Here is some information about help and support available for older people.
A number of banks offer a dedicated telephone service for the over 70s.
Where this is offered banks have sent letters to customers to inform them and the appropriate phone numbers for people who require this service are available from Age UK Bradford on 01274 391190. Age UK Bradford have lots of information and advice available on their website https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bradforddistrict/
Denholme Assist are soon launching a telephone befriending service – by popular demand – and they are happy to offer this to other villages. The link below can be used to sign up to the service. Denholme Assist are ensuring that the volunteer befrienders are DBS checked, and all calls will go through a new system, set up to record the entire call for security.
Link to sign up/register: https://bit.ly/2xf6q96
Thank you to Denholme Assist for this.
Community Action Bradford and District also run a telephone befriending service for older isolated people. To make a referral or to volunteer as a befriender please contact Joy Mills at email@example.com or by telephone on 07535 046904. Community Action Bradford and District also produce useful daily updates which can be accessed through this link https://www.cabad.org.uk/covid-19
Please click here bradford.gov.uk/emergencies/council-service-disruptions/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-vulnerable-people/ for information from Bradford Council about support available for vulnerable people within the district. If you have concerns about isolated people then please contact the Council hub on 01274 431000.