About Disability Partnership Calderdale: Our aim is to improve the quality of life of disabled people in Calderdale, in particular, by working in partnership with service providers to maximise access to mainstream services for people with physical and sensory impairments. We hold regular membership meetings where people with disabilities are given a voice and an opportunity to influence policy and service delivery. Please visit our website for more about us and our work.
To further protect the NHS, the public and to reduce stretching resources during the Coronavirus outbreak, patients are temporarily advised not to visit their GP in person but to make telephone appointments.
If you need a GP appointment call your surgery – don’t go to your GP practice.
During this unprecedented time, Calderdale’s food banks, which are mainly led by volunteers, are relying on the kindness of our communities even more than usual. All food and financial donations will be very gratefully received by the food banks to help them top up their supplies.
This page will be updated at least on a weekly basis.
Look online for how to contact groups in your area. We are creating a directory of groups who are working locally to help people who need support. We will post updates on here as we get them.
We know that lots of people have already set up local groups to support their local neighbours and friends during this difficult time with shopping and other basic needs. We want to encourage people to link up with local neighbours and groups where those already exist. We have put together some guidance about doing this safely and in line with the latest public health guidance. Please see here.
Self-isolating? Need some support and help for basic shopping and medication pick up?
Please contact us if you or someone that you know needs some help whilst self-isolating. We will let you know about local support in your area, including home delivery shopping services.
Lots of services are being offered on the phone including our staying well service which will help with anyone who is feeling lonely during this difficult time. If you or someone you know is unable to get shopping or other basic needs through someone they know locally please email us and we will try and find someone local to them who can help them with these things.
Thank you so much for offering to volunteer. We really appreciate it. The Council are currently prioritising matching volunteers to the people who have been asked by the NHS and government to self-isolate because they are at risk and don’t have friends or family who can help them to get essential shopping of medicines. We will be working through that list of vulnerable people first so please bear with us. We will contact you again once those real priorities emerge.
Times are difficult and help is needed now more than ever. If you can offer any assistance, either in the way of food for the more vulnerable or by giving some of your time to the NHS, please follow these links:
Find food banks near you asking for help with donations.
Find out about the latest goings on at Pennine Magpie, such as our bake off to raise money for the flood appeal, our big soup share to bring our local community together and a spotlight on some of our new sessions…