Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs

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Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Free LEGO club for children with Autism

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We’re delighted to announce that we’re hosting a free LEGO club for children with autism and their siblings, thanks to the support of Calderdale’s Short Breaks programme.

Clubs will be run by our brilliant friends Bricks4Kidz, with a LEGO workshop lasting an hour and free admission to the museum for the day too!

Places are limited, so must be booked in advance.
Interested? Head to our website for a bit more info, and call us on 01422 330069 during office hours to book your place (ask for Leanne, Trizia or Lorraine).

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Single Point of Access mental health services survey

healthwatchHealthwatch Kirklees are engaging with people who have contacted the Single Point of Access (SPA) for adult mental health services in Kirklees and Calderdale.  We’d love to hear from people who have called SPA themselves, or on behalf of a friend, relative or someone they care for.  We’d also welcome feedback from staff who may call SPA on behalf of people they work with.

Here are the links to the surveys:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VCSBP5K  This is the survey for people who may have called SPA for themselves or for a friend, relative or someone they care for.  Please share this with people who access your service/group.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VC6ZB2P  This is the survey for staff who call SPA on behalf of people they work with.

We’re also offering to run an interactive, creative workshop as a way to gather more detailed feedback in a relaxed environment.  If you would like our team to come to your organisation/group to run a workshop, please get in touch to arrange – contact Clare on 01924 450379 or email clare.costello@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk.

Our engagement will run until the end of April 2019.

Halifax Canoe Club – we love canoeing and want you to love it too!

hxcc7Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you!

We’re an active and family orientated club based on the River Calder in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. Those new to the sport will need to start on one of our beginners courses where our qualified coaches will introduce you to the skills you need to start paddling safely.

As you progress our coaches can introduce you to move advanced skills, white water paddling, open canoes, slalom and freestyle canoeing. There’s also the chance to try sea kayaking, surfing, slalom racing, weekends away and during the winter much of the club’s activity is heading off on river trips to suit various levels of ability.

Never paddled before and want to see if it’s for you?

Try one of our taster sessions – they’re on 6 and 7 April. We provide everything you need – boats, kit and coaches to keep you safe and make sure you’re having fun! Available for anyone ages 7+.

Want to paddle but don’t know how?

You should take our Learn To Paddle Course – this runs for 8 weeks. These are on Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April. There’s a course starting in June as well, subject to demand. We’ll release dates nearer the time. The Learn to Paddle Course is available to everyone aged 7+.

Already know how to paddle and want to refine your skills?

Take our River Skills Course – you can choose Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April.. There’s a dry induction night on Monday 8th April or Thursday 11th April. There’s another course running in June – we’ll release dates nearer the time. This course is available to everyone aged 7+.

How do I sign up for a course? 

Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you.  We’ll be there between 7 and 8.30pm. Or get in touch if you have any questions before – email: info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Can’t make it to our Hollins Mill sign up night and want to join a course?

Sign up online HERE – NOW!

Annual membership includes the cost of all river courses, coaching and also the cost of using our equipment (boats, safety gear etc). We offer reduced rates for families, concessions rates and junior rates – please take a look at our membership options HERE.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Please remember that everyone at Halifax Canoe Club is a volunteer – we give up our own time to support you as a paddler – have fun and we’ll see you on the water!

Caring Together – an event for carers and their loved ones

FREE EVENT for carers and their loved ones on Friday 22 March 2019.

Hosted by the Calderdale Carers ProjectMemory Lane Cafe, Bluebird Care and Age Uk Calderdale and Kirklees.

Learn about what support is available to carers while enjoying:

  • Favourite hits from the 50s and 60s performed by Darren Lee
  • Hand and heck/neck massage
  • Lunch

Venue: VAC, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD

This event is for Carers and the person they care for to come along together or the Carer alone. They must be either currently registered with Calderdale Carers Project or undertake registration prior to the event.

All places must be booked via Calderdale Carers Project by ringing 01422 369101.

Transport may be available but must be mentioned at the time of booking. Respite care may also be available but we will need at least 1 weeks’ notice in order to arrange this subject to availability.

To find out more, please email enquiries@calderdale-carers.co.uk

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Noah’s Ark AGM – 12 April

Noah’s Ark Centre trustees and staff invite you to attend their Annual General Meeting. Come along and see how the Centre’s services have changed in this past year.

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On Friday 12 April 2019 
2pm – 4pm.
At Noah’s Ark Centre 322-326 Ovenden Road, Ovenden, HX3 5TJ.

Tea and cakes served from 1.45pm

Please RSVP office@noahsarkcentre.org.uk or call 01422 366911.

Preventing suicide in Calderdale

Calderdale Council CMBCCalderdale Council press release 12 March 2019:

Work begins this week to install fencing on North Bridge in Halifax, as part of Calderdale Council’s wider suicide prevention plan.

At the end of last year, new CCTV cameras were installed, which have already been used to alert the Council and partners to vulnerable people on the bridge.

Additional works are now taking place to install anti-climb mesh and new sloping metal covers on existing features, to reduce accessibility to the bridge’s parapets.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Barry Collins, said:

“The Council has an important role in preventing suicides and it’s something we take very seriously.

“We’re investing around £200,000 in improving safety measures on North Bridge. This is part of our work to reduce access to the means of suicide – an important aspect of our suicide prevention plan.

“The overwhelming majority of suicides are preventable. We’ll continue to work with other organisations as part of the Suicide Prevention Group, to do all we can to reduce the rate in Calderdale.”

The Council’s suicide prevention plan supports the ongoing work of the Calderdale Suicide Prevention Group and sets out a range of initiatives to prevent suicides, which as well as physical measures, includes a comprehensive programme of support.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Inequalities, Cllr Faisal Shoukat, said:

“Although the works on North Bridge are a visible way that we’re aiming to prevent suicide, we want to remind people that there’s a wide range of support available for anyone at any time.

“The Samaritans offer a free confidential service, 24 hours a day, on 116 123.  People can also contact their local NHS trust, which is open 24 hours a day, and can be contacted on 01924 316830. There’s no need to suffer in silence.”