Category Archives: Adults

During Calderdale’s sixth annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020), a range of virtual events and resources will raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how to support the borough’s most vulnerable children and adults. Safeguarding is just as important, if not more, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown and social distancing may make… read more … about Show your support for Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding Week 2020

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal programme. Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home sharing news about their hobbies, things… read more … about Sharing stories and building friendships>>

Sylvia at Pennine Lodge

Calderdale Council and our social care providers are leading on the delivery of social care services to several thousand of our most vulnerable people, every hour of every day, in Calderdale during the pandemic. We are seeing a huge determined effort showing love, kindness and compassion to those who really need our help and support…. read more … about Our social care heroes support the most vulnerable>>

Cllr Metcalfe

In these challenging times when we are physically apart due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to look out for each other, to know the signs of safeguarding issues, to report anything that doesn’t feel right, and to speak up if we need support. That’s the message from Calderdale Council, Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership… read more … about Safeguarding is always everyone’s business>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council has boosted its leadership team with the appointment of three new senior officers. The Council has recruited a new Director of Public Health; an Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in Children and Young People’s Services and a new Assistant Director for Adult Social Care Operations. Deborah Harkins, currently the Director of… read more … about Hat-trick for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 15 councils in the country for adult social care. In a major independent survey, public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide for the second year running. The IMPOWER index measures which councils are spending their… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for adult social care>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale residents requiring specialist equipment for health needs will now experience a more efficient ordering service. A new community equipment ordering system is now in place, to provide a more efficient and timely service to Calderdale residents and to staff placing the orders. The system is used for ordering any pieces of equipment – from… read more … about Equipment store helps people live independently>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Two new directors will take up their posts at Calderdale Council in September, following the retirement of Stuart Smith, Director of Adult and Children’s Services. Iain Baines has been appointed to the newly created post of Director of Adult Services and Wellbeing, whilst Julie Jenkins has been appointed as the Director of Children and Young… read more … about Council boosts senior social care team>>