Category Archives: Community Plus

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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No more loneliness for Luba

Luba is an 87-year-old lady who lives alone as her family live all over the world. She has strong connections with her “Church family”.  A local councillor shared concerns for Luba when residents said she was walking on the roads in the dark, winter evenings. Lonely in lockdown Luba explained she was lonely due to the Covid lockdown.  She couldn’t

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Soapy solution helps COVID cause

Community Plus Coordinator Hannah King united Kirklees Council teams, a national retailer and community groups to plug the gap in the rural fight to stop the spread of COVID, reaching more than 700 families with vital hygiene products. Hearing the news from Public Health that Covid-19 infection rates were higher in low income areas, Hannah, pictured right, wondered if household

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