What Next in Calderdale - Preparing for Adulthood is a booklet from Calderdale Council which provides information about the supportive framework available from the Council for young people aged 18+ with a learning disability who are leaving full time education. It helps them to create a positive transition from school to college and employment by … Continue reading Preparing for Adulthood In Calderdale For People With a Learning Disability
DR UK reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement The Government has announced in the Autumn Statement that it will increase benefits, in line with September’s inflation rate, from April. The Statement also said that there will be meagre help with energy for people on disability benefits – UC claimants will receive £900 in help, but … Continue reading Disability Rights UK E-Newsletter
If you've been inspired by England's World cup triumph, you can give Wheelchair Rugby Leage a try in Halifax - sessions start Monday 28th November, are entirely free and are open to everyone.
Scams are a part of everyday life and so it's important to keep yourself up to date with the latest trends - here's some recent advice from the Co-operative Bank: Remain vigilant to energy crisis scams Scammers are taking advantage of the rising cost of energy bills by impersonating energy providers, local councils, the government … Continue reading Recent Scams – What To Avoid
The latest edition of the Government's Department for Work & Pension's newsletter, Touchbase, included details of the support it offered vulnerable people - below is the section of the newsletter covering this subject. You can read the full newsletter here. Autumn Statement Last week the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement including a targeted package of … Continue reading Autumn Statement – Support For Vulnerable People
The Deaf Blind association has an excellent email newsletter - the latest edition is now out. You can read it here
As part of the Active Calderdale programme, which we signed up to in November 2022, we have worked in conjunction with VAC (Voluntary action Calderdale) to produce a video of seated exercises. It's presented by Julie Stott and is a great way to add some low impact activity to your daily routine. We hope you … Continue reading Active Calderdale – Seated Exercise Video
That might sound like a mouthful but it's actually quite simple. We're now officially part of the Active Calderdale programme and we received our certificate at our recent AGM. We've also worked with the programme to create a seated exercise video, which is a fun and safe way to add a little movement to your … Continue reading We’re Now An Active Calderdale Charter Organisation
Community Transport Calderdale's Peter Hancock was a very welcome visitor to our November 2022 Open Meeting. He explained the various services offered by Community Transport Calderdale (CTC) and fielded questions from our members. Now over 20 years old, the organisation has two main services: 1/ three wheelchair accessible buses that are in use almost every … Continue reading Community Transport Calderdale – An Alternative To Taxis
Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup winner Jack Brown was the surprise guest at our November Open Meeting. Jack brought along his medals and chatted with members during the pre-meeting lunch. You can read a bit of Jack's amazing story and view highlights of last weekend's final against France on the Sky Sports website.