Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 06 April 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale mentions Yorkshire Water’s Priority Services Register, post COVID19 vaccination advice and info on relaxing of restrictions, also a list of help and support services.


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Neighbourhood Watch OUR NEWS April 2021 edition

Our popular monthly newsletter OUR NEWS April 2021 edition is here!

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We are pleased to share our April ‘OUR NEWS’ newsletter, created by Neighbourhood Watch Network (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watches across England and Wales) for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters – from households to volunteers and partners.

This month we launch our PROTECT YOUR CAR campaign. We also look at fleeceware scams, predatory marriage and much more. Next year, in 2022, we will be celebrating Neighbourhood Watch’s 40th Anniversary and we want to hear from you how YOU would like to see this celebrated nationally. Please take a minute to give us your views here.

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and would love to hear from you on what you would like to read more of. Please send your suggestions to deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.


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The New Warley Lantern Issue 3 – April 2021

Read what’s happening around Warley in the latest issue of the New Warley Lantern with village news, a history of the Warley pubs, calendar of events from Cote Hill Church and Warley Town School to name but a few.

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Calderdale waste and recycling Easter Ezine 2021

Please find the Easter Ezine with information on recycling and collection dates.

Find updates on the recycling services over the past months, recycling and waste collection information and more.

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Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 29 March 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale has information on the ease of restrictions, the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, covid vaccination information and a call for the consultations of the walking and cycling routes of your area, reminder of the elections and a list of useful resources.

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Halifax Opportunities Trust March Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Halifax Opportunities trust brings you news on the projects of the the Outback, developments at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations Centre and the job hunting opportunities created by their Employment Team.

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VSI Alliance Update March 12, 2021

VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events

Local News

SEYH Awards
Nominations are now open to highlight the achievements of 2020, closing at 5pm, Thursday 22nd April. The awards evening will take place Thursday 27th May at 6pm online.

SFSC Parenting Programme
Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities (SFSC) is a free inclusive course to help parents and carers raise happy confident children, from ages 3-18 years. SFSC runs for 3 hours a week for 13 weeks.

Walking Football
The Mark Duffy Football School are starting a Walking Football group for over 50s, from Monday 19th April at West Vale Sports Ground. Experience mental and physical health benefits by having fun, keeping active and making new friends!
National News

New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates
The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1‌‌ ‌April. In addition to the new rates, the age from which workers become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered. From 1‌‌ ‌April all workers aged 23 and over must be paid the National Living Wage or above.


Easing of National Lockdown – NCVO support – Closing date: 18th March
As national lockdown starts to ease and voluntary organisations embark on opening up premises and resuming services or activities in line with the government’s road map, NCVO would like to hear from you about the issues/concerns you have and what they can do to offer further support.

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Calderdale CAB Website Survey
Citizens Advice Calderdale are in the middle of updating their website to make it easier to use, and need help with their research. If you’re chosen for the research you’ll receive a £40 online voucher.

Events and Training

Online screening event and Q&A supported by verd de gris arts and Calderdale Open Minds Partnership on how do we support the imaginations and aspirations of our young people.

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Community First Funding Fair – 23rd-25th March
Building on the success of last year’s online Funding Fair, Community First are doing something a little bigger this year over 3 days.


Cash boost for Never Hungry Again fund – Deadline: 18th March
Children and young people in lower-income families will be supported to stay healthy and happy over the Easter school holidays, thanks to a new round of grants under the Never Hungry Again fund.

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CityConnect Community Grants – Deadline: 19th March
The CityConnect Community Grants progamme encourages not-for-profit organisations across West Yorkshire to bid for grants of up to £5,000 to support people in their communities to cycle and walk more.


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Facilities Coordinator – Closing date: 15th March
Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub (TLCCH) is a charitable Community Benefit Society created to ‘Save Tod College’ from closure and the loss of an important community facility within the town.


Volunteering Matters Good Practice Toolkit
The Good Practice Toolkit offers support and advice around volunteering for and with older people and people with dementia. This toolkit was created by Volunteering Matters project, Network Point Newcastle, commissioned by Newcastle City Council.


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.