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Calderdale Council is shining a spotlight on the amazing foster carers who have a life-changing impact on children and young people. Friday 16 February 2024 is Care Day, the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This includes those who are or were cared for by foster carers. This year’s Care… read more … about “I feel truly blessed to foster”, says Calderdale mum>>

Foster carer Glenda Jeffrey and her grandsons

Calderdale Council is proud to support national LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans+) History Month 2024(external link). Every February, the awareness month aims to increase the visibility of LGBT+ people and history, and to combat prejudice. Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said: “We want all our staff, and… read more … about Celebrating LGBT+ History Month>>

Calderdale Council and the LTA agree partnership to breathe new life into local park tennis courts across the borough  The project will see £230,948 of investment across Calderdale’s public parks  Investment comes from the UK Government and LTA Tennis Foundation’s Park Tennis Project, being delivered by the LTA and Calderdale Council Work is underway to transform five… read more … about Local park tennis courts in Calderdale set for renovation>>

Anyone can be an apprentice. Regardless of your age, background, experience or area of work, apprenticeships are for all. That’s the message from Calderdale Council this National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 11 February 2024). The Council is celebrating the positive impacts of apprenticeships, and is encouraging people and businesses to think about how they could… read more … about Apprenticeships for all in Calderdale>>

Joanna Greenwood. Apprentice Social Worker at Calderdale Council

The new, improved Elland market reopens on Friday 9 February in its original position of the Market Square, as part of a £6 million transformation of Elland town centre. Funding from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund is transforming the centre of Elland supporting improvements to public spaces, the main shopping areas around Southgate and… read more … about A bright new future for historic market>>

Visualisation showing Market Square in Elland

Ambitious, multi-million-pound investment to support development in south east Calderdale is being discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 February 2024. Members will consider proposals for significant investment to enable new sustainable growth opportunities in and around Brighouse, which will support the delivery of the Local Plan for Calderdale. New garden… read more … about Supporting a thriving future in south east Calderdale>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council is continuing its support for those struggling financially and is working with the Calderdale Credit Union to offer access to advice and help, including responsible borrowing options. The Council is part of the Calderdale Money and Debt Forum, a subgroup of the Anti Poverty Partnership made up of local partners and chaired by… read more … about Supporting responsible lending>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Cases of measles are increasing in the country and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has declared a national incident. Measles spreads very easily among people who haven’t had the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab, especially in nurseries and schools. It can be a very unpleasant illness, and can sometimes be very serious and… read more … about Working together to keep Calderdale safe from measles>>

Measles: Are you protected?

This National Apprentice Week (5-11 February) Joanna Greenwood, Apprentice Social Worker at Calderdale Council, has shared her experience of being an apprentice:Embarking on my role as a Social Work Apprentice has been quite a journey. Studying for a social work degree is something I had considered for a couple of years. I started off in… read more … about National Apprentice Week – My apprentice journey>>

Quote from apprentice at Calderdale Council