Verd De Gris : Empowering Women to bring about Social Change March 3rd

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Verd De Gris invites you for a day where women from diverse backgrounds from across West Yorkshire become One Voice for Social Change.

Click to register – VerdDeGris Arts International Women’s day Event

Further information including agenda for the day and highlights

Join us at The Gaygill Rooms at The Piece Hall
Friday 3rd March 2023
9.30 am  – 14.30 pm

Drawing on the life experiences of women from communities across Calderdale, special guests include Holly Lynch MP & Alison Lowe OBE West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor.

Crucially, we want to look at what we can do together to address some of the key factors that impact on health, opportunity, aspiration and social justice. The event will draw on the life experiences of women from diverse communities across Calderdale, using their voices to raise awareness of keys issues, and importantly, discuss ways in which lived experience can be used to inform and help shape policy and decision making at a local regional and national level.

We want to make sure that the voices of women and girls are included in regional and national discussions around health, poverty and social cohesion. We want to make our communities stronger. ​And by creating this safe space for visitors to learn and connect around tough local issues, we aim to provide a unique opportunities for people to get involved in helping to shape and influence change.

This event has been made possible thanks to support from West Yorkshire Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

If you would like more information please contact Sharon:

tel: 07907 822323
web: www.verddegris.org

Places are limited. Booking via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/516816390737

Keep up to date with other events as they happen by following our Facebook page Verd de gris arts and on Twitter and Instagram

Twitter @verddegris
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Magpies set to open on a Saturday!

We have some great news….Magpies will be opening on Saturdays!

Starting from Saturday 4th of March, the Magpies will be open between 10am and 2pm and everyone is welcome!

Join us for 4 hours of Magpies fun including sports, cooking, arts and crafts and more….

The day costs £40 which includes activities, a meal and full staff support.

Every Saturday from 10am until 2pm, starting from Saturday 4th March.

Our outreach events are a great way to make new friends and try new activities.

You don’t have to be a Magpies member to join us, these events are open to everyone.

Get in touch now to book on!

Find us : Magpies, Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Club Lane, Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8DB

Acoustic Dogz back at the OSCA March 4th

The next LIVE BAND event of 2023 will be held on Saturday March 4th when local favourites ” ACOUSTIC DOGZ” will be back by popular demand!

An event not to be missed, with local favourite Acoustic Dogz covering music from 60’s to present day.

Saturday 4th March at 8pm in OSCA’S BAR.

Entry is free for the event.

The bar will be serving drinks at social club prices.

Families with children welcome

OSCA Foundation, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8AD
w : https://www.oscafoundation.org/

 

Take the Healthy Minds Wellbeing Measures Survey

We are seeking views on how mental health services can record and measure what difference they make in people’s wellbeing.If you have had treatment or support from mental health services in the NHS or through organisations like Healthy Minds, you are likely to have been asked questions about your feelings and how well you’re doing on different areas in your life.We have launched a survey to get your views on two examples of these “outcome measures” that are currently being considered for use in mental health services throughout West Yorkshire (and possibly further afield). We want to gather views so that we can tell NHS England what people think, and they can take this into account in deciding what measures to use.

Please take a look at the two example sets of wellbeing measures on the webpage and complete the survey questions via the link.

It should only take a few minutes to complete the survey. You won’t be able to fill in the wellbeing measures – they’re just shown to illustrate the questions they ask.  We would like you to compare the two sets of measures and tell us what you think. You might want to consider how they look, how easy they are to fill in, and the language they use – but you can say as much as you want and all comments will be useful.Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.  Please complete the survey by 11th April 2022​We will update this page with the results from the survey and news of any developments as this work progresses!Thank you for your feedback.

Fill out the survey here

Future NHS provide translated materials and vaccination consent forms

The Future NHS website now provides translated materials page for the Covid Vaccine.

This includes UKHSA consent forms for vaccinating minors.

The consent forms have been translated into the following languages: French, Gujarati, Polish, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Punjabi, Farsi, Somali, Lithuanian, Nepalese, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, Turkish, Romanian, and Hebrew.

To access these you need to a be registered with NHS futures.

Future NHS is a useful resource, easy to use and very quick to register.

The entire UKHSA consent form collection can be downloaded from this hub here: Translated consent forms zip file

Alternatively, the individual forms are included from the Translated materials pages

Our Calderdale: Living under the Shadow of Covid April 11

Join us for a free, on-line event about Disability and Health issues in Calderdale on April 11th from 2.00 – 4.30pm.  It will be our opportunity to present our findings from our community research from a grass-roots perspective.

Over the last year we have listened to Hardly Heard voices from different communities across Calderdale about their experiences of living under the Shadow of Covid on themes of Disability and Health.  It will also be your opportunity to ask questions about our research as well as of the community researchers from diverse communities who belong to our research team and represent grass-roots organisations in Calderdale.

Please register via https://crag-disability-research.eventbrite.co.uk

Download the flyer here

We are also keen to continue this dialogue and discussion after the event.  We recognise that our efforts have been relatively invisible so far and hope that we can collaborate with a broader coalition of people to pursue any actions which may come in its wake.   One possibility is to explore the potential of setting up an independent Citizens Forum to enable concerns about Disability and Health to be expressed and responded to more effectively across Calderdale and with a democratic basis based upon the principle of genuine co-production.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions both at the event and afterwards on how best to go about this.  We are also keen to pursue efforts for an inclusive and supportive Calderdale in line with our support from the Connection Coalition at the Jo Cox Foundation and the Community Organisers movement in the UK.

I will endeavour to respond to all of your queries and suggestions but please bear with me if I do not always respond immediately because I am presently immersed in other conversations about the War in Ukraine and our practical response to it in the Calder Valley, UK and indeed across Europe.

Sure Start Summer Term courses and activities

Our Summer term courses and activities are live on the website for booking.  This term we have some new courses – Art and Creative Play, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, Smashing Parenting (aimed at the early years) and Budget Like a Boss as well as the popular favourites.

Due to staff shortage in daycare there aren’t any creche or childcare facilities. If you feel this would be a barrier please contact the setting that provides the activity.

North and East Halifax list of this term’s courses and activities below.
Click here for Calderdale Lower Valley activites

Course Details Day Start Date End Date No of wks Course Time Location
Art & Creative Play Fri 29.04.22 27.05.22 5 1.30 – 2.30pm Illingworth
Cooking on a budget Mon 06.06.22 27.06.22 4 9.30 – 11.30am The Hub
Baby Yoga Thur 09.06.22 30.03.22 4 10.00 – 11.00am Creations
Baby Massage Thur 16.06.22 07.07.22 4 9.30 – 10.30am Innovations
Family First Aid Mon 04.07.22 11.07.22 2 9.30 – 11.00am Northowram Hub
Get Creative Thur 14.07.22 14.07.22 9.15 – 10.45am Creations

 

Accredited Course Details Day Start Date End Date   Course Time Location
Introduction to Childcare Tues 3.5.22 21.06.22 7 9.30 – 2.00pm Elland C of E School

Click here for detailed course information and to book
(telephone booking option available)

All these activities are advertised in the Sure Start Children’s Centre newsletter, along with a wealth of information for families with a real focus around school readiness.

Those who have registered with our Sure Start nurseries receive this quarterly newsletter either online or by post.

To register with Sure Start, visit http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/ (under Services and Activities) or visit your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre for a paper form.