VSI Alliance Winter Directory of support services 2021/22

This directory is full of information about the diverse range of help and services available from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector that can support you to have a safe, supported Winter.

Find help on:

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • VSI Volunteer Hub
  • Loneliness
  • Food Support
  • Specialist Support

The directory includes places where you can find food and resources support as well.

Hard copies will also be available in January 2022.

Emergency support over the Christmas holidays

If you find yourself need, there is emergency support in place over the festive period from 20th December to 1st January 2021.

Support includes food parcels, community meals, mental health support, homelessness support and social care help.

Download the Full List here


Illingworth Morrisons support Mothershare community food bank

When next you visit your local Morrisons in Illingworth, or if you just happen to drop by, spend a minute on their Local Community Giving Tree Supporting Food Poverty with some remarkably novel baubles.

Each bauble represents a different donation amount.

Pick up a bauble of your chosen donation amount, then scan the barcode at the checkouts with your shopping.

Your generous donation will be passed on to Mothershare, our local community group food bank.

Todmorden Food Drop-in

Based at St Mary’s Church, Todmorden Food-Drop is the second food bank to open in the Calder Valley. Serving primarily the people of Todmorden, Hebden Royd and surrounding area, the Food Drop-In is open every Saturday morning from 9.30am to noon.

Currently they are seeing, on average, 100 people each week.

Their aims are:

  • To provide 3 days emergency food aid for people in crisis who struggle to afford it
  • To provide hot drinks and food at the times they are open
  • To collect donations of food, other items and money from individuals, charities and businesses
  • To offer support, including signposting to other agencies who can help
  • To gather information about the people using the Food Drop-In so they can campaign and highlight the issues of poverty in the area

They need £5 per parcel to cover food purchases. If you could help, please make cheques payable to Todmorden Food Drop-In. Donations, one–off or regular, can be made direct to their account at Yorkshire Bank, Todmorden, account no. 39388464, sort code 05-09-59.

If you would like a Food Drop-In volunteer to come and talk to you and your work colleagues or to any group or organisations you may be a member of about our work and how you could help, please contact:  todfooddropin@btinternet.com