We have put together some phone numbers and links for areas across the Diocese – we hope this is helpful.
If you are self-isolating and you do not have friends or family who live locally who can help, try the relevant help number in the table below.
Please note that this information was collated by searching on the internet and has not been tested out as to how effective these services are at present.
|Council Area||To get help||To offer to volunteer||Council Covid -19 website page|
|Leeds|| 0113 |
|Sign up to Community Care Volunteers||Leeds City Council website|
|Bradford & District||01274 431000||Paused for now|
|Bradford Council website|
|Wakefield||0345 8 506 506 or Community Hub||Nova Wakefield||Wakefield Council|
|North Yorks||01609 780780||See local organisations or ask Council||North Yorks CC|
|Kirklees||01484 226919||Kirklees response||Kirklees Council|
|Calderdale||Fill in online form||Calderdale Community Support||Calderdale Council|
|Lancashire (Pendle)||01282 661743|
Pendle Community Hub
|Pendle Community Hub||Lancashire County Council|
|East Riding||01482 393919||Goole and Howden Community Hub||East Riding Council|
Across the areas covered by the Diocese of Leeds there are a mixture of different responses by the local councils and community organisations to provide help to those who have no family nearby, and most are asking people to sign up to volunteer (if they are healthy and low-risk). Tasks might vary from offering practical support for vulnerable people (such as shopping deliveries, preparing meals, making check-in phone calls) or signing up as an informal volunteer to help within their own neighbourhood in more general ways.