Since the outbreak of Covid-19, and the vast changes that it has made to each of our lives, it has been wonderful to see so many acts of selflessness, altruism and compassion across our communities – and Huddersfield has been no exception. From the sacrifice of our frontline NHS and social care staff, to the dedication of our charity workers and the bravery of those who are performing essential work, everyone across Huddersfield has really risen to the challenge.
Over the last several weeks, many local businesspeople and those within the community have told me that they would like to help and contribute to national efforts in the battle against Covid-19, but they were unsure how they could best communicate this to the Government.
All businesses owners who are able and would like to offer support at this time, please follow this link and complete the online form which relays to the Government what you are able to contribute. You will need your company number to do so.
The list below is what support is needed from businesses:
- medical testing equipment
- medical equipment design
- protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
- hotel rooms
- transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
- manufacturing equipment
- warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
- expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement or engineering
- social care or childcare
Our National Health Service, our care sectors and other organisations which provide essential services are in need of various equipment, materials and services; business contributions are a key a part of the battle against Covid-19.
I know that many businesses want to offer material help and I hope that this provides the means to do so. If you have any further questions or if the online form does not enable you to contribute what you want, please do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.