Kirklees joined the Cities of Service coalition in 2014. The support of the city’s Chief Executive Jacqui Gedman and Ambassador Council Leader Cllr David Sheard, combined with the hard work of the Chief Service Officer Rachael Loftus, has ensured success for Kirklees.
Kirklees has developed multiple impact initiatives that tackle key challenges for the local area: initiatives that help young people (including Independent Visitors and Family Support Volunteers), initiatives that help adults and older people (including Physical Activity Volunteers and Care Home Befrienders), and initiatives that help the environment (including Oakwell Country Park Volunteers and Countryside Volunteers); as well as initiatives that help communities to thrive (including Reading Friends Volunteers, Museums & Galleries Volunteers and Library Volunteers) and help keep everyone healthy (including Auntie Pam’s and Walk Leaders).
“I’m in” also aims to unlock the power of the community’s everyday actions to make the city a better place to live. This initiative developed Happy Hour – as a way of ensuring that those citizens who can only spare a small amount of time still have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.
Connect with Kirklees through their website: www.iminkirklees.org.uk or on Twitter or Instagram @ImInKirklees.