EUREKA! 2019 Super Sunday Clubs for Disabled Children

Free clubs for disabled children and their families will be running again in 2019, and bookings are open for the first half of the year!

Clubs are completely free, LOADS of fun, and the whole family is welcome! For lots of info about the clubs visit the Eureka! website, or call on 01422 330069 to book!

You MUST book in advance and places are limited!

2019 clubs are running on;

  • Sunday 3 February – Clay play
  • Sunday 3 March – Digi art
  • Tuesday 16 April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23 April – Clay play
  • Sunday 19 May – Print making
  • Sunday 16 June – Mosaics
  • Sunday 14 July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30 July – Tie-dye

Play and Learn Sensory Groups in Dewsbury for Children with Sensory Impairments

Hutchinson Deafblind Trust have planned some more PAL sessions for pre-school children with sensory impairments:

1. A one off drop in session for the Preschool sensory group on Friday 1 February 2019

2. A block of 6 sessions starting Friday 1 March to Friday 5 April 2019. The dates are:
Friday 1 , 8, 15, 22 & 29 March 2019
Friday 5 April 2019

All sessions will be running at Sensory World, 101 Old Westgate, Dewsbury WF13 1NB from from 10:30am-11:45am.

These are FREE sessions run by specialists in sensory impairment. It is an opportunity to have fun and support the child’s learning through play and to meet other parents too.

There’s also a parent training morning coming up on Friday 15 February, 9:30am-12:00pm at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse HD6 4DX.

Please call 07707 586845 or email hutchinsondeafblind@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.

Sensory World Play Centre is for everyone – including disadvantaged children who can discover new things in the world. Happy faces are the best incentive.

New British Signing Language Services at Christ Church, Pellon

Christ Church,  Church Lane, Pellon HX2 0EF are starting to hold a new Sunday evening service in which  will be the first language with interpretation into English. The service is led by Deaf and hearing people.

The Signing Service will include a ‘simply signing’ choir, payers and the Bible presented in BSL, a signing preacher and group discussions. There will also be an interpretation into spoken English.

The services will be on the 2nd Sunday, 6:30pm of every month so the future dates are 10 February, 10 March, 14 April and 12 May.

All are welcome.

Understanding Dementia Online Course in February 2019

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

The mooc.utas.edu.au website enables access to the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) developed by the University of Tasmania, including the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Health professionals

  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Social scientists
  • Health policymakers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health Issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.

To obtain the most from this course, participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. There are 7 weeks of scheduled content. After completing the final quizzes for all three modules of the course: ‘The Brain’, ‘The Diseases’ and ‘The Person’, participants will be eligible to download a certificate of completion.

Course Outline
A background on basic brain anatomy and function

The Brain
The Brain provides background content on basic nervous system anatomy and function, followed by a discussion of the diseases that cause dementia, current dementia research and future directions.

Nervous system anatomy

  • Anatomy with Body Central
  • Pathology of dementia
  • Future directions of dementia research
  • Explores the differences between dementia and normal ageing

The Diseases

The Diseases explores differences between normal ageing and dementia, risk factors, issues surrounding diagnosis, as well as medical management.

Difference between normal ageing and dementia

  • Risk factors for dementia
  • Domains of dementia
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Younger onset dementia
  • Stages of dementia and focusing support
  • Medical management

The course addresses the difficulties in recognising symptoms, progression and staging of the disease and also what it is like to live with dementia

The Person
The Person addresses difficulties in recognising symptoms, living with dementia, palliation, pain, dementia friendly communities, dementia inclusive design, and non-pharmacological therapies.

Insidious onset of dementia

  • Living with dementia
  • Dementia palliation
  • Non-pharmacological therapies
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Pain and dementia
  • Advanced dementia symptoms and management
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Dementia inclusive design

Enrolment Details
Enrolment opens: 4 November 2018
Enrolment closes: 8 March 8 2019 6:00am

Course Details
Course opens: 18 February 2019 10:00pm
Course closes: 3 May 2019 8:00 AM

Upcoming Dates for the Daisy Chain Cafe in Ovenden

The future dates for the Daisy Chain Cafe held at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden are as follows;

Wednesday 13 February 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 13 March 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 10 April 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 08 May 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 12 June 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 10 July 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Whitehill Junior Wardens Learn More About Recycling

Calderdale Council’s’ Recycling Team Adviser, Chris Crossley, visited Whitehill Community Academy’s Junior Wardens on Wednesday 25 April to explain the importance of recycling and the negative effect it can have on our environment and wildlife if we fail to do so.

In the session, organised by Heather Stout from the Ovenden Initiative, Chris showed the junior wardens the kind of things they can recycle. There was a good discussion about recycling other things from home and how a lot of containers can be reused around the house.

A number of junior wardens talked about the things they reused at home and nearly all said their mums and dad used reusable shopping bags. She also explained that all councils now have targets to meet and that Calderdale no longer sends any rubbish to go to landfill.

The session included a brief history lesson on how some of our ideas for how we recycle today came about years ago and what things were recycled when Heather and Chris were the same age as the Junior Wardens.

Most of the Junior Wardens said that their households recycle, and those that don’t promised to ask their mums and dads to make more of an effort.

FREE Activity Week at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

Orange Box young people’s centre are hosting a FREE Activity week at in celebration of Tour de Yorkshire!

Monday 29 of April to Friday 4 of May 3pm – 6pm.

In celebration of Tour de Yorkshire Orange Box and Calderdale Young People’s Service want you to get ACTIVE!

A whole host of activities including Skating, Climbing, Ping Pong and Pool.
Need a rest after all that? Then let your hair down and Perform on our Acoustic Stage!

There will also be access to Youth Works drop-in which is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.

The drop in is open weekdays from 3:30pm to 5:45pm.

No need to book, just turn up – you will need to register when you arrive (with parent or carer if under 16) if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come.

For more information call 01422 433200 or email jamie@orangeboxhalifax.org

Here is what’s happening each day:

  • Skating/Scootering – practise your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park 3pm – 6pm
  • Ping Pong/Pool – challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff 3pm – 6pm
  • Bouldering – climb your way around the bouldering tunnel 3pm – 6pm
  • Open Mic/ Karaoke – bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on our Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to our many backing tracks on Karaoke 3pm – 6pm
  • Youth Works drop-in – ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3.30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)