Holly Lynch MP
Please note that over the Christmas period in addition to weekends and bank holidays, my office will also be closed on 23rd, 24th and 31st December. Staffing will be limited on other days so please allow longer for a response to emails.
If you think you have coronavirus or have been in contact with someone who does, please call 111. For medical or other emergencies that require the emergency services call 999. If you need to contact the council in an emergency, their out of hours contact number is 01422 288000. You can find other useful contact numbers and sources of information on issues such as domestic abuse and mental health towards the bottom of this page.
Due to the ongoing risks associated with the Coronavirus our office at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre will be closed until further notice, however we will continue to provide support to those who need it over the phone and via email. Please do not send anything to us in the post at this time as it will not be picked up.
All calls to the office will be redirected automatically and all correspondence to the office that the Elsie Whiteley Centre receives will continue to be collected and will be responded to.
Thank you once again for your understanding as we work as quickly as we can to adapt to these highly unusual circumstances.
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Office of Holly Lynch MP
Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre
01422 399515 (Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm)
Holly receives thousands of emails, letters and phone calls from constituents each year, and is able to assist people with various casework issues with the help of her experienced team.
These include problems with benefit claims, immigration issues, and problems or complaints about public services or utility companies.
She also aims to respond to everyone who contacts her to express a view on policy matters or asks her to support particular campaigns.
Altogether, her office has opened over 17,000 cases since she was elected in 2015.
If you require assistance with a specific issue please call 01422 399515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Holly cannot give legal advice and is unable to intervene in private disputes.
Our office is based at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre which is accessible and disability-friendly. We can arrange to meet in a room with a hearing loop if necessary.
Please ensure that you include your full address, phone number and postcode.
Please do not be disappointed if you do not receive an immediate reply. We receive a very high number of emails, telephone calls and letters every day, so please allow time for a response.
Please note that in order to deal with casework I will need to store personal details and correspondence, and it may be necessary for me to share details and information relating to your case with third party organisations. If you do not wish me to do so please let me know. Your data will be stored, shared and destroyed in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. You can read my full Data Protection Notice here.
Useful Contacts during the Coronavirus crisis
As we go through the next few days and weeks, my team and I will continue to be here to provide help and support to those who need it. We are having to change some of the ways we are working but phone lines and emails will continue to be answered and all of my team are currently still working.
We have pulled together contact information for some of the other key organisations which might also be useful.
The most up to date information about the Coronavirus, from public health advice to guidance for workers and businesses can be found on the Government’s website here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you require any medical advice, the NHS website has important information about the virus here: nhs.uk/coronavirus
The Citizens Advice website also has a great deal of support covering a variety of different topics including the Coronavirus and can be found at: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ You can also call them on 03444 111 444
If you feel that it would be helpful to speak to the Samaritans their website can be found here http://samaritans.org and you can call them for free by dialling 116 123 from any phone.
Calderdale Council is providing a live-chat service throughout the pandemic if you need to contact them; https://bit.ly/CalderdaleLiveChat
For business support from the council and information on grants and business rate relief, please contact email@example.com
If you are staying at home and in need of help obtaining food or medicines or would like to volunteer to support those who do then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are affected by any aspect of Domestic Abuse Calderdale’s Staying Safe team can help by providing telephone support including domestic abuse support, safety advice and access to legal advice: 01422 323339 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).
OpenMinds Calderdale provides advice, information, support and signposting on local and national emotional health and wellbeing services that help children, young people and families who are going through a difficult time.
Healthy Minds is a Calderdale local mental health charity who are dedicated to providing support and offer a range of services to improve and maintain your emotional health and wellbeing. http://healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
You can continue to contact my office on 01422 399 515 (10am – 4pm) or email email@example.com (please include your name, address and phone number)