Sources of support and useful information during the Corona Crisis

We have compiled this list of sources of support and useful information during the Corona Crisis, this list will be updated when we get more information to add.

If you require support to access any services, please contact us and we will do our best to get you registered.

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer Service

The ECLO service is still available to anyone who is concerned about their sight loss and needs either practical information and advice or emotional support.

Also, for patients concerned about their appointments being cancelled, please let them know that the ECLO service is available.


  • Nicki Rowe – 07808 735 748 Dewsbury
  • Alice Elliott – 07711920494 Huddersfield
  • or RNIB Helpline 0303 123 9999

Kirklees Covid-19 Community Response

Kirklees Council are working alongside our citizens and local organisations to make sure that together we can all support our neighbours and communities over the coming weeks. We’re working especially closely with our voluntary sector partners. Together we’re offering a co-ordinated Community Response. This will help us all to make sure that people can easily request help when needed. We’re also offering support for local groups and organisations to make sure that we can all help each other in our local places.

If you need support, or if you can offer support, please get in touch. We are with you.

Sight Advice FAQ

Use this link to find answers to lots of questions you may have at this time.

Information about food shopping

Use this webpage to source information about what national sight loss charities and supermarkets are doing to support people with visual impairments to get their shopping.

Coronavirus and claiming benefits – Understanding Universal Credit

The latest information from the Department for work and pensions with regards to existing and new benefit claimants.

Government Vulnerable Person Register

You can register on the below website if you consider yourself to be an extremely vunnerable person you’ll be able to get support with things such as getting esentials such as food.

The RNIB and Guide Dogs have put together a series of frequently asked questions (and answers) on coping in the time of COVID-19 if you are blind or partially-sighted.