Winter useful links

NHS Help us Help You website

The national Help us Help You campaign site has a range of information designed to help you stay well this winter, including:


- Pharmacy locator

- Tips on staying warm and well this winter

- Information on who's eligible for a free flu jab

- Resources to download

- Videos and much more besides.


Link: National "Stay Well" website


Coping with bad weather

Calderdale Council has compiled information on how to stay safe in wintery weather, with tips on clearing snow, driving in it, and how to make sure your loved ones stay safe.


Link: Calderdale Council: Coping with bad weather


Stay Winter Wise! - download

Calderdale Council Winter Wise is a downloadable booklet full of advice on keeping warm, healthy and safe this winter.



Winter road gritting

It takes grit to get through a tough winter - in more than one sense!

Read about how Calderdale Council plan to keep the traffic moving. You can also download a list of all the streets to be gritted in Calderdale, so you can prepare for the inevitable freeze.



Link: Calderdale Council - Winter service and gritting


Age UK's top tips for winter health

Age UK has published a great deal of information to help people keep warm indoors and out this winter. You’ll find all this information, including guidance on heating your home and details about the financial help available to do this, on the charity’s website here.


Link: Age UK - Keep well this winter


10 tips for a warmer home

The Council’s Affordable Warmth team has a range of schemes to help residents make their homes warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat; all mainly focused on lower income owner occupiers and tenants in private rented accommodation.  We also have financial assistance available in the form of grants and affordable loans to help fund the cost of the work.

These tips on getting financial help to heat your home this winter can make warmth affordable and help you to stay well this winter


Link: Calderdale Council - Tips for a warmer, healthier home


Accessing NHS services

You can find details on all of the NHS services available to you in Calderdale, where you can find them, what they offer and when they're available.


Link: Calderdale CCG - NHS Services



Find local services


- Find a GP

Find a Dentist

Find a Pharmacy

Find an Optician

Find a Hospital

Find mental health services

Find a sexual health service

Calderdale Community Transport


General health advice

The NHS website has a range of information from guides on various health conditions to advice on medicines and the latest health news.


Link: NHS website


Emergency closures

Follow the links below to view Calderdale Council's information on establishments which may be closed today:


Adult Learning 

Children's centres 

Further education colleges 

- Pupil referral units 

- Training centres


Groups and activities

Memory Lane Café


Calderdale runs four dementia-friendly cafes every month (in Sowerby Bridge on 2nd & 4th Saturday and in Halifax on 1st & 3rd Wednesday).


As a dementia-friendly space we welcome people affected in any way by dementia, other forms of memory loss and social isolation. Our cafes offer a friendly welcome, good company (and cakes), information and a  wide range of activities for visitors. We provide various games ranging from a table quiz and jigsaws to boules and table tennis. Often we have entertainment (such as singers to join in with) and we are always keen to help visitors celebrate events (such as birthdays).


Outside cafe hours, we organise group trips to concerts and places of interest. As part of our service we have a library of information about relevant services and we regularly invite professional services to come to the cafes to provide information and support to our members.