Long COVID Ideas Fund: You Decide!

Find out about our Long COVID Ideas Fund and who should get involved.


We want to hear from people in Calderdale, if you:

  • Have (or have had) Long COVID.
  • Care for (or have cared for) someone with it.
  • Are from a local community/voluntary group that could support people with it.

What Long COVID is

COVID can cause symptoms that last for weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is often known as Long COVID. Experiences can vary with a range of symptoms that can change over time. Some common examples are:

  • Tiredness.
  • Brain fog.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Breathlessness.

In Calderdale, close to 6,000 people could have Long COVID.

For more details and how/when to get support, visit: Coronavirus - guidance and patient information (NHS).

Some people find it helpful to talk to others with Long COVID. If you would like to chat about it, please visit: Long COVID Support Group Calderdale (Facebook).

Long COVID Ideas Fund

We have created this fund to make a difference to the lives of our residents with Long COVID. We want people who have experienced it to:

  • get involved;
  • share their ideas about the support that might help;
  • and decide how to use the fund.

You know what it is like to live with or support others with Long COVID. So, you are the experts and best placed to decide how we should use the fund. We want your voices to shape what happens in Calderdale.

Get involved

Please note: All workshops have been postponed due to low numbers. We still plan to re-launch the Ideas Fund workshops in the future.

Come along to one or more of our workshops at The Shay or online:

Workshop Purpose Who for Date Where
1 Find out about the fund and how to get involved.

Decide what difference we want the fund to make.

  • People with experience of Long COVID
Postponed. The Shay and online
2 To agree how we:

  • will decide which projects to fund;
  • want people to share their ideas.

Share information about the Ideas Fund.

  • People with experience of Long COVID
  • Community and voluntary organisations
Postponed. The Shay and online
3 Decide which ideas to fund - lunch is included.
  • People with experience of Long COVID
  • Community and voluntary organisations
Postponed. The Shay and online

To register your interest for the workshops, please email: india.dootson@calderdale.gov.uk.

Get in touch

We welcome your feedback on what works or what can be better, please email: sulia.celebi@calderdale.gov.uk.

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