Kirklees Community Response (Covid19)

Kirklees Council have opened a new dedicated helpline as part of their Covic-19 Community Response.

The Council are working alongside our citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. They are working especially closely with local voluntary sector organisations through our partners at Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders).

Together they’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 Kirklees Council know about the things you (or someone who you are concerned about) need help with. You can also tell them how you (or your organisation) can support others.

The helpline will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays and will be reviewed daily. You can share information with them online at any time.

Support for local groups

Kirklees are listening to what local mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations need so that they can offer more support and advice where needed. Their 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. Sign up here: Volunteering Kirklees

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