There are lots of services in your local area which can help you for a range of different issues and levels of need:
Help in the community
Community anchors are independent services found in your local area which may help you manage your health and wellbeing. They are often located in your local community centres or church and provide a wide-range of opportunities to support and improve our wellbeing.
These could include clubs, classes, events, and meet-ups.
Sometimes you might be referred to a community anchor by your GP for non-medical support for problems like loneliness, depression, or anxiety, but this isn’t a requirement.
Find your closest community anchor here.
Help at the Hubs
Help at the Hub is free to access for all residents in the Wakefield district and can put you in touch with a range of organisations who can offer impartial help and advice to anyone worried about money, jobs, housing or health.
Our friendly advisers will:
- always be happy to talk to you, however big or small the problem might be.
- never judge or make you feel bad about your situation.
They can look at your situation and check whether you are able to claim additional help or take steps to improve things. A Hub adviser can also refer you to a qualified debt adviser to find ways to manage debts even if you need debt advice.
For more information and to find your local Help at the Hub visit the webpage here.
Community Hubs are a new service developed in response to coronavirus. Run by volunteers they help to provide support around things like shopping, collecting medication, befriending, delivering food parcels, and providing activities for those socially isolated and shielding.
To find your local community hub, or are interesting in volunteering, visit the webpage here.