Bradford MDC have set up a Keighley based co-ordination centre run by the voluntary and community sectors. Along with food banks, they will help to distribute food to those needing it and also with co-ordinating volunteers to help people affected or self-isolating at home.

Anyone wanting to volunteer during the coronavirus response should call 01274 431000 and leave their name and contact details. Vulnerable people who have a particular need can also leave their details which will be passed on to the relevant service.

Some of the tasks they may ask volunteers to undertake are for example;

  • collecting and delivering medication
  • befriending / social support
  • advice and signposting
  • addressing potential additional needs at foodbanks
  • pet care and dog walking
  • checking in via phone with people who may need it
  • helping a vulnerable person with practicalities like food shopping and deliveries.
  • adding capacity to key services like social care and health in case of staff shortages