Want to help?
Look online for how to contact groups in your area. We are creating a directory of groups who are working locally to help people who need support. We will post updates on here as we get them.
We know that lots of people have already set up local groups to support their local neighbours and friends during this difficult time with shopping and other basic needs. We want to encourage people to link up with local neighbours and groups where those already exist. We have put together some guidance about doing this safely and in line with the latest public health guidance. Please see here.
If you have any questions about how to volunteer safely please have a look at our webpages or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No group in your area?
Contact us at email@example.com and we will give you some guidance on starting a group or helping out. Guidance is also on our webpages here: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/jobs-and-volunteering/volunteering/coronavirus-volunteering
Self-isolating? Need some support and help for basic shopping and medication pick up?
Please contact us if you or someone that you know needs some help whilst self-isolating. We will let you know about local support in your area, including home delivery shopping services.
Lots of services are being offered on the phone including our staying well service which will help with anyone who is feeling lonely during this difficult time. If you or someone you know is unable to get shopping or other basic needs through someone they know locally please email us and we will try and find someone local to them who can help them with these things.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org We can put you in touch with volunteer or local groups.
Update on Volunteer offers
Thank you so much for offering to volunteer. We really appreciate it. The Council are currently prioritising matching volunteers to the people who have been asked by the NHS and government to self-isolate because they are at risk and don’t have friends or family who can help them to get essential shopping of medicines. We will be working through that list of vulnerable people first so please bear with us. We will contact you again once those real priorities emerge.
Thank you once again.