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
Join a spooky character for scary stories and even create your own spooky mobile at Bankfield Museum.
On Wednesday 28 October 2015 at the following times:
- 11am to 12pm
- 1pm to 2pm
- 2pm to 3pm
Costs just £3.50 per child or £2.50 for Passport to Leisure.
‘The reckoning’ is this weeks screening with the King Cross Library Film Club.
Wednesday 7 October 2015 – From 2pm
At King Cross Library, Haugh Shaw Rd, HX1 3BG
This Jack Gold film is the ‘missing link’ between Room at the Top and Get Carter, with a Liverpool backdrop for one of Nicol Williamson’s best performances as a tough businessman coming ‘home’ with scores to settle.
Entry to all showings is FREE and all showings start at 2pm, unless stated otherwise.
Since seating is limited, you will need to book a ticket by calling 01422 288028/288084 or in person from King Cross Library.
Due to the high smoking rates amongst LGBT communities and people with HIV, The Brunswick Centre and Yorkshire Smokefree are pleased to announce that they will be running a weekly stop smoking clinic which is open to all.
Starting Saturday 10 October – From 12pm to 2.30pm
At Sainsbury’s in Halifax, HX2 7NP
For further information email email@example.com or call Farzana Ali on 07976 402222
Are you or anybody you know looking for a job in care but don’t have the experience or qualifications? If you are unemployed, age 19+, reliable, flexible, caring and compassionate, then local employers are looking for you.
Go along to the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre on Tuesday 27 October from 9.30am to 1pm to find out more.
There will be care managers and carers available for you to talk to, and the Council will provide training, a care placement and funding for DBS checks.
Have fun this half term with various activities at The Addy, Mixenden from Halloween themed activities to dance and drama on the following dates:
Monday 26 October – 10am to 1pm
Halloween crafts and face painting
Tuesday 27 October – 12pm to 3pm
Ghost story telling or Halloween themed baking
Wednesday 28 October – 10am to 3pm
Mixed activities including Halloween make up, costume making and fun games
Thursday 29 October – 10am to 1pm
learn how to graffiti
Friday 30 October – 12pm to 3pm
Dance and mini drama
Each session costs £5 and payments can be made on the day but bookings must be made at least 1 week in advance by dropping into The Addy or by calling 01422 241450 and speaking with Danielle.
If you aren’t calling in to book then it is asked that parents arrive 10 minutes early on the first day to sign the relevant paperwork.
Posted in Events, Get Involved / Have Your Say, Illingworth & Mixenden, Mixenden, Young People
Tagged Activities, Get Involved, Mixenden, October, October half term, The Addy Mixenden, Young People
Grow Big has launched its first sensory play outreach project in Calderdale run by a team of volunteers. The large inflatable pod will be visiting six Children’s Centres over the coming months with an exciting and unique programme of sensory activities for around 100 pre-school children.
Each week the pod will be transformed into different multi-sensory environments including woodland and seaside and the children will also get chance to play with treasure baskets. Our treasure baskets contain over 50 sensory-rich items, containing a range of textures, colours, properties, shape and weight (photo attached). The children will also go home with their own free sensory goodie bag and set of activity postcards.
The Sense project has been funded by Calderdale Council and the National Lottery and aims to improve each child’s personal, social and emotional skills.
Rachel Stewart, founder of Grow Big, explains why the project focuses on the senses:
“Sensory play is vital for a child’s brain development and encourages learning. What’s great though is that parents can provide sensory play opportunities at home that cost next to nothing”.
Maureen Shepherdson from North Halifax Partnership manages 2 of the Children’s Centres in North & East Halifax who are taking part in the project said:
“We are really excited to be part of the new Sense project and can see the benefits that such a sensory-rich resource has on the children’s learning and development”.
To find out more about how you can get involved in Grow Big contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.growbig.co.uk.
There are some new classes taking place at Threeways Sports Centre so go along, get involved and get active.
- Konga – Mondays from 4pm to 5pm – Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm
- Piyo – Mondays from 6pm to 7pm
- Line Dancing – Every Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
- Boxercise – Every Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
- Kurling – Starting Monday 2 November from 10am to 11am
If you require further information, contact Threeways Sports Centre on 01422 321155
Posted in Get Involved / Have Your Say, Health, Nov, Oct, Ovenden
Tagged Boxercise, exercise, Fitness, Konga, kurling, Line Dancing Class, Piyo, Threeways Sports Centre