednesday & Friday 10am-12.30pm

Free impartial, independent advice on benefits, consumer rights, debt, money advice, family, housing, legal issue & employment.


Herts Help

Phone: 0300 123 4044, 

Email: info@hertshelp.net 

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Weekends 10am-4pm

If you are struggling to pay bills, need practical or emotional support, or support in a crisis they will help you find support, guidance and information.


Social Services

Phone: 0300 123 4042

Adult Care Services - Can help with arranging and paying for care, blue badge applications, home care and housing options, transport for older residents, money advice

Children’s Care Services – report concerns about a child, adoption, fostering, young people in care and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Three Rivers District Council

Phone: 01923 776611 

Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm, Friday 8.30am-5pm

For help and information on bin collections, council tax, housing, community and living, crime, animal welfare, environment, business support, planning, transport and much more.

Help with Debt and Money problems

Universal Credit, 

Helpline 0800 328 5644, 

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

You can check if you are eligible for help with living costs if you are on a low income or out of work.


Money Advice Unit, 

Adult Care Services, 

Hertfordshire County Council, 

0300 123 4042

Find reliable information on care costs, debt, benefits, fuel & cost of living help.


StepChange Debt Charity, 

0800 138 1111

They offer free confidential debt advice online or over the phone, and recommend the best debt solutions for your circumstances.


Three Rivers District Council Information

Older Residents Groups and Services

Warm In Winter Bags 

from Small Acts Of Kindness, 

01923 372717

Gift bags have been produced for any resident over 55 years to prevent them feeling cold in their homes. They are also a great way to help reduce social isolation and finding out about local services. They contain a blanket, hat, gloves, socks, warm drinks, soup and biscuits.

You can refer yourself and they will arrange to have a bag delivered to you.


Age UK Hertfordshire

01707 323272 or 0800 055 6112

They can provide companionship, advice and support for older residents.


Herts Independent Living Service, 

0300 2000 103

Offer a range of services for older and vulnerable residents – hot meals on wheels delivery at a subsidised cost, activities and clubs, befriending and help with arranging fall pendants


Northwood Live At Home Scheme 

(now called MHA West London), 

01923 842494

They are a charity that work to keep people over 60 years active at home and help develop social networks.


Clitheroe Health and Wellbeing Centre

South Oxhey, 

01923 256360

A space for older people to socialise, take part in quizzes, receive advice and support, exercise, and have a meal.


Reach Out Café

Cloisters Hall, 

The Cloisters, 


WD3 1HL, 

07985 350119 (Rosemary), 

Every Wednesday 10am-12pm

Free of charge

A getting together club for older people to enjoy a coffee, chat, bite to eat, exercise, talks and board games.

A free lunch is provided on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.


Reach Out Project 

(not the same as The Reach Out Cafe) 

07780 313651

Can offer companionship and practical support to older people who are medically vulnerable and at risk of hospital admission, or have recently been discharged from hospital. They can assist by linking up with a volunteer who can offer support – helping them adjust to and recover from illness, whilst also reducing social isolation and loneliness.


Communities 1st 

01727 649980 

Lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am-5pm

Offer a door-to-door service for people who have difficulties in using public transport to go shopping in Three Rivers.

When: Thursday & Friday – To Waitrose and Tesco in Rickmansworth

Cost: £6 return, £2 for a carer accompany you


Watford & Three Rivers Community Cars

01923 216964

Lines Open Monday - Friday 10am-2pm

Community Cars provides volunteer drivers to take older and vulnerable people to appointments and to help stay socially active

Charge: 45p per mile

Supermarket Assisted Shopping for Elderly and Vulnerable Residents


0345 611 6111(Option 5)

Phone Lines Open 7 days a week, 8am-5.30pm

Go through your order on the phone with a member of staff

Cost - £2.50 delivery charge

Next day delivery between 10am-6pm

Pay – On delivery by credit card or debit card



0800 917 8557 (Option 1, Ask for “Sainsburys Assisted Shopping” service)

Phone Lines Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Go through your order on the phone with a member of staff

Keep a credit card ready for payment

Delivery Charge varies £1-£4.50

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