Saturday 28 November 2015
Halifax will become a Christmas haven as soon as the staged event begins at 2pm with lots of live entertainment.
Local dance groups, local choirs, children’s entertainment and some well-known mascots, rugby stars, cheerleaders and radio celebrities will showcase their talents onstage for an afternoon and early evening to remember, and not forgetting the Victoria Theatre’s pantomime cast.
There will be a Christmas Market running from 10am until 6pm at the Woolshops with local crafts, hot food and plenty of gifts to buy, and a special appearance from a very busy man; Father Christmas will pop on to the stage to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
The Halifax Christmas Light Switch On is free to attend, and will culminate in the lights being turned on by very special guests at roughly 4.30pm with a firework display to follow.
Posted on October 9, 2015 by voluntaryminds
Healthy Minds is Calderdale’s only local, independent, mental health charity led by people who have personal experience of mental distress.We are looking for empathic, caring individuals who would like to support those with mental health issues either by tackling stigma, co-facilitating workshops or groups, leading health walks, writing for the newsletter or taking part in our radio show.
Personal experience of mental health issues isn’t essential but is seen very much as a positive!
Anyone interested in finding out more should phone Cath on 01422 345154.
Source: Healthy Minds Needs Volunteers
Disability Support Calderdale can support you to find help you need such as completing benefit forms, housing issiues, Supporting people to access services and more.
Drop in sessions will be held at The Soup Dragon, Hebden Bridge as follows:
- Friday 9 October – From 12pm to 3pm
- Friday 13 November – From 12pm to 3pm
- Friday 11 December – From 12pm to 3pm
For further information contact David on 07990 833521 / 01422 353613 or email email@example.com
Posted in Dec, Get Involved / Have Your Say, Health, Nov, Oct
Tagged December, Disability Support Calderdale, Drop In, Get Involved, Health, Hebden Bridge, November, October, The Soup Dragon
Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start 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 Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.
Click here for details of upcoming sessions and further information.
Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.
Posted in Get Involved / Have Your Say, Oct, Ovenden, Training&Employment
Tagged Beechwood Road Library, Business Support, Calderdale Council, Employment, Get Involved, Halifax Central Library, October, Start your own business
Over 30 years experience in supporting people with disabilities and enhancing the quality of life for stroke survivors and adults with physical disabilities.
Heath Stroke Club provides a community based day service for stroke survivors and people with physical disabilities, enabling them to enhance their quality of life by maximising independence and preventing social isolation.
Wanted right now :
Volunteer Driver – Heath Stroke Club – To transport service users between their own homes and our premises, on outings and to appointments as required, some of which may mean travel outside Calderdale… More…
Volunteer Escort – Heath Stroke Club – To provide escort duties in company vehicles or private transport to aide service users between their own homes and our premises, on outings and to appointments as required… More…
Day Centre Volunteer wanted – Heath Stroke Club – To assist staff and volunteers with a range of duties in our day centre. Duties will include meeting and greeting, assisting with activities, making and serving refreshments, washing up and general tidying…More…
Volunteer Fundraiser – Heath Stroke Club – Duties could include assisting with planning and organising activities and events; maintaining good relationships with funders, donors and sponsors; assisting with and developing appropriate marketing including use of social media… More…
The objectives at Skillshop are to improve people’s self-esteem, confidence and personal development and break down social isolation. People will have more fulfilling lives, be less reliant on staff and have developed some independent social networks and friendships.
Commitment, reliability, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help everyone at Skillshop are the main qualities we are looking for as well as time to be able to support us on a regular basis… full details here…
Parents with children who are due to move to secondary school in September 2016 are being reminded to complete their applications online by 11.59pm on Saturday 31 October 2015 but if your application is late it could mean that your child is not offered a preferred school… read more…
You will need to make an application if your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005.
Apply for a secondary school place at www.calderdale.gov.uk/admissions or for advice email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the admissions team on 01422 392617.
Posted in Get Involved / Have Your Say, Illingworth & Mixenden, Northowram & Shelf, Oct, Ovenden, Warley, Young People
Tagged Calderdale Council, Education, October, School Leavers, Secondary School
If you are in School Year 7 or above go along for an entertaining evening to help equip young people to engage with science and Christianity with a presentation from Test of Faith scientist and music by Chip Kendall & Galactus Jack.
Monday 26 October – From 6.45pm
At New Beginnings Christian Centre, Nursery Lane, HX3 5SX
Tickets cost £3 when booked in advance or £5 on the door – To book in advance contact Sharon on 07871 910300 or email email@example.com
For more information re the Ignite Youth Conference visit igniteyouthconference.co.uk, call Peter Kemp on 07827 909399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted in Events, Get Involved / Have Your Say, Oct, Ovenden, Young People
Tagged Calderdale YFC, event, Ignite Halifax, New Beginnings Christian Centre, October, Ovenden, SharX, Young People
North Halifax Partnership has been awarded a contract to deliver Children’s Centre Services in North and East Halifax and Lower Valley for three years.
As a result, we are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies including Family Support Worker, Parent Link Worker, Group Site Supervisor, Early Years Practitioner, Receptionist and Cleaner!
Closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 30 October 2015
For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply, please visit: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/
2 fantastic fun skating sessions this October Half Term. Learn to improve your balance, skate backwards, stop and much more with qualified coaches.
Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 October – 2pm to 3.30pm
At YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UG.
Only £4 per per session which includes skate hire. For further information drop in and ask at the desk.
Have fun at the Rastrick Fire Station open day with emergency service vehicles, stalls, childrens rides, bouncy castle, refreshments and much more.
On Sunday 11 October 2015 – From 10.30am to 3.30pm
Rastrick Fire Station, Clough Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3QH
Entry costs £1 for adults and children go FREE.
Do you have a passion for community based health promotion work and motivating your community to be healthier? Are you from the local South Asian community in Calderdale? Are you able to speak English, Urdu and Punjabi?
If so, then the Diabetes Community Champion volunteer role could be for you. You will receive diabetes awareness training at our centre in Hebden Bridge.
Closing date Monday 19 October 2015
What is the role of a Diabetes Community Champion?
- To educate and raise awareness of diabetes to people from South Asian communities, including explaining what Type 2 diabetes is, who is at risk, signs and symptoms, myths and misconceptions, complications, and the NHS and other services that are available.
- To spread the word about diabetes in the local South Asian community by organising awareness stands, talks, drop-in sessions and healthy living days.
- To prepare and circulate diabetes awareness newsletters via social media and traditional methods.
- To provide support, advice and information, helping to instil self-confidence in people and helping them to better manage their own health and wellbeing.
- To commit to a minimum of 1 session per month for a 6 month period
If you are interested in applying, please email email@example.com to obtain a role description and then apply by sending a CV and a letter stating why you want this volunteering role.
Posted in Get Involved / Have Your Say, Health, Oct, Training&Employment
Tagged Calderdale, Community, Diabetes, Get Involved, Health, October, Volunteer, X-Pert Health
Halifax Comedy Festival organisers would like to start a conversation with colleagues in the health sector about the role of laughter, health and wellbeing and also offering an exclusive FREE comedy event especially for professionals working in the Health Sector.
On Tuesday 27 October 2015 – From 2pm to 3.30pm
At Halifax Central Library
This event is FREE to attend but places are limited so booking is advised by calling the Festival Box Office on 01422 305959.
For further information please call Tim Fagan on 01422 305950
Join in for this unique event and help kick-start a food revolution in Calderdale.
Thursday 8 October 2015 – From 9am to 2pm
At The Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, HX3 5SX
As well as hearing from leading experts and local innovators, this half day event will mostly be about working together to identify opportunities to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where we live and to think about how to turn that vision into reality.
The session will be followed by a light lunch and an opportunity to continue the conversation so if you would like to request an invite, contact Kerry Greenwood on Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01422 266172.
For information on previous Assemblies and partnership working in Calderdale, visit www.calderdaleforward.org.uk
Posted in Events, Get Involved / Have Your Say, Health, Oct, Ovenden
Tagged event, food, Get Involved, Health, October, Ovenden, Threeways Centre