Category Archives: Community Plus

Kirklees community blooming after lockdown isolation is shortlisted for award

Social Prescribing Awards 2022 finalist

A collaborative project to tackle isolation in Huddersfield has been shortlisted in the Social Prescribing Network Awards 2022. The Growing Friends of Community Activity in Lindley (FOCAL) project has been shortlisted for the Award for Best Community-based Organisation in Social Prescribing. Who’s involved? Our Social Prescribing team worked alongside anchor organisation Local Services 2 You to help residents come together

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Claire’s Cinderhills Community Blog

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Claire Baldwin is a Community Co-ordinator based in Holme Valley South. Claire spends a lot of her time talking to residents about their local area, how they feel about it and sharing ideas of what improvements they’d like to see.  This is Claire’s first blog about the Cinderhills project.  Hi, I’m Claire Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I often worked from Holmfirth Library and supported a baby weighing clinic at Holmfirth Memorial Hospital. It

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Community Plus restores hope

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‘I need a reason to get up each day’. SH found themselves in trouble after they lost their job, separated with their partner and kids and were being threatened with eviction from their home. SH reached out to Kirklees and expressed how they were feeling lonely and anxious after being harassed by the landlord. SH opened up about how they

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Rodney Firefights Loneliness

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This is the story of 92-year-old ex-firefighter, Rodney who lives by himself after the sad passing of his wife. Because of the pandemic, Rodney was shielding and only left the house twice; for the COVID vaccine and once again for his wife’s funeral. Rodney became lonely and was referred to Community Plus. Community Plus could help him reconnect with people,

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