Pond Life as Part of the Up North Film and Television Festival at Square Chapel

Pond Life (15) will be shown Friday 3 May-Thursday 9 May at various times in the Copper & Red Brick Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre.

It’s summertime 1994 in a quiet ex-mining village in Yorkshire. Trevor is treading on everyone’s toes at home as misfit Pogo is trying to make sense of the world. Lovesick Malcolm is trying to mend his broken heart and best friends Shane and David have nothing better to do. When rumours of a giant carp at the local ponds begin to swirl about town, this young community, led by Trevor, embark on a fishing expedition they will never forget.

With breakout performances by a cast of rising stars, and an evocative original score by Richard Hawley, this bittersweet debut feature sits alongside Billy Elliott and Brassed Off in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities.

This event is part of the Square Chapel Up North: Film & Television Festival.

For more information and to book tickets at £7-£5 visit https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/pond-life/

Back Onside for Men

The Back Onside project is a Sport England funded project offering a range of activities designed for men who haven’t exercised for a while to get back into exercise in a gentle and fun way.

Monday nights, 6.30 – 7.30pm at 3GI Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mill, Halifax, HX3 9ET

Aimed at men aged 35 – 64 years this 10 week programme with Halifax RLFC Foundation is FREE to attend and includes walking, running, touch rugby, netball type games, circuits and dodge ball.

To join the team, call 07947 827627 or email chrismitchell@halifaxrlfc.co.uk

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Universal Credit Help to Claim Service

Citizens Advice Calderdale has launched a new service called ‘Help to Claim’ for those who need to apply for Universal Credit in Calderdale.

They are working in collaboration with the Citizens Advice Network and more locally with Calderdale Council and Job Centre Plus (Calderdale) to support people in submitting their Universal credit application to get their first full payment.

Help will be tailored to the individual and be available; face to face, over the phone (0800 144 8444) and online through webchat and advice content (www.citizensadvice.org.uk). This may include assistance with the online application form or help with providing evidence like childcare costs.

The main drop-in has now moved to Customer First so that they can work with the existing Council team to help people start a claim and get ready for their work coach appointment. They will be there Monday to Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm for clients needing help with making a claim and generalist advice needs.

Just as a reminder, they continue to offer bespoke debt advice via their team of specialist debt caseworkers, who help people manage problem debt and the Improving Lives team who help clients make appeals in relation to ESA, PIP and DLA.

If any partners would like further information about the Help to Claim service or any other services available at Citizens Advice Calderdale, please contact Caroline Jones on 01422 340303 or caroline.jones@calderdalecab.org.uk

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 12 April 2019 – OUT NOW!

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Featuring;

  • Our Communities Awards 2019
  • Easter and Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Arrangements
  • Bring ya Butties for Riding for the Disabled Brunch
  • Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day at Ravenspring Park
  • Get Ready for the West View Park Family Fun Day
  • Easter Disco with Calderdale Riding for the Disabled
  • Spamalot at the Victoria Theatre
  • Latest Entertainment Listings for the Pellon Over 50s Lunch Club
  • Buy your Bird Boxes from The Phoenix Shed

The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think.

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Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Newsletter April 2019

Volunteering makes a world of difference

Nia started volunteering as a befriender in 2018. “I started to volunteer as I work shifts and had some spare time and being there for someone who may be lonely and in need of someone to talk to seemed like a good option. I work with infants and children so volunteering with the elderly was a good contrast”. 

Hopefully I’m there to provide some additional support when they feel alone.  Older people may have little family around, or  suffering with illness or may have lost a beloved lifelong partner which must be very challenging and difficult, so being able to help at all seemed just the right thing to do.” said Nia.

She was introduced to Ann and they hit it off from their first meeting, sharing interests and values including volunteering!

Ann is in her 80’s and is now housebound, not strong enough to go out without support.
She was – and still is – a free, caring and creative spirit who cares about other people and the environment. She has volunteered in UK and abroad and has been vegan all her adult life.

She lives in a lovely cottage which she shared with her husband who has sadly passed away. But his death, after 59 years of marriage, was devastating and she still misses him deeply.

She was visited by Age UK C&K to see if we could help her situation and after refusing a befriender at first, changed her mind “And I’m so glad I did” she said. She and Nia have lots in common – they both love gardening and animals – dogs in particular – and obviously volunteering! “She has changed my life” says Ann “I really look forward to her visits and we are so well matched it really does make a world of difference”.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender, call 01422 252 040 or 01484 535994.

You can download the full newsletter here.

Family Fun Day at Threeways Sports Centre

Stillbirth Awareness group is holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 4 May, 2:30pm-6:00pm at Threeways Sports Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden.

There will be a bouncy castle as well as face painting, stalls, raffles and refreshments.

Next Brew and a Chat and More at St. Columba’s on Monday 15 April

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St. Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at https://stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 15 April, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

This month, Emma Worsley from VAC (Voluntary Action Calderdale) will be visiting.

Emma will be filming two gentlemen in their eighties who rekindled their school day friendship at the Brew and Chat sessions. Emma has a one hour slot on Phoenix Radio every Friday morning discussing what is happening in our local area. Hope you can join in to showcase just how successful the monthly Brew and Chat actually is!

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants.