Government Outline Its Support For Disabled People

The government have published an article outlining how they are "Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak". We've published the full article below:   This government hugely values disabled people and is committed to ensuring that disabled people are supported during this challenging and worrying time. We will do everything in our power to ensure … Continue reading Government Outline Its Support For Disabled People

Local Volunteer Support Groups

Here's a list of local volunteer groups who have been setup in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. They are able to help in a variety of ways and if you are vulnerable or isolated, it's well worth registering with your local group. It's also well worth checking the Council's own list of similar volunteer groups … Continue reading Local Volunteer Support Groups

Mental Heath – Comprehensive Advice

Guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing during the crisis Public Health England has published a really useful guide for the public on looking after their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. What you need to know The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, … Continue reading Mental Heath – Comprehensive Advice

Calderdale Food Deliveries Directory

Thanks to some wonderful support from our friends and contacts, here's a list of food outlets that are either delivering and/or offering support in providing groceries. We will continue to add to this list. Email us with any additions/amendments Also, don't forget to register with your local volunteer support group, especially if you are vulnerable … Continue reading Calderdale Food Deliveries Directory

Calderdale Directory of Local Support Groups

Calderdale Council has published a list of local support groups who may be able to help vulnerable people with jobs like shopping, picking up prescriptions etc during the Coronavirus outbreak. The list is very varied, as almost all groups are volunteer-based, and covers most areas of Calderdale. Hopefully this list will continue to grow. View … Continue reading Calderdale Directory of Local Support Groups

Latest on Council’s Plans To Support The Most Vulnerable

Calderdale Council released the following press release on Thurs 26 March, outlining its plans to support the most vulnerable people in Calderdale: Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being … Continue reading Latest on Council’s Plans To Support The Most Vulnerable

Citizens’ Advice – If you can’t pay your bills because of coronavirus

Advice from Citizens' Advice There are things you can do if you’re struggling to pay things like your rent, mortgage or energy bills because of coronavirus. It’s important you don’t ignore your bills. Speak to the organisation you owe money to - they might be able to help by letting you pay smaller amounts or take … Continue reading Citizens’ Advice – If you can’t pay your bills because of coronavirus

List – Voluntary/Community Organisations Resticting Their Operations

Sector Support have produced a helpful guide to a wide range of local organisations and what restrictions they are currently operating under - the list is a log one and includes many of our best friends in the voluntary/disability/community sectors - including Halifax Society for the Blind, Memory Lane Café, Halifax Wheelchair Rugby, The Archway … Continue reading List – Voluntary/Community Organisations Resticting Their Operations

Reminder – the basics of social isolating!

The most important thing that we can all be doing right now is follow the government guidelines on reducing the spread of the virus, including: Remain vigilant on social distancing and stay at home To avoid spreading the infection, you should stay at home if: You, or someone in your household, have symptoms. If you … Continue reading Reminder – the basics of social isolating!

Government Service – Register Yourself As “Extremely Vulnerable”

Get coronavirus support from the Government as an extremely vulnerable person Register with the Government's website if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you … Continue reading Government Service – Register Yourself As “Extremely Vulnerable”