Food deliveries to most vulnerable begin this week

From this week, the most vulnerable residents will receive food parcels, containing essential items such as pasta, fruit, tinned goods and toilet rolls. The Government will arrange direct delivery of these parcels in future, but the Council is arranging delivery of initial packages this week to homes across Calderdale. The people receiving the food parcels … Continue reading Food deliveries to most vulnerable begin this week

Food Parcels for Vulnerable – Park Ward & Warley Areas

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Himmat and St Augustines have come together to coordinate a new food parcel delivery service to those most vulnerable in the communities of Park Ward, Warley & the immediate surrounding areas. This service is aimed at: People and families who are vulnerable and isolated and can't get out for provisions People and … Continue reading Food Parcels for Vulnerable – Park Ward & Warley Areas

Government Food Parcel System Launched

Food parcels The Government has announced that 50,000 free food parcels will be delivered to people across the country who are at the highest risk from COVID-19. This is the first set of planned deliveries, and depending on demand, hundreds of thousands of packages could be delivered each week. The packages contain essential food and … Continue reading Government Food Parcel System Launched

Community Transport Calderdale Shopping Service

We've just received this great post from the Community Transport people. Times are difficult for many people with the current health crisis. Community Transport is determined to play its part to continue to support isolated people in the community. We are therefore providing a Shopping Service for people in vulnerable groups who are self isolating … Continue reading Community Transport Calderdale Shopping Service

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

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

Registering for help if you are vulnerable

Calderdale Council are getting increasing numbers of requests from people wanting help for their friends or themselves and being unsure how to access this help. If you need help or know someone who needs help, please take the following steps: 1 Register with the Government If you/they are very vulnerable, please register on the government's … Continue reading Registering for help if you are vulnerable

Template Letter For Local Councillors & Local Authority contacts

At Disability Partnership Calderdale we've received a number of calls and emails from people with disabilities expressing their concerns over shopping for food. In response, we have written to all our contacts in local government highlighting some key priorities that we think need addressing. We've printed the contents of the letter below. If you have … Continue reading Template Letter For Local Councillors & Local Authority contacts