Category Archives: Young people

People considering a career in the care sector are invited to a special information session in Todmorden to help them find out more about recruitment opportunities. Those looking for a change in career or new job opportunity, as well as secondary school pupils and further education students, have the chance to explore a range of… read more … about Upcoming event supports a career in care>>

People at the Halifax care careers event

Calderdale Council is stepping up its campaign to recruit more foster carers in the borough, with a live Q&A session planned to help people find out more about fostering for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local authority foster carers to care for children and young… read more … about Fostering new beginnings with Calderdale Council>>

Campaign image - Create a loving foster family text

A new network of family hubs has been given the go ahead in Calderdale, providing local families with information and advice on a wide range of issues. Calderdale Council is one of 75 local authorities across the country to receive funding from the Department for Education’s Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme. Family hubs… read more … about Local families at the heart of new support network>>

Family journey

Calderdale Council needs more foster carers, and there are many benefits and a wide range of support available for people who choose to foster for the Council. In Calderdale, like the rest of the country, there is a shortage of local foster carers to care for children and young people of all ages. In the… read more … about Support young people and create a loving foster family>>

Campaign image - Create a loving foster family text

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire met students from Calderdale College at the new Halifax Bus Station construction site yesterday (Wednesday 2 November), as 20 new green skilled jobs were also pledged. The bus station has been partially closed to the public since September 2021 for construction of a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility… read more … about New green jobs pledged as Mayor joins construction students at Halifax Bus Station>>

Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale College students and Wilmott Dixon representatives with spades at Halifax bus station

Further investment to improve drug treatment and recovery in Calderdale is being discussed at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting. Following recommendations from a National Drug Strategy review, funding has been allocated to councils across the country to help them improve their drug and alcohol treatment and recovery systems. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will look to accept… read more … about Better support for drug treatment and recovery>>

Calderdale Council

Young people in Calderdale can find out more about the options available after GCSEs at the popular Get Organised event. On Tuesday 11 October at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, Calderdale Council will host the annual event aimed at those leaving Year 11 and their families. The event will bring together representatives from sixth forms,… read more … about  Helping young people to Get Organised>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson

Young people across Calderdale have been enjoying fun and inclusive play sessions throughout the school holidays, as part of the Council’s Play Development Service activity programme. The Play Development Service is part of Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and offers regular inclusive play sessions in communities across the borough. The sessions are open… read more … about Young people enjoy a summer of fun>>

Young people with faces painted enjoy school summer holiday sessions

On GCSE results day 2022, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said: “Congratulations and well done to everyone getting their GCSE results today. “Students receiving their results this year began their GCSE study years in 2020, meaning they’ve experienced some of the most challenging years faced by the… read more … about Congratulations to GCSE students>>

Cllr Adam Wilkinson