SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! January 2021

We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:

  • Caretaker – 30 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – 2 x 37 hours per week
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – 2 x 19 hours per week

 Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 27th January 2021

 For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:

www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

 

Ward Forum Grants North and East Halifax by March 2021

There is still time to apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community.

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.

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2021. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.

Download the Application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
or email Tony King on Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

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

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

You can also apply online at https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 252209 and we can help you.

Still time to enter Your Covid story – Free competition for North Halifax

Happy and Safe New Year from the Reimagining Communities team.

There is still time to submit your COVID story to the Free Competition.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Please see below for details and conditions.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 24th January 2021 – Winners announced on Friday 29th January 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk. Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Halifax Magpies mixed ability Rugby New Players Wanted

Wanting a new challenge? How about burning off the extra food from Christmas
or even meet new people?


If the answer is yes to any of these then why not try Halifax Magpies rugby?

Feel free to drop us a line for more info.

Open to all no matter what skill, ability or disability.

For more information, read the Halifax Magpies Facebook article

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version

 

Your Covid story – Free competition for North Halifax

As part of our Reimagining Communities Project we will be running a free competition over the festive period with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 24th January 2021 – Winners announced on Friday 29th January 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk. Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Scam alert: Rogue Claim Legal Firms operating around Upper Mixenden

Together Housing have become aware of rogue traders approaching households claiming to handle cases of disrepair against landlords. These individuals are often aggressive in their approach.

Together Housing takes its responsibility to repair very seriously and will always attempt to make repairs in line with our repairs policy, which forms part of the tenancy housing agreement.
Because of this Together Housing will always defend all cases brought before them, which are not covered by insurance and is often an unnecessary cost that could be better used for property improvements.

If you have a problem with Together Housing as a landlord, in the first instance, contact them.

These rogue traders may often claim to offer a no win no fee case but if they find the case being unprofitable, they may well bill you for their expenses.

If you have been approached or are concerned for yourself or someone you know, contact Together Housing
online at www.togetherhousing.co.uk or by calling 0300 555 5560.

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