Organisations which may be of use to SmartMove clients:
Calderdale Council pages Local information, advice and services information can be found here: http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/housing/index.html
Direct.gov pages This site contains links to everything from Jobseekers to online calculators to work out your benefits. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm Pages dealing directly with homelessness can be found here.
Pennine Housing The local social housing company that works with Calderdale Council, has merged with other groups to form the Together Group. A list of other social housing partners in the region can be found here on the Calderdale Council website.
Keychoice The new Website for registration and monitoring your housing bids under Pennine Housing/Together: http://www.keychoice.org.uk/
Shelter England a homeless organisation that has lots of pages of advice and guidance for those who like to look up things for themselves. http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice
Citizens' Advice Bureau offers generalist and specialist advice in debt, housing and benefits for walk in clients http://www.calderdalecab.org.uk/
Women's Centre works to improve the quality of life for women both locally and nationally dealing with women`s issues and women`s lives. www.womencentre.org.uk
Samaritans offer emotional support for anyone in crisis. www.samaritans.org or ring 08457 90 90 90.
Healthy Minds is Calderdale's only independent, service user led, mental health charity. http://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
The Basement Recovery Project (TBRP) is an award winning, independent, community based organisation in Halifax. They offer those in addiction to alcohol or drugs a new way of life, free from the need or desire to use any mood altering substance; they call this RECOVERY. The link to their home page is http://www.thebasementproject.org.uk/
Extra Help: In addition, a list of helpful local and national organisations is listed here: http://thebasementproject.org.uk/links/
Project Colt supports people towards healthy addiction free lifestyles and provides cheap furniture,also moving and disposal services for furniture etc. www.projectcolt.org.uk
Lifeline Calderdale has offices in the town centre and provides support with the following services:
- Branching Out is a young persons drug and alcohol service located at Wards End, HX1 1BX, phone 01422 510000
- Positive Futures is a national programme run by the Home Office, supporting young people through positive activities, also at Wards End (01422 510000)
- Directions provide service users with new skills, resources, self-confidence and the hope to stay free from drug and alcohol problems and crime.(01422 258800)
JobcentrePlus for those seeking work is in Halifax Crossfield House Jobcentre Plus, St James Road, HX1 1PE
Telephone: 0345 604 3719, phone 08456043719
Voluntary Action Calderdale has been replaced with NBF (North Bank Forum ) Sector Support Calderdale, which gives opportunities, advice and training in every aspect of Volunteering.
- Contact details: 1st Floor, Friends Meeting House, Clare Road, Halifax. HX1 2HX Tel: 01422 345174, Email: email@example.com.
- The changing role (from 2014) of VAC is now outlined in the following document (.Pdf) and on their website.
NHS Direct was dissolved in March 2014. It has been replaced by NHS 111, details are here. For non emergency health enquiries call 111
Police (non emergency) The number to call when it is less urgent than a 999 call is 101. For details of who is policing your area, use the http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/calderdale website.