Category Archives: Children

Calderdale Council’s short breaks service for children with special needs has achieved the top accolade from Ofsted in its latest inspection.   Linden Brook respite service has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all aspects of the way it cares for children aged four to 17 with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and complex health needs.   The… read more … about Highest Ofsted honour for Linden Brook>>

Linden Brook camping

Parents and carers in Calderdale now have an extra resource to help give their children the best possible start in life. The Calderdale Family Journey is a new web resource for parents and carers to support their journey to parenthood and explain the key steps and the ways they can ensure their child is ready… read more … about Supporting children to get the best start>>

Family journey

“Our foster child is becoming a smashing little boy. We’ve been able to help him become a young man with a fantastic character who is developing crucial life skills.” Tyrone and Adam from Calderdale became foster carers in January 2021 and are encouraging others to come forward as part of the Council’s autumn fostering campaign…. read more … about Foster for Calderdale and make a difference>>

Foster carers Tyrone and Adam

18 young carers from Calderdale will help to launch a new cookbook aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of young people across West Yorkshire who care for loved ones. Throughout the region, over 1,500 young carers are registered with services which help them with everyday challenges such as juggling school, friendships, social life and… read more … about Young carers launch healthy cookbook>>

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A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

More children and young people are set to enjoy a huge range of activities and healthy meals during the Christmas holidays in Calderdale, after more than 6000 took part in the successful Healthy Holidays summer programme. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale teamed up with organisations across the borough to provide 15,000 free… read more … about Healthy Holidays for thousands of Calderdale youngsters>>

Healthy Holidays session at ROKT

Schools in Calderdale are being advised to consider additional public health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rates of COVID-19 in Calderdale are higher than they’ve ever been throughout the pandemic and unfortunately this is causing severe pressures on health and social care services. Although the fantastic uptake of the vaccine in Calderdale… read more … about Supporting schools to introduce further public health measures>>

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A wide-ranging programme of sporting activities for young people and adults with disabilities has now returned to Calderdale sports centres, with further funding agreed to develop the programme over the next three years. Calderdale Council, working in partnership with local providers, parent-led charities and voluntary sports clubs, offers a variety of disability specific and adapted… read more … about Developing our disability sports offer>>

Session at ROKT in Brighouse

Young people around Calderdale are returning to school swimming at Calderdale pools this month, for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in schools around the borough will be taking part in swimming lessons at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden pools, as part of… read more … about Calderdale schools return to the pools>>

child in swimming pool