Social care services - adults

Adults in Calderdale can get information on all aspects of social services by contacting the Gateway to Care service. In this section, you will also find information on current health and social care plans, strategies and reports, and advice on accessing your personal records.


AdvocacyIf you find it difficult to speak to professionals and organisations, there are local groups who may be able to support you.

Better Lives at No.42

‘Better Lives at No.42’, is a new service offering you an informal and innovative way to arrange social care solutions for your individual needs.

The shop is run by social workers at No.42 Market Street in Halifax. A place where you can call for information and advice on services available in Calderdale and is an opportunity to meet other people. This pilot scheme provides support near to where you live at an early stage, to promote wellbeing and prevent or delay health issues in the future. This means people can stay independent for longer and avoid stays in hospital or care homes. The team of social workers may point you in the direction of the services that you need, or provide advice and support with finding resources or community groups in your area.

Delivering services: Strategies and plans

Calderdale's plans and strategies for providing care and support to people with learning disabilities, carers and older people.

Emergency support (social care)

Out-of-hours and emergency contact number for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.

Gateway to Care

Staff at Gateway to Care offer information and advice about adult social care across Calderdale. Initially, you will be asked a series of questions about your health, wellbeing and mobility to ensure your needs are met.

Our care vision

The vision for social care in Calderdale is as a national exemplar in providing person centred approaches that really place people in control of their lives. To make that happen we want to make changes that will make sure that the whole of adult social care works fairly for everyone.

Reporting performance

The performance of social services is monitored and reported locally, in order to develop best practice, and nationally by the Care Quality Commission.

Social care and wellbeing hub

A directory of services and support for adults in Calderdale.

Your personal records

Adults, Health and Social Care strives to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998 as regards access to records for existing and former service users. This information explains the process that needs to be followed to enable people to have access to their records.

Last Updated: 16/02/2017