Neighbourhood Watch – A Way To Connect

The Neighbourhood Watch organisation has seen a 25% increase in membership in recent weeks. They have published a special edition of 'Our News' (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch – A Way To Connect

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

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

Coronavirus-Related Scams – Spotting & Avoiding!

Coronavirus-related scams can take place over the phone, online and face-to-face. Here are our tips on how to avoid them. For a small group of people, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may increase their susceptibility to the risk of financial abuse due to being home alone, answering telephones and being on the internet more than usual. … Continue reading Coronavirus-Related Scams – Spotting & Avoiding!

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

Advice: top-up gas and electricity payments

You should tell your supplier straightaway if you can’t top up your meter. This includes if you are ill with coronavirus or following guidance to stay at home and self-isolate, and if you don’t have anyone to help you. The government has launched an emergency package with energy suppliers to ensure you don’t face any additional … Continue reading Advice: top-up gas and electricity payments

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