Childminder Support Meeting – Updates on 30 Hour Funding

Facilitated by Kathy Norris and Emma Wood, the meeting will be at the Heath Campus on Tuesday 6 February, 6:30pm-9:45pm. 

Nikki Wood will discuss updates on 30 hours funding followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a discussion around recommendations made by Ofsted.

All childminders are welcome.

To book a place email QISO@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 394109.

Mum2Mum Market in Sowerby Bridge

Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Saturday 3 February – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Trinity Academy, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2NW.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

FREE Activities with Positive Futures – Never Be Bored Again!

Positive Futures provides FREE activities for young people all over Calderdale! From Gym and Swim, archery to climbing and bouldering, the current programme of activities can be downloaded here with details on how to book.

If you cannot see something you like contact them with your ideas as they might be able to add something to the programme.

For more information on any of the activities or how to get involved please contact Sammy or Leanne: Sammy: 07702 916526. Leanne: 07947 785320.
Office: 01422 415550 (opt2)
Email – Samuel.fillan@disc-vol.org.uk or leanne.rivers@disc-vol.org.uk

Halifax Stories 2018 Comes to the Piece Hall

Halifax Stories is part of Stronger Communities project funded by CFFC and the Ghandi Statue Memorial Trust currently underway in Calderdale. The project focuses on building stronger and more connected communities through helping participants to develop self-belief, well-being, and practical skills & knowledge around influencing the world around them. The project also importantly focuses on building understanding between people from different backgrounds through the facilitation of community conversations and story-telling.

Stella Barnes, an associate artist with Counterpoints Arts will offer a series of creative workshops enabling participants to explore the rich stories within their own lives. Through a story telling process, Stella will work with participants to enable them to develop new narratives and perspectives on their lives in Calderdale. The work produced by participants will be exhibited in the Piece Hall between June and August 2018. Alongside Stella, a photographer will take the portraits of willing participants, which will also be exhibited

Anyone can come. But to organise lunch and refreshments the organisers need to know numbers so please text or call Roisin on 07771 655617, or email roisincavanagh@all1collective.org.uk. You will need to book on by Thursday 1 February, giving your name and when you will be coming.

These workshops will take place in the Learning Studio on the south wall of the Piece Hall over 5 days. The workshops will run from 11am-2.30pm with lunch included. It is hoped that many participants will participate in all 5 workshops, but that some people might only be able to do to a few. It is asked that participants try and participate in as many workshops as possible as this will guarantee that you have a finished piece of work to exhibit in the Piece Hall on Thursday 8 February, Friday 9 February, Monday 12 February, Tuesday 13 February, Wednesday 14 February.  There will be a special workshop in the evening, designed for young people, parents who would like to drop in with their children, or for people who work in the daytime. This will take place from 6pm-8:30pm on Thursday 8 February.

More about Stella Barnes: Stella Barnes is an experienced artist who has worked extensively with communities. In 2017 she was the artist-in residence with idle women living and delivering workshops on a narrow boat and in the community in Mirfield and Dewsbury. Before this Stella has worked for many years on a range of different community projects and previously worked as Director of Participation in Ovalhouse, a theatre based in South London where she developed ‘We are London,’ a theatre project for young migrants and other young people and set up the Paper Project, a collective of young migrant artists.

 

Harry Potter Night at Bankfield Museum

Visit Calderdale’s very own answer to Hogwarts, Bankfield Museum for a spelltacular evening celebrating Harry Potter night. Choose your house and take part in four Hogwarts lessons.

Please note, all houses will take part in all four lessons, including Slytherin! We have History of Magic with the incredible story teller Robin Simpson. Divination with our very own answer to Professor Trelawney, Hannah Nutting. Charms and other crafts with Christina from Ikkle Dragon Crafts and Potions with explosive Lab Rascals.

Thursday 1 February, 6-8pm. £10 per child and tickets can be booked at Ticket Source.

LGBTQ History Month: Healthy Identities Training

On Tuesday February 13 as part of LGBTQ history month, Barnardo’s Healthy Identities is hosting training around LGBTQ awareness for health and voluntary professionals across Calderdale.

This half day training course will introduce participants to key themes around sexual and gender identity, and will explore:

– Ideas and assumptions around gender and sexuality

– Key terms and concepts

– The Equality Act and discrimination

– Experiences of young LGBTQ people, particularly relating to health

– Ways to support and care for young LGBTQ people

This will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work of Healthy Identities with a possibility of exploring partnership opportunities.

The event is free but you are asked to register at Eventbrite. The course is being held at The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane on Tuesday February 13, 1pm-4pm.

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Fat Cat Print Supporting SmartMove for the Homeless and Vulnerable

SmartMove Calderdale have teamed up with Fat Cat Print of Greetland to support homeless and vulnerably housed in Calderdale.

For every individual or company that buys a woolly hat between 1 January and 1 April 2018, plain or embroidered, Fat Cat Print will donate a warm hat and a warm pair of socks to a homeless or vulnerable person.

For further information call Fat Cat Print on 01422 378471 or email  info@calderdalesmartmove.org.ukor enquiries@fatcatassociates.co.uk