Care staff recruitment with Bluebird Care

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Earn from £57.12 up to £66.64 per shift. Work when you want by picking shifts to suit your situation; full-time and part-time.

Shifts are 7am to 2pm and/or 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week.

·       No experience necessary!

·       £200 Bonus when you start your first shift

·       £9.52/Hr (£11/Hr Bank Holidays)

·       Mileage allowance – 20p per mile

·       28 days holiday per year (pro-rata)

·       FREE DBS

·       Flexible working – shifts to suit your availability

·       FREE comprehensive training

·       FREE work phone

·       Uniform & PPE provided


You must have a Full Driving Licence and a reliable car/vehicle.

We care for older adults and vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes.

It’s time to care… people in your community need you now, more than ever! Be the help they need and earn a living.  Call/Text us on 07545653234 , and we will be in touch shortly.


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Virtual Dementia Carers Peer Support Group

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Do you care for someone with dementia? Get support from someone who understands.

Alzheimer’s society  are running virtual support groups over Zoom.

During Covid Lockdown the zoom groups had a limited places. Now we have extended its capacity and can offer it to more dementia carers.

Carers benefit meeting experienced and very friendly carers and a Dementia Adviser.

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The Calderdale support groups run on the 3rd Thursday of each month 1.45pm – 3pm.

Please contact your local office before attending

email: candk.services@alzeimers.org.uk
phone: 01422 352789

Halifax Panthers Summer Activities

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You are invited to join the Halifax Panthers Family in exciting activities that cover several aspects of health, wellbeing and sports!

Some of the activities planned include Rugby, Cricket, Wheelchair Sports, Circuits, Team building exercises, Health & Nutrition workshops and much more.

Children in receipt of free school meals will be offered a hot meal on the day.

Sessions available on:

Shay Stadium: 9, 10, 11, 12 August 10am – 1pm
30, 31 August, 1, 2 September 10am – 1pm
Calderdale College: 16, 17, 18, 19 August 11am  – 2pm
King Cross Park RL Club: 23, 24, 25, 26 August 10am – 1pm

For more information and to book, please contact Chris Mitchell:
t: 07947 827 627
e: chrismitchell@halifaxpanthers.co.uk

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Accessible Calderdale Project

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Do you have lived experience of disabilities? Do you want to make a difference in Calderdale? Do you want to be involved in making Calderdale an accessible and inclusive place to live, work and visit?

If so, come and join our focus groups and have a voice around issues that have an impact on your life.  Your experiences & views count!

The Accessible Calderdale Project aims to develop and improve access and inclusion in Calderdale.  We are looking for people from the disabled community who want to join our focus groups and have a voice around the issues that impact them.

All members of our group have a wide range of impairments and disabilities, or are family carers, and everyone has an equal voice.

Coming together over the pandemic on Zoom has given us a way of finding solutions together, supporting each other at the same time, and inviting disabled people in other areas who are leading on similar work.  We work on local and national consultations, and run regular focus groups.

All groups meet regularly and we are looking forward to the time when we can meet face to face again!  Our members tell us how much they value meeting other people in a similar situation.

Here’s an overview of our current focus groups:

Accessible Countryside, Parks and Green Spaces

If you are passionate about improving the access to our wonderful countryside, parks and greenspaces join our Accessible Countryside Group.  Being active and getting out and about is increasingly important to mental and physical health.


If you want to improve local transport, buses, trains, taxis and getting around our area we have a Transport Group that meets every other month.  We work with the licensing department and the local council.  We know that getting around is key to coming out of lockdown.

Health & Well-Being

We all know how important our health and well-being is specially our mental health.   Our new Health and Well Being group is looking at issues faced by disabled people in accessing the right health care.  Already we have fed into a national piece of work and are linking in with local services and organisations.

Tourism Stakeholder Group

We lead on the Tourism Stakeholder group in Calderdale and feedback the voice of disabled people into improving access for people who live, work, study and visit our area.  We have made visits to review places of interest like Shibden Hall and will be visiting Hardcastle Craggs and the Piece Hall over the next few months, so do come and join us to discuss access with their relevant staff team.

ACDAF Sports is led by young disabled people who believe in keeping active and healthy.  They are very interested in developing new sports into Calderdale and they are currently involved in setting up a Boccia Group with Yorkshire Sports Foundation.

For more information on how to get involved do get in touch with Lorraine, at lorraine@visitsunlimited.org.uk  or katie@visitsunlimited.org.uk  

Or Call   07596 70 77 95

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

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The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.

The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Supporting Personal Relationships within the Law

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Following the interest in the Love on the Net and Let’s talk about Sex Baby sessions talking about sexual health and relationships for adults with learning disabilities, Lead the Way are planning bitesize training packages for staff members looking at the Legislative Framework to support somebody to have Happy Healthy Relationships. This is in line with current CQC guidance on Supporting Personal Relationships.

Please note these are aimed at professionals and carers.

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These are initially pencilled in on the following dates:

15th June 2021@9.30-11.30

1st July 2021@9.30-11.30

Lead the Way can offer sessions on a need basis also. The Love on the Net course is still running but dates can be added. Trading Standards are still available to discuss scams and romance scams. These will run on the 26th May and 9th June.


If you are interested in any of the work, have any particular issues with the people you support or feel that there are any other things that can be done to support people to have Happy, Healthy Relationships and Sexuality issues, please contact Lead the Way or Tracey Williams.

Sexual health and safety workshops for people with learning disabilities

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Lead the Way are providing two sexual health Cafes. The first one will be held on Zoom to discuss feelings around Happy Healthy Relationships.

We hope to follow this up with a practical session in September where we can look at contraception and Sexually Transmitted diseases.



The second is looking at using and meeting people on social media. Trading standards will be leading the first two sessions looking at the different scams that people may encounter online and also on the doorstep. The third session will be looking at the etiquette of using the technology and the fourth session will look at feelings when using social media.


If you would like further information and know of anybody please don’t hesitate to get in contact. If there are any adjustments we may need to take please please get in touch.


email Tracey Williams | Service Ambassador (Lead the Way)
01924 438 438 9

CFFC launches Local Care Direct Health & Wellbeing Fund for Calderdale residents

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Local residents to benefit from projects supporting their health and wellbeing.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have partnered with Local Care Direct to support people with their health and wellbeing. With grants of up to £5,000 available to not for profit organisations, the new fund created by Local Care Direct aims to make a real difference in these difficult times.

They are particularly interested in projects supporting residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing in the following key areas:

  1. Reducing Health Inequalities
  2. Mental Health
  3. Homelessness
  4. Tackling Isolation
  5. Dementia

Application deadline is 28th April 2021. For more details, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit https://cffc.co.uk/local-care-direct-health-wellbeing-fund/

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale explained, “the grants of up to £5,000 are available to organisations who are running projects to reduce health inequalities, help mental health, reduce homelessness, and tackle isolation and dementia for local residents.”

“We do not yet know the full impact of COVID 19 but we have already seen rises in incidences of domestic abuse, changes in employment impacting on deprivation and homelessness, and mental health being negatively affected for many people. Reducing health inequalities remains a challenge in Calderdale.”

Helen Carr, CEO of Local Care Direct, highlighted that they are delighted to be in a position to provide support, particularly during a pandemic when support is severely needed. When setting up the fund, she emphasised the need “to create real opportunities that would make a difference in the communities in which we live and serve. As a social enterprise it is important to us to partner with organisations with in-depth knowledge of our local area, charities and voluntary groups, to ensure the support available has the maximum impact. We’re excited to begin this process and are looking forward to seeing the applications.”

Constituted voluntary, community and faith groups, registered charities and groups and CICs who do not pay dividends can apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is 28th April 2021. For more details about the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit https://cffc.co.uk/local-care-direct-health-wellbeing-fund/


Yorkshire Water introduce Priority Service Register

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus in association with Yorkshire Water want to inform you of a new project, Priority Service Plus which can benefit older people and the most vulnerable in Calderdale.


Calderdale Forum 50 Plus has received grant funding from Yorkshire Water to help raise awareness of their priority services for the elderly and the vulnerable.

These priority services help customers who may be significantly impacted if they can’t access water for a short period of time, or people who would benefit from communication tailored to their specific needs.

For example customers who have sight problems, are hard of hearing, have home dialysis, use a wheelchair, have mobility concerns, or are concerned about unwanted callers, or would just like someone else to manage their account.  

It also means that in the event of planned work, or an emergency repair, they can make sure the most vulnerable people get the assistance they need as soon as possible.

The Priority Services Register is free to sign up and open to anyone over the age of 65 or with a specific disability or in vulnerable circumstances. Evidence of eligibility is not required on the sign-up form. Please think about friend and relatives who may benefit.

Customers can sign up online at https://www.yorkshirewater.com/bill-account/priority-services-register/ or by calling 0800 138 78 78 

The benefits and more details can be found on the Calderdale Forum 50 website at: