Category Archives: Families

Voluntary, community and faith organisations in Calderdale are invited to apply for grants of up to £3000, as part of the latest round of the Council’s Small Grants Scheme. Calderdale Council is offering local groups the opportunity to apply for a one-off grant, from a total fund of £65,000, for activities, projects or events which… read more … about Small grants for groups with big ideas>>

Curious Motion activity group

A Calderdale school has received the borough’s highest level of recognition for the health and wellbeing support it offers its young people. Calder Primary School, part of the Calder Learning Trust, is the first school in the borough to receive the Gold achievement award in the Calderdale Healthy Schools award programme, which recognises and celebrates… read more … about Achieving the gold standard in health and wellbeing support>>

Calder Primary School pupils with the Healthy Schools Gold Award

People in Calderdale are being asked for their views to help develop designs for the new Family Hubs programme. Calderdale Council is creating a new network of Family Hubs, which will provide support for families in Calderdale with children aged 0-19 years (or up to age 25 for young people with special educational needs or… read more … about Help shape designs for our Family Hubs>>

Father reading to baby

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

Families in Calderdale have been learning how to cook tasty and purse-friendly meals at a series of after-school cookery sessions. Earlier this year, five schools in the borough took part in a new Family Cook Clubs scheme, developed by Calderdale Council and funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The sessions supported parents and… read more … about Cookery clubs support Calderdale families>>

Pupils at Warley Road Primary Academy showing the food they made in Family Cook Clubs

As part of Calderdale celebrations for national Armed Forces Day, Bankfield Museum in Halifax is hosting a free family fun day on Saturday 24 June. Armed Forces Day(external link) is an annual national event that gives communities the opportunity to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces including currently serving troops,… read more … about Calderdale shows its support for Armed Forces Day>>

Armed Forces

Events are taking place across Calderdale as part of a Breastfeeding Awareness Week, aimed at supporting anyone who is pregnant, as well as partners and other interested family members or friends. Calderdale Council’s Public Health Team, Locala Community Partnerships’ Health Visitors, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) Maternity Infant Feeding Team and volunteer Breastfeeding Peer… read more … about Support for local families as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Week>>

Mother and baby

This Foster Care Fortnight (15-28 May), Calderdale Council is hosting events to celebrate the huge difference that fostering makes to children and young people across Calderdale Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by the charity The Fostering Network. The theme for this year’s campaign is #FosteringCommunities, and during… read more … about Celebrating Foster Care Fortnight>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Calderdale Council has reached a milestone in the take up of funded childcare places for eligible two-year-olds. Parents who are eligible for other forms of support, such as low-income benefits or Disability Living Allowance, could be entitled to receive 15 hours of funded childcare or early education support for two-year-olds, for up to 38 weeks…. read more … about Top take up for two-year-olds support>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson