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Disability Partnership Calderdale Special Edition newsletter – Coronavirus list useful resources

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Disability Partnership Calderdale have compiled a directory of outlets that deliver food to vulnerable individuals and local volunteer support groups in Calderdale.

Read the special edition newsletter here

Calderdale Food Deliveries Directory

Local Volunteer Support Groups

Registering for help if you are vulnerable

 

Coronavirus – Key Information Sources

Coronavirus News Index

Coronavirus – Supermarket & Food News

Coronavirus Local

Entertainment & Amusement

 

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Key Advice Sources – List

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The following list of websites and telephone numbers may be able to assist you if you need help during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Key Advice Sources

• NHS – NHS’s key advice on coronavirus – NHS Website
• NHS – NHS’s online 111 Coronavirus service – NHS 111 Website
• NHS – Advice for vulnerable / high risk people
• Government – Coronavirus: UK government’s response/advice
• Government – Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus – Start now
• Calderdale Council – Advice and support
• Calderdale Social Services – Call Gateway to Care 01422 393000 (TEXTPHONE 01422 393398)
• Mental Heath – Comprehensive advice & support – DPC link
• Coronavirus: A practical guide if you’re disabled

Thanks to Disability Partnership Calderdale for compiling the list

The… Thursday Flyer??

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No, this is not our idea for an April Fool’s.

As it happens, Friday the 10th of April, is the Good Friday Bank Holiday.

Therefore on that week, the Friday (still!) Flyer will be out a day before on Thursday April 9th.

Please make sure that anything you want advertising on the flyer for that week must be with us by 11am on Thursday 9th April.

Thank you for your continued support!

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 March 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Calderdale Lower Valley Blog – Communications and updating you on the Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Can you help? Food and NHS volunteer responders requested
  • Friends Against Scams: Beware of Coronavirus related scams!
  • Pennine Magpie newsletter – Magpie Matters out now!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

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The Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield shows postponed

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The Lawrence Batley Theatre is currently closed to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

All shows, including Tea and Tour of the theatre as well as Jesus Christ Superstar have now been cancelled at least for the foreseeable future.

They very much hope to be able to resume with their usual shows soon.

Currently they are in communication with the company producing Jesus Christ Superstar – which they aspire to stage as their opening show once all of this is over!

For now, if you have booked a place, please contact the theatre directly.

Read related articles:

Live at Home presents: Jesus Christ Superstar

Tea & Tour at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield

Food Banks in Calderdale

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List of Food Banks in Calderdale

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.

Includes information about:

  • Current Operations
  • Donating food
  • Food supply
  • General Support
  • Donating money
  • Volunteering at a food bank
  • Generosity and Kindness
  • Street based provision
  • Free School Meals
  • LIST OF CURRENT FOOD BANKS IN CALDERDALE

Virtual Volunteer Hub

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VVHWant to help?

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.

If you have any questions about how to volunteer safely please have a look at our webpages or email us at volunteeringcovid19@calderdale.gov.uk.

No group in your area?

Contact us at volunteeringcovid19@calderdale.gov.uk  and we will give you some guidance on starting a group or helping out. Guidance is also on our webpages here: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/jobs-and-volunteering/volunteering/coronavirus-volunteering

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.

Please email volunteeringcovid19@calderdale.gov.uk  We can put you in touch with volunteer or local groups.

Update on Volunteer offers

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.

Thank you once again.

Calderdale Council

 

Coronavirus: Can you help? Food and NHS volunteer responders requested

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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.

If you can offer your help to the NHS it will be greatly appreciated. You can submit your details through the form found in this link.

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