Category Archives: Social care

Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives Week is an annual UK-wide campaign to recognise and promote the innovative and growing ‘Shared Lives’ approach to care. Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to… read more … about Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives>>

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A life changing project which supports Calderdale families has won national recognition at the Restorative Practice Awards, which celebrate the work done by schools, employers, communities and the Criminal Justice System. Calderdale Council’s ‘Sleep on it’ project won the ‘Children and Families’ category at the 2017 awards ceremony for the work it has done in… read more … about Council scoops award for ‘Sleep on it’>>

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Calderdale needs foster carers, and this Foster Care Fortnight (8 – 22 May 2017) the Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s national campaign to raise awareness of fostering. In support of this, and the North of England ‘You Can Foster’ campaign, the Council is using… read more … about Fostering – do something incredible>>

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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>>

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Calderdale Council has strengthened its role in making sure children who are in care or leaving care are safe and supported. For a number of years, all Calderdale councillors have been ‘corporate parents’, collectively responsible for the safety, health, wellbeing and care of children who are looked after. Now the Council has extended the corporate… read more … about A family for children in care>>

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A new way of working to better support young people in care has been awarded £444k as part of the government’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.  In a recent speech at the National Adult and Children’s Services (NCAS) Conference 2016, the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced that Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices project had been successful… read more … about Supporting young people in care>>

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This year’s Safeguarding Week will be taking place in Calderdale from 17 – 23 October 2016.  Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards will host the week-long programme of events and activities, which aim to raise awareness of the role everyone shares in protecting vulnerable children and adults.  The events will highlight the support which… read more … about Join us in marking Safeguarding Week>>

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Foster carers in Calderdale may soon receive a pay rise thanks to a new scheme which is being considered by Calderdale Council. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet agreed to recommend an additional £400,000 investment in the fostering service, to encourage carers to foster siblings and older children who may have more difficulty finding a placement.  The final… read more … about Council to boost funding for foster carers>>

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