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

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

The Flashbacks Swing Style Band at St. Hilda’s Church

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks Playing at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre

The Flashbacks, a Swing Band playing music in the Glenn Miller style are coming to St. Hilda’s church on Sunday 3 June from 2:30pm.  Playing music from 1930s and 1940s such as  Tuxedo Junction.

Tickets are £5 per person which includes tea, coffee and cakes with profits being for the church roof fund.

For further information contact Brian or Margaret on 01422 250099.

The Flashbacks rehearse at the Bailiff Bridge Community Centre every Thursday morning 10:30 – 12:00. Further information can be obtained from Nigel on 01274 602214.

 

Free Diabetes Course in Halifax

Do you have Type 2 diabetes and live in Halifax?

Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC) are running an X-PERT programme for the South Asian Community working in partnership with Calderdale CCG to provide all the information you need to manage your diabetes. This 5 week course starts Wednesday 16 May at the Resource Centre, Hall St, HX1 5AY and will be held on the 4 subsequent Wednesdays.

There are separate sessions for women and men;

    • women 10:00am-12:30pm
    • men 1:30pm-4:00pm

Please call 01422 847871 to book a place.

You have a higher risk for diabetes if you:

  • are from certain black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • have Impaired glucose regulation
  • carry excess body weight (especially around the waist)
  • have low activity levels (exercising less than 3 times a week)
  • eat a diet that contains too much refined carbohydrate and processed food
  • have high blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)
  • are older than 40 (although it is becoming more common in younger people)
  • developed diabetes during a previous pregnancy
  • gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • have been diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome

X-PERT Health‘s mission is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions.

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

Dis you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Event at Dean Clough

To celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Tai Chi Tigers will be holding a FREE event for all age groups on Saturday 28 April, 10:30am – 11:30am at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax (go to Dean Mills main reception).

This is a free event for all age groups and there is wheelchair access to the venue, the event will include mindfulness and movement.

For further information please ring Marsha on 07810 094395 or go to the following website taichitigers.co.uk look under classes or contact info@taichitigers.co.uk.