Calderdale Council

Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

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If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.

Activities:

  • TAGS Summer Camps (Elland)
  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

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(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

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

Healthy Holidays Calderdale – Information Session June 15th

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Delivery of Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Calderdale.

We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).

We are holding an information session for organisations planning to apply for the summer Healthy Holidays grant funding:

Date & Time: 15th June 1.00-3.00pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85033895307

 

The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

Access the Full Guidance on the Community Foundation for Calderdale website

Tackling fly tipping with help of new technology

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Boosting support for rough sleepers and homeless people in Calderdale

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Rough sleeper

Calderdale Council’s new three-year strategy to end rough sleeping, prevent homelessness and support people in need will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 7 June.

 

The Council understands the impact that rough sleeping and homelessness can have on individuals, families and communities. It does all it can, working with local partner organisations, to offer people hope and a stronger future through support, advice and accommodation.

The Calderdale Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021 – 2024 builds on the continued work across the borough and aims to:

  • Prevent homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • Improve and expand the help available when people become homeless or are living a street-based lifestyle.
  • Continue to develop effective support for people to move on from homelessness or rough sleeping and rebuild their lives.

From 2016, the number of people rough sleeping in Calderdale started to increase, and there was a significant rise in the number of people street begging in Calderdale’s larger towns in winter 2017/18.

If you believe you are at risk of rough sleeping or homelessness, or are concerned about someone else, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/homeless

What should I do if I am concerned about someone?

To report a concern or seek help for someone you think is sleeping rough:

  • Visit the: Street Link website.
  • Get in touch with Street Reach (24 hours a day).
  • If the person is unwell or distressed call 999.

Do not put yourself in danger or approach someone acting strangely, even to help.

Read full post on Calderdale Council News

Transformed Elland Library set to reopen Monday 7th June

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From Calderdale News: http://news.calderdale.gov.uk/transformed-elland-library-set-to-reopen/

Excitement is building in Elland as the £1.75 million refurbishment of the town’s library nears completion and is due to open its doors on Monday 7 June at 10am.

Elland Library interior

Calderdale Council has been busy transforming the building into a welcoming, state-of-the-art community hub, which will provide modern library services, an IT suite, office space and a refurbished history room for The Greater Elland Historical Society.

The eagerly anticipated reopening comes just days after the announcement that Elland town centre will benefit from £6.3 million of the Government’s Future High Streets funding to boost the economy, business opportunities and the visitor experience.

Elland Library has had a complete revamp, with a redesigned and redecorated lower floor for the library facilities, children’s section and IT suite, plus new signage and new windows for a brighter feel. The ageing roof tiles have been repaired and many of the original slates have been reused to maintain the building’s heritage and character.

Another piece of the building’s fascinating history has been brought to the spotlight, with the restoration of an original stained glass window which has now been added to the entrance.

The building’s upper floor, which has been unoccupied for many years, has also been transformed and will provide office space for Council staff, which will support the local economy.

Some Elland residents will remember that there was formerly a dance hall upstairs. The Council had to remove the sprung floor to enable it to structurally carry the weight of the new office walls and furniture. There are plans to display the trophies that used to be awarded to Elland Gala competitors.

As part of the Council and the borough’s commitment to tackling climate change, the library is full of sustainable features, helping to improve energy efficiency and protect the environment.

Covid-19 Vaccine and Fertility Q&A Friday 11 June

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A women only Q&A session at Halifax Opportunities Trust Centre on Hanson lane to answer questions about the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine on fertility.

Friday 11 June at 11am.
Venue: Halifax Opportunities Trust, Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, HX1 5PG

If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and have concerns about receiving the vaccine, this session may answer your questions.

Spaces will be limited due to the social distancing and Covid guidelines present. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, contact covidchampions@vsialliance.org.uk or ring
07495 049459.

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Calderdale COVID-19 vaccination engagement

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NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch Calderdale and VSI Alliance, and would like to know your views and experiences of the Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination already, you can feedback about your experience of the vaccination process here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CaldVacFeedback/

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the below poster.

If you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we would like to hear your views on the vaccine and how well informed you feel about it. Please complete the following survey to let us know:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5OWUYE/

 

If you have had a positive experience with your vaccination and would be happy to share your story, we would love to hear from you. Please contact megan.russell@vsialliance.org.uk

 

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Sign up for ebilling to support tree planting pledge 

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Calderdale residents can support the work to tackle climate change by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Calderdale Council is pledging to plant trees across the borough for every 1000 households that switch to ebilling before the end of March 2021.

Currently only 15% of Calderdale residents receive ebilling for their council tax. Receiving bills electronically reduces the financial and environmental impacts of producing and sending paper bills. The more residents that sign up, the more trees will be planted by the Council, furthering the environmental benefits of switching.

The additional trees planted will support natural flood management and improve air quality. As they will be native species, they will also help protect our natural habitats and the wealth of biodiversity they contain.

Ebilling is also the most convenient way to receive your council tax bill. Once registered, instead of issuing a traditional paper bill and sending it through the post, your bill will be sent electronically to your email address. Any other correspondence regarding your council tax account will also be sent in this way where possible.

To switch to ebilling and support the tree planting pledge, Fill in this Form

For more information on Calderdale Council’s wider commitments to tackle climate change, visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/climate-emergency.