FREE Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale


There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

Types of modern day slavery include:


Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.

Halifax is a Fairtrade Town

Halifax has become the latest town in a growing list of over 600 in the United Kingdom to gain Fairtrade Town status.

In April 2017 the Fairtrade Foundation granted Fairtrade status to Halifax. Fairtrade is all about helping the growers and producers of the products we love obtain a decent price. Halifax has committed to supporting Fairtrade and using licenced products with the FAIRTRADE mark.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

NHP Energy Levels – Boosting Your Energy, Saving You Money

Our NHP Energy Levels Project is all about helping you to make the most of your fuel – whether it’s the food you eat or the gas and electricity you use in your home.

Look out in our Sure Start Children’s Centres across the Lower Valley and North and East Halifax, and at our Staying Well activities for our seasonal campaigns and ways that you can get involved.

Take our quiz to test your knowledge on how much money you can save by making small changes around your home or simply sign up now to receive handy energy saving tips and entry into a our free prize draws where you could win yourself some energy saving goodies.

Find out more at or click the images below to take our quiz or join up to start saving today.

High Five goes ‘Head over Heels’ in Warley

On the 10th April at the United Reform Church , High Five and the Staying Well project held an over 50s event with over 60 local residents and local community groups, to talk about how we can all work together to help lonely and socially isolated people living in the Warley ward.  The event also included a number of taster sessions including kurling, gentle exercise, Tai Chi, Pilates, The Project Linus Quilters from Halifax and High Five’s own ‘Singing for Fun’ group.

The Staying Well project works one to one with people who are isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area. So far a total of over 800 people have been referred to the programme. And we estimate between 2500 – 3000 people have benefited from Staying Well activities over the pilot period.

Following the success of ‘Head over Heels’ event, Staying Well is now moving throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and planning another community ‘Look over your Shoulder’ event in the summer, with the theme of staying safe and secure.

Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 28 April – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…


  • Ward Forum Grant applications now open – Apply for upto £500
  • Piece Hall to re-open its doors on Yorkshire Day
  • Funday, Boxing, Sales and more this weekend!

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.

Have a great weekend!

Ward Forum Grant applications now open – Apply for upto £500

The latest round for Ward Forum Grants is now open to applications!

There will be 2 rounds of grants £2,500 to be given away in each round and as usual groups can only apply for a grant up to £500, groups applying must have a constitution and bank account, however groups that don’t have these can still apply providing they can prove their project benefits the community.

If you have a new or existing project that is ongoing and require additional funds; be sure to get your application to us with grants available to community groups and projects in the following wards of North Halifax:

  • Northowram & Shelf
  • Park & Warley
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Ovenden

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 June 2017 at 5pm.

The criteria for grants is quite open but the application must show how the project benefits the community in that ward.

Click here for further information and to apply for a grant online or email Tony King at if you require any help.

Family Funday – Halifax RLFC vs Batley Bulldogs this weekend

Halifax RLFC V Batley Bulldogs (6pm KO)

Sunday 30 April 2017 – from 4pm
MBi Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

  • Rugby Ball Coconut Shy
  • Strongman Game with leader board
  • CCCT’s Blender Bikes
  • BedzRus Photo Finish Try Challenge
  • Passing Accuracy Challenge
  • Challenge Cup Trophy on display (subject to availability)
  • Photos with our life size photo board & Halicat mascot
  • Junior showdown: Batley U7s, Drighlington U7s & Siddal U7s play off in a curtain raiser.

Family tickets will be on sale in the ticket office on the day for £30 (Usually £60) including 2 x Adults and up to four U16s. Transfers to the fanzone available in the ground.