Category Archives: Kindness

Calderdale Council teams continue to adapt to new ways of working, to provide the best possible protection and support to each other and the entire community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Council staff are playing a vital role in helping local people, including the most vulnerable, alongside the amazing work of other organisations and volunteers. Thanks… read more … about Playing our part to protect Calderdale from COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Wainhouse Tower in Halifax will join buildings across the UK and light up purple in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter is a global campaign challenging systematic and structural racism. People have come together across the world following the death of George Floyd in the… read more … about Wainhouse Tower lights up purple in solidarity with Black Lives Matter>>

Calderdale Council

Children and young people in Calderdale are in urgent need of foster placements and the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more carers to support young people, at this especially difficult time. As the times in which we live and work in are changing, the pressures on some families have increased. In Calderdale,… read more … about Fostering – this is the moment, now more than ever>>

Fostering

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal programme. Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home sharing news about their hobbies, things… read more … about Sharing stories and building friendships>>

Sylvia at Pennine Lodge

At the heart of Calderdale’s response to COVID-19 is an army of amazing people doing incredible things to get us through this crisis together. Along with the many organisations and hundreds of volunteers supporting the response to the pandemic, Calderdale Council’s teams are working non-stop to keep essential services going and provide extra support at… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale Council’s coronavirus heroes>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>

COVID

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>>

Flood

Calderdale Council’s Support in Mind care service, which helps people living with dementia to remain in their own homes, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC described Support in Mind staff as “exceptionally kind and caring” in its inspection in November 2019. The team provides short-term support to people in… read more … about Council care team rated outstanding>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Nominations are now open for the first ever Staying Well Awards, celebrating Calderdale’s community heroes. Initially launched by Calderdale Council with initial funding contributions from the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, the Staying Well project has been supporting adults across the borough for the last five years, aiming to improve their health and wellbeing. The project… read more … about Staying Well Awards – Celebrating kindness in Calderdale>>

Cllr Shoukat