There are many active Community projects and partnerships in our local area.
If you would like to be involved please contact the group you are interested in, or if you would like to have a link on this page please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minor Ailments Scheme (Local Pharmacy)
The practice encourages its patients to use the Minor Ailments Scheme where appropriate. This scheme allows patients aged over 21 years with minor conditions to consult with a local pharmacist who will if appropriate prescribed the recommended medicine. Read more >>
Active Ashbrow is a project aimed at over 55’s, and people with disabilities and vulnerabilities, living within the Ashbrow Ward.
It is managed by Local Services 2 You.
Active Ashbrow is all about helping the people of Ashbrow to find out what activities and services are available in their area as well as encouraging them to get motivated, become less isolated, meet new people, build their confidence and keep active.
For more information please ring Dani Maloney (danimaloney@LS2Y.co.uk) or Lisa McKenzie (melissa@LS2Y.co.uk) on 01484 432639
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Kirklees Council Carers Gateway
For more information ring 01484 226050 or e-mail email@example.com
Carers Count is a service for any adult in Kirklees who gives, or has given, time and energy, without being paid, to look after a family member or friend who can not manage on their own. At Carers Count we recognise that being a carer can impact on your day to day life significantly, including, emotionally (it can be both rewarding and isolating), financially (you may be unable to work)and physically (your own health can suffer as a result). For more information ring 0300 012 0231 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an organisation providing practical, consistent support to carers and people with care needs in the home where it most generally needed. They centre on the needs of both the carer and the person who requires help with their care. Trained, paid support workers local to your area will take over the carer's usual tasks, enabling them to shop, meet friends, rest or sleep. Where appropriate they take the person with care needs out into the community instead.
For more information ring 0808 808 7777
Young Carers Service
For more information ring 01924 492183
Connect to support
This is service for people needing support in Kirklees. You can find everything you need to help with your support from local to national services, local groups and activities, plus information, advice and much more.
Free English Classes
Huddersfield Deanery Project for older people
Kirklees Safe Places
The safe places scheme is to help vulnerable people when they go out. A safe place is somewhere you can go to for help. You can apply for a safe places card, you can write up to 3 numbers of people you would want contacting if something happened whilst you were out and about. If you ever feel confused, frightened or need help when you are out you can go into any place that is open and showing to the Safe Place logo and staff will listen and try to help you.
The scheme is available to people who are over 16 and who might be vulnerable (learning disability, autism/asperger's, dementia/alzheimer's, physical disability) when they go out.
Kirklees Good Neighbours Scheme
The scheme is to help older and isolated people retain their independance. They offer: a befriending service for older and vulnerable adults, a home from hospital service and services for residents in various Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing complexes.
For more information ring 01484 453679
ME, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, is a severe, complex physical disease that affects all body systems. Its main symptoms are a disabling exercise-induced fatigue, muscle weakness and pain, often severe 'flu-like' malaise, along with abnormal exhaustion unrelieved by sleep. Many people with ME also have other symptoms such as loss of concentration and short term memory, dyslexia, nausea, clumsiness and disturbed balance, sensitivity to light and other problems with vision, sensitivity to noise. The website www.mesupport.co.uk will give advice and information about the illness.
This services provides free home eyecare to those unable to attend a high street optician unaccompanied due to physical or mental disability.
For more information ring 0845 050 1831 or www.vision-call.co.uk
Everyday activities such as walking can have a significant impact on health and well being. Weekday walks are for people living with dementia, their carer, friend or family member. These friendly walks offer a chance to connect people with their local parks and open spaces, as well as each other. Allowing the group to enjoy the benefits of exercise for their physical and mental health in a supportive and structured environment. Suitable for men and women.
Mondays 2pm - Greenhead Park, Huddersfield. Meet by the conservatory cafe.
Fridays 10am - Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. Meet outside the museum.
Approximately 1-1.5 hours. Please call ahead to confirm your place.
If you are interested and want to find out more please contact Jane on 0113 2380601 / 07827 878208
Looking After Me Courses
Kirklees Council is offering free courses for adults who care for someone who is frail, has a long-term health condition or disability. The looking after me courses could benefit people who look after someone and find it difficult to make time for themselves, feel frightened, anxious, stressed or who neglect their own health and well-being.
More details regarding the courses and how you can book on to them are available from the Kirklees website. Click here for Kirklees website