Financial and other measures to help.
Get in touch if you need support or to offer support.
S2R are creating lots of helpful online resources to help our wellbeing, creativity and connection with the outdoors. We encourage you have a look at what’s on offer and share this with anyone who might find it helpful.
Video guides to making things at home, including bird feeders, handmade paper and wild garlic pesto, and looking after your wellbeing. From 18th May 2020 there’s also be a series of free online ‘How to’ workshops, starting with:
Nature is good for our mental health and wellbeing. Each day s2R are sharing easy and simple activities or tasks for you to try at home, in the garden or out and about where possible.
It can be difficult to connect with others, remain engaged and stay motivated during this challenging time. These Wellbeing Packs are designed around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, which is a nationally recognised initiative that aims to keep you fit and healthy by concentrating on 5 key elements.
Kirklees Council are working alongside citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities. Our co-ordinated Community Response is aimed at supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need of support, and who cannot currently get this help directly from friends, relatives or neighbours.
You can use our online form 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.
Or call our Covid-19 Community Response freephone helpline: 0800 4561114
The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm weekdays, 10am to 4pm weekends and bank holidays.
A local number for our Covid-19 Community Response helpline, 01484 226919 is also available, and we will happily call you back.
The Community Response support blog is for anyone who is helping others in our local places during the coronavirus outbreak. Kirklees Council and Volunteering Kirklees (part of Third Sector Leaders) have created this blog to share useful information with volunteers, mutual aid groups and local organisations.
On the blog you’ll find:
Each article has sharing buttons that you can use to quickly share the information via social media, messaging services, email or print.
Here’s how to contact local groups and organisations in the Newsome ward who are offering support during the coronavirus outbreak.
Covid-19 Community Response
Area: All Kirklees
Contact: Kirklees Council (working with local groups)
Freephone: 0800 4561114
Website: Covid-19 Community Response
The Welcome Centre
To get help from The Welcome Centre, you need a referral from a support worker or support professional. There are a few simple ways to do this. You can find out more on their website:
Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis
Area: Berry Brow, Taylor Hill, Newsome, Primrose Hill
Contact: Susan Kaye
Tel. 01484 664842 or 07527 442787
Facebook: Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis
The Ark Church
Area: Armitage Bridge, Berry Brow, Lockwood
Contact: Steve Hurd
Tel. 07787 502183
Due to falling congregation numbers and the need for significant repairs to the building, the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome village is being considered by church authorities.
The church has been central to community life in Newsome for many years. The building itself, which opened in 1872, is also an important part of the character of the village. Church authorities are now welcoming new ideas about how the building could be used in the future.
There will be a public meeting on Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 7pm at St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. The church would like as many people as possible to attend and share their views and ideas.
New sources of funding will be needed if we are to keep the church at the centre of Newsome. There have been lots of ideas shared already, but we also need people and organisations who can help implement some of these ideas and secure funding.
Please come along if you can help, or if you’d like to find out more.
You can also contact the Reverend Julie Anderson on 07540 613068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to gain a level 2 qualification in Support Work in Schools and Colleges and gain experience of volunteering is a local school? This course seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding the those working in schools or colleges will need. It covers: Child and young people development, equality and inclusion, safeguarding, professional communication, how do schools and colleges work
Starting Monday 2nd March 2020 and running for 14 weeks, from 9.30am to 2.45pm at Castle Community Hub, Headfield Road, Newsome HD4 6LU.
Contact Rose to find out more. Email: email@example.com or tel. 07880 565459.
Growing Great Places community crowdfunding workshop
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.
You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.
If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:
– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved
– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply
– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project
– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign