Category Archives: Adults

Calderdale needs more social care workers; and a new website highlights the many and varied rewarding roles available within the borough. Calderdale Council, on behalf of social care providers, has launched the Calderdale Cares Careers website (www.calderdalecarescareers.co.uk(external link)) which includes lots of information about the great career and development opportunities available in the care sector…. read more … about Make a difference with a rewarding career in care>>

Cllr Josh Fenton Glynn outside Halifax Town Hall

Age Friendly events, supported by Council grants, have been taking place across Calderdale to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. International Day of Older Persons is a worldwide awareness day created by the United Nations and celebrated on 1 October every year. It recognises the valued contribution of older people in society and raises… read more … about Events celebrate an Age Friendly Calderdale>>

Annapurna Dance

Calderdale’s unpaid carers are urged to come forward for support that they might be missing out on. As part of national Carers Rights Day (Thursday 24 November), Calderdale Council is helping local unpaid carers to know what support they’re entitled to, and has launched a new web page where they can get the help they… read more … about Supporting Calderdale’s unpaid carers>>

Carers Rights Day artwork

Work has officially completed on a £14million extra care housing scheme that is set to benefit older people across Brighouse. Energy and regeneration specialist Equans has collaborated with housing provider Home Group and Calderdale Council to construct the complex, which encourages independent living. The extra care scheme, named Railway Bridge View, contains 65 one- and… read more … about New over 55s housing complex opens in Brighouse>>

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>>

Calderdale Council

Celebrations are taking place across Calderdale to mark the International Day of Older Persons, supporting the borough’s Age Friendly status. International Day of Older Persons is a worldwide awareness day created by the United Nations and celebrated on 1 October every year. It recognises the valued contribution of older people in society and raises awareness… read more … about Grant scheme supports events for International Day of Older Persons>>

Cllr Fenton-Glynn and Cllr Sarah Courtney at Halifax Town Hall with boards pledging their support for IDOP

Calderdale Council has welcomed a report about the provision of care in the borough, and is responding to the concerns raised. The Equal Care Co-op and Open Data Services have published the ‘Buying Our Care: Experiences, Grievances and Hurdles’ report, which investigates service quality in the care system and the experience of people getting support… read more … about Council responds to report on care>>

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The latest Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) prospectus, packed full of exciting, affordable courses to inspire and help people towards the jobs and lives they want, is on its way to every household across Calderdale to ensure everyone can easily find out about the many opportunities offered at CAL. CAL is a friendly, welcoming facility with… read more … about Learn, upskill and retrain with Calderdale Adult Learning>>

Cllr Dacre

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