Skillshop daily Live fitness sessions and Quiz themed show

Skillshop introduce their daily fitness sessions through their Facebook page.

The sessions run every morning at 10:30 am, you are welcome to join from the safety of your home.

They are also running a quiz themed show at 1.30pm for anyone who would like to join.

Skillshop have also created this wellness video, sending their own positive messages.

View the Video:

We will get through this!

Skillshop website

Skillshop facebook page


Active Calderdale info for individuals and activity providers

Active Calderdale has been updated with two new sections with help and advise for individuals as well as sports and physical activity providers.


Keeping Active During Covid-19

This covers latest government advice about staying safe, and links and advice:

For people who want gentle exercises,

For people with a disability or long term health conditions,

For people wanting more challenging activities,

For families – check out GoNoodle for some truly alternative songs and dances!

And ideas from other trusted sources.


Info for Sports and Physical Activity Providers

This will be useful for anyone involved in providing physical activity through clubs and voluntary and community organisations. I have already sent it out but please share with your contacts too.


Please share what you’re doing to stay active using the hashtag #ActiveCdale #StayinWorkOut, it’s really inspiring.


If you have any ideas of how we can help integrate being active through your work please get in touch, we’d love to help.

Stay active during lockdown

As lots of us are now spending more time at home, it is more important than ever to keep active, to keep ourselves physically well and improve our mental wellbeing. Visit the Active Calderdale website for advice on keeping active at home, and check out the Active Twitter account for inspiration, home workout ideas and lots more.

Walking and cycling are great ways to explore your local area, keep fit and improve your mental wellbeing. Remember to stay at least two metres apart from other people, use gloves when opening gates or crossing stiles and wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds when you are back home. If you’re lucky enough to live in Calderdale, the VisitCalderdale website has some great ideas and tips for walkers and cyclists.

The UK’s favourite street dance team, Dance Along with Diversity, is offering free access to its online tutorials until May.

If you’re getting active this weekend, we’d love for you to share it with us on Twitter using #ActiveCdale! We’ll be promoting all of the ways we’re keeping active in Calderdale – you never know, you might inspire someone else. If you’ve got an ActiveCdale T-shirt don’t forget to wear that too.

Need some support?

Locked down or self isolating? —You are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.

Click here to request support online.    

Corona Virus Trading Standards Scam Alert – Trending in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams.

Please read the following PDF for the full list of COVID-19 related Scams, reported to be trending in West Yorkshire.

Corona virus related scams

Stay safe, stay alert.

Report complaints to Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline: 0808 223 1133

Report scams to Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040

For Reliable, Up-to-Date information about the Corona Virus, only use official resources – Official government services and information website –

The NHS website –

Abbreviated list of scams:

1. Door-to-door selling face masks, trying to get into people’s homes
2. Individuals pretending to be Red Cross workers or Health Authorities, knocking door-to-door, asking to come into the house for mandatory COVID-19 tests
3. Scam texts/emails from Police/Government claiming you have been fined for leaving your house
4. Scam HMRC tax refund texts/emails
5. Fake text/email claiming UK Government issuing payments to all residents – will take you to a fake website asking your personal details
6. Scam phonecalls offering priority vaccinations – There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19
7. Parents entitled to free school meals requested for their bank details for financial support – Department of Education has confirmed this is a scam.
8. Fake missed parcel note posted through letterbox, listing a premium rate number to call.

Top Tips

These apply to all scams, not just the COVID-19 related scams.

– If you feel pressured, ask the person to leave. Do not let them in your house.
– Rely on family, friends, trusted neighbours. Be vigilant that strangers offering services may want to take advantage.
– Do not make snap decision – take your time!
– Check ID, confirm with the company – get the company’s name yourself, not from the person at your doorstep.

– If something sounds too good to be true it probably is!!

Clapping for our Carers – Every Thursday at 8pm – Thank you!

The nation joined once more  last Thursday at 8pm  from their doorsteps, windows and balconies to clap and make some noise, expressing their gratitude to those who still work tirelessly during these uncertain times to keep us going.

This event, which started on the 26th of March, was inspired by Annemarie Plas, from Brixton, south-west London, who was inspired by a similar initiative in her home country of the Netherlands, and in many other countries.

It is a novel way to express thanks to all the wonderful members of the NHS, not forgetting other emergency services, carers, street cleaners, supermarket workers, post office workers, as well as all other essential key workers.

The event is now expected to happen every Thursday at 20:00 BST.



Disability Partnership Calderdale Special Edition newsletter – Coronavirus list useful resources



Disability Partnership Calderdale have compiled a directory of outlets that deliver food to vulnerable individuals and local volunteer support groups in Calderdale.

Read the special edition newsletter here

Calderdale Food Deliveries Directory

Local Volunteer Support Groups

Registering for help if you are vulnerable


Coronavirus – Key Information Sources

Coronavirus News Index

Coronavirus – Supermarket & Food News

Coronavirus Local

Entertainment & Amusement


About Disability Partnership Calderdale: Our aim is to improve the quality of life of disabled people in Calderdale, in particular, by working in partnership with service providers to maximise access to mainstream services for people with physical and sensory impairments. We hold regular membership meetings where people with disabilities are given a voice and an opportunity to influence policy and service delivery. Please visit our website for more about us and our work.