Help & Support
Are you worried about the rising cost of energy bills, food and transport?
Do you need help finding work or housing?
Whatever your worries may be, we’ve put together some information to help you find support available in Todmorden, Calderdale and from the government.
Help in Todmorden
Addiction & Recovery
Basement Recovery Project Based at the Kindness Hub in Todmorden every Monday 10-1130 for Breakfast Club. Breakfast club offers a free meal to those in in need. Come on a Monday to get advice on drug and alcohol recovery services.
Branching Out A confidential service, with groups in Todmorden, for people Under 21 years of age who are using or at risk of using alcohol, tobacco or drugs. Visit the Kindness Hub on a Monday for more information.
Calderdale Staying Safe support/Calderdale Women’s Centre Offering domestic abuse support, safety advice and a link to legal advice. Their support workers currently come to Swallowshaw Room, Tod College, every last Friday of the month from 10-12 noon.
Disability Support Calderdale (Benefits Advice, Support with Medical Assessments for PIP, employment support and more)
Talking Newspaper for Todmorden (Monthly publication providing information for the blind, visually impaired and associated individuals and their helpers-
Todmorden Society for the Blind (Practical and moral support for registered and partially sighted persons living in Todmorden)
The Place to Meet (A place to have fun and enjoy social activities for people who experience learning difficulties and their carers/support workers)
Andy’s Man Club (Support for men over 18. Session at Hebden Bridge Town Hall every Monday at 7pm except Bank Holidays)
Bereavement & Loss Support Group (Tod College) (Monthly bereavement support group at Tod College for adults that have lost a loved one)
Healthy Minds (Free support in Todmorden for those who need help with emotional health and well-being including support groups, courses, workshops, walking group, allotment group)
Vale Baptist Church Men’s Breakfast Club (A chance to meet and talk with other men over a free bacon buttie or vegetarian alternative. Every Saturday 0830-1000)
Calder Community Cares Family Support & Interventions (Providing practical and emotional help to support families, bringing family members closer together)
SENDIASS (Advice and support for parents of children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities about education, health and social care.)
Todmorden Children’s Centre & Nursery (Pre-school Nursery, parenting courses, breast feeding group, Dad’s group, strengthening families courses, family support workers)
Young Carers (Support service for young people in Todmorden, aged 8-18, who live with someone who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misue issue)
Money Buddies – Free Debt and Budgeting Advice service, based in Leeds but able to provide support to residents of Todmorden via Zoom or telephone.
Calder Community Cares Food Share Project (The Food Share Project can provide food parcels in an emergency, call 0790 3452 788)
The Old Library Cornholme, Food Bank & Cafe (The Old Library at Cornholme runs a drop in Food Bank which is open every Monday 1030-12pm)
Kindness Cafe (The Kindness Cafe serves delicious and nutritious food and operates a ‘pay it forward’ scheme that allows customers to donate a meal)
Todmorden Food Drop in (Open Saturdays at Tod College. Free food parcels, advice and support, hot drinks and food served when open)
Grant Giving Organisations
Cloughfoot School Trust Small grants awarded once a year to those under the age of 25 who live in Todmorden and who are in education or training to help with purchase of books, equipment or travel costs)
Heptonstall Exhibition & Richard Naylor Charities Small grants awarded once a year to young people living within the old Heptonstall Parish boundary which includes Todmorden.
Todmorden Emergency Support Trust. Grants for essential items and emergency needs. For enquiries and assistance email [email protected] or call 0782 395 6161
Street Reach A service for people, aged 18 and over, who have experience rough sleeping. Their support workers come to the Kindness Hub in Todmorden on the first Monday of the month.
Smart Move A client-centred service assisting homeless and vulnerably housed people. Support workers come to the Kindness Hub in Todmorden on the first Monday of the month.
Age Concern Todmorden – an independent charity providing a range of support services for older people in Todmorden, Walsden, Cornholme, Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
Calder Community Cares Check in and chat service and social events for older people in Todmorden who may be feeling isolated.
Dementia Friendly Todmorden – a volunteer run group who aim to make the town a dementia friendly community.
Warm Spaces & Free Socials
Find a warm, welcoming space in Todmorden this winter:
- ‘Elevenses’ – every Monday morning 10.30am-12pm. Free refreshments, all welcome
- ‘Warm Space Lunch’ – every Tuesday (apart from 4th Tuesday of month) 12.00pm-3pm. All welcome.
- ‘Men’s Breakfast’ – every Saturday 0830am-1030am. Free bacon buttie/veggie alternative, hot drinks and company
- Warm Space – every Monday 2pm-5pm. Free tea and coffee.
- Social Drop-in – every Wednesday 1pm-3pm with Healthy Minds volunteers
- Warm Space – Monday to Friday (closed Thursday) free hot drinks, WiFi
- The Crypt Cafe – All welcome, every Thursday 12pm-2pm. Soup, cake and refreshments. Access to laptop/internet. Pay as you can.
- Coffee Morning – every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm. Free hot drinks.
- Talk and Tucker – every Thursday 12pm-8pm. Hot drinks, simple food, free WiFi, books, toys, games. All welcome. Pay as you can.
Calderdale & Nationwide Help
Calderdale Council Website
Calderdale Council Money & Wellbeing web page
Help for Households
Help and information on the Gov.UK website
Are you Claiming Pension Credit?
£6.8 million unclaimed in Calderdale.
Warm Spaces in Calderdale
Warm spaces in Todmorden and beyond