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Calderdale Council: 2-Page Cost-of-Living Factsheet and 1-page Affordable Warmth Guide
The Council is currently pulling together some really helpful support which we’ll tell you about soon but to support you now Calderdale’s Anti-Poverty Partnership has prepared a 2-page cost-of-living factsheet and 1-page affordable warmth guide. 
Click Here to Download the Frontline Worker Cost of living Factsheet
Click Here to Download the Affordable Warmth Frontline Worker Guide 


Get Involved with Calderdale Disordered Eating Scoping
As part of the Calderdale Community Mental Health Transformation work and in line with the NHS Long Term Plan to widen access to community provision around disordered eating for young adults, adults and older adults, Insight Eating & Insight Health has been commissioned to undertake a piece of mapping and scoping work across Calderdale between June and September 2022 with staff across statutory and voluntary sector services.

At Insight Eating & Insight Health, we are wanting to connect with as many stakeholders as possible whilst also consulting with experts by experience. If you would like to be involved in this Scoping Exercise, please see below ways to get involved. Please advise us if you have any adjustments needed in order to take part.
Take the Calderdale Eating Disorder Scoping Staff Survey Here        
Download the PDF Here 

Victims’ Survey 2022 - Closing 26th August
Have you been a victim of or reported a crime in the past three years? Tell us about your experience.

Events and Training

Outback in Bloom Green Skills for work and life Open Garden - Open On: Thursday 21st July, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Please join us in the Outback Community Garden for our Open Garden event. Come along and see what flowers, fruit and veg we are growing, find out more about our bees and take a tour of the garden. Light refreshments available. The Outback Community Garden Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB.

For more information, please contact Sarah Waddington on 01422 342552 or email

Halifax Society for the Blind: AGM and Pre AGM
You are warmly invited to our first face-to-face AGM in three years - Tuesday 9th August at 6pm, Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Lane, Halifax.

There will be a pre–AGM Q&A session on Zoom on 4th August 2022 from 11am – 11.30am.

Halifax Unity Collective: Free Community Meal - 6th August 
Our next community meal is on Saturday 6th August 6.30-9pm at The Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax.

DIY Utopia - Starting 12th August 
Work with local Artist Michal Powell to create visions of a utopia in Calderdale plus an action plan that will turn hopes into reality!  We are looking for people to join us and join in across a series of free creative sessions in which we will collectively create pictures of the challenges we face as a community, our visions for a better world then work together to co - create a DIY Action Plan for Calderdale. 

Free Energy Ambassadors Course - Multiple Dates Available
Build your skills and knowledge by joining us for our virtual energy training course. Run over 3 sessions (1.5 hours per week), this enjoyable and informative course aims to raise awareness of ways to save energy and how you can support others to reduce costs.


Calderdale Council: Prevent Education Officer - Closing 21st July

Calderdale Council: Prevent Community and Volunteer Development Officer - Closing 22nd July

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