General News

26.05.2020: 10 minute NHS and Active Calderdale workouts.
Keep active and stay healthy with these 10 minute workouts from Active Calderdale. 

21.05.2020: Domestic abuse: where and how to get help 
While cases of domestic violence nationwide have increased during the coronavirus outbreak, the household isolation instruction does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse.

19.05.2020: Sight loss: Helping you to help others 
If you have older family members or friends who are experiencing sight loss, then you may be worried about how to provide the right help and support for them.

14.05.2020: Scams: This week’s trends
An update on the scams trending at the moment in West Yorkshire

14.05.2020: Scams – spotting suspicious emails and what to do
More advice follows on how to spot suspicious emails and what to do with them to avoid being scammed.

04.05.2020: Citizens Advice: Energy bill guidance & support
Here we have some really helpful guidance from Citizens Advice on reducing your energy bills.

02.05.2020: Government launches plan to tackle loneliness during lockdown
The Government has launched a major effort to tackle loneliness and social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak and period of social distancing. Below are the headline details of the new programme.

02.05.2020: New Report from Independent Age.  In Focus: Experiences of older age in England
Published on 16 April, this project set out to explore the reality of life for older people whose voices can be less often heard in debates about ageing, and to find out what is important for people in this age group.

29.04.2020: Mediterranean diet reduces risk of cognitive impairment
A new study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and slow the rate of cognitive decline at a population level.

21.04.2020: Read your way through the lockdown on World Book Night – 23 April
Tomorrow 23 April is World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading, intended to inspire everyone to spend time with books.

21.04.2020: Calderdale Council Newsletter
Here’s the most recent newsletter from Calderdale Council, covering a number of topical issues.

18.04.2020: Cancer Patient Support Grants
This grant and money information may be useful to vulnerable people. It is an easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tool to check what benefits individuals might be able to claim and what grants individuals might be able to apply for.

17.04.2020: What Scams are trending at the moment in West Yorkshire?
We’ve seen more and more warnings about scams being carried out off the back of the Coronavirus situation. West Yorkshire Trading Standards has reported an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams.