Calderdale Directory of Local Support Groups

Calderdale Council has published a list of local support groups who may be able to help vulnerable people with jobs like shopping, picking up prescriptions etc during the Coronavirus outbreak. The list is very varied, as almost all groups are volunteer-based, and covers most areas of Calderdale. Hopefully this list will continue to grow. View … Continue reading Calderdale Directory of Local Support Groups

Latest on Council’s Plans To Support The Most Vulnerable

Calderdale Council released the following press release on Thurs 26 March, outlining its plans to support the most vulnerable people in Calderdale: Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being … Continue reading Latest on Council’s Plans To Support The Most Vulnerable

Council Volunteering Hub – Coming Soon

Since the Government announced that vulnerable groups should self-isolate, Calderdale Council has been overwhelmed with offers from volunteers across the borough to provide much needed support to local communities. The Council is co-ordinating its community response by establishing a virtual volunteer hub to ensure it safely and effectively manages the numerous offers to help maximise … Continue reading Council Volunteering Hub – Coming Soon

Keeping Fit and Active During Lock-Down

Calderdale Council's Active Calderdale people have come up with a comprehensive guide to keeping fit and exercising during the Coronavirus lock-down. Here's their advice: Lots of us are now working from home, distancing ourselves from large gatherings, or generally changing our routines. It can be easy to let physical activity slide - but we really … Continue reading Keeping Fit and Active During Lock-Down

Waste Collections – Update to Services

Waste collections are a priority service and the Council will continue to operate as normal for as long as possible. However, waste and recycling collections rely on staff being available to deliver the services. Where staff become unwell or have to self isolate, the services will be adapted to make the best use of the … Continue reading Waste Collections – Update to Services

Trains & Buses – Service Update

As well as extending the times of day you can use your concessionary passes, the local Tran and Bus services in Calderdale are make a few important changes to their operating: Important Public Transport Update - Bus and Rail services We are working with bus and rail operators on ensuring the public transport network is … Continue reading Trains & Buses – Service Update

Coronavirus and Volunteering – Calderdale Council

Coronavirus and Volunteering – how you can help ” “We are living through extraordinary times” an understatement but crikey, it brings out the best in so many of us.” Alison Haskins, Halifax Opportunities Trust CEO. Due to overwhelming offers of help across Calderdale, Calderdale Council and VSI Alliance have set up an online  volunteering hub … Continue reading Coronavirus and Volunteering – Calderdale Council