Passionate Craig Grimes discovered Comoodle because he wanted to provide a better service for the most vulnerable within Kirklees.
As managing director of a not-for-profit community interest company called Experience Community, which provides much-needed information about walks and other leisure activities for disabled people, Craig knows just how difficult it can be for people to find the help they need. And a chance meeting led Craig towards the unique, community-sharing project of Comoodle.
“I was asking Kirklees Council if there was somewhere I could get a specific item and I was asked if I had tried Comoodle before,” said Craig, a volunteer trustee with Slaithwaite Civic Hall Trust.
“Since then, I’ve used Comoodle over the past year. It’s enabled me to request different items that have really helped me offer a better service for people. Comoodle has proved to be a really useful way to connect with other people.”
Craig went on: “Community is really important, especially in our Valley. We’ve got different little pockets. We’ve got Linthwaite, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Milnsbridge and Golcar, but if we all come together and work together, we can make this Valley a very special place.
“Local organisations and groups in the community have always been very important. As we move into the future and there’s less money, we have to support each other.
“We have to support the most vulnerable within our society and these groups have to give back and support each other whether through peer support or working with other groups.”
Comoodle offers a simple process for people to sign-up and share stuff, space and skills. Here’s our video on how to share your space in 90 seconds!