Category Archives: Adults

Tackling domestic abuse, mental health, forced marriage and providing awareness on protecting children and victims of human trafficking are all topics covered as part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week. Starting Monday (June 25), until July 1, all the local safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships across the region have joined forces with West Yorkshire’s Police… read more … about Safeguarding remains everybody’s business as partners join together for Safeguarding Week 2018>>

Safeguarding Week

Stuart Smith, Calderdale Council’s Director of Adult and Children’s Services has announced his retirement and will leave the local authority in September 2018. Having spent his career working with children and young people, Stuart received an OBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children. Stuart joined Calderdale Council as the Director of… read more … about Council announces Director’s retirement>>

Stuart Smith

Liz Thorpe, a social worker from Calderdale Council, received a silver award in the recent Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017, in the Team Leader of the Year – Adult Services category. This is fantastic national recognition of Liz’s outstanding work with Calderdale adults in her role as the Council’s community social work practice… read more … about National award for Calderdale social worker>>

A social worker from Calderdale Council has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of her outstanding work with vulnerable adults. Liz Thorpe is the team manager of community social work practice in the Council’s adults’ services. She has been nominated for the Team Leader… read more … about Liz nominated for Social Worker of the Year award>>

Calderdale Adult Learning is hosting an open day event on Saturday 9 September from 9am – 3pm, to launch its latest programme. Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) offer a wide range of learning activities and courses, with more subject choice than ever before. As well as the chance to learn new skills, there’s also the opportunity… read more … about Find your future at Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Disabled people should have equal access to all areas of Calderdale so they can live independently within the community according to a new strategy which will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.    An estimated 37,600 Calderdale residents have some form of disability, whilst Government figures suggest that around 2700 school children in Calderdale have some… read more … about Calderdale cares for all ages>>

Calderdale Council

A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents. Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which will be run by social workers, will open its doors to the… read more … about Pop in to No. 42 for a better life>>

Local disabled people should have equal access to all areas of Calderdale so they can live independently within the community.    Calderdale Council is developing a new strategy to support disabled people and re-design services which may prevent people from being independent.    The Council now wants to hear the experiences of disabled people, family members, carers,… read more … about Have your say on the All Age Disability Strategy>>

Calderdale logo

New innovative flood defences are being installed at 68 homes in Elphaborough Close, Mytholmroyd, in Hebden Bridge thanks to £340,000 in flood grants from Calderdale Council. A portion of this grant has been allocated for special flood doors and flood barriers for residents of Elphaborough Close whose properties suffered damage following flooding on Boxing Day… read more … about Flood defences installed at Elphaborough Close>>

Flooding waves