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    Calderdale Direct Payments User Group
    Do you or someone you care for receive a Direct Payment from Calderdale Council? Are you interested in finding out more about Direct Payments? Why not join the Calderdale Direct Payments User Group for their next online meeting. …more
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    8 Million to receive new cost of living payment
    More than eight million households across the whole of the UK will get a cash payment of £650 to ease cost of living pressures. The first instalment of £326 will be paid from 14 July, and the eligibility date for the second …more
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    Need help to apply for the Council Tax energy rebate? 
    Anyone who doesn’t pay their council tax through direct debit will need to apply for their £150 rebate through the council website here: Introduction: Calderdale Council. Halifax Opportunities Trust are holding some drop-in …more
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    Government’s cost of living support announcement
    On 27 May the Chancellor announced a package of support worth over £15bn to help households with the rise in the cost of living. This package is in addition to the over £22bn announced previously, with government support for the …more
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    Money, benefits and financial support
    Calderdale Council have a really useful page on their website looking at money, benefits and financial support. Dealing with money related matters can be off-putting, but there is lots of support for you. Visit the …more
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    Touchbase Newsletter: Roundup of recent DWP announcements 
    DWP publishes plan: Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System  This week, the Government published Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System, which sets out the Department for Work and Pensions’ plan to tackle the growing challenge posed …more
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    Save on phone & broadband with “social tariffs”
    So-called “social tariffs” can provide a safety net for eligible households who might be struggling to afford their broadband or phone services. As we all know, broadband and mobile providers offer customers a wide …more
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    Scope – places available on employment training courses
    Disability charity Scope have free places available on the next Starting Line pre-employment training courses. They have both online and face to face courses that will be delivered in Leeds and Manchester (venues tbc but likely …more
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    DWP Touchbase Newsletter
    Roundup of recent DWP announcements  Special Rules for End of Life   As outlined in the Queen’s Speech on Tuesday 10 May fast-track benefit access is to be extended to those nearing the end of their life for Personal Independence …more
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    Are You Owed Unpaid Pension Credit?
    Do you or a family member get a State Pension? An estimated £6.8 million of unclaimed Pension Credit is unclaimed in Calderdale*. We want to encourage every one of State Pension age to check their eligibility, even if they don’t …more