Welcome to the Disability Partnership Calderdale website.
May 2019 – Taxi Licencing & Calderdale’s Visual Impairment Service: A report from our May open meeting where members, friends and guests enjoyed a packed evening with two main presentations, the first looking at taxi licencing and the training of taxi drivers, with Calderdale council’s licencing team; the second was from rehabilitation officers with Calderdale Council’s Visual Impairment Team, who support local people with a visual impairment. Both were invited to attend following requests from our members for more information and an opportunity to feedback on these specific services.
April 2019 – Community Funding & 3-Year Project Launch: A report from our April open meeting, where Disability Partnership Calderdale celebrated the launch of its three-year National Lottery Community Fund award of £186,400.
March 2019 – Accessible Calderdale Project: A report from our March open meeting where details of this exciting new initiative were presented. There was also news of the established Accessible Hebden Bridge Project, which has been going three years and has begun to have a big impact on the town.
Our Aim: Our aim is to improve the quality of life of disabled people in Calderdale by working in partnership with service providers as critical friends to raise awareness of issues of concern. In a fun, vibrant, yet consultative and professional manner, we aim to address issues in our community so that service providers can make improvements to maximise access to mainstream services for people with physical and sensory impairments, who are our main beneficiaries. Our Aims in Detail
Our Meetings: We hold bi-monthly membership meetings to involve and engage disabled people by working in partnership with service providers mainly in local authority, health and transport services. People with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments are given a voice and an opportunity to influence policy and service delivery. As a consequence, the disabled community is listened to and taken seriously thereby feel valued because they able to make a difference. Membership is free – join today
Advice & Information: Our organisation focuses on engaging, involving and informing disabled people about the many changes and developments to services, for example welfare benefit reform; social housing changes; health and social care provision. By bringing disabled people together we can deliver peer support and also address issues of loneliness or isolation that disabled people may have.
Download our latest leaflet – New-A5-booklet-2018
Useful Links: We maintain a page of useful links to organisations, bodies and groups of interest to our community.