We work with local authorities, volunteers groups and various service providers to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Calderdale. We also support our members with whom we consult regularly and for whom we provide meetings and social events.
New Halifax Bus Station Consultation – West Yorkshire Combined Authority have just launched their public consultation on their plans for the redevelopment of Halifax Bus Station. Disability Partnership Calderdale were involved in a preliminary consultation stage late last year and fed back on the plans, but we’d encourage everyone to look at the plans for themselves and feed back on them, with a particular emphasis on their suitability for people with disabilities! Have Your Say
Deaf Community “Calderdale Conversation”: Here’s an event aimed specifically at the deaf community, with Interpreter Service Calderdale present, Calderdale Council’s Calderdale Conversations. Tuesday 28 January 2020, 2-4pm, at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax HX3 6TE – Saville Room. What do you want to talk about? That’s what we’re asking as part of Calderdale Conversations – our enterprising new way of listening to what local people are saying is important to them.
Road Corridor Improvement Plans Consultation: Here’s a great opportunity to view and feed back on a wide range of road network improvements in our area – from changes to road layouts, to cycle lanes, to disabled parking spaces, this is a very detailed set of plans and a great opportunity to influence the final outcomes: More Details
Health Services – Here at Disability Partnership Calderdale, we recently asked for feedback on local health services from Calderdale people with a disability. We’ll be sharing the feedback with the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, who are responsible for many NHS services in the area. However, in the meantime, you can read just a selection of the responses we’ve had. We’ve edited them to preserve the anonymity of the people who submitted them – Your Responses
- Our next open meeting will be held on Tuesday January 28th 2020: Full Details
- Our most recent Open Meeting was on November 26 2019 – read meeting report
- Our Christmas Party was on Tuesday 17th December 2019: Read report/watch video
- Our Rastrick Lunch Club 20 Dec – Full Details
- Overview all our upcoming events, including meetings and social gatherings on our Events Calendar
Individual Membership – Join Us Today: Apply to become a member of Disability Partnership Calderdale. Membership is FREE and open people with physical or sensory disabilities. Other people, including friends, families and carers can sign up for our newsletters – Join Us Today
Affiliate Membership – We work closely with a number of organisations across Calderdale who provide services for people with a disability. We call these organisations “affiliates”. – Become an Affiliate Organisation
More About Us
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 – DPC Leaflet (3mb pdf file)
Useful Links: We maintain a page of useful links to organisations, bodies and groups of interest to our community.