Boccia Taster Session at North Bridge Leisure Centre

As part of Learning Disabilities Week 2018 Lead the Way has arranged a Boccia taster session with Calderdale Sports to be held at North Bridge Leisure Centre on Wednesday 20 June, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Boccia is a target sport seen in the Paralympics which is played indoors with soft leather or rubber balls. It is a game of intriguing tactics and once you play it you will be hooked.

For further details contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email Debbie.Greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk

Discussion on New Carers’ Strategy and Charter

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is holding a number of events where you are invited to hear about their proposals and discuss your thoughts on how a carers strategy and carers charter could be developed.

The Halifax the event is on Thursday 21 June, 1.00pm-3.30pm at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER

If you would like to attend this or one of the other events, please book a place by calling 07867 787409 or email yasmin.arshad@swyt.nhs.uk letting us know which event you want to attend.

Other dates are:

  • Tuesday 19 June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, St.Swithuns Centre, Arncliffe Road, Wakefield, WF1 4RR
  • Tuesday 26  June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Al-Hikmah Centre, Track Road, Batley, WF17 7AA
  • Thursday  12 July, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

Facebook Support Group for Unpaid Carers

A new Facebook Support Group has been created to foster a community of carers made up of those that have a responsibility of providing care for their partner, other family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or an addiction.
The group will provide a space through which members can connect with each other in order to:

  • Overcome the isolation and loneliness that carers often feel
  • Share thoughts and ideas
  • Listen and be heard on the challenges you may be facing
  • Provide and receive support
  • Learn what help and support is available for carers

Perhaps in Carers Week 11-17 June you could take the opportunity to meet other carers online.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week we will be looking to share examples of good practice from supporters of which have helped carers to stay Healthy and Connected.

Link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carerscommunity

Learning Disability Week 18-24 June

This year, Learning Disability Week (18 – 24 June) will be all about health – with a big focus on the Treat me well campaign.

This year the aim of Learning Disability Week is to spread the word about the problems people with a learning disability can face in getting good healthcare in hospital, and how to change this.

Mencap want to involve NHS staff in the Treat me well campaign – giving them the chance to hear from people with a learning disability and to think about the simple changes they can make which would make a big difference to people with a learning disability.

This is to give people with a learning disability and NHS staff the chance to celebrate and share good practice, and to work together to improve care that isn’t good enough.

Cycling at Brooksbank Disability Hub

Fancy some quality time this summer with your son or daughter and like the idea of getting fitter at the same time? If it is a ‘YES’ then this might be for you.

The Brooksbank Disability Hub is just up the road from Brooksbank School in Elland on their Hammerstones bike circuit.

Hammerstones is a safe, off road cycling track. They will even provide helmets and bikes if you prebook.

Dates when you can book are;

  • Monday 4 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 11 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 16 June, 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Monday 18 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 25 June, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 2 July, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Monday 9 July, 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday 21 July, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Qualified coaches will be on hand for each session at £3.50 or £5 per family (carers are free)

To pre book a bike or bikes and for more information please contact Corinne on 07960 425303 or email corinnekielty@gmail.com

 

Overgate Mountain Bike Challenge

This year’s Mountain Bike Challenge is an 18 or 26 mile route of testing terrain around some of Calderdale’s best tracks and bridleways.

Registration for the 2018 event, which is taking place on Sunday 24 June and starting at Overgate Hospice, is open now.

Click here to register online, or call the Overgate team on 01422 387121.

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Staying Well Spring 2018 Newsletter

Download the Staying Well Spring Newsletter here with details of lot’s of social activities to help you Stay Well and access health and wellbeing related services in the community.

Featuring;

  • Holiday at home, Bethesda Church – Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July
  • Shroggs park Gala – Saturday 23 June
  • West View Park Fun Day – Saturday 14 July
  • ‘Welland Festival’ – Saturday 16 June
  • Daisy’s Café – Saturday June 2

and much more…

To find out more call us on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk