Kirklees Direct 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. 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
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.
· Online forms: Covid-19 Community Response
· Community Response helpline: 01484 226919
The helpline is managed by Kirklees Direct and opens at 9am on Wednesday 25th March. It will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays.
There is also a short web address for the Community Response web page, which may be easier to share: www.kirklees.gov.uk/covid19response
Please share this information with anyone who may need help, or who may wish to offer help to others, during the coronavirus outbreak.