Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 22 October 2021 – OUT NOW!


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This week:

  • Zombie Walkies for families, all ages and the dog too!
  • Waste Not Want Not Halloween Free Fun Day Event
  • Magpies Outreach Halloween Party Thursday 28th October
  • Calling kids of Calderdale… your half term plans have arrived!

 Have a great weekend!

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Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

The Government has allocated additional funding to Calderdale Council to provide support to local households over the period October to March 2022 – details on how to access this support will be released shortly.

Households who have provided their email address will have received an email regarding this fund. If you have already responded to the email, you don’t need to do anything else.

Initially we will be supporting families with children who currently receive assistance with Council Tax Support and/or Free School Meals over the October Half Term.

Each family will receive £15 per child will be paid directly into your bank account.

If Free School meals only are awarded then payment will only be made for those children in school.

This payment will be made directly to your bank account and we now need you to provide your bank information on the secure weblink below – please ensure to double check your account and sort code before submitting as we will be unable to reissue until returned by the Banking system.

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/help-people-and-communities/household-support-fund

 

Local charity, Community Transport Calderdale, can help people with their transport needs

Our Car Service volunteers can provide transport for people to get about, you can come on one of the minibus trips we organise in our wheelchair accessible minibuses or you can hire our minibuses for your group.

For more details on what we offer and any charges involved call 01422 888080

 

Greenacre residents on their trip to Southport

Partnership supports Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook

Across West Yorkshire over 1500 young carers are registered with young carers services who support them with everyday challenges such as juggling school, friendships, social life and caring for their loved one.

Working together with West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), over ten young carers  have developed a young carers cookbook aimed at highlighting the incredible work they do alongside support available to them across the area.

Engagement with young carers highlighted a need for co-produced resources for young carers to support their health and well-being, resulting in the launch of the WY HCP Young Carers Support App, and production of the Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook.

The cookbook will be widely available online, via the Young Carers Support App on West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website, www.wypartnership.co.uk

Working in partnership with Verd de Gris arts – an award-winning creative arts company from Hebden Bridge – the cookbook was designed via creative workshops to co-produce the content. The purpose of the workshops was to create a fun environment enabling young people to talk about food and recipes, combining that with their own unique stories. Carers ages ranged from six to fourteen years old. This artistic content and the voice of the young carer has been beautifully and skilfully captured by Ver de Gris arts in the creation of the cookbook.

Tim Riley and Beate Wagner Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Children and Young People said: ‘During the pandemic more children and young people have taken on caring roles or have noted an increase in their caring responsibilities. 40% of young carers and 59% of young adult carers say their mental health is worse since the start of the pandemic (Carers Trust, 2021). With 11% of young carers and 19.7% of young adult carers reporting an increase of 30 hours or more in the amount of time they spend caring per week having access to quick and healthy meals has never been more important. Never has it been more important to identify and support young carers to be happy and healthy’.

Karen Jackson and Richard Parry Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Unpaid Carers said: ‘The cookbook will be launched via a Young Carers Cookbook roadshow starting in Bradford on the 19 October, and then Harrogate (25 October), Leeds (26 October), Wakefield (27 October) and Kirklees (28 October), before making its final stop in Calderdale early November. The roadshow will include an interactive session on how to make healthy pizzas delivered by Huddersfield based The Singing Pineapple Catering Co, and designed in partnership with Wakefield Council, Carers Resource, Barnardo’s, Family Action and Calderdale Council to ensure each event is bespoke to meet the specific demographic and needs of our diverse communities. The events are taking place in outdoor venues and provide an opportunity to shine a light and celebrate the fantastic role young carers do, share healthy messages and officially launch the cookbook’.

One young carer who took part said: ‘ I love making recipes and recipe books too! I am 12 years old and a cook in my house. I make food that blows you mind…NEVER give up on your cooking skills and don’t put pressure on yourself’. Olivia aged 12

Tune into our next COVID-19 LIVE Q&A Thursday 21 October

We’re hosting our next COVID-19 LIVE Q&A this Thursday, when our panel of experts will answer your questions about how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones against COVID-19, as we head into the colder months.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your important questions about the vaccines and winter flu jab answered by our panel, which includes:

  • Debs Harkins – Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council
  • David Birkenhead – Executive Medical Director, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Lisa Pickles – GP, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stuart Hillary – Headteacher, Park Lane Academy

Click on the button below to join the Q&A which will begin at 7pm on Thursday. You can click ‘Get Reminder’ on the Facebook post to be notified when the Q&A is live.

Join our Facebook Live Q&A

Local Activities for over 50 in Illingworth and Bradshaw

All the following activities are held at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.
The activities run on the same day each week.

 

TUESDAYS

KEEP  FIT  from 10 am to 11 am     £3.00

Not too hard, but not too easy!

This is a fun aerobic exercise class to get you fit and keep you healthy

 NEW  AGE  KURLING  from 11.15 am – 12.15 pm     £2.00

Both the above activities are suitable for a range of abilities

 SITTING DOWN PILATES from 11.15 AM to 12 noon    £3.00

 

WEDNESDAYS

CRAFTY  CLUB  from 10.00 am – 12.noon    £2.00

Join the friendly group for knitting, card making and other crafts (some materials provided) plus hand massage or just a brew and a natter

THURSDAYS

INTERMEDIATE PILATES  CLASS from 9.45 am – 10.45 am    £3.00

NEW BEGINNERS PILATES CLASS from 11 am – 12 noon  £3.00

To improve core stability and strength

 ART  CLASS  from 10.00 am – 12 noon

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.  Some materials provided.

 

*** NEW  MEMBERS  ALWAYS  WELCOME  AT  ANY  OF  THE  ACTIVITIES ***

 

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

Visit our website:   www.illingworthandbradshaw.enablecomcloud.co.uk for an update on our activities  /  email us at lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk  / 

Facebook: Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group  

or  attend one of the activities

Magpies Outreach Halloween Party Thursday 28th October

This year the Magpies hold their Halloween party on the 28th of October from 6pm to 8pm.

Get your funk on for a spooktacular evening!

The event costs £20, including full staff support.

For more information or to book your place, email hello@magpies.org.uk or call 01422 383550.

Visit the Magpies website for information on this and future events including, Christmas panto as well as the regular monthly sessions of bowling, boogie bingo and much more!

Visit the Magpies Facebook page for information and to view past events

Magpies Outreach service is for adults with learning disabilities, who would like support to do the things they enjoy doing in their local community.

As well as offering one to one support, Magpies also run various group activities.