Cost of Living available Support from Calderdale Council
Many more people than ever before are experiencing money worries with the increased cost of living. Calderdale Council’s Money & Wellbeing web pages are updated regularly and cover all money related matters.
Whether you are looking for help with bills, budgeting tips, benefits calculators or information about Government schemes, you can find it all here in one place.
Visit calderdale.gov.uk/mwic call 01422 288005 or scan the QR code for more information.
Safety of Women & Girls Event Wednesday March 1st
VSI Alliance in partnership with Calderdale Council Calderdale Community Safety Partnership, the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor’s office for Police and Crime are hosting the event to highlight the recent launch of the Safety of Women and Girls strategy. This will be an opportunity to explore the local response, what services are already in place and where any gaps may be.
The event will take place on Wednesday 1st March 2023, 9:30 am, at the Caygill Suite, Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE
Spaces are filling up fast so book early to avoid disappointment!
If you have any accessibility needs or queries please contact email@example.com
Calderdale 2023 Apprenticeship Event March 8th at the Shay
C+K are organising the Calderdale 2023 Apprenticeship event, taking place on Wednesday 8th March 2023 from 5-8pm at The Shay Stadium, Halifax. This annual event provides visitors with the opportunity to talk to employers, colleges, and apprenticeship providers to find out about their vacancies and company information.
Visitors do not need to book to attend and can turn up anytime between 5-8pm on the 8th March.
Students and their parents/carers will be able to talk to exhibitors and current apprentices. They will be able to access information, leaflets, details of live vacancies and C+K Careers advisers will be on hand to give individual advice and guidance. All students are encouraged to attend, even if they have an idea of their future plans.
Information to help schools to promote the event to their students has been sent into school and all Year 11 students in Calderdale have received an email inviting them to the event.
Event sponsors include Calderdale College, Nufarm and Sonoco Alcore. Other exhibitors include: ALS Environmental, Calderdale Council, Covea Insurance, Ferno UK, FMG, Halifax Opportunities Trust, Lubrizol, Royal Airforce, Walter Dawson & Son and many more.
For more information about the event, contact the events team – firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website MyDirections | Calderdale Apprenticeship Event 2023
Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fairs Jan 25th and Feb 4
Are you looking for a new role in social care?
Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fair Calderdale Employment Hub join forces with Welcome Independent living to host the first Calderdale Cares Careers event of 2023. This career’s fair is open to job seekers, secondary schools, and further education students from across Calderdale to explore career opportunities in the Health & Social Care sector. The event will allow people to learn about career options directly from employers and professionals. In addition, this event will showcase the educational pathways and explain the skills needed to pursue different careers in the sector. The event will promote a range of careers linked to the care sector. There will also be an opportunity to meet employers, get support with interviews, CV and apply for live vacancies. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a career change, career development and those who are finishing compulsory education. Upcoming events The Orange Box 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF on Wednesday 25 January, 10am – 2pm – Register hereTodfellows Space Oxford St, Todmorden OL14 5PU on Thursday 2 February, 10am – 2pm – Register here For more information about the event, please contact email@example.com. You can also visit the Calderdale Cares Careers website for live vacancies.
Calderdale Cares : Why Work With Us?
Calderdale Council is supporting our adult social care providers in their recruitment to support vulnerable people. We want to make it easier for people looking for roles in social care to connect directly with care providers working in Calderdale.
Find a Warm Space near you in Calderdale
One of the ways Calderdale community is trying to help with the current cost of living crisis is by running Warm Spaces.
Warm Spaces are initiatives where a company, group or organisation open their centre to the residents of their community, offering a place for them to stay warm and where possible, have a warm drink, enjoy a chat, even engage in activities.
The link will take you to Calderdale Council’s Directory for Warm Spaces in the Calderdale Area.
Warm Spaces Directory – Calderdale
All the Warm Spaces listed are registered with Calderdale Council.
Does your organisation provide a Warm Space service? You can register your details through this portal and ensure your local community is aware of it.
The page has links for nationwide Warm Space directories and searching facilities as well.
Calderdale Council: Community Small Grants Scheme
Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot.
Grants to boost community projectsOne off grants up to £3000 from a £70,000 council funding pot Deadline to apply: Monday 6th February 2023
Grants will be awarded to projects that help achieve the Council’s priorities to create strong, thriving towns and places, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency.
For more information please click here Click the button below and apply online before the deadline: 9am on 06/02/23.
New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale
The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install 10 new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. They have been gifted to local organisations that support the Healthy Holidays programme.
As part of the scheme, run by the Council and the CFFC, the venues provide free activities and nutritious food during the school holidays, for pupils who are eligible for free school meals.
For more info, visit https://cffc.co.uk/new-defibrillators-to-help-save-lives-in-calderdale/
Holocaust Memorial Day January 25th at Calderdale College
Calderdale College will be hosting the annual Holocaust memorial Day event, on Wednesday 25 January, working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith, Holocaust Center North, and the Holocaust Survivors friendship association.
Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX13UZ
Wednesday 25 January 6pm-8pm
Free parking and refreshments
Trude Silman MBE – Will give her testimony as a child that survived the Holocaust
(The Worshipful) Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher
Reverend Canon Hilary Barber
More information and further events for Holocaust Memorial Day
Winter Wise Booklet Feedback request
Residents of Calderdale you should have received a Winter Wise booklet through the post, packed with useful advice on how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and find out about the support available to help with the cost of living increases.
You can find a digital version of this booklet here.
We hope that you have found this useful and we would love to hear your feedback on what you found most useful and what we can do to improve it next year. Please take five minutes to complete our online survey here and tell us what you think.
Winter Wise 2022/2023 booklet to every Calderdale Household
If you live in Calderdale, look out for your Winter Wise booklet coming through your door, jam packed with useful advice and contact details that will support you through the colder months.Our guide covers how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and prepare for flooding. We’ve also included the support available to help with the cost of living increases.
A digital version of the booklet can be found here.