Category Archives: Adults

Calderdale Council and our social care providers are leading on the delivery of social care services to several thousand of our most vulnerable people, every hour of every day, in Calderdale during the pandemic. We are seeing a huge determined effort showing love, kindness and compassion to those who really need our help and support…. read more … about Our social care heroes support the most vulnerable>>

Cllr Metcalfe

In these challenging times when we are physically apart due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to look out for each other, to know the signs of safeguarding issues, to report anything that doesn’t feel right, and to speak up if we need support. That’s the message from Calderdale Council, Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership… read more … about Safeguarding is always everyone’s business>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council has boosted its leadership team with the appointment of three new senior officers. The Council has recruited a new Director of Public Health; an Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in Children and Young People’s Services and a new Assistant Director for Adult Social Care Operations. Deborah Harkins, currently the Director of… read more … about Hat-trick for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 15 councils in the country for adult social care. In a major independent survey, public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide for the second year running. The IMPOWER index measures which councils are spending their… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for adult social care>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale residents requiring specialist equipment for health needs will now experience a more efficient ordering service. A new community equipment ordering system is now in place, to provide a more efficient and timely service to Calderdale residents and to staff placing the orders. The system is used for ordering any pieces of equipment – from… read more … about Equipment store helps people live independently>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Two new directors will take up their posts at Calderdale Council in September, following the retirement of Stuart Smith, Director of Adult and Children’s Services. Iain Baines has been appointed to the newly created post of Director of Adult Services and Wellbeing, whilst Julie Jenkins has been appointed as the Director of Children and Young… read more … about Council boosts senior social care team>>

Calderdale Adult Learning (CAL) is hosting a free drop-in event on Saturday 1 September, for people to find out more about the wide range of activities and courses on offer. The CAL open day runs from 10am to 1pm at the Heath Campus in Halifax, and people are welcome to drop-in at any time throughout… read more … about Find your future at Calderdale Adult Learning open day>>

Tackling domestic abuse, mental health, forced marriage and providing awareness on protecting children and victims of human trafficking are all topics covered as part of West Yorkshire’s Safeguarding Week. Starting Monday (June 25), until July 1, all the local safeguarding boards and community safety partnerships across the region have joined forces with West Yorkshire’s Police… read more … about Safeguarding remains everybody’s business as partners join together for Safeguarding Week 2018>>

Safeguarding Week