Calderdale Council

Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fairs Jan 25th and Feb 4

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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 growyourfuture@calderdale.gov.uk. 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

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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 

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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. 

Apply for a grant

New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale

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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.

Neil Davidson, Jess Heald (Calderdale Council’s Healthy Holidays Coordinator), Simon Ferris and Mark Sharp with one of the newly installed defibrillators.

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

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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

Confirmed speakers:
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

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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.

Thank you

Winter Wise 2022/2023 booklet to every Calderdale Household

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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.

Money Counts Training for Calderdale December 14th

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Money Counts training for Calderdale: Promoting a cash first approach to food insecurity

Access the Calderdale ‘Worrying about money?’ LeafletThe Calderdale ‘Worrying about money?’ leaflet is a straightforward resource for people facing financial crisis and support workers to quickly see available cash first support options and which local agencies are best placed to help.Now more than ever, it is vital that people facing money worries are linked to cash first advice and support at the earliest opportunity. These one-hour online training sessions are for frontline staff, volunteers and elected representatives in Calderdale who may have brief conversations with people about their money worries or financial struggles as part of their work.After the one-hour session you will:
  • Be fully aware of the local financial advice and support options which are available in Calderdale.
  • Feel confident about using the Calderdale ‘worrying about money?’ leaflet to ask people about wider money worries and guide them to support.
  • Understand more about the importance of a ‘cash first’ approach to food insecurity.
The session will be taking place on Wednesday 14th DecemberFor more information and to secure a place on the training session – please use the ‘Book Here’ button.

A new Calderdale Cost of Living Fund for VCSE organisations

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There is £226,950 available for local community and voluntary groups based in Calderdale, with contributions from

  • Calderdale Council
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority via the Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale.

This funding is designed to help local voluntary and community groups continue to support people in need throughout Winter as the demand for services rises.

There are 3 strands to the funding – emergency support, prevention (warm & welcoming spaces) and building resilience. These strands have been brought together in to one fund to try and reduce the amount of time local groups spend on writing applications.

You’ll find all the details in the guidance but here is an ‘at a glance’ table showing the key elements of the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund:

Please note, the majority of funds need to be spent by end March 2023 as the focus for the fund is supporting Calderdale residents through the Winter.

You can apply for one, two or all three strands of funding if your organisation is eligible.

Click below to apply online before the closing date for applications on Friday 9th December 10am.

 Click here to apply to the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund

These funds may be of interest particularly organisations who offer warm and welcoming spaces.

   

Bertie’s Top Tips for a warmer, healthier home – Calderdale Council

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Save money on your energy bills now!

If you live in Calderdale, you could be eligible for FREE* home improvements to increase the efficiency of your property.

The Housing & Green Economy team of Calderdale Council are at hand to help you keep warm and find affordable solutions to reduce your energy bills and live cost effectively.

They have information on available schemes and grants to improve your home, including boiler grants and cavity or loft insulation.

For more information, please contact the Housing and Green Economy team on 01422 392199

Download the PDF here