Welcome to the Disability Partnership Calderdale website.
Details of Our Next Open Meeting – 5.30pm, Tuesday May 28th – The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS.
Come along if you can, to our next free open meeting. If you are disabled, you can claim your travel expenses. This open meeting will follow a slightly different format, with more opportunities for attendees to speak with the various presenters. Presenters include: Halifax-based charity Skillshop, Calderdale Council’s Accessible Homes Agency, Andy’s Man Club, The Calderdale and Huddersfield Women’s Centre, Unique Ways who families with disabled children, the Accessible Calderdale project and Sport for All Calderdale. There will also be presentations on the visual impairment experience, Phoenix Radio and an opportunity to share with the local authority your experiences of using Taxis in Calderdale. Full Details
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.. The Mayor of Calderdale, councillor Marcus Thompson was on hand to officially open the event, which was hosted by the organisation’s Trustees, who outlined their plans for the funding.
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.