Category Archives: Social care

Two new directors will take up their posts at Calderdale Council in September, following the retirement of Stuart Smith, Director of Adult and Children’s Services. Iain Baines has been appointed to the newly created post of Director of Adult Services and Wellbeing, whilst Julie Jenkins has been appointed as the Director of Children and Young… read more … about Council boosts senior social care team>>

Calderdale Council is looking at the best way to support children looked after and care leavers. Young people who are looked after or are leaving the care of the Council should be supported to achieve their best and reach their aspirations. Calderdale Council takes the responsibility of corporate parenting very seriously and is committed to… read more … about Supporting young people to achieve their best>>

Every good parent wants the best for their children as they grow up and start making their own way in life, and every young person wants to be able to rely on this support.  For young people leaving the care of Calderdale Council, this is no different, and the Council has pledged to give more… read more … about Calderdale’s commitment to young people leaving care>>

Plans to tackle poverty will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at the next meeting on Monday 19 March 2018. The Cabinet will be asked to consider the impact of welfare reform and to approve the development of an anti-poverty action plan, which would have a particular focus on reducing child poverty in Calderdale. The… read more … about Taking action to end child poverty>>

A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has moved a step forward. A planning application has been submitted for 65 purpose-built apartments in Rastrick, offering affordable new homes, activity areas and facilities all under one roof. Calderdale Council and Home Group, a not-for-profit housing provider, are… read more … about Proposed new homes offer older people independence>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Liz Thorpe, a social worker from Calderdale Council, received a silver award in the recent Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017, in the Team Leader of the Year – Adult Services category. This is fantastic national recognition of Liz’s outstanding work with Calderdale adults in her role as the Council’s community social work practice… read more … about National award for Calderdale social worker>>

A social worker from Calderdale Council has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of her outstanding work with vulnerable adults. Liz Thorpe is the team manager of community social work practice in the Council’s adults’ services. She has been nominated for the Team Leader… read more … about Liz nominated for Social Worker of the Year award>>

Looked after children who are waiting for a new family are well supported by Calderdale Council’s Children’s Services team, according to the latest inspection by Ofsted.  Officials from Ofsted visited the Council in June 2017 to inspect the local authority’s arrangements for finding long-term homes for local looked after children and young people.  The Council… read more … about Ofsted approves Council’s adoption process>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board has appointed a national expert in child welfare as its new Chair. Professor of Social Work at Leeds Beckett University, Nick Frost will take up the role in September 2017.  A qualified and registered social worker, Professor Frost gained 15 years’ experience in local authorities before moving into an academic career.  … read more … about Frost helps safeguard Calderdale children>>

Professor Nick Frost