North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 24 April – OUT NOW!!

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  • Get involved with the Southwood 1940s war weekend
  • Take part in a 5 a side football tournament
  • Check out our latest jobs page, news and more!

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think

Have a great weekend!

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Clean Up Clifton Beck with Calder and Colne Rivers Trust

Calder and Colne Rivers Trust will be holding a clean-up Clifton Beck Day on Saturday 25 July 2015, starting with balsam bashing from Shelf to Brighouse and a riverside tidy in Wellhome Park from 10am to 12pm with trained monitors to sample all the becks.

There will be an information tent in Wellholme Park where you can find out more about the work of Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, do some bug identification, and children can enter a bug painting competition as well as enjoy a nature goodie bag.

If you want to help with any of these activities, or you would like to put your name down for monitor training, please get in touch and tell us about your skills by email to talk@calderandcolneriverstrust.org or just turn up and visit the tent on the day.

For information on the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust visit calderandcolneriverstrust.org

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2015 CPSU Safeguarding Stars awards nominations open

CPSU logoThe focus for this years Safeguarding Stars Awards nominations is on individuals identified as making a significant contribution to safeguarding children and young people who are particularly vulnerable.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit would particularly like to hear about the achievements of individuals at a club, facility or activity level who have helped to include and safeguard young people who may for example be disabled, LGBT, elite young athletes, at risk of social exclusion, or part of other vulnerable groups.

Please complete and submit the nomination form to the CPSU at cpsu@nspcc.org.uk, no later than Friday 10 July 2015.

All nominations will be acknowledged at the CPSU conference on Wednesday 14 October 2015. A representative selection of nominees will be invited to attend the event.

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Up to 52% off Dreamboats and Miniskirts when booking via Groupon

Dreamboats-detailAre you planning on seeing one of the performances of Dreamboats and Miniskirts at the Victoria Theatre?

If so then why not book via Groupon and get upto 52% off for a deal that will see you receive Two tickets to one of the performances taking place next week.

You have the choice between two options:

  • £16 for two tickets on 27 April 7.30pm or 30 April 2.30pm performances for 50% off
  • £28 for two tickets on 28 April, 29 April, 30 April, 1 May, 2 May at 7.30pm or 2 May at 2.30pm for 52% off

To check availability or make a booking, please click here.

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MixMatch activities planned to help reduce ASB in North Halifax

From now until July, there will be a number of activities taking place for young people as part of the MixMatch scheme which aims to tackle ASB within North Halifax and help to cut down barriers between young people and uniformed services such as the police and fire service with strong evidence to suggest that the scheme is working.

MixMatch BonfireA previous MixMatch event saw eleven young people aged between 14 and 17 from Mixenden attend the Firework and Bonfire extravaganza held at Birkenshaw Fire Station by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service last Novembersee how the event went here.

To carry on with the great progress and the positive impact that the MixMatch scheme is having on our communities, there are plans in place for 6 events including educating young people on various crimes and the consequences that accompany them as well as fun and rewarding activities for the young people to take part in.

The table below contains details of upcoming MixMatch events and activities:

MixMatch Events Table

The services involved in the MixMatch Scheme are Mixenden Initiative, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police, CMBC Young Peoples Service, Mixenden Activity Centre and Pennine Housing 2000.

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Your invite to become a Practice Health Champion

allofusinmindSouth West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is inviting local people to become volunteer Practice Health Champions to help improve health and wellbeing in the Calderdale community.

Volunteer Practice Health Champions are now being recruited to support Horne Street, Church Lane, Keighley Road surgeries and Beechwood Medical centre and volunteers are asked to give three hours of their time each week to support their local GP practice.

To find out more about the role and what it involves, the Trust is inviting anyone who would like to become a Practice Health Champion to attend an induction session on Wednesday 6 May 2015 from 9.45am to 3pm at the Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre in Halifax and lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to register your interest, contact Petra Gordon at petra.gordon@swyt.nhs.uk, Ann Waterhouse at Ann.Waterhouse@swyt.nhs.uk or call 01422 255541.

Alternatively contact Amraze Khan, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on 01924 327029 or email amraze.khan@swyt.nhs.uk

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Public Health Official visit to North Halifax Staying Well Hub

The North Halifax Hub met for a second time on Wednesday 15 April for a Staying Well networking event which included a visit from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

Table1 NHX wantabrew logoDuncan Selbie joined local community groups, residents and public services keen to tell him how they are tackling loneliness in North Halifax and helping to keep people healthier and independent for longer.

Pressing Mr Selbie on his commitment to funding local community services they said they hoped he would be left with a lasting impression of North Halifax as a place that cares about the health and well-being of its communities.

Warning that the number of older people living alone in Britain is rising at a staggering rate Mr Selbie said that initiatives like Staying Well are vital if we are to manage an ageing population and increased demand on health services.

He praised those attending for asking the difficult questions like Are you lonely? and said it is down to all of us to find ways to broach the subject with family, neighbours and the people we come into contact with every day as local shopkeepers, plumbers and housing officers etc.

Vicky McGhee, Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative said,

“It’s one of the reasons we chose the teapot as a symbol for Staying Well in North Halifax. When you make someone a cup of tea, especially a proper cuppa in a teapot, you’re saying, here is some of my time, we can chat though we don’t have to but I’m going to make you a brew and drink it with you. It’s about companionship”

If you think you know someone who might be lonely there are loads of groups and organisations in North Halifax providing all kinds of activities to get involved in.

You can refer someone you know, or self-refer to the service… click here…

Or ring Helen Enevoldson, the Staying Well Worker in North Halifax on 01422 255402/07912891206, email helen.enevoldson@calderdale.gov.uk

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Your Life, Your Choice event at Threeways

Healthwatch_Calderdale_logoGo along to Threeways Centre on Saturday 20 June 2015 to attend an event for adults with Learning Disabilities about the support available in Calderdale.

The event will take place from 10am to 3pm and will include:

  • Information Stalls about local services
  • Workshops
  • And much more!

To find out more or register your interest for this event, please call 01422 431099 or email info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk

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Friday Night Project at Illingworth Cricket Club

Dorian FNP Illingworth 2015The popular ‘Friday Night Project’ returns to Illingworth Cricket Club with a fun based sporting activity programme led by ECB qualified Coaches and New Zealand Overseas Player and Coach, Danny Gibbs.

The sessions commence on Friday 1 May 2015 and will run every Friday from 6.30pm to 8pm throughout the summer.

Club members and non-Club Members are welcome to take part following a short registration and signature from parents and carers.

The cost of each session is just £1 thanks to support from the Illingworth and Mixenden Ward Forum grants panel.

Refreshments will be available with a bar for families and friends.

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Apply for funding to hold a Big Lunch

big-lunch-logo-2013The aim of Calderdale’s Big Lunches is to get as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours annually in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

The Big Lunch’s website gives more information on the project and provides lots of advice on setting up and running a community Big Lunch.

Big Lunches could be held in community buildings, organisational buildings or even on the street and will ideally be held as near to Sunday 7 June as possible although Public Health will consider supporting events held during the months of May, June and July.

To make sure that Big Lunches are accessible to residents who would benefit most from them, Public Health will be supporting events taking place in the wards of Park, Ovenden, Todmorden, Sowerby Bridge, Town, Illingworth and Mixenden, Warley and Elland.

If you are unsure which ward your event would be held in please click here and enter the postcode of the event location in the tool at bottom of the web page.

You can apply for the funding online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/calderdalebiglunch or download the application form and return it to nathan.davies@calderdale.gov.uk

To find out more about this scheme, please contact Nathan Davies, Public Health Project Officer on the email provided or give him a call on 01422 392244 or to read the terms and conditions of the grant, please refer to the Criteria for Big Lunches funding

For further information on using council venues or closing a street click here or to discuss the possibility of closing a street for your event email outdoorevents@calderdale.gov.uk

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Have breakfast with Dads R Us

DadsRus_LogoGo along to Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden on Saturday 2 May 2015 from 9.30am for a fun packed morning consisting of various activities for dads/male carers and your children to enjoy and don’t forget the tasty breakfast that is also on offer.

If you attended the last breakfast and you are there for the next two you will be entitled to go on the trip to Chester Zoo

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Nathan Watts on 07502 585832 or speak to another committee member.

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‘Start Your Own Business’ April – May 2015 Drop In Sessions

Can’t find a job and are you considering starting your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?  Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by the Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

You are welcome to attend any sessions at any location but if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact us to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222.   Evening appointments are available by arrangement only.

Further information can be found online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/businesssupport

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Could you give a parent a helping hand – Home Start Course

home start logoBeing a parent can be tough sometimes…Can you spare 2 hours every week to give a parent under pressure a helping hand?

The next Home-Start Preparation Course starts on Saturday 25 April 2015 at Holmfield Mills and offers you a chance to make a difference!

For further information please call 01422 242124

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Happy Days Football Tournament at 3Gi Soccer

Happy Days Football TournamentHappy Days Charity aims to provide the homeless and vulnerable with supported community housing, education and training and employment so if you enjoy football, especially 5 aside… Get involved and show your support for a great cause!

Enter the 5 a side tournament being held at 3Gi soccer on Tuesday 28 April 2015 from 5.30pm at a cost of £60 per team.

There will be a trophy for each player on the winning team, runner up medals for each player on the team that comes 2nd and each team must have 5 to 8 players to join.

If you would like to enter a team, call Gavin Morton on 07525 240136 to book now!

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Art clubs starting in Northowram and Shelf

Art ClubThere will be two new art clubs starting in the Northowram and Shelf area with the first being this Friday. Whether you are a beginner or experienced you are more than welcome to attend.

Northowram Art Club
Starting Friday 24 April 2015 at 2pm in the Northowram Hub building, Lydgate (next to the library)

Shelf Art Club
Starting Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 1pm in the Wade House Community centre, Wade House Road. Shelf.

The first sessions are free so if you are interested in attending please contact Annette (Art Tutor) on 07884 968444.

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Managing Allegations – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoDealing with allegations made against volunteers, trustees or staff members is very difficult for any organisation and is upsetting and stressful for all involved.

This training will enable organisations who work with children, or represent those people who work with children,  to contribute to the development of a safer environment. It will raise awareness of procedures for the management  of allegations made against anybody within the organisation.

As an overview the training will cover:

  • Where Allegations Management fits in the wider Safeguarding agenda
  • How case history has impacted on current legislation and guidance
  • What is acceptable behaviour for professionals – in work and outside work
  • The Allegations Management process – why we do what we do
  • How to use the information collected covering practical examples

After completing this training you will be given a copy of an Equality Toolkit developed by NAVCA.

The course will be delivered by Keith Watson, The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on Thursday 7 May 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk

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Equality Monitoring – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoHow do you know if everyone your organisation sets out to help is able to get the benefits you provide?

This session will cover:

  • What is Equality Monitoring?
  • Why a Voluntary/Community organisation should undertake Equality Monitoring?
  • What information you should collect?
  • How to use the information collected covering practical examples

After completing this training you will be given a copy of an Equality Toolkit developed by NAVCA.

The course will be delivered by Anna Gaunt, NAVCA  on Wednesday 6 May 2015 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 17 April – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

  • Get involved in various events and activities this weekend!
  • See the latest jobs, news and more!

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think

Have a great weekend!

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Have your say and Lead the Way!

Lead the WayAre you a carer of an adult with a learning disability and feel passionate about making services right for them?

If you would like to talk to other carers and share experiences you have had then join in with a group meeting on Tuesday 21 April 2015 from 1pm to 3pm at King Cross Library and have your say.

If you would like further information, please contact Lead the Way on 0300 0120416.

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Music Night fundraiser in support of Healthy Minds

healthy mindsGo along to Arden Road Social Club on Saturday 25 April 2015 from 6pm for a fundraising music night packed full with a line up of local performers bringing you folk, jazz, blues, pop, poetry and more.

This is a family friendly, pay on the door event with a suggested donation of just £3 and includes activities such as face-painting, Mehndi and a raffle along with hot and cold food available at low prices.

For further information visit www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

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