Support for low income households who struggle to heat their homes

Low income households and people living with long term or chronic health conditions are at greater risk of secondary illness as result of living in a cold home.

Living in a cold home over a long period can also raise blood pressure and cause stiffness in joints, increasing the risks of trips & falls, respiratory illness, cardio-vascular and stroke events.  Research suggests that treating ill health caused by living in a cold home costs almost £1m per year in Calderdale.

The Council has a range of services to help lower income owner occupiers and private tenants make their homes warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat?  These include:

  • Free First Time Central Heating
  • Small heating repair grants to fix heating and hot water boilers
  • Replacement central heating boilers and new heating systems
  • Warmth on prescription for low income households with chronic or terminal health conditions (health professional referral needed)
  • Insulation…

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Popples Almshouse Vacancy

IMG_1117A vacancy will be arising at the Popples Almshouses in Bradshaw and applications are invited from ladies aged 50 or over.

Applicants must have been born in, or resided in Bradshaw, Illingworth or Holmfield.

The current weekly charge is £77.40 (this does not include serviced council tax charges). It is reviewed annually.

The property is one of four, in a private location with shared outdoor seating area and consists of a single bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

The Trustees will consider suitable applicants based on individual need and circumstances.

Please apply in writing to:

The Clerk To The Trustees
Elizabeth Wadsworth Charitable Trust:
C/o 1 Popples,
Off School Lane,

Thank you for your interest.

Memory Lane Cafe 2020 dates

Memory Lane Cafe provides the place, space and opportunity for people to make connections with each other.

We are a local community group providing support for people affected by dementia, other memory problems, and isolation. Our regular cafes in Sowerby Bridge (St Paul’s Church) and in Halifax (Maurice Jagger Centre) offer a varied programme of games, crafts, information, support, cakes and conversation.

Find out more in our latest newsletter…click here.SB-Cafe-2020HX-CAFE-2020

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Spring & Summer 2020 Adult Learning Courses

Calderdale Adult Learning offers a range of courses across Calderdale in its latest Spring-Summer Brochure 2020.

Our courses are for anybody 19+. Let your friends, families, neighbours know! Here are just some of the courses on offer, at Heath Training Centre:

Digital Skills

Introduction to iPad21st January10.00-12.00
Improvers Computing21st January13.30-15.30
Using Word & excel26st February13.00-15.30


Step Up to English (Beginners)8th January09.30-12.00
ESOL Reading & Writing8th January13.00-15.00

Health, Well-Being, Leisure

Sewing Machine Skills8th January09.30-12.00
Make Up – Asian Glamour15th January18.00-20.30
Make Up – Asian Glamour17th January10.00-12.30
Bread Making25th January09.30-15.00
Family History8th February10.00-16.00
Afternoon Tea28th March09.30-15.00

For more details contact the office on 01422 8392820 or

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Chase away winter blues in 2020 with thoughts of people who make the good things happen…

For 5 years, Staying Well has been supporting adults to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce isolation and loneliness.  

The Staying Well Awards are about celebrating the fantastic volunteers and groups in Calderdale that make this possible… Find out more here…

Staying Well Awards

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 20 December – Merry Christmas and we’ll be back in the New Year!

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The Friday Flyer will be on holiday over the Christmas period. A big thank you from all of us for your continued support. We wish you a fun festive season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!

Our Friday Flyer will return on Friday 10th January. Before we sign off for 2019 we’d like to wish you a happy and peaceful holiday. Last word goes to Daisy Chain Cafe in Ovenden rocking that Christmas feeling…


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