Free Hate Crime Seminar at Calderdale College 12 October

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

09.30am – 2.30pm (10.00am start)

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ  (Tbc)

Free buffet lunch

Keynote Speakers

 Iman Atta OBE Tell MAMA (Measuring anti-Muslim Attacks)

Alex Webster Northern Regional Security Coordinator for Community Safety Trust (anti-Semitic reporting)

Presentations on hate crime will be delivered by West Yorkshire Police and local stakeholders.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a workshop to help shape future services to tackle hate crime.

Please note places are limited to 80 delegates

To book a free place contact or

Calderdale College: Francis St, Halifax HX1 3UZ

Brews and Grooves are back online!


A little thing like Covid cannot stop Curious Motion from having a good time, a dance and a proper chat. The online version of Brews and Grooves, a dance group for over 55 starts again every Thursday morning over Zoom.


All the info is here:


Sessions run from 10am until 11.30am. It involves about 45 minutes of dancing followed by some time to chat and catch up.

The class will be running online monthly through the autumn and it is open to everyone.

People can ‘pay as you feel’ so they can choose an amount that works for them and free places are available too.

The class is aimed at people over 55 but younger adults are very welcome to join as well.

There have been attendees joining from outside Calderdale, so bring your own brew and come along!


Online Brews and Grooves


Volunteer with Sure Start Children’s Centres

Here are Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership we recognise that volunteers play an important part in helping us to provide a quality service, at the same time building a portfolio of work experience and qualifications.  This can then help when applying for paid work.

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What Sure Start Can offer you as a Volunteer:

◾A wide variety of Vacancies

◾Opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience in a work environment

◾A placement with regular supervisions, guidance and feedback

◾A professional working environment with well-developed policies and procedures

◾In house training if appropriate

◾Paid expenses if necessary

◾References for future employment


Other reasons why you might want to volunteer:

◾Advice & guidance

◾Keeping you active

◾Improving your community

◾Making friends


What we ask from you as a Volunteer:

◾Regular attendance and commitment to appointed role

◾Actively promote Children’s Centres values

◾Be respectful, honest, professional and polite


The next Volunteering course will take place:

Friday 24th September 10:00am – 12:00pm & Friday 1st October 10:00am – 12:00pm (you will need to attend both sessions)


If you would like to attend the next course please click on the link to complete the application form, if you would like further information please call 01422 251090

Become an Engagement Champion

Do you enjoy listening and talking to people?

Do you have an interest in health issues?

Are you from a Calderdale voluntary or community group?

Become a voice for your community

Join the Engagement Champions

Engagement Champions are individuals working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector who are trained to engage with the local population on Calderdale CCG’s behalf and talk to them about changes and developments in health services. Engagement Champions give communities a louder voice and help to make sure that health services are developed in response to the needs of local people.

You will receive free training for this role and support along the way.

The training programme starts on 21/09/2021

Read further for more information

Asking tomorrow’s questions today Virtual Question Time October 15th

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership invite voluntary community social enterprise (VCSE) sector colleagues to a question time session

‘Asking tomorrow’s questions today’

Friday 15 October from 11.30am to 1pm

This is a session held digitally for VCSE partners and colleagues hosted by Rob Webster CBE, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and Hilary Thompson, Senior Responsible Officer for the Partnership’s Harnessing the Power of Communities


Join our panel members for a conversation about health and care developments across the area

·       A VCSE approach to integrating care – Frances Newall, NHS England, Head of Engagement and Communications

·       Integrated Care Partnership Developments – Helen Hirst, Chief Officer for Bradford district and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group and CEO Lead for the Partnership’s System Leadership and Development Programme

·       Our People – Brendan Brown, CEO for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and CEO Lead for the Partnership’s Workforce Programme

·       Health partnerships – Rachael Loftus, Head of Regional Health Partnerships

  • A local place-based approach to working with VCSE – Nahid Rasool, Chief Executive Shantona Women’s and Family Centre, Leeds
  • Ensuring support for carers and personalised care in our work – Fatima Khan-Shah, Unpaid Carers Programme and Personalised Care Programme Director for the Partnership


To join the discussion please register here

Please put forward your questions to the panel when you register

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Newsletter December 2020

In the latest newsletter you will find information on the Virtual First Steps Programme, festive news about virtual Carol singalongs, Firm Roots Christmas celebrations and availability of support over the holiday season.


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Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

Macmillan Unit  – Calderdale Royal Hospital – 01422 222709

Greenlea Unit –  Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – 01484 343614

Mobile – 07554415564

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 30 October 2020 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Calderdale Changes To COVID-19 Restrictions from Monday November 2
  • Calderdale women urged to take up breast screening appointments
  • Black History Month: Champion Jack Dupree – Calderdale saves the best for last
  • West Yorkshire Police Urging The Public to Stay Safe This Halloween

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