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  • Funded activity packs for older people
    Community Foundation for Calderdale are funding Age UK to deliver activity packs to the homes of isolating older people in Calderdale. For many older people who live alone, the prolonged Isolation during the coronavirus pandemic …more
  • Report Your Cycling and Walking Trouble Spots
    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee have created an interactive map to help them understand which areas in our region could be improved to help the public travel more easily by bike or on foot, and to …more
  • Public toilets to reopen from 7 July
    Calderdale Council is planning to reopen one public toilet facility in each town in Calderdale from Tuesday 7 July. To help support the reopening of local businesses one toilet block will reopen on Tuesday’s through …more
  • Calderdale Markets reopen
    Calderdale Council have announced that all of our indoor and outdoor markets are now close to fully open and have published opening hours.   The exceptions are hairdressers, barbers and beauticians, which will remain closed until …more
  • Updates from Calderdale Council’s monthly newsletter
    Here is news from Calderdale Council, published on 26 June 2020. You can subscribe direct to their monthly newsletter on the visit Calderdale website and share with friends and family. 100 days of lockdown – countless …more
  • Bus Service Updates
    Metro West Yorkshire have updated their local bus service timetables. TIMETABLES: There will be changes to some bus timetables from Sunday 28 June 2020. Timetables are available to view on wymetro.com. Please check before you …more
  • Bus App now shows capacity & wheelchair spaces
    Earlier this month First Buses updated their mobile app to show bus capacity in ‘real-time’. This has enabled customers across the region to live track the location of their next bus and its available capacity. The display will …more
  • Calderdale Mental health contact update
    “INSIGHT Talking Therapies (Calderdale) has changed its name and is now called Vita Minds (Calderdale IAPT). Their contact number is 03330 153494. Email iapt.calderdale@vhg.co.uk:  Website www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk The 24 hour …more
  • Find a public toilet – new website
    For older people venturing out after lockdown, knowing where to find an open public toilet is essential.   However, there’s a new website that aims to address the problem, with our help. http://www.lockdownloo.com is a map-based website …more
  • Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale
    The Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring a friendly chat over a cup of tea back to elderly people in Calderdale. Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a …more
  • Meals on Wheels update
    Park Meals have updated their Meals on Wheels brochure with new information. You can download it here – ParkCareBrochure2020 (pdf) Park Meals deliver 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  The service is completely flexible – …more
  • Bus and train service updates
    West Yorkshire Metro is strongly urging people to consider whether their journey is necessary before using public transport. West Yorkshire Metro has published an update on transport capacity urging people to only use their bus …more
  • Council Addresses Direct Payment Concerns
    Here is a copy of a letter that Calderdale Council is sending out to recipients of direct payments from Adults or Children’s Services, addressing their concerns and clarifying the steps needed to get support and advice. Further …more
  • Calderdale Council Support: FAQs in large print
    Calderdale council has produced a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on support for vulnerable residents. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been put together to help people understand what help is available …more
  • Mourners Allowed To Attend Park Wood Crematorium
    Mourners in Calderdale will soon be able to enter the chapel at Park Wood Crematorium once more to attend the funeral service of a loved one. Any new bookings will allow up to ten mourners to enter the crematorium chapel to …more
  • Statement on behalf of Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council
    This statement was issued following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on the evening of Sunday 10 May. As we move into the next phase of responding to this crisis, I would like to repeat again my sincere thanks to the …more
  • Calderdale Council: FAQs for vulnerable residents
    Are you in need of additional support from Calderdale Council? You can contact them via their website http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/support-extremely-vulnerable  If you don’t have internet access you can call …more
  • Calderdale Council opens waste re-cycling centres on 11 May
    Calderdale Council has announced it is re-opening two of their Household Waste Recycling Centres from Monday 11 May. Brighouse and Halifax centres will reopen on a restricted basis, with strict safety measures in place to protect …more
  • Community Transport Calderdale – Shopping and GP Trips
    Community Transport Calderdale has set up a shopping service for people on lockdown, particularly those from more vulnerable groups. Due to the fantastic response they have had for volunteers they now have spare capacity and can …more
  • New audio newsletter – 5 May 2020
    Here is our new audio newsletter.  It provides a useful summary of all the key local information to help you through the coronavirus lockdown including Calderdale Council’s volunteer helpline number.  Save the link below and …more