Support for Isolated People in Greenhead Ward

Community Skills Centre have funding from the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund for a support worker

Community Skills Centre (a TSL Kirklees Community Learning partner) have been really successful in securing funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

This is helping us to provide support for all members of our local communities in Kirklees who have and are continuously being affected by COVID-19.

This Covid-19 focused provision aims to help and support For BAME service users who find themselves even more isolated due to the pandemic, whether they are self isolating, shielding, for whatever reason, or are feeling lonely during these times, our aim is to keep people safe and give them a sense of belonging and not feel forgotten.

Provision which enables us to successfully reach these goals comes by way of having a support worker who is able to give initial advice and guidance, signpost and direct service users to appropriate agencies if and when needed depending on individual needs.

Our staff are able to make contact with members of our community, on a one to one basis, to discuss problems confidentially and safely. We are able to contact through phone calls, emails, texting and even face to face adhering to social distancing rules. For those people who are confident in using IT we can even arrange a Teams or WhatsApp meeting.

Short home visits to deliver shopping, check on welfare, or just to chat to a friendly face can be arranged, all depending on the personal needs of the individual.

We also offer a chance to help with English conversational skills so service users are able to discuss their health and any other personal needs.

Referrals can be made directly by local residents, through care workers from the local Hub, or via other service providers.

Please fill in a referral form and send it to

Download a referral form

Courses for people who want to improve their English and confidence

Community Skills Centre are also running a number of online courses, funding by TSL Kirklees' Community Learning Works.  These are designed to support people who are isolated at home to build new skills and confidence and improve their English.

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