We hope everyone is doing ok under the circumstances
In the light of the current situation of Coronavirus (COVID-19), certain events, and group sessions have been cancelled, postponed or are changing how they deliver provison.
Kirklees Council events postponed: 1. Kirklees Welcomes Briefing sessions: 20 March 2020 – Dewsbury library – Dewsbury 23 April 2020 – The Mission – Huddersfield 2. Introduction to Migration: 26 March 2020 – Howlands Centre – Dewsbury 30 April 2020 – The Mission – Huddersfield
Kirklees College has been closed.
In addition, some of the drop-in session of the voluntary sector organisation have been cancelled as well for now such as: 611, Reach and Connecting Opportunities.
However, there is a level of support available support locally specifically for asylum seekers and as this change we will keep you updated as this will change over time:
DASH Service: Case work only and essential referrals to the Welcome Centre. (Unfortunately, no food parcel, no donations and no volunteers.)
Where: 30 New North Road, HD1 5JY When: Tuesday 09:30 – 12:30
Jobcentre: Service: Customers advised not to attend face to face appointments for 3 months on the DWP twitter account.
Volunteers Together Where: St Thomas’s Church, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3HU When: Wednesday 11:00 – 17:00
Womens Centre: Service: Over the phone only 0148 450866 When: Calls from 9 until 3 or 4 depending on staff capacity. Emotional support and not crisis support for existing clients. Unfortunately they will not be accepting any new clients.
KCALC: Cases by phone only: 03448487970
Welcome Mentors Welcome Mentor referrals will continue to be accepted and Mentors will be assigned/matched. However, in the current position the vast majority of support will be provided via the telephone.
Meet try and learn Final session will be delivered on Thursday 19th March. The project will return when social distancing measures are removed.
This Way 4 English The sessions will continue to be provided, however the support will be more generic to advise migrants who seek support during the COVID outbreak. The sessions maybe effected by library closure.
Kirklees Council & Victim Support run 4 drop in sessions for all people affected/harmed by crime and/or anti-social behaviour. We have 2 in North Kirklees and 2 in South Kirklees. No appointment is necessary, just drop in and bespoke support and advice can be accessed.
A new ESOL course, offered through the Talk English programme, starts on Thursday March 17th from 1.00 – 3.00pm at Paddock Village Hall, West View, Paddock Huddersfield HD1 4TX. For further information please contact paddock Community Trust on 01484 431400 or email email@example.com
Over twenty people took part in a basket-weaving session at Paddock
Social Club on February 19th. The event was organised by Paddock
Community Trust, Community Learning Works, Kirklees Council and Growing
Works who led the activity.
Please if anyone has any size 9 men’s, size 5 and 7 women’s waterproof
shoes they’re not wearing anymore please donate to Dash. There are a lot
of wet feet out there in this horrible weather. Drop ins are Thursdays 9.30-1.30 Paddock Village Hall. www.huddsdash.org.uk
A Save Food Save Money session was held at Paddock Village Hall on November 12th, giving attendees ideas on how to produce cheap, healthy family meals. The group also found out about basic food safety and went away with fridge thermometers to ensure their food was being stored correctly. The group made a 2-course meal, which fed the whole group, for less than £3! The workshop was a joint venture between Kirklees Council, Sainsburys supermarket, Community Learning Works and Paddock Community Trust.
A new Talk English course launches at Paddock Village Hall on Thursday October 25th from 9.30 – 12.00pm. For more information please contact Paddock Community Trust 01484 431400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to know what to do with the vegetables that are hiding at the back of your fridge? Your fruit are not looking at their best and wondering what you are going to do with them? Well don’t throw them away. Come along to Paddock and join in a workshop to make your leftovers in to tasty meals, meet new friends and enjoy a free lunch.
Monday, November 12th 11am – 1.00pm
Paddock Village Hall, West View, Paddock, Huddersfield HD1 4TX
Telephone 01484 431400