Category Archives: Advice and benefits

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>>

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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

In 2012, Calderdale Council pledged its support to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which is about supporting local people and their families who are serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces. As part of this commitment, the Council is supporting the introduction of the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club, which will be held on Friday… read more … about Supporting the Halifax Veterans’ Breakfast Club>>

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Calderdale residents are being reminded to contact the Council if they’re unsure whether or not they qualify for available flood grants.  Calderdale Council has been made aware of concerns from some residents over companies visiting properties in flood-hit areas and asking them to sign a document to apply for a Repair and Renew flood resilience… read more … about Concerns over flood grant callers>>

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Around Remembrance Sunday, the support offered to members of the Armed Forces both past and present, is something that many people are thinking about.  To coincide with commemorations, members of the Council’s Cabinet will look at ways in which those who are serving, or have served in the Armed Forces, can be better supported in… read more … about Furthering our support for the Armed Forces>>

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Calderdale Council has received national recognition for its work leading the way in using digital technology, as the Council’s Live Chat service has been awarded the Oracle Customer Excellence Award. Calderdale Council’s launched its Live Chat instant messaging software in 2014 and recently expanded the service to allow residents to contact the Council’s customer care… read more … about National recognition for Council’s Live Chat>>

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