Category Archives: Community volunteers

Calderdale Council and its communities have been praised for their response to COVID-19 in a major national report about social connection during the crisis. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has released a report looking at the impact of the pandemic on social isolation and how people are supporting each other across the… read more … about Calderdale leads the way on connecting people during the COVID-19 crisis>>

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Calderdale’s community groups, which provide a vital lifeline for the most vulnerable, are being reminded to apply for grants from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to help them respond to COVID-19. Many groups across the borough have already applied for the Emergency Community Support Fund, which the Council and the CFFC… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing community groups>>

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Calderdale Council and our social care providers are leading on the delivery of social care services to several thousand of our most vulnerable people, every hour of every day, in Calderdale during the pandemic. We are seeing a huge determined effort showing love, kindness and compassion to those who really need our help and support…. read more … about Our social care heroes support the most vulnerable>>

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Calderdale residents have responded to the Council’s call for volunteers with their usual kindness and compassion for others, with over 600 people signing up to offer their help or support to local communities. Calderdale Council established a virtual volunteer hub to help coordinate community support, as part of the Council’s 10-point plan to respond to… read more … about Incredible response to call for volunteers>>

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Storm Ciara brought devastating flooding across Calderdale on Sunday 9 February. Heavy and persistent rain led to widespread flooding, causing several road and building closures and flooding to homes and businesses. Local residents, flood wardens and teams from Calderdale Council and other organisations showed their amazing community spirit, braving the bad weather and working around… read more … about Calderdale’s response to flooding>>

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The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 10 November at 2pm and focus on the role of the Town Hall during both World Wars. The November tour of the historic Todmorden building will take place on Remembrance Sunday and visitors will be able to hear about how the Town… read more … about Remembering Todmorden’s wartime contribution>>

Organisations in Calderdale are being given a helping hand to support families during the school holidays.  The long summer school holidays can be a difficult time, when the cost of feeding and entertaining children can place additional financial pressures on families.  In 2016, Calderdale Council launched the Holiday Kitchen pilot scheme, helping to prepare meals… read more … about New toolkit to help support Holiday Kitchens>>

This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

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Calderdale Council is thanking communities for their amazing kindness and support after a long period of rainfall caused flooding issues in Calderdale on Saturday 16 March. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings throughout the borough on Saturday for the River Calder. The flood sirens were sounded in the Upper Valley and residents urged to take… read more … about Calderdale kindness shines through weekend rainfall>>

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