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.
- Our most recent open meeting was held on Tuesday January 28th 2020. We had four outstanding, informative and inspirational presentations, all on the subjects of visual and hearing impairments and the support available to help with them – We have a detailed report, plus transcripts and videos of all the presentations – Report & Videos
- Our next Open Meeting will be on Tuesday 24th March – we’ll have more details soon.
- Overview all our upcoming events, including meetings and social gatherings on our Events Calendar
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. Using this information, we work with local authorities, volunteers groups and various service providers to improve the lives of people with disabilities – Tell us how disability affects you
Talking Therapies Survey: NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to gather people’s views and experiences of using the current talking therapies services. As well as your ideas of how you feel the service could be improved. Your feedback will be used to inform and shape a psychological service which meets the needs of local people: Take Survey
LGBQT GP Survey: NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Calderdale Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Partnership are reviewing the experiences of LGBTQ people when accessing GP services in Calderdale: Take Survey
Calderdale Council Budget Consultation: The Council has published its new budget proposals and the general public has four weeks in which to feed back on them. As ever, social care and other issues that directly affect people with disabilities are a key part of the budget. This is our chance to make sure that our voices are heard. Consultation ends 14 February – More Details
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. Consultation ends 14 February – 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’ve shared the feedback with the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, who are responsible for many NHS services in the area. Here you can read just a selection of the responses we received – Your Responses
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.