Category Archives: Diversity

The month of November is Islamophobia Awareness Month and the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Jane Scullion has shared a message of unity, condemning any form of Islamophobia. Islamophobia Awareness Month is a national campaign to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims as well as raise awareness of Islamophobia. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Jane… read more … about Islamophobia Awareness Month>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

During the Women’s World Cup, Calderdale Council is shining the spotlight on the borough’s vibrant women’s and girls’ football and sports scene. Alongside the amazing female football teams across Calderdale showcasing local talent, the Healthy Holidays Calderdale scheme is providing free access to football and other sports and activities for young people eligible for free… read more … about Spotlight on women’s and girls’ football in Calderdale>>

Embracing all disabilities and celebrating each person’s uniqueness was the focus of a Calderdale Council event to mark Disability Pride Month. This important awareness-raising month takes place nationally every July. To celebrate Calderdale’s disabled community and their achievements, the Council’s Staff Disability Forum held the Disability Pride Get Together on Tuesday 25 July at Orange… read more … about Council celebrates Disability Pride Month>>

Calderdale Council is reaffirming its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, by proposing to become the first employer in Yorkshire and the Humber to adopt UNISON’s national Anti-Racism Charter(external link). One of the Council’s three priorities is to reduce inequalities. Adopting the Charter would send out a clear message to staff and communities that it… read more … about Progressing the Council’s commitment to equality>>

Cllr Dacre

Calderdale Council has thanked local residents for their kindness in offering their homes to people fleeing Ukraine, at a special event in Halifax. Thanks to the generosity of Calderdale people, more than 200 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the borough and are living safely in their hosts’ homes. Just over a year on from the… read more … about Calderdale residents thanked for supporting Ukrainian families>>

Musicians playing at the Homes for Ukraine event

Calderdale Council is lighting up Wainhouse Tower green and yellow to mark Windrush Day(external link) and share a message of solidarity. Windrush Day on Thursday 22 June is the 75th anniversary of HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain in 1948, bringing more than 800 passengers from the Caribbean after the UK government invited people from… read more … about Calderdale to mark Windrush Day on its 75th anniversary>>

Calderdale Council staff and Councillors have been supporting national Refugee Week (19 – 25 June), taking part in events to show solidarity with refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This year’s national… read more … about Refugee Week events celebrate kindness and inclusion>>

Refugee Week launch event at Central Library

Calderdale Council has been celebrating World Social Work Day (Tuesday 21 March) with a special event for social work colleagues across the organisation. World Social Work Day is a celebration that aims to highlight the achievements of social work, to raise the visibility of social services. To mark the occasion, Council social work staff from… read more … about Celebrating social work in Calderdale>>

Attendees at World Social Work Day event listen to keynote speech from Chikere Igbokwe

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