This is happening in our homes, on our streets and in our neighbourhoods. We’re working together to make sure that support is available where people need it, and that no-one is alone.
Looking out for our neighbours
Being good neighbours, and encouraging others to do this (whilst keeping to How to help safely guidance) is the best way that we can keep everyone safe during this difficult time. Join the local campaign to reduce loneliness and social isolation by checking on your neighbours, or by sharing #OurNeighbours messages and stories online.
Mutual aid and local groups
A heartfelt thank you to all the groups who have already organised themselves to help their neighbours in local places across Kirklees. You can find many local groups on the Covid Mutual Aid UK website – or you can add your local group to the list. Kirklees Council and our partners are here to support local aid groups.
We’re working closely with a network of larger community organisations who are a key part of our co-ordinated efforts across Kirklees. These organisations are offering local services and helping us respond to the requests for support received by our helpline.
Community Response hubs
We have four virtual Community Response hubs across Kirklees. Each has a team of redeployed Kirklees Council staff who are responding to requests for help, working alongside our voluntary organisations and local groups. Each hub is working closely with local councillors and developing a response that works for each local place.
Want to help?
If you’re not already involved, you can offer your support via our Community Response online form now. You can tell us what kind of thing you’re happy to help with, and when you’re available. There are also opportunities to volunteer with local organisations, via Volunteering Kirklees.