Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 19 & 22 February 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale has information for clinically extremely vulnerable people, the Covid vaccination, Communty alarms to enable independent living, as well as the usual list of resources and information.


Download the Feb 22 newsletter here

Also: DPC Newsletter Feb19

More information, including how to book a Covid-19 vaccine.

The Pulse Bulletin, Latest CREW Heart Support Group newsletter

Welcome to CREW news! Scroll down for details of our walks, exercise classes and social events plus recipes and interesting articles

Download the Pulse Bulletin here

Contact CREW Heart Support Group
Crew Heart Support Website
CREW Facebook page
email: crewpartners.hsg@gmail.com

VSI Alliance Update February 19, 2021

VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK – Free online training:
Community Asset Transfers – What You Need to Know
23rd February

Join us for an interactive session about the practicalities of community asset transfer. Find out what you need to know and learn the key stages of asset transfer and implications these have for community organisations.

The session will cover getting ready as an organisation, feasibility and business planning for community asset transfer, risk management, and how to identify the difference between viability and liability.


Ready, steady, census
Households across Calderdale will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. By filling in your census, you will help shape your community for the next 10 years. Census day is 21st March.

Refreshed Police and Crime Plan Launched
Mark Burns-Williamson, the West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, has launched the refreshed Police and Crime Plan for West Yorkshire. The Plan sets the strategic direction for West Yorkshire Police and community safety partners.

Support available to over 3000 additional residents now being asked to shield
Calderdale Council is continuing to support those most at risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch COVID-19, as the national shielding programme is extended.

In case you missed it:

Free Supplies for Your Charity and Beneficiaries
Giving World help charities access brand new life-essentials for free. They redirect business end-of-line, surplus and discontinued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK.

Spotting the Signs of Child Exploitation Video
Listen to parents talk about the changes they noticed when their child was being exploited. Parents are often the first to notice. It is so important to act quickly and intervene early if you suspect your child is being exploited.

Vaccinations for over 70s
People who are over 70 and haven’t had their first vaccination can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment. West Yorkshire is expected to have reached everyone in the first four priority groups by the middle of February.


In case you missed it:

COVID-19 Vaccination Engagement
Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch and VSI Alliance and would like to understand people’s views and experiences of the COVID-19 vaccine in Calderdale.


Green Social Prescribing Fund – Deadline: 2nd March
West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is offering grants of between £5k and £10k for innovative projects that either enable people to access nature-based activities or involve creating new greenspaces in areas of need.

Flood Resilience Fund – Deadline: 3rd March
Community Foundation for Calderdale launched the Flood Resilience Fund last week in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund. Organisations can apply for up to £20K to improve Calderdale’s resilience in flood-risk areas.

In case you missed it:

New lockdown fund to help Calderdale families
Families who are struggling financially with the extra pressures of COVID-19, staying at home and home-schooling will be supported by Calderdale Council’s new lockdown support fund.

NHS Charities Together Webinar – February 2021
Leeds Hospitals Charity Head of Grants, Rebecca Baldaro-Boot, talks through the details of the NHS Charities Together Stage 2 funding opportunity in West Yorkshire & Harrogate.


Calderdale Open Minds (CAMHS) Mental Health Outreach Practitioner – Closing date: 22nd February
Northpoint Open Minds (CAMHS) are looking for a qualified, experienced and skilled professional to support staff, young people and families within the Youth Justice Service and Special Educational Needs Team in Calderdale.

Finance & HR Manager – Closing date: 11th March
There is an exciting opportunity at WomenCentre for a qualified and experienced finance manager to join the Senior Management Team as Finance and HR Manager.

In case you missed it:

Kirklees Quality and Engagement Support Officer – Closing date: 23rd February
Reporting to the VAC Engagement Co-ordinator, you will support the delivery and further roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Kirklees by recruiting and supporting local organisations.


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.

PCC Newsletter February 2021 13/02/2021

Please see a link to the latest newsletter from Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

This issue contains stories on the police budget, the refreshed Police and Crime Plan, the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and much more.

To read it visit https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/news-events/newsletter-february-2021

Best wishes

Message Sent By
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire (OPCC, Communications, West Yorkshire)


Mark Burns-Williamson OBE
West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #22 February 2021

This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –


Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

Calderdale Museums’ Enews February 2021


In memory of Captain Sir Thomas Moore

We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Captain Tom who served with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. The Regiment’s museum and archive are at Bankfield Museum and two portraits of Captain Tom have been donated to the Regiment’s collection and will be proudly displayed once we re-open.



LGBT+ History Month 2021

For LGBT+ History Month 2021 we’re proud to share the story of landowner, businesswoman, traveller, diarist and lesbian Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. Find out more on our website including a biography and a film introduction to her life as well as information on the Gentleman Jack TV series and extracts from her diaries.
Our introduction book to Anne Lister is available in our online shop.

Exhibitions online

Have you seen our online exhibitions yet? You can explore the history of photography and take a trip down memory lane with Photographic Memories, discover the history of Mackintosh Toffee and Quality Street or get up close to Shibden Hall’s portraits. Find all our online exhibitions here.

Explore Shibden online

You can still explore Shibden Hall whilst it remains closed with our online 3D tour of the site. Make your way around the Hall, Barn and exterior, all from your own home!
There is also a dedicated tour focussed on Anne Lister (1791-1840).

Museums Go Live!

Our virtual education sessions for schools cover a wide range of subjects and are available for booking. We have also created a range of family activities for you to try at home and post regular family activities on our Bankfield Facebook page.

Shibden 600

Shibden Hall is now 600 years old! To celebrate, throughout the year, we’ll be sharing stories through new online content, films and talks, creating new exhibitions at both Shibden and Bankfield, as well as gathering your memories of Shibden Hall. Follow us on social media to be the first to hear.


Smith Art Gallery exhibition online

Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse is currently home to our ‘A Town Through Time’ exhibition, which you can also see online here. Look out for when the galleries will re-open later this year: See Brighouse Library webpage for opening updates here.

Museum online shop

You can still support the Museums Service whilst we are closed by purchasing through our online shop, with a range of gifts, cards, books and merchandise.

Happy Birthday to the Victoria Theatre!

The Victoria Theatre in Halifax has turned 120 years old! Not quite as old as Bankfield (opened in 1887) or Shibden’s 600 years, but a remarkable period sharing joy and laughter for over a century and we look forward to them re-opening.


Follow us on Social Media:

     @ShibdenHall       @BankfieldMuseum

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter February 2021

This month Calderdale Forum 50+ offers answers to the Coronavirus vaccine, Lateral Flow testing, news from Age UK, nutrition and Energy Saving tips to name but a few.

Read the newest from Calderdale Forum 50+ on their website

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