We're working alongside our citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. Our Community Response is aimed at supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need of support, and who cannot currently get this help directly from friends, relatives or neighbours.

We're working especially closely with our voluntary sector partners. Together we're offering a co-ordinated Community Response. This will help us all to make sure that people who are vulnerable can easily request help when needed. We're also offering support for local groups and organisations to make sure that we can all help each other in our local places.

If you need support, or if you can offer support, please get in touch. We are with you.

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Request support

Our Community Response is aimed at supporting anyone who is vulnerable and in need of help. For some requests, there may be a better way for you to get essential support than completing our online form.

If you are under 18

Please do not complete the form, but instead ring Kirklees Council's children's line:

If you need help with personal care

If you need help to go to the toilet or help with washing and dressing and you have no one to help you (or your carer can't continue), please call Gateway to Care:

  • Phone 01484 414933 (Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm, Friday from 8am to 4.45pm)

Outside office hours please complete the online form to let us know what you need help with and we will contact you within 48 hours.

If you need help for your business

The Government has announced a package of financial and other measures to help manage the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and the self-employed. You may be able to apply for a COVID-19 business grant payment. Find out more: Help for businesses and self-employed.

How to request support

For anything else that you need support with, please complete our online form.

Request support

Offer support

How to offer support

Thank you for offering to support others in your local place. You can do this at any time by using our online form.

Offer support

Community Response helpline

You can call to let us know what you need help with, or to tell us how you can help others.

The helpline opens at 9am on Wednesday 25th March 2020 and will initially be open from 8am to 6pm weekdays. We will review this daily.

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