Category Archives: Young people

Calderdale Council needs more foster carers, and there are many benefits and a wide range of support available for people who choose to foster for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local foster carers to care for children and young people of all ages. In the… read more … about Support young people and create a loving foster family>>

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Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire met students from Calderdale College at the new Halifax Bus Station construction site yesterday (Wednesday 2 November), as 20 new green skilled jobs were also pledged. The bus station has been partially closed to the public since September 2021 for construction of a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility… read more … about New green jobs pledged as Mayor joins construction students at Halifax Bus Station>>

Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale College students and Wilmott Dixon representatives with spades at Halifax bus station

Further investment to improve drug treatment and recovery in Calderdale is being discussed at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting. Following recommendations from a National Drug Strategy review, funding has been allocated to councils across the country to help them improve their drug and alcohol treatment and recovery systems. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will look to accept… read more … about Better support for drug treatment and recovery>>

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Young people in Calderdale can find out more about the options available after GCSEs at the popular Get Organised event. On Tuesday 11 October at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, Calderdale Council will host the annual event aimed at those leaving Year 11 and their families. The event will bring together representatives from sixth forms,… read more … about  Helping young people to Get Organised>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Young people across Calderdale have been enjoying fun and inclusive play sessions throughout the school holidays, as part of the Council’s Play Development Service activity programme. The Play Development Service is part of Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and offers regular inclusive play sessions in communities across the borough. The sessions are open… read more … about Young people enjoy a summer of fun>>

Young people with faces painted enjoy school summer holiday sessions

On GCSE results day 2022, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations and well done to everyone getting their GCSE results today. “Students receiving their results this year began their GCSE study years in 2020, meaning they’ve experienced some of the most challenging years faced by the… read more … about Congratulations to GCSE students>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Calderdale Council is supporting the legacy of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a number of initiatives to inspire all ages to participate in physical activity. The games, which took place in Birmingham, have created memories of sporting achievements, but these are joined by images of children learning to swim, young people representing local athletics clubs,… read more … about Supporting activities ‘United by Birmingham’>>

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The Let’s Grow pop-up allotment is on the move, with a packed programme of family entertainment touring Calderdale for some ‘blooming’ good fun. Let’s Grow is an interactive event for all the family, championing nature, nurture, wellbeing and imaginative play. Following successful events at Halifax Borough Market, the Let’s Grow’ team is visiting Elland, Brighouse,… read more … about Let’s Grow takes a tour of Calderdale>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>

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