Details of Our Next Open Meeting – May 28th

Disability Partnership Calderdale OPEN MAIN MEETING

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Venue: The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

Come along if you can, to the meeting. If you are disabled, you can claim your travel expenses.
All attendees are invited to enjoy the excellent free buffet (from 5pm), or just a cup of tea or coffee!


The main meeting runs from5-30pm to 7-45pm, though doors open at 5pm.

The Meeting

This open meeting will follow a slightly different format, with more opportunities for those attending to speak with the various service providers who will be joining us.

Service providers will include:

Skillshop – The aim of Halifax-based charity Skillshop is to provide specialised training for adults with learning disabilities in a caring environment. The objectives are to improve people’s self-esteem, confidence and personal development and break down social isolation. People will have more fulfilling lives, be less reliant on staff and have developed some independent social networks and friendships. They offer a range of activities for adults with disabilities such as woodwork, Arts and crafts, fitness, gardening skills, general life skills and much more all within our very own grounds.

Accessible Homes Agency – Calderdale Council’s Accessible Homes Agency can advise on the grants available to make home adaptations which help people to live independently. Disabled Facilities Grants are available and examples of work carried out include the installation of stair lifts and walk-in showers.

Andy’s Man Club – a charity tackling male mental health issues. Andy’s Man Club is run exclusively by unpaid volunteers each day from central Halifax in West Yorkshire.

Women’s Centre – The Calderdale and Huddersfield Women’s Centre provide a wide-range of services for women, including emotional and practical support on issues such as debt, benefits, mental or physical health, domestic violence, counselling, training and development and much more.

Unique Ways Unique Ways who work with families with disabled children. They are a parent-carer led organisation supporting disabled children and their families.

There will also be representatives of the Accessible Calderdale project and Sport for All, Calderdale on had for a chat.

There will also be presentations on:

  • The visual impairment experience
  • Opportunities at Phoenix Radio
  • Plus an opportunity to share with the local authority your experiences of using Taxis in Calderdale.


Call the DPC mobile number; 07716122897, or email