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Calderdale Engage: Community consultations

Partner organisations

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Calderdale Forward

Calderdale Forward was the district's local strategic partnership (often abbreviated to LSP). It brought together all the organisations that had a shared interest in, and commitment to, promoting the social, environmental and economic well-being of Calderdale. It promoted effective strategic planning and partnership working.
Public sector organisations such as the Council, Police and the Primary Care Trust, the voluntary and community sector as well as local businesses were all involved in Calderdale Forward.
Calderdale Forward's aim was to improve the quality of life in the District. Its role was to develop an overall strategic vision for the area and ensure it was delivered, through Calderdale's sustainable community strategy and Local Area Agreements.

Community Safety Partnership

Keeping the people of Calderdale both safe and feeling safe is not just down to the Police and Council. A number of different organisations have a role to play. These partners come together to form the Calderdale CSP.
The vision of the CSP is that everyone feels safe and protected at all times. Its aims are: to build resilient communities, tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, protect victims and the vulnerable and to defend against new and emerging threats.

Halifax Central Initiative

Halifax Central Initiative is part of Calderdale Council. It is a small team working to improve the Halifax Central area. The team includes Neighbourhood Officers and Community Wardens who work on the frontline to help and advise people on local services. It can signpost people to find the right support and help them to access the services and information they need.
It also works on local community projects with residents to help improve their local neighbourhood and runs a successful Junior Warden scheme with local primary schools.

Halifax Opportunities Trust

Halifax Opportunities Trust is a charitable organisation set up to fly the flag for community-based regeneration and renewal in Calderdale. The Trust aims to increase prosperity in the community by getting people into new or better jobs. It also helps people to start up or grow businesses, access training and find quality childcare. In addition, it supports people to take action to improve the environment where they live and work.

Metro/West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive


Metro/West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

Metro is the transport network of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. It works on behalf of the people of West Yorkshire to coordinate high-quality public transport services.

NHS Calderdale

This is now the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

NHS Calderdale

Calderdale NHS - Alcohol awareness.
This is now part of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

NHS Calderdale

Patient & Public Involvement
This is now part of NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

NHS Calderdale

Mental health well-being.
This is now part of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group CCG

This group ceased to exist in July 2022. Its services moved into a new group: the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

NHS West Yorkshire ICB / Calderdale

The Calderdale Cares Partnership Board delivers health and care services for Calderdale as one of five place-based committees that are part of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. Place-based committees are responsible for making decisions about how NHS resources are used in their local area. Calderdale Cares works to improve the health and wellbeing of the 211,000 people who live in Calderdale. It is a partnership of local organisations representing the NHS, local government, Healthwatch and the community and voluntary sector in Calderdale. By working in partnership, it aims to reduce health inequalities and deliver joined up health, support, and community care for the people of Calderdale

NHS Yorkshire + Humber Commissioning Support Unit

This service ran from 2013 to 2016.

North Halifax Partnership

Founded in 1998, North Halifax Partnership Ltd is a community-led charity working for the social and economic regeneration of North Halifax. It also provides many services and activities to improve health and wellbeing across North and East Halifax and the Lower Calder Valley. It is one of the Community Anchors of Calderdale and brings together people and organisations in local places.
It includes key programmes like Sure Start Children's Centres, Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative and Staying Well.

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) became part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) in 2021. All Police and Crime Commissioner functions are now the responsibility of the Mayor of West Yorkshire.

Ovenden & Mixenden Initiative

Ovenden & Mixenden Initiative is a neighbourhood management team focused on narrowing deprivation gaps. It works across Mixenden, Ovenden and Illingworth. By initiating and coordinating partnership working in localities, it aims to improve the impact of public services on social, economic and environmental challenges. Its governance and employment is through the North Halifax Partnership, a community led local regeneration partnership of 10 years standing, which fulfils a similar role for Sure Start and children's centres in North and East Halifax.

Together Housing

Together Housing is an independent housing organisation. It replaced Pennine 2000, who took over the ownership and management of Calderdale Council's 13000 homes in March 2001. It is a 'not for profit' organisation. It also builds home for sale through the Shared Ownership scheme and provides retirement living and Housing with Care.
Through its charity, Newground Together, it funds a variety of voluntary and community projects and groups to improve lives and opportunities for local people.

VSI Alliance

The Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance (VSI Alliance) is made up of 6 partners. The partners are: Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC), North Bank Forum (NBF), Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), Locality and West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS). The alliance exists to support and strengthen the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE).

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

WYCA works across West Yorkshire to develop and deliver policies, programmes and services that directly benefit the people of West Yorkshire. In May 2021, Tracy Brabin was elected Mayor of West Yorkshire, representing the interests of 2.3 million people across the region. The Mayor is supported by an appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE.
As the Chair of the Combined Authority, the Mayor works with the five Leaders of the West Yorkshire Local Authorities (which includes Calderdale) to deliver their policies to help make West Yorkshire even better.
The Mayor is a strong champion for the region, making sure that the voice of the people of West Yorkshire is heard in Westminster. This makes West Yorkshire better able to influence Government policy on key matters such as the future of transport infrastructure and how to level up our communities.
Key areas that WYCA leads on in the region are policing, transport and economy.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

West Yorkshire is ranked as the top fire and rescue authority in the region - and one of the best in the country.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for the county's fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles. Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year.
All 999 calls are received by a central control room and appliances are then mobilised from 40 fire stations. Each front-line fire engine is equipped with state-of-the-art rescue equipment. There is also a fleet of specialist back-up appliances.
Firefighters are trained and ready to cope with a range of emergencies, not just fire. These include road, rail or air crashes, flood, chemical spills and even terrorist attacks.

West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police serves approximately 2.2 million people living in one of the five metropolitan districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
The Force area is very varied combining busy cities and towns with quiet villages and picturesque rural locations. People are equally varied and represent a diverse range of ethnic cultural and economic backgrounds.
For this reason, the policing is delivered from 5 separate police districts, providing most of the day-to-day policing services performed through the county. There are also teams of specialist police and support staff personnel based at headquarters and at various other locations around the Force.
The overwhelming majority of police officers are engaged in operational duties that contribute towards the community safety for the people of West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire Police has 21 Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) which are made up of Inspectors, Sergeants, Constables and Police Community Support Officers. Neighbourhood teams are visible and accessible to local communities, providing the familiar face of the service. The teams work closely with communities in defined geographical areas and in partnership to tackle the issues most important to local people.

Last updated: 30/05/2007