Category Archives: Advice and benefits

Calderdale residents of State Pension age or over are encouraged to check if they’re entitled to extra support in the form of Pension Credit. Pension Credit is extra money to help with the cost of living. People may be eligible even if they have other income, savings or assets. It’s estimated that around a third… read more … about Residents urged to check eligibility for extra support>>

Cllr Tim Swift

ISCAL in Halifax is hosting an open day to demonstrate the facilities at the site and highlight the opportunities available to support people into employment.  ISCAL is owned and operated by Calderdale Council and helps local people with disabilities or other barriers to work to move into employment. ISCAL is also one of the country’s… read more … about Find out more about employment support with ISCAL>>


Calderdale Council is working to ensure that all eligible households receive the Government’s £150 Council Tax rebate, aimed at helping with rising energy costs. Residents living in households in Council Tax bands A- D (excluding second or empty properties), will be eligible for the rebate. This means that around 83,000 households in Calderdale could benefit… read more … about Supporting local families to receive £150 Council Tax rebate>>

Cllr Dacre

This national Empty Homes Week, (Monday 28 February – Sunday 6 March) Calderdale Council is highlighting the support available and the work that takes place to help bring empty properties back into use. Long-term empty homes can cause nuisance to neighbours, potentially attracting anti-social behaviour and vandalism, as well as being a wasted resource in… read more … about Support available to turn empty houses into happy homes>>

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Any EU, EEA or Swiss citizens living in Calderdale who missed the 30 June deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, are encouraged to make a late application as soon as possible. The deadline has now passed for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme to allow them to… read more … about Advice for late applications to EU Settlement Scheme>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Time is running out for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK. Calderdale Council is reminding any EU, EEA or Swiss citizens living in Calderdale to ensure they apply for settled status before the deadline of 30 June 2021…. read more … about Deadline approaching to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

The deadline for applications for the latest round of business support grants has been extended to Monday 14 December Calderdale Council has received around £10 million from the government to support businesses that have had to close or are facing severe impacts because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are in addition to the 5,500… read more … about Deadline extended for business grant support>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council continues to do everything it can to support local residents facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19. To help minimise the impact of the pandemic, the Government is awarding an extra £20 per week, for 12 months, to households receiving working tax credit (money provided to workers who are on a low income). In… read more … about Financial support for vulnerable residents during COVID-19>>