Calderdale Communities Matter Project
"For a Community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on love and concern for each other"
The ongoing Covid 19 pandemic has not been discriminative in its disruption and destruction. It has had a significant impact on everyone, everywhere : Individuals, families, businesses, economy, NHS and health care services, effecting everyone socially, mentally physically and financially. CCMP was created to address the needs of the community by working together in the interest of the people of the community.
OUR SOLUTION :
Collaborative working to ensure immediate needs are met and co creating long term sustainable solutions, to any additional needs surrounding mental health and wellbeing. We recognise and identify the increased material challenges as well as mental health issues and respond to them.
CCMP was created to address the needs of the community by working together in the interest of the people of the community.
So what does that look like?
Since March, we have been, on a voluntary basis, supporting over 550 individuals /families and 3 schools throughout Calderdale, weekly, working 7days a week,
We have ensured we meet the immediate needs of people struggling with accessing food, by sourcing, packing and delivering food parcels with the help of grants from the Community foundation. Hebden bridge Rotary and various fundraising and donations.
We have also ensured people are supported with material needs by working holistically with people and actively providing interventions and co-creating solutions
Working with social services/ social care/ probation/ police/ housing/ DWP/ Mental health teams to name a few, to ensure that not only are immediate needs met, but people feel supported and empowered in all aspects of their life.-
General enquiries can be made at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How our work is co- ordinated
of Food Poverty Network for Calderdale and the School Holiday Hunger network
for Calderdale. Since the beginning of Covid- 19, we have had over
250 referrals, supporting over 550 individuals throughout
Calderdale. We meet immediate needs in regards to sourcing/ packing and delivering
food parcels to anyone experiencing difficulties or financial hardship. Referrals
come via various services Housing associations/ Sure Start/ YPASS/
Pastoral teams at schools/ Social Services/ Social Care Services, Doctors or
We provide an unconditional positive regard for everyone, facilitating the opportunity to : REFLECT, RESET, RECONNECT & THRIVE
Social Prescribing Designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs. Those who could benefit include: People with mild or long-term mental health problems, Vulnerable groups, People who are socially isolated, Those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.
We can help with : *Mental Health *Wellbeing *Peer Support *Housing/ Homelessness *Finances *Universal Credit *Benefits *Domestic Violence *Care Leavers *Prison Leavers *Additional needs * Preparing for Employment Working collaboratively with appropriate Statutory Services/ Social Care, we put things in place that not only meet immediate needs of individuals and what matters to them, but look at ways of sustaining the longer term provisions/services and additional support to improve quality of mental health and wellbeing.
Token of appreciation and recognition from Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire 2020