The Volunteer Hubs
Following Calderdale Council’s call for volunteers, over 600 people signing up to offer their help or support to local communities. And Calderdale Council has established a virtual volunteer hub to help coordinate community support.
The hub has a strategic team and five virtual locality teams. These teams will work with local groups and communities in specific areas of Calderdale, to make sure that everyone gets the support they need. The many volunteers offering their help will provide more basic, but incredibly important support, such as assistance with the deliveries of food and/or medical supplies. This will be coordinated by the virtual volunteer hubs alongside voluntary and community organisation partners, to ensure that this work can be done safely and effectively.
Residents in need of additional support should fill out the form at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus. People who don’t have access to the internet can telephone 01422 392890 and the Council’s Customer Service Advisers will offer guidance and support.
All requests for support are being assessed to ensure that help is available for those most in need. The Council is identifying vulnerable residents in need of extra assistance and putting in place the appropriate solutions. Those with high needs will be supported by the Council’s social care team.