Category Archives: Volunteers

Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

During national Volunteers’ Week(external link) (1 – 7 June), Calderdale Council is paying tribute to over 1000 people who have volunteered to support vulnerable residents across the borough during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution that millions of people make throughout the UK by volunteering. Although Calderdale’s volunteers make… read more … about Thank you to our incredible volunteers!>>

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Nearly 150 of Calderdale’s amazing volunteers have taken part in training to help them support vulnerable people as much as possible during the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to their incredible kindness, volunteers are providing valuable help to residents across the borough in a variety of ways, from delivering shopping to providing a listening ear. Calderdale Council… read more … about Volunteers learn to spot signs of safeguarding issues>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale’s community groups, which provide a vital lifeline for the most vulnerable, are being reminded to apply for grants from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to help them respond to COVID-19. Many groups across the borough have already applied for the Emergency Community Support Fund, which the Council and the CFFC… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing community groups>>

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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>>

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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>>

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, visitors to Todmorden Town Hall are able to discover the romantic history of the building at the next free taster tour. On Sunday 2 February at 2pm, the latest in a series of tours will take place at Todmorden Town Hall, this time focusing on the romance of the building. The… read more … about Make a date with Todmorden Town Hall>>

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>>

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