Courses for adults (19+) with a learning disability

Calderdale Adult Learning offer a range of courses for adults (19+) with learning disabilties this Autumn.

If you would like further details of the courses you can find the full brochure Adult learning | Calderdale Council.

If you can think of other ways we can work together please get in touch.

For more information contact Andrea Wallman, Curriculum Coordinator Learning Disabilities on 01422 392828

Download course Easy Read document here

Care staff recruitment with Bluebird Care

Earn from £57.12 up to £66.64 per shift. Work when you want by picking shifts to suit your situation; full-time and part-time.

Shifts are 7am to 2pm and/or 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week.

·       No experience necessary!

·       £200 Bonus when you start your first shift

·       £9.52/Hr (£11/Hr Bank Holidays)

·       Mileage allowance – 20p per mile

·       28 days holiday per year (pro-rata)

·       FREE DBS

·       Flexible working – shifts to suit your availability

·       FREE comprehensive training

·       FREE work phone

·       Uniform & PPE provided


You must have a Full Driving Licence and a reliable car/vehicle.

We care for older adults and vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes.

It’s time to care… people in your community need you now, more than ever! Be the help they need and earn a living.  Call/Text us on 07545653234 , and we will be in touch shortly.


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Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 31 August 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale offers a thorough cover of the plans for the upcoming redevelopment of Halifax Bus Station. It gives a comprehensive list of changes by bus routes and times that is really useful for all.

Read the Newsletter here


Virtual Dementia Carers Peer Support Group

Do you care for someone with dementia? Get support from someone who understands.

Alzheimer’s society  are running virtual support groups over Zoom.

During Covid Lockdown the zoom groups had a limited places. Now we have extended its capacity and can offer it to more dementia carers.

Carers benefit meeting experienced and very friendly carers and a Dementia Adviser.

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The Calderdale support groups run on the 3rd Thursday of each month 1.45pm – 3pm.

Please contact your local office before attending

phone: 01422 352789

The Accessible Calderdale Project

Do you have lived experience of disabilities? Do you want to make a difference in Calderdale? Do you want to be involved in making Calderdale an accessible and inclusive place to live, work and visit?

If so, come and join our focus groups and have a voice around issues that have an impact on your life.  Your experiences & views count!

The Accessible Calderdale Project aims to develop and improve access and inclusion in Calderdale.  We are looking for people from the disabled community who want to join our focus groups and have a voice around the issues that impact them.

All members of our group have a wide range of impairments and disabilities, or are family carers, and everyone has an equal voice.

Coming together over the pandemic on Zoom has given us a way of finding solutions together, supporting each other at the same time, and inviting disabled people in other areas who are leading on similar work.  We work on local and national consultations, and run regular focus groups.

All groups meet regularly and we are looking forward to the time when we can meet face to face again!  Our members tell us how much they value meeting other people in a similar situation.

Here’s an overview of our current focus groups:

Accessible Countryside, Parks and Green Spaces

If you are passionate about improving the access to our wonderful countryside, parks and greenspaces join our Accessible Countryside Group.  Being active and getting out and about is increasingly important to mental and physical health.


If you want to improve local transport, buses, trains, taxis and getting around our area we have a Transport Group that meets every other month.  We work with the licensing department and the local council.  We know that getting around is key to coming out of lockdown.

Health & Well-Being

We all know how important our health and well-being is specially our mental health.   Our new Health and Well Being group is looking at issues faced by disabled people in accessing the right health care.  Already we have fed into a national piece of work and are linking in with local services and organisations.

Tourism Stakeholder Group

We lead on the Tourism Stakeholder group in Calderdale and feedback the voice of disabled people into improving access for people who live, work, study and visit our area.  We have made visits to review places of interest like Shibden Hall and will be visiting Hardcastle Craggs and the Piece Hall over the next few months, so do come and join us to discuss access with their relevant staff team.

ACDAF Sports is led by young disabled people who believe in keeping active and healthy.  They are very interested in developing new sports into Calderdale and they are currently involved in setting up a Boccia Group with Yorkshire Sports Foundation.

For more information on how to get involved do get in touch with Lorraine, at  or  

Or Call   07596 70 77 95

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles or Sally Fletcher

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Mixed Ability Rugby Festival 22 May with Halifax RUFC

To all Ovenden Park Residents………………………………..

Halifax RUFC are hosting a festival of Mixed Ability rugby at their Ovenden Park home on Saturday 22 May.

The festival will feature teams from Halifax Magpies, Bradford and Bingley Bumblebees, and Worcester RUFC. The first game kicks off at 2.00pm.

Mixed Ability rugby is for players with disabilities and is played under adapted rules.

There is no admission charge and refreshments will be available from the clubhouse.

Ovenden Park is located at the bottom of Holly Park Way, off Keighley Road behind the old Moorside Primary School.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Halifax RUFC
Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AR

Halifax Magpies
Bradford and Bingley Bumblebees
Worcester RUFC