Haydock Respite Centre: A home from home service

Haydock - home from home

Haydock Respite Centre, the new, purpose-built centre for children and young people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities has opened its doors. Watch the welcome video above. Ealing Council commissioned Action for Children to run this new short breaks service, which caters for those between eight and 18 years of age. The Haydock Respite Centre […]

Residents urged to get a test

West Ealing mobile testing unit for South African variant

Residents are being urged to get a test over the next month to help drive down the borough’s COVID-19 rates and identify people with the South African variant. In parts of our borough, and in other parts of London, a small number of people with South African variant have been identified. These people had no […]

Thank you W7 and W13

West Ealing mobile testing unit for South African variant

Residents in W7 and W13 have been thanked for their ‘amazing community spirit’ in helping the council to carry out enhanced testing for the South African variant of COVID-19. A total of 8,968 COVID-19 tests have been completed and returned for testing. Any samples found to be positive for coronavirus by NHS Test and Trace […]

The Easy Project: Helping young people overcome substance misuse

The Easy Project -

The EASY Project is a free and confidential service to help young people with personal substance misuse problems – providing one-to-one support that you can have easily via a webchat or on the phone. How to get help Webchat: Speak to a member of the EASY online team Phone: 020 8567 4772 (If you do ring […]

Door-to-door home testing

Door to door testing

On Monday I visited the Dean Gardens mobile testing unit for the South African COVID variant with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council in his latest video (above). We were also able to see and hear from the team delivering door-to-door home testing kits for the variant. Despite […]

Introducing Ealing’s Race Equality Commission

Race Equality Commission

Ealing Council has announced 12 commissioners for the borough’s new independent Race Equality Commission, selected from a range of backgrounds and ages, to reflect the diversity of the community. The commissioners’ first meeting took place on Thursday, 21 January to discuss how inequality can be addressed in education, employment, crime and justice, health and housing. […]

Numbers worryingly high but coming down


In Ealing the COVID-19 infection numbers have gone down in the last week but are still worryingly high, says council leader Julian Bell in his latest video (above). For the week ending 17 January the rate in our borough is 859 per 100,000, a 20% fall from over 1,000 the week before putting us 5th […]

COVID-19 infection pass 1,000 cases per 100,000

National lockdown

In Ealing the COVID-19 infection numbers have gone up again in the last week worryingly passing the 1,000 cases per 100,000 of population mark for the first time, says council leader Julian Bell in his latest video update (above). For the week ending 10 January the rate in our borough is 1,072.5 per 100,000, a […]

National census 2021 – be part of history

Census 2021

This year will see a once-in-a-decade event, as the national census comes to your door. The questions it will ask you are simple, but they will help to inform decisions on the services our local area – and the country – needs. The census takes place every 10 years. The last was carried out in […]

Keeping older people safe from financial abuse

Keeping older people safe from financial abuse

Financial abuse of older people is a serious and growing problem. Many vulnerable older people are dependent upon others – family, friends or others – to help them manage their day-to-day activities. Sadly, in some cases their trust is abused, putting them at risk of harm. During the pandemic, and throughout the winter months, people […]

Ruy is first as vaccine arrives in Ealing

Ruy Silva, 88, getting vaccine - the first Ealing resident to do so

Today (Friday), the NHS started to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine in Ealing, in line with the government’s priority list of which people will get it first. The first patient (pictured) to receive the vaccine in Ealing today (Friday) was Ruy Silva, 88. It was administered by nurse Julie Belton, and you can see the moment captured in […]

Lord Woolley to lead new equality commission

Lord Woolley, chairperson of Equality Commission

Lord Simon Woolley has been appointed as chairperson to lead Ealing’s Equality Commission. Lord Woolley will be joined by Councillor Joanna Camadoo-Rothwell, who will act as vice-chairperson. Alongside 10 other commissioners who are yet to be announced. What the commissioners will do Collectively, they will carry out a review to understand the impacts of racial […]