Winter

Winter Payments Available for Families in Need

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Message from Calderdale Council:

The government recently announced a package of extra targeted financial support for those families most in need across England for the cost of food, energy and water bills and other associated costs.

Read the Government announcement on Gov.UK here

We have contacted all families in Calderdale that are eligible, either by letter or email.  There is no application needed – funding will be awarded automatically once they have provided bank details.  All they need to do is follow the instructions in the letter/email and we will do the rest.

To date we have awarded almost £500k to over 4,500 families.

If you know anybody that has been contacted by us, please reassure them that this is legitimate and encourage them to take action.

Frequently Asked Questions and a link to the secure portal are now live on our website.

Have you considered reviewing your energy provider?

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Have you thought about switching your energy provider, but not found the time to do it?

Ofgem and Calderdale Citizen’s Advice give really easy to follow support with Energy Best Deal and www.goenergyshopping.co.uk.

Come to one of our drop in sessions in March 2018 (see below for dates and venues), and we’ll help you find your options there and then, using an impartial tool.

You’ll  need to bring this information with you :

  • The name of your supplier and the tariff you are on
  • How much energy you used in the last year
  • How you currently pay for your energy
  • Your postcode

This information is on your bill and annual statement from your energy supplier – ring us if you’re not sure how to find it.

If you are on a pre-payment meter, you may not save as much by switching , but it may still be worth your while coming to the drop in.

If you’re not sure whether the drop in is for you , or want to know more please contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723  or email Liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

Time Date Venue
10am -12noon Thursday 8 March Northowram & Shelf  Children’s Centre Hub, Northowram Library, Lydgate HX3 7EJ
 

2pm—4pm

 

Monday 12 March Creations  Community Children’s

Centre HX2 0QD

 

1pm –3pm

 

Wednesday 14 March  

Field Lane Children’s Centre HD6 3JT

 

Have you considered reviewing your energy supplier?

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As the temperature plummets and the initial cold weather starts to become a long term reality, it may be time to consider reviewing your energy supplier.

Citizens Advice Calderdale has an Energy Champion ready to support you with this process and want everyone in Calderdale to be on the cheapest energy tariff and to have a warm home and keep healthy this winter.

What can we do?
Citizens Advice will train all your volunteers and front line workers on how to use comparison websites and give them the tips of the trade to saving their clients money.

We also take referrals for clients who need us to help them get some cheaper options for their utilities. This can be done over the phone.

For further information contact susan.thorpe@calderdalecab.org.uk

Art & Literature classes in Calderdale

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WEA LogoAre you a fan of art and literature and looking to brush up or expand on your current skills?

Get involved with classes in Art and Literature in Calderdale covering skills such as creative writing, philosophy, drawing and painting, poetry and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.

History classes in Calderdale

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WEA LogoWEA LogoGet involved with history classes in Calderdale covering topics such as Industrial history & heritage of Yorkshire, Victorian Explorers, Family History and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.