Cost of Living
Anti-Poverty Partnership: Cost-of-Living and Safeguarding
Are you seeing more/greater safeguarding concerns related to the Cost-of-Living crisis with the children, young people and adults that you work with? Have you had to change the way you work, or the things you do, in order to help more people, or helping those you already support in a more in-depth way, in relation to risk and safeguarding?
We are aware the impact of the cost-of-living crisis is being felt disproportionately by individuals and within communities that are most deprived. The Local Authority Anti-Poverty Partnership has been working hard with communities over many years to mitigate the worst of the harm that poverty causes. However, we are all conscious that the sheer scale of this crisis means that there are likely to be issues that we aren’t aware of.To help us all to understand the impacts and challenges faced by your organisation and the service it offers, we would really like to hear from you…
- How is the current cost-of-living crisis impacting on demand for your service?
- Are you seeing a change in the type of safeguarding support you are being asked to provide?
- What challenges are you currently facing due to cost-of-living crisis?
- What challenges do you foresee in the next 12-18 months?
- Are you able to share any stories that illustrate the issues you are dealing with?
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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.
Greener Together short walks for women in 2023. Connect with the environment, meet new people.
Greener Together will deliver further Sustainability Workshops and Walks for Women from the WomenCentre in Halifax starting January.
Information on Workshops 2023 (PDF)
The team will be delivering short walks, taster sessions and short courses aimed at advising women who may be on limited incomes, how to approach living more sustainably. They will be introducing sustainability and making it more relevant on a day-to-day basis, looking at reducing costs, sustainable shopping and saving energy in the home amongst other approaches. Environmentally friendly goodies will be given out at each session!
The Sustainability courses are running January-February and February-March 2023.
Next 4 week Workshop starting 20th February
Walks for Women
Information on Walks 2023 (PDF)
Short, weekly lead Walks for Women starting Thursday 12th of January 2023 from the WomenCentre.
These are short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, reducing social isolation, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden and the services of the Women’s Centre. We will be walking at a relaxed pace; tailored to individuals.
Free short 1,5hrs walks for women this winter
Continuing through to March 2023, there will be short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden.
The walks will be at a relaxed pace, tailored to individuals.
Please call the WomenCentre for more Information and to book your place: 01422 386500
All walks start from WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN
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.
Money Counts Training for Calderdale December 14th
Money Counts training for Calderdale: Promoting a cash first approach to food insecurity
- 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.
A new Calderdale Cost of Living Fund for VCSE organisations
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
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
Cost of Living Crisis help available : Gov.uk
The Government is offering cost of living support to every household. Find out more today. There is help for every household. Find out what cost of living support you can get today.
Gov.uk have put together information to help families with the Cost of Living Crisis. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare and more.
Find out what is available to you and how you can claim.