Category Archives: Advice and benefits

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>>


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>>

Cllr Press

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>>

Calderdale Council

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>>

Cllr Press

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