Christmas Concert in Aid of Memory Lane Cafe and Happydays Homeless Charity

The Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge will be holding a Christmas Concert on Friday 1 December 2017 6pm-9pm at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ.

For just £5, which includes festive refreshments there will be many styles of music from jazz to ‘barbershop’.

All of this to support the Memory Lane Cafe and Happydays Homeless charity.

Tickets can be obtained from June on 01422 706373, Shabir on 07866 369916 or call into the Happydays Cafe & Cycle shop on Town Hall Street HX6 2EA.

Headspace Healthy Minds places still available

There are still a couple of places left on this Headspace course for anyone who is experiencing emotional distress and wants to improve their wellbeing

Mondays 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Todmorden Community College

Please contact Deborah on 01706 810311 or

Boxing Day Lunch at Illingworth Methodist Church

Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to have people to celebrate with over the festive season, so Amanda Hardy will be opening up the Illingworth Moor Methodist Church again this Boxing Day with a bunch of volunteers to provide a 3 course meal, entertainment and most importantly company! If you know anyone who may be alone this Christmas, who would benefit from this please use the contact form to send a message to discuss further. Transport can be provided. Amanda will also be collecting donations again. A list of what is needed to follow nearer the time.

Free Winter Home Energy Checks

Age UK is working to support older people to keep safe and warm this winter by carrying out free home energy checks. The aim of the check is to deliver energy efficiency information and advice to older people, including small practical measures which could potentially reduce their energy bills. Some restrictions apply.
The home energy check will include :
– An assessment of the client’s circumstances, usage of energy, hot water system and insulation
– Basic advice on how to keep warm and save energy
– Supply and install simple energy efficiency measures (draught excluders ,letter box brushes, radiator foils, sockets timers, remote control sockets and cold alarms)
– Where applicable refer onto other Age UK and external services for further support
Call 01422 252040 to book your free home energy check.

‘Brought to your Knees’ in the Warley Ward – Staying Healthy and Well

The Staying Well Team held another successful event at Pellon Social Club on Monday 9 October. Attended by over 60 local residents,  there were  talks by Sue Watson from High Five on keeping fit and well, Men’s United and The Phoenix Shed also attended to talk about the benefits of their groups, and how they can make a difference to  help men who feel lonely and isolated.  Other agencies who attended were Victim Support, Better Living Team, Better Lives and Calderdale DART, who were also on hand to offer advice and information regarding their services.  The highlight of the day finished with the very popular singer Sally Glennon, who managed to entice the attendees to show off their dancing skills!

The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area. These local events have been successful in reaching even more lonely and isolated people, and following the success of ‘Head over Heels’, ‘Look over your Shoulder’ and ‘Brought to your Knees’ events, Staying Well is now moving throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and also planning another community ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ event in the New Year, with the theme of staying positive and motivated.

Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email

Care Away Survey 2017 from Calderdale Forum 50+

Calderdale Forum 50+ wish to determine how easy or difficult it is to find and access Care Services in Calderdale. We know everyone must be overwhelmed by being asked to complete surveys but Forum 50+ believes that the results can make a difference and this survey is very easy to complete and very brief.

Here you can download the survey to be printed out and returned by post or you can email to

Please forward the survey to friends, colleagues and relatives.
and return completed as soon as possible and certainly by 16 November.

Thank you, your time is very much appreciated.

Calderdale Forum 50+ AGM

The theme for the Calderdale Forum 50 Plus’s 2017 AGM on Monday 20 November from 3pm to 6pm at Halifax Fire Station will be Adult Health and Social Care and Home Care Services. This is a free and open meeting, with coffee and biscuits. However, they do ask that you register your intention to come – full details on the website:

or register by emailing Marie Mitchell on You can also download the Forum 50 Invitation 2017.