Local charity, Community Transport Calderdale, can help people with their transport needs

Our Car Service volunteers can provide transport for people to get about, you can come on one of the minibus trips we organise in our wheelchair accessible minibuses or you can hire our minibuses for your group.

For more details on what we offer and any charges involved call 01422 888080

 

Greenacre residents on their trip to Southport

Partnership supports Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook

Across West Yorkshire over 1500 young carers are registered with young carers services who support them with everyday challenges such as juggling school, friendships, social life and caring for their loved one.

Working together with West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), over ten young carers  have developed a young carers cookbook aimed at highlighting the incredible work they do alongside support available to them across the area.

Engagement with young carers highlighted a need for co-produced resources for young carers to support their health and well-being, resulting in the launch of the WY HCP Young Carers Support App, and production of the Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook.

The cookbook will be widely available online, via the Young Carers Support App on West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website, www.wypartnership.co.uk

Working in partnership with Verd de Gris arts – an award-winning creative arts company from Hebden Bridge – the cookbook was designed via creative workshops to co-produce the content. The purpose of the workshops was to create a fun environment enabling young people to talk about food and recipes, combining that with their own unique stories. Carers ages ranged from six to fourteen years old. This artistic content and the voice of the young carer has been beautifully and skilfully captured by Ver de Gris arts in the creation of the cookbook.

Tim Riley and Beate Wagner Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Children and Young People said: ‘During the pandemic more children and young people have taken on caring roles or have noted an increase in their caring responsibilities. 40% of young carers and 59% of young adult carers say their mental health is worse since the start of the pandemic (Carers Trust, 2021). With 11% of young carers and 19.7% of young adult carers reporting an increase of 30 hours or more in the amount of time they spend caring per week having access to quick and healthy meals has never been more important. Never has it been more important to identify and support young carers to be happy and healthy’.

Karen Jackson and Richard Parry Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Unpaid Carers said: ‘The cookbook will be launched via a Young Carers Cookbook roadshow starting in Bradford on the 19 October, and then Harrogate (25 October), Leeds (26 October), Wakefield (27 October) and Kirklees (28 October), before making its final stop in Calderdale early November. The roadshow will include an interactive session on how to make healthy pizzas delivered by Huddersfield based The Singing Pineapple Catering Co, and designed in partnership with Wakefield Council, Carers Resource, Barnardo’s, Family Action and Calderdale Council to ensure each event is bespoke to meet the specific demographic and needs of our diverse communities. The events are taking place in outdoor venues and provide an opportunity to shine a light and celebrate the fantastic role young carers do, share healthy messages and officially launch the cookbook’.

One young carer who took part said: ‘ I love making recipes and recipe books too! I am 12 years old and a cook in my house. I make food that blows you mind…NEVER give up on your cooking skills and don’t put pressure on yourself’. Olivia aged 12

Local Activities for over 50 in Illingworth and Bradshaw

All the following activities are held at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.
The activities run on the same day each week.

 

TUESDAYS

KEEP  FIT  from 10 am to 11 am     £3.00

Not too hard, but not too easy!

This is a fun aerobic exercise class to get you fit and keep you healthy

 NEW  AGE  KURLING  from 11.15 am – 12.15 pm     £2.00

Both the above activities are suitable for a range of abilities

 SITTING DOWN PILATES from 11.15 AM to 12 noon    £3.00

 

WEDNESDAYS

CRAFTY  CLUB  from 10.00 am – 12.noon    £2.00

Join the friendly group for knitting, card making and other crafts (some materials provided) plus hand massage or just a brew and a natter

THURSDAYS

INTERMEDIATE PILATES  CLASS from 9.45 am – 10.45 am    £3.00

NEW BEGINNERS PILATES CLASS from 11 am – 12 noon  £3.00

To improve core stability and strength

 ART  CLASS  from 10.00 am – 12 noon

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.  Some materials provided.

 

*** NEW  MEMBERS  ALWAYS  WELCOME  AT  ANY  OF  THE  ACTIVITIES ***

 

The Local Activities (LA) Group in Illingworth and Bradshaw was formed  specifically to improve the health and wellbeing of people over 50 in this area of Halifax.  If you are interested in meeting new friends and doing new activities please get in touch via one of the following ways:

Visit our website:   www.illingworthandbradshaw.enablecomcloud.co.uk for an update on our activities  /  email us at lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk  / 

Facebook: Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group  

or  attend one of the activities

Magpies Outreach Halloween Party Thursday 28th October

This year the Magpies hold their Halloween party on the 28th of October from 6pm to 8pm.

Get your funk on for a spooktacular evening!

The event costs £20, including full staff support.

For more information or to book your place, email hello@magpies.org.uk or call 01422 383550.

Visit the Magpies website for information on this and future events including, Christmas panto as well as the regular monthly sessions of bowling, boogie bingo and much more!

Visit the Magpies Facebook page for information and to view past events

Magpies Outreach service is for adults with learning disabilities, who would like support to do the things they enjoy doing in their local community.

As well as offering one to one support, Magpies also run various group activities.

 

 

Ovenden Junior Wardens meet The SCG Partnership 

The newly formed Junior Wardens at Dean Field Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Wednesday 13 October 2021

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, West Yorkshire Police, Together Housing, Ward Councillors and The North Halifax Partnership who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said 

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Dean Field Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.

Live music events at Forest Cottage with OSCA

OSCA are proud to present LIVE  Music  AT THE COTTAGE.

Some of the acts scheduled feature:

The Wind Up Birds
The Leeds based agitators, with their potent blended  punk-indebted indie and razor sharp lyrical insight , might just be Yorkshires best kept musical secret.

Craig & Megan
Craig Fee & Megan Hardaker do a combination of their own songs and covers, Their set includes a variety of styles taking in soul, country, and indie-folk.
Mathew Patchett
Former front man and song writer  from Halifax band Symphony of Sirens, After taking a break from performing live Matt is back and will be performing a selection of songs he has written over the years and a few of his favourite covers
Liam Wetherall
A young lad from Sowerby Bridge with a passion for music and performance.
Liam has been gigging for years around Calderdale & Kirklees with the hope to get his original songs out there for the world to hear.
Liam will mix his original songs with covers.
Terry Logan
Shining bright in the heart of Hebden Bridge is soulful singer songwriter Terry. Her beautifully crafted songs and wonderfully mesmerizing voice embody the roots of reggae, blues and funky folk.
When: Saturday November 6th
Doors Open 1pm start 2pm
Tickets £5, available at the venue or through GoFundMe
Bar open.

For more information on any of the above, ring Steve on 07727860731

Forest Cottage Community Centre
Cousin Lane. Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8AD

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by November 26th

The second round of Ward Forum Grants is now open for applications.

Ward Forum Grants of up to £500 are available for projects that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is Friday 26th November 2021.

 

If you need a grant for a Christmas celebration then a Ward Forum Grant could help.

 

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here

Or Download an application form

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected.

If you have any questions about the Ward Forum grant process then please contact Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk who will give you the advice you need.

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the environment
2.            Improving health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Help and information:
t: 01422 252209.
e : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk