Category Archives: Social care

A Calderdale care leaver, who is now an apprentice supporting other care leavers into employment, has received national recognition for her work. Claire Haymonds works for Calderdale Pathway, which supports care leavers when they reach 16 until they are 21, or 25 if they remain in education. The service is provided by Calderdale Council and… read more … about Calderdale care leaver speaks at national conference>>

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The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will meet Friday 30 September at 10.30am at Halifax Town Hall.    They are meeting to agree their findings report on the proposals to reconfigure health services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.  At the meeting, the Committee will consider a draft report setting out the information it has received and the conclusions… read more … about The Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting on A & E closure plans>>

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There’s just one month to go until Safeguarding Week returns to Calderdale, helping to raise awareness of everyone’s role in protecting vulnerable children and adults.   Hosted by Calderdale Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children Boards, the week will be marked by events taking place across the borough from 17 to 23 October 2016.   The programme of… read more … about One month until Safeguarding Week returns>>

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Young people in Calderdale have been taking part in a project aimed at giving them a stronger voice. Children who are looked after and care leavers have created six posters accompanied with audio clips highlighting issues that are not only important to them, but all children looked after. The posters were displayed at a launch… read more … about A creative way to have their say>>


Calderdale Council is considering merging its Adults’ Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services teams to create one directorate, which will continue to deliver the same local services, but under the leadership of one director. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Our Director of Adults’ Social Care, Bev Maybury is leaving the… read more … about Adults and children to join forces>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Services is making significant progress according to a recent review by the Department for Education (DfE). In January 2015 Ofsted inspected the Council’s Children’s Services directorate and rated it as ‘requiring improvement’, where previously the service had been judged ‘inadequate’.  This confirmed that good practices are now in place… read more … about DfE recognises good progress in Calderdale>>

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On Friday 8 April, Calderdale Council is hosting a special drop-in event at Halifax Central Library as part of World Autism Awareness Week.  The event will run from 10.30am-2.30pm, and will include information stands from the South West Yorkshire Trust Autism Service, Calderdale Carers, Calderdale Adult Asperger’s Group, Calderdale Parents and Carers, the National Autistic… read more … about Calderdale takes part in World Autism Awareness Week>>

Bev Maybury

The Adults, Health and Social Care directorate at Calderdale Council has been highly commended in a peer challenge that was carried out over a four day period by colleagues from the Local Government Association (LGA).  The Council requested that the LGA visit to look at  its processes for buying and providing services –particularly  the Home… read more … about Peers find positives>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Christmas is nearly here, and many people will be shopping for presents for loved ones. Sadly, over 200 older people in Calderdale won’t receive any gifts this year, and Calderdale Council wants your help to change this.  To help make a difference this Christmas, the Council’s Gateway to Care team is asking people to pick… read more … about Make a difference to someone’s Christmas>>