Category Archives: Loneliness

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 new Reading Friends scheme is launching in Calderdale to inspire conversations with residents through a shared love of reading. The national Reading Friends scheme originally launched in 2017 with the aim of connecting people and combatting loneliness by starting conversations about reading. Calderdale Council’s libraries service has received funding from the Reading Agency to… read more … about New scheme to share the joy of reading with Calderdale residents>>


Calderdale Council is committed to promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the borough and is raising awareness of the support available to minimise the mental health impacts of COVID-19. The impacts of COVID-19 on physical health are well documented and residents should all follow national guidance on social distancing(external link) (limiting social contact to… read more … about Looking after your mental health>>

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>


A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents. Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which will be run by social workers, will open its doors to the… read more … about Pop in to No. 42 for a better life>>

Staff at Ferney Lee Care Unit in Todmorden have been working hard to make the surroundings a real home from home for residents, as part of the home’s ‘Butterfly Project’.  Many residents at Ferney Lee have dementia. Research from Dementia Care Matters has found that for the majority of time, people living with dementia are… read more … about Ferney Lee’s Butterfly Project takes flight>>

Butterfly Project

Local communities in Calderdale are full of hidden gems – perhaps a business which provides a particularly good service or a local resident who has particular skills. Calderdale Council is now seeking the help of residents to unearth these talents to benefit local people.  These talents or skills are also known as community assets. After… read more … about Hidden gems of Hebden Bridge>>

Cllr Metcalfe

Friends, families and neighbours have the chance to get together over lunch at free events around Calderdale this summer.  Organisations across the borough are hosting community food events as part of the nationwide Big Lunch initiative – a simple idea devised by the Eden Project in Cornwall aiming to join communities together through healthy eating… read more … about Eat and meet at the Big Lunch>>

Big Lunch

Calderdale Council has welcomed a national report launched today, looking at how building a strong sense of community in neighbourhoods can encourage people to socialise, look out for each other and feel comfortable asking each other for help when needed. The report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is based on research carried out in Hebden… read more … about Community is key in tackling loneliness>>

Cllr McAllister