At our May 2019 open meeting, Sue Straw and Shannon Donaghue from Calderdale Council’s Visual Impairment Team gave a presentation about visual impairment and the support available in Calderdale. Calderdale Council’s Visual Impairment Team Sue Straw and Shannon Donaghue are rehabilitation officers with Calderdale Council’s Visual Impairment Team, who support local people with a visual … Continue reading Calderdale Council’s Visual Impairment Team
Fiona Goldsmith - Taxi Licencing At our May 2019 open meeting, Fiona Goldsmith from Calderdale Council’s Licencing Department, gave a presentation centred on the licencing of taxis and private hire vehicles and the training of drivers. Our members had asked us for an opportunity to hear from and question someone about the provision of taxis … Continue reading Taxi Licencing & Driver Training
Disability Partnership Calderdale Open Meeting Tuesday 28 May 2019 Shay Stadium, Halifax There was a change of venue for the May Open Meeting of the Disability Partnership Calderdale, with members and other attendees enjoying the accessibility and facilities at Halifax’s Shay Stadium. The first thirty minutes were devoted to settling in, chatting, networking and attending … Continue reading Report: Open Meeting – 28 May 2019
Changes to the eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme will come into effect on 30th August 2019. Following a consultation in 2018 the government announced that it will be extending the Blue Badge eligibility criteria to include people with ‘hidden disabilities’ such as dementia, autism and a number of mental health conditions. The new … Continue reading Blue Badge Eligibility Extended
A local consultation that asks for input from people with Diabetes.
A common problem for many disabled motorists is not being able to park at their desired destination, especially at their local supermarket. The major complaint is that the disabled bays are all occupied with cars not displaying a Blue Badge. Disabled Motoring UK’s Baywatch campaign seeks to address this. Their campaign researches the level of … Continue reading Coming Soon! Baywatch Disabled Parking Survey
The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC) is looking for more disabled people to sign up as RiDC researchers. If you do decide to sign up as an RiDC researcher you will be working on behalf of disabled and older people to help ensure that the products and services they may wish to use are … Continue reading Sign Up: Research Institute for Disabled Consumers
Starting Line's next programme starts on: Tuesday 21st May At: Piece Mill, Horton Street, Halifax They have 4 places left! Ring 07776650896 for more information Eligibility Criteria Starting Line supports disabled people & people with mental or physical health conditions: • of working age • living in Calderdale • … Continue reading Starting Line – 4 Places Left!
WY Community Alert is a messaging system brought to you by West Yorkshire Police. By registering with WY Community Alert, you can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct to you by email, text or voice message. Registering for alerts is completely free and once you have signed-up, you … Continue reading West Yorkshire Community Alert System
You can now contact Police in an emergency via emergency SMS - here's the police's own guide to using the system: Emergency If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone. Emergency SMS is part of the standard 999 service which has been … Continue reading Deaf/Hard of Hearing – Contact Emergency Service by SMS