Our May meeting of Newsome Ward Community Forum was cancelled due to the lockdown. Our next meeting is due to be in July and we’ll let you know what’s happening nearer the time.

Wellbeing resources from S2R

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.


‘How to’ videos & workshops

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:

  • Eat Well & Save Pounds
  • Sew Simple
  • Nature Drawing
  • Song Writing

How to


50 Days Nature Challenge

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.

50 Days Nature Challenge


Wellbeing Packs

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.

Wellbeing Packs


Connect with S2R

S2R website

S2R Facebook

Email: Contact@s2r.org.uk

Covid-19 Community Response

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.

How to request support or offer support

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.

Covid-19 Community Response

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.

We are with you

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:

  • Advice and information for local groups, organisations and volunteers.
  • Key information that you can share with others.
  • Stories from groups and organisations who are part of the response.

Each article has sharing buttons that you can use to quickly share the information via social media, messaging services, email or print.

We are with you – Community Response blog

Mutual aid groups & food bank contacts in the Newsome ward

Here’s how to contact local groups and organisations in the Newsome ward who are offering support during the coronavirus outbreak.


Food support

Covid-19 Community Response
Area: All Kirklees
Contact: Kirklees Council (working with local groups)
Freephone: 0800 4561114
Website: Covid-19 Community Response


Hope Newsome Foodbank    
Area: Based at Stile Common, Newsome
Contact: Allissa Paul
Tel. 07846 789517
Email: info.hopenewsomefoodbank@gmail.com
Facebook: Hope Newsome Food Bank
Twitter: @HopeNewsomeFood


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:

How to get help from the Welcome Centre


Mutual Aid Groups

Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis
Area: Berry Brow, Taylor Hill, Newsome, Primrose Hill
Contact: Susan Kaye
Tel. 01484 664842  or  07527 442787
Email: susan.kaye@btinternet.com
Facebook: Berry Brow Community Action Covid-19 Crisis


Lockwood and Thornton Lodge Covid-19 Response Group
Area: Lockwood
Contact: Wasim Akhtar
Tel. 07568 085129
Email: wasim.akhtar1978.wa@gmail.com
Facebook: Lockwood and Thornton Lodge Covid-19 Support


The Ark Church            
Area: Armitage Bridge, Berry Brow, Lockwood
Contact: Steve Hurd
Tel. 07787 502183
Email: steve.hurd@arkchurch.org.uk


 

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