This site is for young people who are caring for someone who is ill or disabled. You might have started caring without realising it. These pages will help you work out if you are a carer and how to get help for your family.
- 0808 802 0202.
- Young Carers Direct |
Carers Trust: Babble
Babble has been created by Carers Trust as an online space for carers under the age of 18 who are looking after someone who has an illness, a disability, a mental health problem or a substance misuse problem. The site provides a safe, fun and supportive space to bring young carers together. An online team is available to answer questions and offer support and advice by email or one to one webchat.
Broad Street Plaza Health Centre
The clinic provides confidential advice and support to patients, families and their carers, and can provide information on the NHS and health related matters.
- 01422 261300
- Broad Street Plaza Health Centre
Disabled Advice Resource Team
- 01422 346950 or 346040.
CHIBS (Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service)
CHIBS is a free, confidential service and available to anyone who has suffered a bereavement. It is a charitable, voluntary organisation that offers a unique, independent service, giving emotional support to the bereaved of Calderdale.
- 0845 0099221 (Child Coordinator)
01422 347045 (Office, open 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday)
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people.
- 0800 1111
The Education Welfare Team provides a channel of communication between home and school and between parents and Local Authority in order to ensure that children gain access to, and benefit from educational provision. There is information about home education, work permits, entertainment licences, attendance and holidays in term time.
- 01422 266125 / 01706 548129
- Education welfare
First Response Team: (Children's Social Care)
If you are worried or have any concerns about a child please contact us as soon as possible.
- 01422 393336
- Child protection
FRANK is the government's national anti-drug campaign and provides information and/or advice about drugs, including a confidential phoneline, email, live messenger and a service to locate counselling and treatment.
- 0800 776600
- Talk to Frank|
Gateway to Care
Gateway to Care aims to provide clear and consistent information and advice about Adult Social Care across Calderdale.
- 01422 393000
- Gateway to Care
This section gives information about the different services Identity (formerly GALYIC) offers to young people who identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or are questioning their sexual/gender identity.
- 07870 382440 / 07867 644696
Lifeline / Branching Out
If you would like to talk to someone about drugs or alcohol, Lifeline can give you the information, advice and support you are looking for.
- 01422 510000
- Lifeline Project|
Nacoa (the National Association for Children of Alcoholics)
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) is a registered charity offering information, advice and support to children of alcohol dependent parents.
- 0800 358 3456
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics|
There are many organisations in Calderdale offering activities for young people. They offer a wide range of things to do. You can make new friends; seek information, advice and help; develop your own skills; take responsibility for yourself and others, and generally enjoy yourself.
- 01422 392579
- Youth Centres