Welcome to our help and support page. We will soon be adding more information to help Calderdale’s older people find help & support. In the meantime, on the right of this page are all the news stories with help and support issues in them.
Accessing local healthcare services
Deciding which service to choose, how to make GP appointments and how to complain if you are not satisfied with the service received.
Gateway to Care
Calderdale’s services for older people with physical and sensory disabilities and their carers. Find out more on this in our Ageing and Care Hub.
Over 60s Support Service
Together Housing are now providing a FREE OF CHARGE Older Persons Support Service across Calderdale to anyone in Calderdale aged 60 and over. You do not have to be a Together Housing tenant to receive their support! Their team of Housing Support Officers provide FREE support, assistance, and advice to help customers live happy independent lives in their own homes.
Charity OPAAL UK provide some excellent free resources for older people and those that are supporting them.
These include easy-to-use free checklists to enable positive conversations on important issues. You can download free copies and feel free to share!
Charity OPAAL UK provide some excellent free resources for older people and those that are supporting them. These include easy-to-use free checklists to enable positive conversations on important issues. You can download free copies and feel free to share!
Fire Safety at Home
West Yorkshire Fire Service provide lots of help to keep your home safe from fire inlcuding Safe & Well Visits, fire safety quizzes and helpful leaflets.
AccessBus is a dial-a-ride bus service providing door-to-door local transport, seven days a week between 9am and 5pm. It is of particular benefit to people who are unable to use standard bus services, as the driver assists passengers from door-to-door, including boarding and alighting. The buses are fully accessible, fitted with seatbelts and the most up-to-date wheelchair restraints. Anyone of any age can register for AccessBus.
Yorkshire Water’s Priority Services Register
Yorkshire Water’s Priority Services Register is free to sign-up to and supports customers who may be in ‘vulnerable’ circumstances, whether these circumstances are temporary or permanent.
Halifax Society for the Blind
The Society provide a Sight Loss Resource Centre in Halifax where you can browse a wide range of sight loss equipment and get information and advice from their trained Sight Support Advisors. They also run a range of activities for people with sight loss including social group meetings and groups targeted at specific interests e.g. Bowling, Working Age group and a Teen’s group. Find out more
Healthy Minds Calderdale
Healthy Minds provides mental health and wellbeing services to adults (and young people) in Calderdale. Services include: peer-support groups, activity groups, workshops and courses, one-to-one emotional support, welfare rights advice, support for BAME communities, volunteering and young person’s support. Find out more.
For Support groups that meet regularly in Calderdale see our In Touch Clubs & Groups page.