Category Archives: Advice and benefits

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>>

Flooding waves

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>>


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>>

Contact centre worker

Owners of empty homes, property developers, landlords, letting and estate agents are being invited to take part in a free event to help them bring their empty properties back into use. The annual Under 1 Roof event, run by Calderdale Council, takes place on Wednesday 19 October at The King’s Centre in Halifax, to help… read more … about Making the most of empty homes>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale Council is reminding residents that they may be eligible for financial support if they are struggling to keep up with payments of rent. The Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme is an emergency fund which provides financial assistance whilst allowing people time to find alternative solutions. This is an additional payment on top of any… read more … about Helping those in financial need>>

Cllr Press

 Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2017.   On Thursday 29 September young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3pm and 7.30pm for the… read more … about Plan your future at Get Organised 2016>>

The Shay

Get set for some dinnertime inspiration this summer as the Holiday Kitchen rolls in to town showing families how to make great tasting family meals that are good for body and wallet. For five weeks every Monday families will join the Holiday Kitchen Team at Ash Green Community Primary School for arts and crafts activities,… read more … about Holiday Kitchen coming to Mixenden this summer>>