Community Plus is a service working within local communities. We offer tailored one to one, short term support to people that would like to have a more connected, happy, independent and healthier life. Our locally based community co-ordinators work alongside people, to connect them to groups, activities and support in local communities.

There is no charge for the Community Plus service. However, there maybe a cost to any activity or service you decide to take part in.

Huddersfield Piazza, Unit 32

Visit us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-4pm and find out how we can help you.

Cuppa and Chat sessions

Join Community plus for Cuppa and chat sessions on the locations below. Meet new people and discuss how community plus can help connect you to local groups and activities to make positive changes in your life.

Cuppa and Chat session locations
Location Date Time
Holmfirth Technical College, Holmfirth Every Thursday 10:30-12:30
Crossroads Centre, Meltham Every Wednesday 9:30-12:30

Community Plus library drop-ins

Batley Library

Dates and times
Date Time
21 July 2022 1pm-3pm
4 August 2022 1pm-3pm
18 August 2022 1pm-3pm
1 September 2022 1pm-3pm
15 September 2022 1pm-3pm
6 October 2022 1pm-3pm
20 October 2022 1pm-3pm
3 November 2022 1pm-3pm
17 November 2022 1pm-3pm
1 December 2022 1pm-3pm
15 December 2022 1pm-3pm
5 January 2023 1pm-3pm
19 January 2023 1pm-3pm
2 February 2023 1pm-3pm
16 January 2023 1pm-3pm
2 March 2023 1pm-3pm
16 January 2023 1pm-3pm

Birstall Library

Dates and times
Date Time
Tuesday 11 October 2022 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 25 October 2022 10am-12pm
Tuesday 8 November 2022 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 29 November 2022 10am-12pm
Tuesday 13 December 2022 1pm-3pm
Tuesday 27 December 2022 Bank Holiday - No drop in

Cleckheaton Library

Dates and times
Date Time
19 July 2022 10am-11:30am
2 August 2022 10am-11:30am
16 August 2022 10am-11:30am
6 September 2022 10am-11:30am
20 September 2022 10am-11:30am

Dewsbury Library

Dates and times
Date Time
18 July 2022 11am-12:30pm
25 July 2022 11am-12:30pm

Greenwood Centre, Ravensthorpe

Dates and times
Date Time

Heckmondwike Library

Dates and times
Date Time
Every second Thursday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Wellbeing walks with Community Plus and Wellness Service

Join us every Thursday at Crows Nest Park Cafe, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG from 10:30-11:30 for flat, low intensity walks suitable for everyone. WC facilities are available.

Who we help

Why Community Plus

A video introducing Community Plus with Councillor Musarrat Khan.

How we can help

Our introductory offer is of short term support of up to 6 sessions.

Community Plus: opening up connections

A video showing how we helped Jeremy get out and about.

Supporting individuals

We work with people of all ages. We provide tailored and personalised support for a short period. This is usually six sessions but is flexible depending on the needs of the person.

We can:

  • Help you think about what changes you want to make and support you in achieving your goals.
  • Support you to connect to groups and activities.
  • Work with you to build confidence in what you want to do.
  • Help connect you to volunteering and employment opportunities.
  • Reduce isolation and loneliness through connecting you to other people.

Supporting community groups

We also support the set-up and development of community activities and groups by:

  • Helping to identify gaps in provision in communities.
  • Promoting community action and the development of project ideas.
  • Signposting to specialist support.
  • Providing funding through our Do Something Now grant scheme.
  • Support community groups to promote their activities.
  • Support joint working through connecting groups.
  • Connecting communities and community groups to council services.

Team managers

Our team managers are:

Jo Bolland smiling

Jo Bolland - Batley and Spen

James McGlynn smiling

James McGlynn - Dewsbury and Mirfield

Fiona Murfin smiling

Fiona Murfin - Huddersfield

Gemma Jenkinson smiling

Gemma Jenkinson - Rural

How to introduce a person to Community Plus

Fill in this form to introduce yourself or somebody else.

Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes.

Paperclip If you are introducing someone else, you must have the individual's information as well as a reason for introduction.

Introduce a person to Community Plus

After you've submitted the form

We will contact the person you have introduced and arrange a meeting with them to discuss how we can work with them.

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