Its Lawrence here from the Community Hubs team at Kirklees Council.
I just wanted to give you an update on how the Council will be working to offer support to communities through this period.
We’re working alongside our citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. We’re working especially closely with local voluntary sector organisations through our partners at Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders).
Together we’ve developed a co-ordinated Community Response, including a Kirklees Council helpline and online forms that anyone can use to either request help, or to offer support to others. Our response teams in local places will be matching requests for help with offers of support, so that we can work together to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
Anyone can let us know about the things they need help with, or that someone who they are concerned about might need help with. Individuals, organisations and businesses can also tell us about the support they may be able to offer to others, via the forms and number below.
- Online forms: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/covid19response
- The Community Response helpline: 01484 226919
The helpline is managed by Kirklees Direct and opened at 9am on Wednesday 25th March. It will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. We will review this daily. Citizens and organisations can share information with us online at any time.
Also, locally, the key community organisations offering and coordinating community support are:
- Holme Valley:
Holme Valley Mutual Aid Community Group.
Tel: 01484 212056
Denby Dale Centre
If you are a local organisation that is either offering support, or are aware of support being offered locally by individuals, organisations, or businesses, it’s crucial that we are aware of this so we can factor that in into finding the right support on the ground, so I’d ask you to please fill out the form following the link above. Also, feel free to let me know directly, so I have a better overview of local groups offering support, and I can feed this in on the ground. It would also be advisable to make contact with either of the local key community organisations, to ensure coordination of efforts as much as possible.
Please can you share this information through your networks.
Thank you all for all of your efforts to support your communities so far.
Do not hesitate to get in contact with any further questions or issues.
Best wishes to you all,
Community Hub Co-ordinator – Holmfirth Family Hub and The Bridge Hub
Kirklees Community Hubs Team