Category Archives: Loneliness

A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents. Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which will be run by social workers, will open its doors to the… read more … about Pop in to No. 42 for a better life>>

Staff at Ferney Lee Care Unit in Todmorden have been working hard to make the surroundings a real home from home for residents, as part of the home’s ‘Butterfly Project’.  Many residents at Ferney Lee have dementia. Research from Dementia Care Matters has found that for the majority of time, people living with dementia are… read more … about Ferney Lee’s Butterfly Project takes flight>>

Butterfly Project

Local communities in Calderdale are full of hidden gems – perhaps a business which provides a particularly good service or a local resident who has particular skills. Calderdale Council is now seeking the help of residents to unearth these talents to benefit local people.  These talents or skills are also known as community assets. After… read more … about Hidden gems of Hebden Bridge>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Friends, families and neighbours have the chance to get together over lunch at free events around Calderdale this summer.  Organisations across the borough are hosting community food events as part of the nationwide Big Lunch initiative – a simple idea devised by the Eden Project in Cornwall aiming to join communities together through healthy eating… read more … about Eat and meet at the Big Lunch>>

Big Lunch

Calderdale Council has welcomed a national report launched today, looking at how building a strong sense of community in neighbourhoods can encourage people to socialise, look out for each other and feel comfortable asking each other for help when needed. The report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is based on research carried out in Hebden… read more … about Community is key in tackling loneliness>>

Cllr McAllister