Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 09 December 2022 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Look for local Christmas Events in our festive section!
  • How did we do for Pelloween?
  • Illingworth Ward Forum Meeting December 13th
  • Breast Screening and #Earlydetection team coming to NE Halifax

Have a great weekend!

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VSI Alliance Update 09 December 2022

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on available funding, local events, consultations, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and local organisations.

Read the updates here

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.

November / December News from Healthy Minds! 🌛

Comfort and Joy carol concert at the minster, volunteering options within Healthy Minds, social gatherings at central office and Todmorden, AGM and Winter warmer, their all new Radio Show and employment opportunities!

Read newsletter here



Major new fund provides cost of living support

Community groups and other voluntary and faith organisations can apply for funding to help them support people affected by the current cost of living crisis.

Calderdale Council, the Mayor of West Yorkshire’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund, and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have come together to help Calderdale residents this winter.

The three organisations have pledged over £225,000 to support voluntary and community organisations to provide practical help to people affected by increases in the cost of living.

The Calderdale Cost of Living Fund is focused on three main areas – Emergency Support; Prevention; and Resilience. Each organisation can apply for funding in one or more of these areas of focus.

Up to £3000 is available for organisations with a track record in helping people, to provide Emergency Support to individuals. This could be support with bills, warm clothing or bedding, or other one-off purchases where people need urgent financial support. This would take the form of a one-off payment of up to £200 per individual.

Between £500 and £5000 is available as part of the Prevention fund, for organisations to prevent people reaching crisis by providing communal warm spaces to reduce domestic energy use.

These warm and welcoming spaces would offer residents somewhere to keep warm, save money on heating and get access to support, advice, hot drinks and in some cases, provide services like Wi-Fi. Funding can be used to extend opening times or increase the facilities or provisions at existing community facilities.

Groups can also apply for up to £15,000 to help build Resilience in residents and support people to move away from crisis through local advice and support services. This fund is for existing providers who are looking to boost capacity over the winter months to meet the increased level of need in Calderdale.

Support in this area may include money management advice, employability and skills support, benefits advice or mental health advice services,

Organisations interested in applying for funding should visit https://cffc.co.uk/calderdale-cost-of-living-fund/ for more information about the requirements and to submit an application for funding.  The deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 9 December 2022  Please contact rachelb@cffc.co.uk or call 01422 349700 for further help with an application.

Christmas Light Trail from Kevin Pearce December 16th

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre and North Halifax Partnership invite you to join us in our Christmas Light Trail!

This short walk is ideal for little feet! It will be a bright Christmas experience for children and young families!

Meeting at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre, Ovenden Road (Ovenden, HX3 5RQ) for a 4pm start.

There will be hot chocolate and mince pies for adults and a chocolate selection box for the first 50 families that arrive!

We hope you will join us!

No need to book, you can turn up. Please dress appropriately for the weather.



Time Out free Christmas holiday workshops open for bookings!

Time Out’s free programme of Christmas holiday workshops for children and young people is now open for bookings. Join us for a week of chaotic Christmas creativity and fun, with workshops in creative writing and drawing, boxing, making explosive Christmas gifts, an acting masterclass and ending with a singalong Christmas party. A free hot lunch is available for activities at the Orangebox. 
Booking is essential so check out our flyer for all the information

Breast Screening and #Earlydetection team coming to NE Halifax

The Pennine Breast Screening team will be setting up locally to the North and East Halifax early in January 2023, offering women and those registered as female aged 50-71 years the opportunity to screen themselves for breast cancer.

Screening is the best approach we currently have for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The session is brief and not too discomforting.

Feeling shy? Think you are too busy to bother? These are popular thoughts that women might have. All our staff are women, they want to take a good image of you so that you get the reassurance that all is ok.

Please wait to receive your invitation in the post before getting in touch with the team. If you haven’t received your invitation, contact your GP at the first instance.

Read more information about Breast Screening

Patients registered at Boulevard MP ( inc Saville Park and Horne Street) and Plane Trees Surgery will receive invitations soon.

There are nearly 8000 women to be invited and invites are not all sent at once. They are sent in batches so those registered at Rosegarth, Lister Lane, Springhall and King Cross will get them in a few months time

Learn about the process :
English : https://vimeo.com/241078206
Urdu : https://vimeo.com/544998126 
Polish : https://vimeo.com/574898498

The simple message is know what is normal for your body by looking and feeling your chest area each month, if you notice something different, go to your doctor. It might be nothing, so why wait and worry?