FOOD BANK - Call us on 07421 328187 if you need to claim a 3-day food parcel from St Hugh's food bank. Collecting your food parcel is contactlesss. If you are unable to get the urgent help you need from friends, family or neighbours, contact Bradford Council's Contact Centre on 01274 431000. They can help with finding a local volunteer or refer you to organisations which will solve your issue.
We urge you to follow government advice and it might be difficult for some people to reconcile this with the direction that we must only make ‘essential’ trips from our homes. If perhaps you take your daily exercise in the form of a walk, perhaps you walk past one of our churches and are able to drop us a donation in the collection box? Of course collecting a food parcel is an ‘essential’ journey.
Many people have contacted us asking to volunteer for our support schemes. At present we are really restricted about how we can ask people to volunteer. Usually helping us would involve travel and meeting with others which is currently prohibited. We have offered our churches and buildings to the national Community Hub scheme. No-one is really sure how this will operate in our area but it is anticipated that volunteers will be needed. If you would like to put yourself forward for this, please go to goodsamapp.org which already has a huge number of volunteers signed up to help the NHS.
Tree Planting Scheme for our area
On Saturday 18th January we invite you to a launch event for the Baildon Tree Partnership scheme to reforest parts of lower Baildon. The events starts at 2pm and includes a talk about why it is so important to plan new trees. There will be chance to view the proposed sites and stalls runs by other local eco groups. For children there is the chance to build a bird box and plant an acorn. The event is free and closes at 4pm.
Are you a Carer? Perhaps you don't identify as one but are caring for an elderly relative, a family member or looking out for a neighbour. Carers need support but are often the last to know. Join us for monthly meetings for some time out with craft activities, a chance to talk to other local carers and seek advice from a member of Carers Resource Shipley. Mel can help answer your questions on benfits, home help, time out etc. Our meeting dates for 2020 are: 13th Feb, 12th March, 9th April,14th May,11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th Sept, 12th Oct and 10th Dec. These are all Thursdays and we meet from 10am to 12 noon. Just turn up or call Sarah Baxter on 07421 328187 for more information.
A free 8-week internet course is available to over 55s who would like to learn how to get online, find information, communicate with family and friends, access services, shop and more. Working on tablets, you will learn everything from how to switch it on, to how to send an email and keep safe online. You can bring your own tablet or borrow one for no charge.
Sessions run on Mondays from 2.00pm to 3.30pm starting on 17th June 2019 at The St Hugh’s Centre. For more information or to book your place contact Sarah Baxter on 07421 328187. These sessions are provided by Worth Connecting.