Category Archives: Advice and benefits

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>>


Plans to tackle poverty will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 19 March 2018. The Cabinet will be asked to consider the impact of welfare reform and to approve the development of an anti-poverty action plan, which would have a particular focus on reducing child poverty in Calderdale. The… read more … about Taking action to end child poverty>>

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During the recent cold weather, Calderdale Council has been making sure that any rough sleepers know the help that is available to support them. No one in Calderdale needs to sleep out in cold weather. A recent rough sleeper count across the whole borough, found six people were sleeping rough. This figure can obviously vary,… read more … about Supporting rough sleepers in Calderdale>>

Rough sleeper

The future of a grant scheme which provides financial support to local vulnerable people will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 6 November 2017.  Current funding for the Council’s Local Welfare Assistance Grant Scheme, which is given to people at the greatest risk of severe financial hardship will run out in March 2018.   … read more … about Supporting the most vulnerable>>

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The important work of voluntary and community organisations in Calderdale is being recognised by Calderdale Council.   The voluntary and community sector (VCS) is facing huge challenges but the Council is committed to working in partnership with these important local organisations that provide services and support to some of Calderdale’s most vulnerable residents.  The sector has… read more … about Supporting the voluntary sector in Calderdale>>

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As well as 90% of Calderdale businesses being back in full operation after the 2015 floods, in some cases the flooding has inspired investment and new business opportunities. Examples include Make Solutions, Blazing Saddles and VisioSound. As a result of the floods, all three businesses now have premises at the thriving Craggs Country Business Park… read more … about Open for business>>

Calderdale councillors will discuss plans to extend a mortgage support scheme to help address the financial issues facing some older residents in Calderdale. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 30 January, members will look at plans to extend the existing Breathing Space loan scheme. The scheme was originally set up in 2009… read more … about Giving residents Breathing Space>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Citizens Advice Calderdale will continue to deliver advice and information services for residents, after Calderdale Council commissioned the service for a further three years.  Last year, Citizens Advice Calderdale helped over 6000 people deal with almost 23,000 problems. The service provides information and advice on issues such as accessing benefits, debt, housing and employment.  This… read more … about Continued support for those in need>>

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Budding hairdressers and beauticians have been taking part in training to help them give friendly advice to future customers, promoting healthy lifestyles. As part of work done around Alcohol Awareness Week, with the theme ‘know the risks’, Calderdale Council held briefings with students at Calderdale College to help them increase their knowledge of the effects… read more … about Training to ‘know the risks’>>

Alcohol awareness training