Category Archives: Adults

The official opening of a new respite care and short breaks centre for people with learning disabilities showcased the difference it is making to local people’s lives. Calderdale Council transformed the former Westgarth children’s home in Elland to provide a new, modern location for the Council’s respite care and short breaks service, which has moved… read more … about Transformed centre boosts respite care and short breaks>>

Westgarth official opening

A special week of events is taking place in Calderdale, to raise awareness about the support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across the borough and highlight how people can recognise and report any concerns. The eighth annual Calderdale Safeguarding Week will take place between Monday 20 and Friday 24 June, with a varied… read more … about Week of events highlights that safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

Calderdale residents looking to progress their learning, gain a new skill, train or retrain for employment, or simply meet new friends, are invited to Calderdale Adult Learning’s (CAL) annual fun, friendly and free open day at Heath campus, just outside Halifax town centre. On Saturday 18 June from 10am – 1pm, everyone is welcome to… read more … about Find out how you can learn, upskill and retrain, at CAL’s welcoming open day>>

Adult learning open day

A Calderdale care home has been praised for providing a high-quality place to live and be supported. Positive feedback from residents and families about Bridge House Care Home in Brighouse, such as “safe”, “caring”, “comfortable”, “friendly” and “helpful”, was highlighted in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it rated the home as… read more … about Teamwork drives transformation at Calderdale care home>>

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A new, modern respite care and short breaks centre for people with learning disabilities has opened in Elland. The former Westgarth children’s home has undergone major refurbishment works providing much improved accommodation for people accessing the service and for staff providing support. The Council’s short-breaks service provides safe and comfortable accommodation for adults with learning… read more … about Modern facility supports adults with disabilities>>

Westgarth, Elland

The new Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus is landing on the doorsteps of every household in Calderdale, with a new curriculum full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAL has worked hard to introduce an innovative mix of… read more … about New opportunities for a brighter future with Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

The support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across Calderdale, and the steps we can all take to report concerns, will be highlighted during Calderdale’s seventh annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 21 – Friday 25 June 2021). A week-long programme of over 40 online events will be hosted by Calderdale Safeguarding Adults Board, Calderdale Safeguarding… read more … about Safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

Safeguarding Week artwork

During Calderdale’s sixth annual Safeguarding Week (Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020), a range of virtual events and resources will raise awareness of safeguarding issues and how to support the borough’s most vulnerable children and adults. Safeguarding is just as important, if not more, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Lockdown and social distancing may make… read more … about Show your support for Safeguarding Week>>

Safeguarding Week 2020

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal programme. Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home sharing news about their hobbies, things… read more … about Sharing stories and building friendships>>

Sylvia at Pennine Lodge