Level 4 Public health intelligence apprenticeship vacancies

The Directors of Public Health across all 15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region have collaborated to set up the Louise Brewins Programme, an innovative training scheme for Public Health Intelligence Analysts. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council offers this opportunity to be one of the first trainees on this exciting new scheme.

There are two posts available. Subject to confirmation, one trainee will complete placements in Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (based in Wakefield) then Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Bradford) and one trainee will complete placements in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (Huddersfield) and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Halifax).

Salary is £18,933

Closing date: 21 January 2022

Interviews are due to take place in mid-February with a start date of May

Further details and application form can be found here https://wamdcli.webitrent.com/wamdcli_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=aVFK113394&WVID=1R0q139950&LANG=USA

Save the date: VAC AGM – Thursday 9th December 2021

The VAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on

Thursday 9th December 2021

from 3.00pm.

The meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing on this occasion and we would be delighted if you could join us. To register your attendance or apologies, please email membership@cvac.org.uk. We will reflect on our work during 2020/21 but predominantly we will be looking forward to sharing our plans for 2022 and beyond with a view to ensuring we continue to support and advocate for our members and our sector by creating opportunities and solutions so we can all keep improving local lives. We will also be introducing our redesigned membership offer.  The membership offer has been reviewed over the past year to ensure it is responsive and supportive of the sectors needs both now and in the future.  After a period of consultation with current member and non-member organisations, we have developed a scalable offer that can grow year on year, supporting and nurturing a strong, unified membership across Calderdale and Kirklees.

Calderdale IAPT September 2021 Newsletter

Calderdale Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) September newsletter is available to read.

You can find information on dates significant to mental health, resources and information about Calderdale and Kirklees IAPT

Download the newsletter here

Local Museums reopening plans

Some of Calderdale’s Museums are opening again to visitors.

To visit you must book your time slot online in advance.

Please have your ticket ready to show staff either on your phone or as a printed copy.

Sanitiser will be provided at various points and we will be frequently cleaning the venue in line with government guidance. You must wear a face covering whilst inside inline with Government guidance on face coverings.

Bankfield Museum plans to reopen its doors to visitors from May the 31st.

Admission is free, but you must book your visit online. There will be limited numbers of visitors to ensure everyone’s safety. Please have your ticket ready to show staff either on your phone or as a printed copy.

Shibden Hall reopening Monday 17th of May.

Numbers are being limited to ensure that we can keep visitors safe. We are anticipating that there will be high demand and that these limited tickets will go quickly. Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale. During this current time all tickets will be non-refundable unless the situation changes.

Book tickets online

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult £8.00
  • Concession £5.00 (Children 5 – 16 years / Senior Citizens / Passport to Leisure)
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £21.00

Traffic collision updates for the 5 districts of Yorkshire

These are road traffic collision updates for the 5 districts of West Yorkshire.

This information was sourced through Leeds City Council.

The overall road casualties in 2020 remains well below last year’s level. The number of
weekly road casualties (all severities and those KSI) has fluctuated quite a lot in 2020,
mainly regulated by various lockdown phases.

All reports can be downloaded below


Children’s Mental Health Week – Help Shape Local Mental Health Services – Young persons survey

Are you aged between 9 – 25?

Do you live or go to school/college in Calderdale?

If so, please could we ask you to take part in this opportunity to have your say on helping shape local mental health services. The survey is open from Friday 7th February until Friday 6th March 2020. Please find the link to the survey here

Open Minds


The information gathered is confidential, meaning we can’t identify you from what you tell us.

We will use the information to help us further improve mental health services
for children and young people in Calderdale.

We, the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group, have released this survey during Children’s Mental Health Week. This is to collect views from all children and young people on emotions and mental health support with the aim to help shape and improve services. We would like everyone who takes part in this survey to know its anonymous, and the results will be shared with managers of services that will listen and take these results from this survey seriously.


We hope to get a 1000 voices and would appreciate everyone’s help to achieve this

Thank you

Calderdale’s Young People’s Tough Times Reference Group


Open Minds Calderdale


Part of Calderdale Open Minds 


Freecycling in Calderdale – It’s not waste until you waste it!

Your trash could be someone else’s treasure, so if you have items you no longer need, why not advertise them for free at the Calderdale Freecycle Group or the Calderdale Recycle group?

Calderdale Freecycle – https://groups.freecycle.org/CalderdaleUK

Calderdale Recyclehttps://www.ilovefreegle.org/explore/CalderdaleRecycle

The idea behind these groups is to reduce the amount of reusable items going to waste by passing them on where they can be reused. You may be surprised at what use might be found of your old items, or by what you could find – for absolutely free!

These groups promote conservation, reduction of waste and equally importantly, the sense of community and solidarity.

All items advertised must be offered free of charge, absolutely no money must be exchanged. Individuals need to communicate to arrange the exchange or pickup of goods.

Resellers cannot be stopped but the practice of collecting items for free for the purpose of reselling is discouraged.

Everywhere there’s talk about our impact on the environment and reducing our carbon (and otherwise) footprint. Calderdale freecycle offers an easy way of reducing this! Just read some of the testimonials made by freeglers.