Travel, roads and gritting

Schools

School closures

Get involved

Check on your neighbours

  • Check on the elderly or unwell to see if they need anything.
  • Offer to clear their paths, pick up shopping or prescriptions.

Concerned about a vulnerable neighbour

  • Tel: 01484 414888
  • Gateway to care, health colleagues and volunteers will then check on them and support anyone who is identified as at risk.

Concerned about a Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) tenant

  • Tel: 01484 414886
  • They will arrange for someone to check in on them.

Help your local school

  • Contact your local school: Schools in Kirklees
  • Schools appreciate any offers of help to clear paths and make the school grounds and entrances as safe as possible. Contact your local school.

Join a local self-help group

  • Contact your councilor about volunteering: Search for councillors
  • We provide grit and guidance for groups.
  • Help clear snow close to the homes of vulnerable people.
  • Help to clear pavements outside community centres.

Weather

Weather forecast
Check the weather forecast provided by weather.com.

Information, advice and payments

Get ready for winter (external site)
Things you can do to prepare for a wide range of winter weather.

Winter Fuel Payment (external site)
An allowance to help older people with their heating bills - claim form, how much you get, eligibility.

Warm Home Discount scheme (external site)
Claim £130 off your winter electricity bill - eligibility, how to claim your discount and deadline to apply.

Cold Weather Payment (external site)
If you're getting certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment - what you'll get, eligibility and how to find out if your area has received a payment.

Heating and housing benefits (external site)
If you need help to pay for heating or to improve insulation in your home, you may be able to get money from a government grant scheme, depending on where you live.

NHS staywell
Look after your health this winter.

Keep Warm Keep Well (external site)
Information for, over 60s, Low-income families, People living with a disability.

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