The Return of Bankfield Buddies!

Go along to Bankfield Museum and join in craft activities for under-fives on the Fridays shown below. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.

Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.

Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child.

Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.

(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).

 

Session dates for 2018:

12, 19, 26 January

2, 9, 16 February

2, 9, 16, 23 March

20, 27 April

4, 11, 18, 25 May

8, 15, 22, 29 June

6, 13, 20 July

14, 21, 28 September

5, 12, 19, 26 October

9, 16, 23, 30 November

7, 14, 21 December.

Calderdale Self Advocacy Network Spring-time Raffle

Great prizes to be won in the Calderdale Self Advocacy Network Spring-time Raffle!
  • 1st prize – Laser Quest for up to 15 people
  • 2nd Prize – family ticket to Eureka
  • 3rd prize – family ticket to Cannon Hall Farm
And many, many more great prizes to be won!!
The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 7 March and tickets can be purchased from the Lead the Way office at Threeways Centre.

For more information ring 077691 67762 or 07436 102544 or e-mail janet.hannan@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Have Your Say: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

Consultation on the Government green paper will close at noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

The consultation on this green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this Government’s ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.

A green paper is a document where the Government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the Government what they think.

There is a quick read version of the children and young people’s mental health green paper to explain what changes the Government want to make. The changes will affect:

  • pupils, students and staff at schools and colleges
  • specialist mental health services
  • families and communities

More in-depth information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper but the actual consultation process is through another website.

Get ready for the 2018 North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards

Celebrating the stars of our local communities in Illingworth, Mixenden and Ovenden since 2009…

Yes, it’s that time again for us to celebrate the individuals and groups who strengthen and improve our communities and the lives of the people who live within them at the North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards.

The North Halifax Neighbourhood awards are all about celebrating the local talent, hard work and community spirit that goes on within our neighbourhoods of North Halifax.

Keep an eye on our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #nhna2018 for updates in the near future including how to nominate

Childminder Support Meeting – Updates on 30 Hour Funding

Facilitated by Kathy Norris and Emma Wood, the meeting will be at the Heath Campus on Tuesday 6 February, 6:30pm-9:45pm. 

Nikki Wood will discuss updates on 30 hours funding followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a discussion around recommendations made by Ofsted.

All childminders are welcome.

To book a place email QISO@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 394109.

Mum2Mum Market in Sowerby Bridge

Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Saturday 3 February – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Trinity Academy, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2NW.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

FREE Activities with Positive Futures – Never Be Bored Again!

Positive Futures provides FREE activities for young people all over Calderdale! From Gym and Swim, archery to climbing and bouldering, the current programme of activities can be downloaded here with details on how to book.

If you cannot see something you like contact them with your ideas as they might be able to add something to the programme.

For more information on any of the activities or how to get involved please contact Sammy or Leanne: Sammy: 07702 916526. Leanne: 07947 785320.
Office: 01422 415550 (opt2)
Email – Samuel.fillan@disc-vol.org.uk or leanne.rivers@disc-vol.org.uk