Staying Well Awards – Celebrating kindness in Calderdale

Cllr Shoukat

Nominations are now open for the first ever Staying Well Awards, celebrating Calderdale’s community heroes.

Initially launched by Calderdale Council with initial funding contributions from the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, the Staying Well project has been supporting adults across the borough for the last five years, aiming to improve their health and wellbeing.

The project is delivered across Calderdale by three community anchor organisations; Halifax Opportunities Trust, North Halifax Partnership and Hebden Bridge Community Association. Various activities have been developed with many volunteers and groups in local communities with the underlying aim of reducing loneliness and social isolation within communities.

This year Staying Well is looking to roll out the red carpet to celebrate the fantastic volunteers and groups in Calderdale that have helped to make the project a success.

Some groups are big, some are small but all are making a difference to people’s lives by providing vital places and spaces for people to meet, socialise and get involved in their community.

Nominations can be made for any individual, group or organisation in Calderdale working in a voluntary capacity to reduce isolation and loneliness and keep people healthier, happier and staying well. Nominations are especially welcomed which demonstrate:

  • Acts of kindness or caring communities.
  • Outstanding service or going the extra mile
  • Strengthened links between communities
  • The use of physical activity to improve wellbeing
  • A contribution to Dementia Friendly communities

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Cohesion, Cllr Faisal Shoukat, said:

“The first Staying Well Awards will recognise the many volunteers and community groups across the borough, whose work is vital to the success of the Staying Well project.

“The activities and opportunities they offer make a real difference to people’s lives and their dedicated efforts perfectly demonstrate the borough’s amazing kindness – a key part of the Vision2024 project.

“We want to make sure that their efforts don’t go unnoticed and I hope lots of people get involved and share their wonderful stories of kindness, inspiration and dedication.”

To nominate, visit link) and follow the link to the awards page. Nominations can be submitted online using the online form or can be printed and posted to ‘Staying Well, 87 Turner Avenue South, Halifax, HX2 8EF’.

If any help is needed to fill in the form or submit a nomination, call Staying Well on 01422 392767 for further advice.

Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing kindness and championing volunteers is a vital part of Vision2024. Where do we want to be by 2024? How will the Calderdale of 2024 be different from the place it is now? What ambitions do we share? Join the conversation by following #VisionCdale2024 on social media and visit

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