We work with local authorities & communities to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Calderdale.
Disability Partnership Calderdale News
The Coronavirus Emergency
Official Support & Advice
The latest Coronavirus advice and information from the Government, the NHS and Calderdale Council.
Lockdown Easing – Latest Government News & Advice
Here are a few of the key updates to the Government’s advice and policies (Full details can be found on the Government website).
- Gov’t Advice: Majority of children no longer need to shield
- Government’s Shielding Advice Update (July & August) Letter & Video
- Guidance on shielding & protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable – details of further easing in early July and suspension in early August
- Easy Read version of Government advice for those who are shielding
- Gov’t Advice: Meeting people from outside your household from 4 July
- Latest General Lockdown Easing Schedule July & August
- FAQ’s – what you can and can’t do after 4 July
- Government’s “Support Bubble” Advice
- Face coverings mandatory on public transport (June)
- People who are shielding can now leave homes (June)
- 6 people meet-ups allowed
- How Test & Trace Works / Test & Trace – A User’s Guide
- Guidance For Contacts Of People Who Test Positive
Coronavirus Advice & Information Hub
Council, Government & NHS Support & Advice
Request for support from the Council, Government and NHS and from volunteers, plus other essential Coronavirus services for vulnerable people.
Calderdale Council: the Council’s coronavirus website
Calderdale Council: Request support from the council.
Calderdale Council: Get volunteer support with shopping etc.
Calderdale Council: Our guide to the Council’s Coronavirus support
NHS – NHS’s key advice on coronavirus – NHS Website
NHS – NHS’s online 111 Coronavirus service – NHS Website
NHS – Advice for vulnerable people
NHS – How to access NHS volunteer support if you’re vulnerable
Mental Heath – Comprehensive advice & support
Safeguarding – Reporting abuse, domestic violence etc
Financial Advice – Disability Support Calderdale’s services
Citizens’ Advice – Benefits, debt, finance advice
Coronavirus: a practical guide if you’re disabled
Energy: How to Top-Up Gas & Electric Safely / More energy advice
BSL video updates on Coronavirus
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- CANCELLED Open Meeting: Our Open Meetings have been cancelled for the time being due to the Coronavirus precautions now in place across the country. We will re-schedule all our meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.
- Previous Open Meeting: Our most recent open meeting was held on Tuesday January 28th 2020 – Report & Videos
Pavement Parking – We are gathering information on the problems caused for disabled people by pavement parking. We will be sharing this with Calderdale Council, with the aim of helping them to develop effective strategies to reduce the problem – Have Your Say
How does disability affect you? – At Disability Partnership Calderdale, we believe it’s vital to keep up to date with the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities and, in particular, with the challenges they face – Tell us how disability affects you
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 disabilities, 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 disabilities 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.