Training Courses with Sector Support Calderdale

Do you want to get to grips with the refugee crisis and the impact it’s having in Calderdale? Maybe you want to learn more about setting up a not-for-profit organisation.

Sector Support Calderdale is holding a variety of training sessions from Tuesday 24 January including a Dementia Friends information session and more at the Orange Box, Halifax and Illingworth Fire Station.

Click here for a list of available training

Sector Support Calderdale training courses are now chargeable and the training costs vary from £10 to £55 – Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque made payable to North Bank Forum –  If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact for details.

To reserve places or to request a booking form contact Olivia Swingler or Jake Farrar on 01422 345174 or email sectorsupport@nbforum.org.uk.

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Nominate your stars for the 2017 North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards

It’s that time of year again… cheer up the dark nights of freezing gloom with warm thoughts about the people who light up our communities. Could this year be the best awards night yet?

Find out more at https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/north-halifax-neighbourhood-awards/

Paper nomination forms are available from Mixenden Library or Ovenden Initiative / Pennine Housing Furness Office, email: team@halifaxnorthandeast.com or phone: 01422 255402

You can also make your nomination online now!

twitter bulletFollow us @hxnorthandeast using #nhna2017 for announcements.

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Circuit Training for Under 25’s in Lee Mount

Take part in weekly circuit training sessions for under 25’s in Lee Mount every Thursday.

Starts Thursday 19 January – 4pm to 6pm
At Lee Mount Baptist Church, Melbourne St, Halifax, HX3 5DF

For further information contact Disability Support calderdale on 01422 353613 or email dsmain@hotmail.co.uk

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Budget Consultation and Tour of Halifax Town Hall

Take a tour of Halifax Town Hall and enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits before taking time to chat over the budget consultation with Council Officers and Cabinet Members.

Thursday 2 February 2017 – 2pm to 4pm

This your chance to find out more about the Grade II* listed building and also offer your opinion on changes being made to Council services.

Halifax’s ornate town hall was designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament. This Grade ll* listed building has a magnificent 180ft tower and spire which is enriched with sculpture.

Click here to book

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Want to try Walking Netball? First session FREE

Following on from last years British sporting success suddenly things are slowing down to walking pace.

First Walking Football – and now Walking Netball – clubs are springing up throughout the country as sportsmen and women, somewhat past their athletic prime, are finding that their involvement in these physical sports doesn’t have to end in middle age.

If you would like to try Walking Netball why not go along to Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on a Tuesday evening at 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm.

If it is a long time since you have played or never played then come along for a gentle reintroduction to a variation on netball.

The first session is FREE and subsequently £3 per week. It is about having fun, keeping fit and enjoyment.

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 13 January – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • Staying Well moves into Warley
  • Volunteer opportunities with Citizens Advice Calderdale
  • Brand New Girl’s Group Launches with Pizza and Hot Chocolate

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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Brand New Girl’s Group Launches with Pizza and Hot Chocolate

young-people-with-mp-holly-lynchThursday 12 January saw the successful launch of the brand new Project_Twelve:31 Girls Group at Forest Cottage in Ovenden. 20 girls and a variety of partners of the project braved the cold to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of pizza whilst talking together about some of the activities that will be on offer.

partnersOver the coming 50 weeks these ‘girls only’ sessions will include educational and confidence building activities will address issues relating to anger management, relationships, legal rights, responsibilities, risks associated with drugs and alcohol and healthy living and diet.

Sessions will be structured in a way to allow the young women to have fun and let off steam in a positive way including  physical and sporting activities that build confidence, strength and fitness.

Danielle, a parent whose daughter signed up to on the night, said

“What a fantastic variety of activities – I’m really looking forward to my girls starting the programme. I wish I could join Girl’s Group!”

Karen Scanlon, Ovenden Initiative, said

“I think there are so many pressures on young people these days, especially girls who are expected to do well at school, manage friendships on social media whilst at the same time being bombarded with unrealistic images of females in the media. This bespoke Project_Twelve:31 programme aims to build positively on a the girl’s personality and existing strengths, and to support her to flourish as a strong and confident individual”

If you missed the launch, it’s not too late to join us…. The first session is on Thursday 19 January from 6pm to 9pm at Forest Cottage, Ovenden and is open to any girl aged 12+.

For more information about the programme please call Karen on 07434 702896 or email Karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

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Female Dance Class at Mixenden Activity Centre

mix-dance-logoFancy yourself as the next J Lo?

For just £1 every Tuesday you can get involved to learn and take part in all styles of dance at a new class in Mixenden for females aged 14 to 25.

Starts Tuesday 17 January – 6pm to 7.30pm
At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane, Halifax, HX2 8SH

For more details and to get a consent form contact Mixenden Activity Centre on 01422 245006 or by email to Mac.activities@calderdale.gov.uk

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Volunteer opportunities with Citizens Advice Calderdale

cabCitizens Advice Calderdale have a variety of volunteer opportunities available including Telephone and face to face Assessors, Information Assistants and receptionists.

You must be free to attend 2 training sessions a week based in both Todmorden and Halifax- Travel costs will be provided.

If you’re interested, please email Volunteer@calderdalecab.org.uk or call 01422 330 104 and leave a message.

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Big and Little Explorers at Ash Green Children’s Centre – First session FREE!

Big and Little Explorers is a stay and play group for parents and their children aged 0-4 including messy play, sand & water, musical instruments, a healthy snack and much more.

Every Tuesday – 9am to 11am (Term time only)
At Ash Green Upper Porta Cabin, Clough Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8SN.

Go along and join in the fun for just £1.60 per family – First session FREE

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Staying Well moves into Warley

dscn0736On the 7th December, Halifax Academy Primary School, High Five and the Staying Well project held an over 50s event with over 80 local residents and local community groups to talk about how we can all work together to help lonely and socially isolated people living in the Warley ward.

The event also included a number of taster sessions including kurling and gentle exercise and entertainment that was provided by both primary and secondary pupils from the school and High Five’s own ‘Singing for Fun’ group.

dscn0810Many thanks to NHS Falls Prevention team, Age UK, Community Connections Befriending Service, Better Living Team and West Yorkshire Police who were on hand to offer advice and information regarding their services.

The project works one to one with people who were isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area.

dscn0740It is estimated in Calderdale there are 11,520 people aged over 65 and that 1 in 5 are mildly lonely (over 2300)  and another 1 in 10 are intensely lonely (over 1152). If these trends continue than by 2029, people aged 75 and over who are lonely will reach over 25,000.

So far a total of 779 people have been referred to the programme. And we estimate between 2500 – 3000 people benefited from Staying Well activities over the pilot period.

“Didn’t we have a wonderful time at the Staying Well event at the beginning of Dec! High Five singers provided some of the entertainment. Lots of people attended the Gentle exercise sessions and seemed to enjoy themselves. Let’s hope that they are inspired to keep up the exercise and  even to join us for a class in the future.” – Sue Watson High Five

“What a fantastic afternoon I’ve had, I really lovely day out! “ Local resident

“The event was a great success! There’s plenty of work to do to address some of the barriers people face in accessing activities but I’m really confident that in Warley there are loads of people willing to promote and support the project” – Hayley Conlon, Staying Well Worker

dscn0718Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service, please contact the Staying Well Team on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

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Activities for young people until March 2017

Calderdale Young People’s Service delivers youth work for young people aged 13+ across the Borough of Calderdale, through youth clubs, detached and mobile provision, one to one support, activities and discussion.

The following sessions will run weekly until March 2017

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Youth work helps young people to develop, supporting them in their personal, social and educational development.

To find more events and activities for young people to get involved in, visit yoyo.calderdale.gov.uk.

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FREE Diabetes Education Course at Threeways – Starts this Friday!

If you live in North Halifax and you have type 2 diabetes then you are welcome to attend a FREE education course.

Starts Friday 13 January at The Greening Room, Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5SX

This course helps to understand the basics of diabetes, provides nutritional information and informs how lifestyle and diet changes can help.

For more information or to book a place please call 01422 847871

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Big Lottery Workshop at VAC

vac-logoVAC have organised an event with the Big Lottery staff to talk to groups about People in the Lead… Find out more…

Wednesday 26 January 2017 – 1pm to 3pm
At VAC, Hall Street Halifax, HX1 5AY

Click here to view the agenda

There will be an opportunity to talk to Big Lottery staff and VAC staff will be available at the end of the session so do please bring your idea/project with you to discuss.

Please note: The session is only open for groups that have never applied for funding from the lottery or have applied but been unsuccessful.

Call 01422 348777 ext 210 or email training@cvac.org.uk to book a place

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Support your favourite charity and take part in the 2017 Halifax Long March

2017 will see the Halifax Long March take place for the 52nd year so join in from midnight on Sunday 16 April 2017.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join in a great social event and, at the same time, raise money for good causes – local or national – which need all the support they can get.

HOW IT WORKS
Learn how the Long March has evolved and what the changes mean to you, your charity and the wider community… learn more…

GET INVOLVED
Register to walk or see how you can help us promote our event and make the Long March happen… join in…

REAP THE REWARDS
Find out how your charity can benefit from people taking part in the Long March 2017… get informed…

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Activities with the LA Group at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

The Local Activities (LA) Group in Illingworth and Bradshaw was formed specifically to improve the health and wellbeing of people over 50 in this area of Halifax and the following activities run each week at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

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If you are interested in meeting new friends and doing new activities please get in touch in one of the following ways:

Email lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk / Find the group on Facebook / Attend an activity / visit www.illingworthandbradshaw.btck.co.uk

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 06 January – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring:

  • Here come the girls…. Project_Twelve:31 returns Next Week!
  • Tour de Yorkshire roadshows go back on the road!
  • Dinosaurs, Music and more at Victoria Theatre!

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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Female only football sessions at OSCA Foundation

‘Football for Fun’ sessions (Female only football) for anyone aged 16+ starting on Thursday 2 February 2017 from 7pm to 8pm.

Just £2.50 per session at the 3G pitch at Four Fields

Contact Simon at OSCA Foundation on 07974 077143 or email book@oscafoundation.co.uk for information and to get involved.

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High Intensity Interval Training at Threeways for ages 14+

HIIT sessions, (High Intensity Interval Training) will be starting on Thursday 12 January for  anyone aged 14 and over

Just £2.50 per session and sessions will run from 6 – 7pm for 12 Weeks at at Threeways gym (LA Wellbeing Centre)

For information contact Simon at OSCA Foundation on 07974 077143, email book@oscafoundation.co.uk or call Threeways on 01422 728050 or email gym@3ways.org.uk

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Developing a Recovery College Model for Young People Aged 13-19

Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group are looking to improve emotional health and wellbeing services for young people aged 13- 19. They are looking for partners to help develop a Recovery college model for Calderdale.

Definition of a recovery college model:
A range of courses and workshops aim to help people recognise and develop their own:

  • personal resourcefulness
  • resilience
  • become experts in their own self-care
  • work towards achieving their goals and ambitions

If you think your group has something to offer and would be interested in working in partnership with other organisations, please get in touch and we can support you to contribute.

Contact Chris or Elaine on Christine.stephen@cvac.org.uk or Elaine.peaker@cvac.org.uk

The deadline for final submissions to Calderdale Council and the Calderdale CCG is Friday 17th February 2017.

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