Disability Partnership Calderdale
Coronavirus has left many people isolated, lonely and out of touch with family and friends but a new free service from Disability Partnership Calderdale puts people back in contact with their families and friends, using video calling.
The project called In Touch is aimed at disabled and elderly people and their families and friends across Calderdale and has been funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale.
For many people, video calls made from smart phones and computers have become an everyday occurrence during the pandemic, but for some they are out of reach due to fear of technology, lack of access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer or concerns over the cost.
The team at Disability Partnership are now looking to make contact with people who could benefit from a video call with a friend, family member or small video social group.
They will bring a tablet computer to you and connect you with your friend or to a social group on a video call, handing over the computer for you to enjoy the meet-up, then collect it afterwards, when the call is finished.
They are also keen to make contact with people who are already making video calls but have friends or family members who are digitally excluded and might benefit.
For more details
Telephone: 07791 106648
Visit the web page – https://disabilitypartnershipcalderdale.org/disability-partnership-calderdale/in-touch/
The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale Newsletter is out.
This week the focus is on Mental Health Worries, a quick guide to restrictions, public toilets, face mask exemptions and a list of useful numbers.
The next Disability Partnership Calderdale Open Main Meeting will be held on
Tuesday 30 January, 5.30 pm-7.45 pm at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax.
Buffet refreshments will be available from 5 pm.
The agenda is as follows;
5:30pm. Chair opens meeting. Welcome and Housekeeping, and reminder of best practice in question and answering.
5:35pm Kirsty McLeod ; Taxi Licencing authority.
6:05pm Trevor Lylles- Together Housing
6:35pm Comfort break. Attendee/member FREE raffle draw. Shopping voucher.
6:50pm re convene
6:55pm Hanif Mohamed ; Affordable heating
7:05pm Sail Suleman and Jo Richmond attending to consult on the Council’s budget for 2019/20, 20/21 and 21/22. The aim is to provide an overview of the savings the Council is proposing to achieve and which areas might be affected by the savings and services proposed with a growth. The plan is to consult on the budget proposal, we would then feedback in to the final consultation that will be tabled at full Council meeting.
7:35pm – Thanks from Chair
Chair closes meeting at 7:45pm