Category Archives: Diversity

Calderdale Council is proposing to agree its equality objectives for 2021-2025, to ensure its services and practices continue to meet the current and evolving needs of its residents and employees. The Council is committed to addressing inequality and providing equitable, fair, inclusive and accessible services to help everyone in Calderdale achieve their potential, whoever they… read more … about Ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in Council services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

In recognition of this year’s theme for Black History Month, Black and South Asian council staff have been asked to share what they are ‘Proud To Be’,  to show how they are all making history in their own ways, to highlight the contributions and achievements of Black and South Asian people throughout history, and to… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Proud to be my father’s daughter>>

Calderdale Council is one of nearly 500 organisations to join the Root Out Racism movement being launched by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). Kindness and togetherness are just some of the things that make Calderdale special. Since launching the Vision2024 for Calderdale… read more … about Calderdale Council joins anti-racism movement>>

Root out Racism movement launch in Calderdale

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will light up orange from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 June to mark Calderdale’s support for national Refugee Week. Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers across the country, and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This year’s theme is ‘We Cannot Walk… read more … about Shining a light on the Valley of Sanctuary this Refugee Week>>

Wainhouse Tower

Calderdale Council’s commitment and action to reduce inequalities, celebrate diversity and ensure a fair health and care system will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting on Monday 29 March. In December 2020, the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership signed off a new plan setting out actions that all partners, including Calderdale… read more … about Working together to tackle inequalities>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Throughout Black History Month, Calderdale Council staff have been celebrating how their own diverse stories contribute to the richness of their work, plus personal accounts of their families’ journeys and contributions to the UK. My story begins on 4th May, 1949 when my Nana and Grandad were married here in Calderdale at the Calderdale Register… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Kiki Hatzer>>

Article by Edwin Baker and Kiki Hatzer Throughout Black History Month, Calderdale Council staff have been celebrating how their own diverse stories contribute to the richness of their work, plus personal accounts of their families’ journeys and contributions to the UK. One of these is a first-hand, real life story of current black history that… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Root Jackson>>

Calderdale Council is marking Black History Month throughout October, to celebrate the achievements and valuable role of Black and South Asian people in shaping our vibrant and diverse communities. Black History Month (Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 October 2020) is an annual commemoration. People from many different backgrounds come together to honour the history and… read more … about Black History Month – Council celebrates diversity>>