VSI Alliance Update 08 October 2021

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team


VSI Alliance News & Events

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Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

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About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

International Stammering Awareness Day October 22nd

This year International Stammering Awareness Day 2021 falls on Friday 22nd October

Established in 1998, International Stammering Awareness Day brings attention to the millions of people around the world living with a stammer.

Usually when people refer to stammering, they imagine the repetition of a specific word; however stammering comes in many other forms, including elongation of a vowel or syllable. This unique way of speaking is also variable, meaning that a stammer can change over time.

This day is to raise the awareness of stammering and encourages all people to learn something new and get involved to address the many stigmas associated with a stammer and those living with this unique way of speaking.

The International Stuttering Association is running a conference for ISAD2021: https://isad.isastutter.org/

For more resources, networking and events check out the STAMMA News and Features page : https://stamma.org/news-features

A quick mention to our very own Zain Ghani who will be delivering a Stammering Awareness Session to Calderdale Council on the week.

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 11th October – 16th October

These clinics are open to anyone:

16 and over who has not already received their first vaccination
18 and over who had their first vaccination over eight weeks ago.

You must ensure that you attend a vaccination clinic which is delivering the same vaccine type as your first jab.

Booster jabs are not available at these walk-in clinics.  The NHS will contact eligible people when it’s their turn for the booster.

These clinics are subject to demand and deliver vaccinations on a first-come first-served basis. Clinics may have to be cancelled or changed at short notice. Latest clinic information can be found at: calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab 

Vaccinations can also be made by appointment by calling for free 119 or book an appointment at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

To find the current information about the Grab a Jab initiative, scan the QR code on the poster or visit

For any queries relating to accessing a vaccine or questions relating to the Covid vaccine please visit https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination/frequently-asked-questions-faqs/


Monday 11 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)
Rosegarth Surgery: 2.30 – 4.30pm, Vaccine type: Pfizer 1st and 2nd dose, AstraZeneca 2nd dose only

Tuesday 12 October 2021
The Boulevard Practice 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer BioNTech, over 16s / Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccine available for second doses)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Todmorden Health Centre, 8.30-12.00 and 1.30pm – 6.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)
King Cross Practice 2.30 – 4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Luddenden Foot 11.00am – 3.00pm and 4.00pm – 7.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Thursday 14 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech / AstraZeneca)

Friday 15 October 2021
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.30-4.30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Saturday 16 October 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11.00am – 3.00pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Brook Pharmacy 9.30 – 5.45 (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter October 2021

This month’s newsletter discusses the service changes due to the Halifax Bus Station works, Sports Centres and Library updates along with events, activities and helpful bits of information.

Read the newest from Calderdale Forum 50+ on their website


Centre at Threeways
Nursery Lane
Halifax, England HX3 5SX
United Kingdom

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 08 October 2021 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Inter Faith Climate Change Conference at Halifax Minster
  • Safe Online : From Fake News to Extremism in a Digital Age
  • International Day of Older Persons 01 October
  • Leeds Citywide NHS Race Equality Network webinars

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Halifax Over 50’s Luncheon Club reopening October 28th

The Halifax Over 50s Luncheon Club would like to welcome you back in its reopening on Thursday the 28th of October at the Pellon Social Club.

The luncheon starts at 12 noon until approximately 3.00pm

Doors open from 11.45am.

Admission is £5.00 and it includes the meal and entertainment.

First event features Dermot Doyle

Inter Faith Climate Change Conference at Halifax Minster

Climate Change is one of, if not the greatest challenge of our times and people of all faiths and beliefs are concerned to learn and take action.

Calderdale Interfaith is pleased to be working in partnership with the Blackley Centre to offer this Inter Faith Conference on Climate Change on the 14th October.

Admission is free and booking is via Eventbrite on the link below where you will see the conference programme. We hope you will be able to join us.

Eventbrite booking link : https://tinyurl.com/5dwacjn9

October 14th 2021
10.00am – 2.30pm
Halifax Minster HX1 1QL

Free admission (including vegetarian lunch)

For more information: 01422-646683 / 07741-480557

If Covid restrictions prevent us from gathering, the conference will be offered via Zoom


  • Carbon literacy
  • Poverty and climate change
  • Local to global
  • Supporting our communities into the green economy

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