Calderdale Forum 50+

Interview – Calderdale’s Adult Social Care. We recently met up with Calderdale Council’s Head of Adult Social Care, Iain Baines and interviewed him. Iain kindly agreed to be videoed so that we could share his answers with a wider audience.

Care Aware! Thank you to everyone who took part in our “Care Aware” survey. Calderdale Forum 50 Plus wanted to find out more about the social care available in Calderdale (in particular the “Gateway to Care” service run by the council), how people access it, what services they access and who provides those services. We ran a small, informal survey to act as a discussion piece. The key findings can be seen in our Care Aware Video:

Information, News, Links & Advice

Social Care: Gateway to Care: Gateway to Care is your first point of contact for adult social care in Calderdale. The Gateway to Care team includes friendly, experienced social care advisors, clinical advisors and social workers who bring their expertise together to make sure you receive coordinated care, support and advice. Link: Gateway to Care on the Council website.

Social Care: Better Lives: Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which is run by social workers, is new way of providing adult social care in Calderdale. More info on Better Lives

adviceAdvice Hub: Some good, basic advice on a number of key subjects
Choosing a Care Home – where to look and what to consider.
How To Switch Energy Supplier – help from Citizen’s Advice.
Reporting Abuse – advice on safeguarding vulnerable adults
Avoiding Pension Scams – ten tip to keep you safe

lnks2Useful Links: These are websites we use and recommend ourselves:
Activities, Fitness and Recreation
Arts and Entertainment
Health and Wellbeing
Community Groups and Local Interest

logo-squareGet Involved: Calderdale Forum 50 Plus always welcomes new members, whether they be individuals or organisations. Membership is free – we simply keep you in touch with our news and share your latest news to other members. We are also always on the lookout for new volunteers to help us run Calderdale Forum 50 Plus

Issues & Concerns Survey

We are always keen to identify the issues, concerns and worries that affect your daily life and bring them to the attention of local government and private or commercial service providers. Our “Issues & Concerns” survey was run through September and October 2016 and we are now able to share the results. The “Changing Times” video below summarises the results. A more comprehensive breakdown of the survey’s findings can be downloaded here: Issues & Concerns (word file).