Our Objectives: Calderdale Forum 50+ aims to represent and promote the collective voice of people over the age of 50 in Calderdale by a process of :- Communication, Campaigning, Influencing, Encouraging and Empowering
Our Recent Work
2018 Annual General Meeting
Our 2018 AGM featured a presentation by Paul Butcher, Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health, based on the Council’s Public Health Annual Report 2017-18, which looked at the lives of older people in the Calderdale area. We videoed the presentation and have broken it down into six clips, each with a separate theme. View Videos
Interview – Calderdale’s Adult Social Care. In Spring 2018 met up with Calderdale Council’s Head of Adult Social Care, Iain Baines and interviewed him and asked him about a wide range of topics related to adult social care in the area. Iain kindly agreed to be videoed so that we could share his answers with a wider audience. View Video
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.
Your Issues & Concerns: If you are over fifty and live in Calderdale, 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. Share your issues and concerns with us.
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
Advice 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
Get 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).