Baildon Link Community Centre Response To Coronavirus.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Bradford Council 01274 431000
Baildon Community Link 01274 588681

Mind – Guide Line 01274 594594
Samaritans 0116123
Childline 0800 1111
Silver Line 0800 4708090
National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
HMRC 0800 024 1222

The Centre is closed except for dropping off supplies for the food bank. Our hard work for the community continues, read more about that below. Read more about the closure here. The website will be updated as and when the situation changes. See here for a leaflet produced to cover these details.

We are working closely with Bradford Council so that Baildon Community Link can continue to support the community. During this time it may be difficult for us to man the phone so please listen to any recorded message. Your call may also be diverted to someone that can help. In many areas below we show the phone number of Baildon Community Link. If there is no response please call the Bradford Council number 01274 431000.

The Link is working with many to support the vulnerable in our community during these times – please email the Link at baildon.link@btinternet.com or phone us on 01274 588681, or Bradford Council on 01274 431000, if you know of someone who can’t get out and who might need a food parcel. Leave name, address and phone contact number and we will contact them.

Please note that Baildon Community Link is here for the needy and vulnerable and the information below is intended to support that work. As a result of the current situation many people will have questions and need information that we probably are not in a position to provide or comment on. Please use other sources where appropriate.

Food Bank

Please note that we are stocking some food and goods ready for distribution if needed. If you would like to donate our lobby is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and donations can be left here.

Shortages:- We are short of nappies, soap, longlife milk, tea, coffee, hot drink supplies, soups, pasta, rice, tinned fruit, tea, soap, toilet rolls, rice pudding, and dried goods.

We will continue to give 3 day emergency food parcels as long as we have adequate supplies. I’ve received one request today from a low income family who have been asked to self isolate.

Shopping

If you are self isolating and do not have anyone else such as a friend, neighbour or relative to help you shop and you have been unable to access online shopping then we will do our utmost to help with our network of local volunteers.  Again, ring us on 01274 588681, or Bradford Council on 01274 431000.

If you are on-line shopping then make sure you add enough to your order early just in case website issues stop you being able to go in and edit the order later.

Prescriptions

The following pharmacies will deliver to you if you are housebound or self-isolating.  You will need to register with them and try to allow 7 days notice

Browgate Pharmacy 01274 583534

Cliffe Avenue Pharmacy 01274 593274

Knights Pharmacy, Eldwick 01274 550080 will deliver to Crook Farm

Housebound or self-isolating

Are you housebound or self isolating? Would you like a befriending phone call? Let us know and we or one of our partners volunteers at MIND will be in touch. Phone 01274 588681, or Bradford Council on 01274 431000, or email baildon.link@btinternet.com with your name and phone number if you are happy for the Link or MIND to get in touch.

If you are unsure of how to organise the household when the family is self-isolating have a look at NHS suggestions here. It has some very practical advice.

Are you aware of anyone that is vulnerable?

If you become aware of vulnerable people, including the housebound with higher care needs who need more support please notify the Adult Services Access Team on 01274 435400 who will be able to help them.

Free School Meals

Titus Salt School – “If you are in receipt of Free School Meals at Titus Salt School and would like to receive a food parcel please contact us on enquiries@titussaltschool.co.uk. We will keep this information confidential, but we will need you to provide us with your contact and the name of your child. We plan to either deliver the food parcels or set up an access point in a few different communities.”

Other schools – I am sure info is being circulated. I am happy to put it here.

Youth Club Members

Look out for facebook posts from Charis and Rachael.

Thank You

Thank you to all our partners including Bradford Council, Baildon Town Council, MIND and all local residents who have offered or already given support to the vulnerable during this unprecedented time including donations, offers of shopping, befriending, delivery etc What amazing Community Spirit – one huge positive out of this crisis. The Link will be in touch according to need.

A huge thank you to all the paid staff, trustees and volunteers at the Link for all the support during this difficult time.

Support the £ink

During this closure the Link has lost a significant proportion of its income. You can support us using the details here.

Website:- This is the more normal welcome to the website which will be reinstated once we return to “normal” activity.