North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 27 November 2020 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Message from West Yorksire Police on burglary prevention
  • Step Out and Get Your 10 Minute Stroll!
  • Send a Santa-gram to an elderly person this Christmas
  • Cash boost for Calderdale community groups

 Have a great weekend!

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Urgent Action needed to stop the spread of coronavirus

For the most up to date information on Coronavirus, visit Calderdale Council's website

For the most up to date information on Coronavirus, visit Calderdale Council’s website

Please view the following important message from Calderdale Council about controlling the spread of coronavirus.

It is important we all follow these instructions to prevent tougher restrictions being in place for longer.

  1. Avoid contact with people you don’t live with
  2. Wear a face covering in indoor public places
  3. Isolate if you or someone you live with has symptoms

For further information visit Calderdale Council at

Message from West Yorksire Police on burglary prevention

Burglaries can often increase during the longer darker nights in the autumn and winter months.

Crime prevention doesn’t have to cost a lot of money – taking simple measures such as locking your doors and windows, not leaving valuables on display and using your alarm can significantly reduce your chances of being a victim.

Here’s some simple steps that everyone can take to improve their home security:

• Always lock your doors and windows even when you are at home
• Always take the key out of the lock and keep it in a safe place – do not leave keys in reach of the letterbox, a cat flap, or on view through a window.
• Invest in timer light switches, and set lights to come on and go off in your home – using low energy light bulbs or utilise smart devices.
• Make sure items such as car keys, laptops, tablets, phones and money cannot be seen through a window.
• Make sure Euro cylinder locks have achieved – TS 007 (3 star rating) or Sold Secure Diamond Standard for lock cylinders (SS312).
• Why not start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area?

In Calderdale all residential burglaries are investigated by a team of CID detectives, but prevention is always better than the cure. Our teams will be out targeting offenders and delivering crime prevention events across the autumn period.

This year West Yorkshire Police have developed a home security toolkit. This can be accessed online on the below link. If you would like it in an alternative format please contact us.

You can keep up to date with the latest news and alerts from West Yorkshire Police by signing up to West Yorkshire Community Alert. Public registration is free and people can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct via email, text or voice message. Sign up today at:

If you have information about those that are criminally active you can pass that information to us by the following methods:

• Online –
• Telephone – 999 for a crime in progress or there is a risk to life. 101 for Non emergencies
• 100% anonymously via the charity CrimeStoppers – 0800 555111
Please find enclosed some useful crime prevention information and help us to keep you safe.

Introducig Calderdale NPT Inspectors
We are the Crime Prevention Officers responsible for Calderdale. We offer a FREE Crime Prevention Security advice service. We are happy to attend your premises and bespoke the survey to your particular needs.
Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to being a burglary victim when it only takes a few adjustments to secure your property without costing £1000s.
Simply locking your doors, even when at home and setting your alarm even if you are just popping out and when you go to bed, will increase your chances of not being a victim of this crime.
For a FREE home survey please contact or alternatively contact
Tracy on 07736 087199. (Answer machine facility).
We work Monday to Friday and always respond to messages.
Tracy and Jill

Noah’s ark need your feedback

Since the start of the pandemic in March, our money advice team have been running a food bank. We’ve delivered a unique service that has combined food parcels with ready-made frozen meals (almost 10,000 made to date) and money / debt advice, alongside budgeting support to enable people to manage their money effectively and not become dependent on food support.
The last few months have been very challenging for us and we couldn’t have done it without the commitment of our staff. Running a busy foodbank is not without financial cost though. We receive a small amount of funding from Calderdale Council which is being stopped due to the funding ending. Without this funding we won’t be able to cover the core costs of running our foodbank.
So, our question is, do you want us to continue with our foodbank?
To give feedback, please contact Noah’s Ark Centre:

NHP Thank you notes 27/11/20 – submit yours!

Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes.

Each week we publish notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody.

If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here.

To read the previous week’s Thank you notes, click here.

Paul Holdsworth (Hub cafe Threeways)

A huge thank you for stepping up and volunteering your time and using your café space (when your business had to close)to provide much needed emergency food support to the North Halifax Community. NHP have really enjoyed working with you and have appreciated your partnership working in helping us to support our community and long may it continue
Tina Burke (Chief Executive, North Halifax Partnership)

Andrew Sykes and the staff team at noah’s Ark

NHP would like to say a big thank you to all of you at Noah’s Ark for your support to NHP around emergency food provision and debt support for the North Halifax community, the partnership working has been greatly appreciated and we think you are doing a fantastic job, long may our work together continue.
Tina Burke (Chief Executive, North Halifax Partnership)

District Nurse Team in North
Thank you to the Community Matrons working across North Halifax for the vital caring role you undertake in our community every day. And thank you for taking the time to work with the local partnership especially during these most challenging times.
The Local Covid Partnership

Everyone at North Halifax Partnership

Thank you to all of you for being so welcoming and patient with me when I first started! I really do appreciate it and I am so grateful for everyone’s kindness!
Heather Bentley

The OMI team (and NHP in general)

Thank you for welcoming me and believing in me. Following your work, especially during these challenging times was very inspiring. I admire your motivation, ingenuity and sheer gumption. Proud to be a part of this team!
Georgia Oikonomidou
North Halifax PCN Wellness Hub
As a newly formed team I think you’re all doing fantastic!

Step Out and Get Your 10 Minute Stroll!

We need your help to celebrate one thing that we CAN do this winter – go for a little walk at lunchtime!

It’s more important than ever to get active for our physical and mental health, but the dark winter months and COVID restrictions have made it more challenging for many people across the borough.

That’s why we’ve created the Take Ten #StepOutChallenge. We’re challenging everyone to walk outside for at least 10 minutes every lunchtime in December – to enjoy the daylight (if not sunlight), go to the shops, walk, round the block or even better local park. It will make you feel brighter and give you a sense of achievement, it’s worth that initial effort of getting your shoes and coat on!

Each day there will be extra optional challenges to try whilst walking, all linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing, to give everyone an extra boost! Find more details on our website.

The Take Ten #StepOutChallenge aims to challenge everyone to get outside for at least 10 minutes every day for a walk during December. To support with this we have created a calendar (see attached) which includes additional challenges based around the five ways to wellbeing to further encourage and support people to take at least 10 minutes out of their day to get outside and walk.

 How can you help?

We’d love it if you could support the challenge by doing the following:

  1. Take part in the challenge yourself, and join us on Twitter using #StepOutChallenge
  2. Encourage your colleagues, friends and family to take part in the challenge
  3. Spread the word to your service users or customers and any other residents that you have contact with. We have included a pack with social media posts and some graphics to go with them. You can also download an accessible version of the calendar on our website.

Attached is the full challenge calendar, and you can find your supporters pack here:  (if this link is no longer working please contact

Take Ten December #StepOutChallenge Full Calendar


Faith Leadership in Uncertain Times Free Online Workshop

This day is a continuation of a dialogue bringing together leaders and activists from the Muslim and Christian faiths for a time of reflection and discussion.  It is part of a larger international movement towards a deeper engagement between these two great global traditions – Islam and Christianity


Date: Monday 7 December 2020

Time: 10.00 to 12 noon


To register please go to this Zoom link:

Who is the session for?

  • Faith Leaders, Imams and Priests
  • Interfaith Forum Members and Community Activists, Cultural Trainers
  • Public and Health Sector Workers involved in Intercultural work

It will be of vital interest to all who recognize the potential joint working brings for community cohesion and development

Kaushar Tai, Director -Aksaa
Revd. Mike Gartland, Director – Spirit in Mind

For further information please contact Kaushar Tai on 0783 3811914 or Mike Gartland on 01924 316282 or email:

Flu Vaccination messages for our communities in Central

Recent evidence has shown that flu vaccination uptake is not as high amongst members of our BAME community. BAME communities are more significantly impacted by COVID-19 and want to ensure levels of flu vaccination are as high as possible to protect the community from flu.

Community feedback from some of the initial communications around COVID were not as effective with local communities, so support with getting these messages right and to the right people is needed.

There is Calderdale data to show that Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and other Asian groups (Ethnicity Group 3 in the table below) have the lowest uptake.

What would you recommend to ensure a better reach into the community, whether this be improved / different communication tools, a different delivery model or something more innovative? Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group would be really grateful to hear your ideas or for you to bring forward community suggestions or approaches.

Please email with your suggestions.

Ethnicity groupings based on 2001 census;

Group 1

  • British or mixed British
  • Irish
  • Other White or White unspecified
  • Other White background

Group 2

  • Mixed Black
  • Other Mixed background
  • White and Asian
  • White and Asian
  • White and Black African

Group 3

  • Bangladeshi or British Bangladeshi
  • Indian or British Indian
  • Other Asian background
  • Pakistani or British Pakistani

Group 4

  • North African
  • Caribbean
  • Other Black background

Group 5

  • Chinese
  • Other