In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic, a new Community Response Helpline has been set up in Kirklees by organisations across the region including Kirklees Council, Volunteering Kirklees and Third Sector Leaders. You can find all the details and links that you need in the Kirklees Together article featured below.
Our Community Response helpline is open
We’ve opened a new dedicated helpline as part of our Covid-19 Community Response.
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.
How to request support or offer support
Please let us know about the things you (or someone who you are concerned about) need help with. You can also tell us how you (or your organisation) can support others.
• Call the Community Response helpline: 01484 226919
The helpline will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. We will review this daily. You can share information with us online at any time.
Support for local groups
We are listening to what local mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations need so that we can offer more support and advice where needed. Our partners at Volunteering Kirklees are also here to support you if your organisation needs urgent help from more volunteers. Your organisation can promote volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Kirklees website, or ask for advice and learn from what other organisations are doing. If you’d like to help a local organisation through this difficult time, you can sign up to be a volunteer.