Financial and other measures to help.
Get in touch if you need support or to offer support.
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 currently open from 8am to 6pm weekdays.
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