North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 24 September 2021 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Warley 2022 Calendar is out
  • Healthy Minds Managing Anger and Frustration workshop
  • A swift look at the Magpies treasures
  • Local Walkers Go The Extra Mile For Mental Health

 Have a great weekend!

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Warley 2022 Calendar is out

The Warley Community Association annual Calendar for 2022 is now available to purchase.

The price for the calendar is £6 + £1.50 for postage and packaging.

If interested, please contact Warley Community Association on
Telephone 01422 833824
Call or text 07957992192

The Calendar, if ordered, can be hand delivered within a 2 mile radius of Warley or posted with a charge of £1.50 p&p for a total cost of £7.50.


For more news about events happening at Warley, please visit Warley  Community Association.


Verd De Gris present the Calderdale Community Cookbook

We have just finished a community cookbook, celebrating local food culture across the borough.

All of the recipes come from local people, from Park, Elland, Todmorden, Brighouse, Ovenden and Mixenden.

We also celebrate the local shopkeepers + market traders who sell fresh fruit + veg in Calderdale and remain a part of local communities – butchers, bakers, fishmongers and greengrocers. This includes celebrating the wonderful international food stores along Queens Rd …

We also touch on the often difficult relationship some local people have with food / diet etc.

You can view the cookbook here :

Healthy Minds Managing Anger and Frustration workshop

Is your anger affecting your mental health and wellbeing? Want to do something about it?

Join our Managing Anger and Frustration workshop

This course will provide an opportunity to explore our experience of personal anger and frustration and how we can work towards taking the first steps in learning to manage strong emotions, through discussion, learning from others and practical techniques.

Friday 1st, 8th and 15th Oct

11-1pm @ Industrial Museum Halifax

Download event flyer here

Booking and further information

t: Or call: 01422 345154

For wider information of Healthy Minds services, events and regular groups please visit our website:

A swift look at the Magpies treasures

It has been a remarkable year for the Magpies. With the organisation rebranding and having to very quickly adapt to the impact of the Covid pandemic, they didn’t just overcome – they flourished.

I had been looking forward to visiting Magpies  (formerly  known as Pennine Magpies) for  at least a year  now. Covid put  a  pretty petulant stop to this  but having finally managed, I discovered that even  three consecutive  lockdowns couldn’t  keep the Magpies down!

From the moment I stepped in, I  felt the overwhelming positive energy of the place. As soon as you enter, you feel uplifted and positive, ready to go. This is what Magpies provide for their members, a place to create, express and thrive.

The foyer decorated by banners made by members to celebrate a birthday

Each day there is a freeflow  activity schedule allowing members to choose what they want to do. Activities include several creative projects, access to various art mediums, music with instruments, karaoke and dancing, physical activities, work in the fruit and veg garden,  among other things.

Singalong and Karaoke time!

Artists at work…

Sneak peak at a bustling workshop project…

The staff are always at hand to offer assistance and coaching in life skills, to better manage independent living. Advice is available on financial matters, budgeting, pursuing activities, further education.

Magpies fruit and veg garden (part of)


Kitchen facilities such as this are available to staff and members

The music room

Each week there are social activities as well that take place away from the centre. Those activities are circulated in the centre and on their website. Regular day trips are organised, as Magpies have their own minibuses.

Samples of the astonishing artwork produced by the Magpies. Scroll to the end for

The resilience of the Magpies is remarkable.

The lockdowns stressed the importance of keeping in contact and highlighted the difficulty in reaching out to those who do not have easy access to remote or online communication.

Undaunted, they arranged phonecalls and home visits to maintain the much needed connection with their members.

The Magpies are currently operating business almost as usual, save the meticulously kept Covid safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of their members and staff.

Visit Magpies

Magpies (formerly known as Pennine Magpies) is a charitable organisation primarily aimed at adults with additional physical or mental needs, providing an encouraging space in which to achieve their full potential.

Some of their social events are open to the general public.

To become a member of the Magpies, one can be either referred or make a self referral. They are a friendly, positive group, so get in touch and find out how you can join the flock!

Gallery of the Magpies


Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – various locations


We are delighted to be able to advertise several vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation.

North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. A variety of day/hours are currently available.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.


If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website:



Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme


· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours TTO

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green – 19 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours

· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – SEND Support – 27.5 hours TTO Temp post

· Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 24 hours Temp post


Other Current Vacancies

· Active North Halifax Community Engagement Officer – 37 hours

· Communities Programme Manager – 37 hours

· Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours

· Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator – 18 hours

· Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations


Closing Date Wednesday 6th October 2021


For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:


North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Rhythm and Brews new class from Curious motion

Looking for some joy and relaxation?
Join our new class!

Introducing… Rhythm & Brews

Join us for this fun and informal session to explore a range of music and movement styles – from the uplifting rhythms of traditional African Zulu music and dance to the relaxing notes of the piano as we stretch.

The perfect ‘pick-me-up’ for your body and mind!

Each session involves 45 minutes of movement and live music (bliss!), followed by time to chat over a brew. Open to adults of all ages and no experience necessary. And… it’s FREE!

1st – 22nd October & 5th – 26th November
12pm – 12.45pm: music and movement workshop
12.45pm – 1.30pm: time for a brew

Southgate Church, Langdale Street, Elland. HX5 0JL


A variety of music and movement styles are on offer, including:

Traditional African music and dance – release the tensions of the week in this uplifting and inspirational session exploring traditional drumming and movement from South Africa!

Relax, stretch & breathe – a calm and gentle series of stretches and movements accompanied by live piano. You’ll float out of the room after this one!

More to be announced shortly.

Come to all sessions, or just some, but please book in advance – spaces are limited.


Hope to see you there!

Rhythm and Brews brought to you in association with: