There are still spaces available to book on the following Paediatric First Aid training courses offered by Jill Webb Training.
The cost for the courses is £95 per person.
Places left – going fast so please contact Jill 07808277525 to book
|Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 Jan (evenings) virtual
Saturday 30 Jan (9 – 4)
|Evening sessions virtual
Saturday session Elland area
|Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Tuesday 9 February All 1700 – 2100 hours
|Saturday 20 and
Saturday 27 March
Attendance is needed at all sessions for the certificate to be issued.
How do our clients feel we manage being COVID secure? (Feedback from 16.01.2020)
Good COVID secure (wipes, manikin each, prompt to wear mask, sanitiser, ventilation) felt very safe.
Course layout was fab – all COVID considerations and measures in place were very reassuring – thank you!
I felt perfectly safe despite being in a current pandemic. Thoroughly risk assessed by course provider.
Personnel equipment provided with safe distancing etc
Good socially distancing.
Very pleased with COVID measures – felt very safe in this environment and could see there had been more than adequate risk assessments made prior to keep us safe – thanks!
Some feedback from last year
|“Very good course, kept you engaged and motivated”
|“Enjoyed how hands on it was made it easier to take information in”
|“Very approachable trainer and no question was glossed over – very informative”
|“Trainer was very knowledgeable – excellent/related to experiences”
“The tutor incorporated some good examples to make the content and information easy to relate to” “Excellent, this was my first time training delivering over video link and had no face to face. The instructions on how to use Zoom and emailed materials as well”.
All courses are fully accredited by ITC First, the CPD Service or NUCO
VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
Calderdale Council is supported by the Department of Health and Social Care to deliver a new COVID-19 testing programme, as part of a national programme. Lateral Flow Testing brings is an additional tool to support with the control of disease transmission across our community.
The Lateral Flow Test is a clinically validated swab antigen test that does not require a laboratory for processing and can turnaround results within an hour. The test works extremely well in finding cases with high viral load (those who are most infectious) who may not show signs of active infection, and who may unwittingly transmit the disease to colleagues, customers, family and friends. You do not have to have symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has, to access this testing programme – it is for those working in more risky environments. It is worth pointing out that although the test works well in finding positive cases, a negative result is not a reliable indicator that you do not have the virus, and you will therefore still need to abide by all regulations and guidance.
In Calderdale we are taking a targeted approach to the rollout of Lateral Flow Testing. We are focusing on people we know carry a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the environments they work in. This is also available to volunteers and staff in the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS):
If you are working/volunteering and meet one of the following criteria, you are eligible for regular testing:
- You are involved in activities which involve meeting people face-to-face indoors. This could include, but is not limited to, providing emergency food or shelter, working in food banks, driving people to medical appointments, providing in-person care, support, social care or therapy.
- You are volunteering to support the vaccination programme, testing programme, pulse oximetry delivery programme or other covid-related tasks.
- You are doing regular tasks for other at-risk people, dog-walking, medication collection, which involve a greater element of risk. One-off volunteer tasks, which involve simply dropping off a parcel on the doorstep isn’t considered to present a high risk.
Calderdale Council’s approach is underpinned by its key objectives:
- Identify undetected disease and break the chain of transmission
- Increase confidence in settings on the principle that it’s a safe place to work
- Protect those at highest risk, and prevent the transmission of disease in high risk settings
- Ensure those who are asked to self-isolate are supported to do so
Eligible people are invited to book an appointment at either of our Testing Stations listed below with appointments available Mon-Fri, 09.00-16.30.
St Johns Health Centre
Todmorden Community College
44 Burnley Road
Appointments must be booked in advance via our online booking platform BOOK HERE
If after taking a Lateral Flow Test a positive result is shown the subject will be required to self-isolate for 10 days, along with household members, in line with government guidelines.
Guidance on support Calderdale Council may be able to offer you to self-isolate can be found HERE
Cliff Dunbavin COVID-19 OPCP Programme Manager Calderdale Council
This information is also available and will be updated online here
About VSI Alliance:
All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mott MacDonald are working on behalf of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council to develop the design proposals for the new Halifax railway station.
An interim, non-statutory, digital public consultation for the Halifax railway station design proposals will begin on 18 January for 4 weeks. It will be hosted on the combined authority ‘Your Voice’ webpage: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/hsg
Once it goes ‘live’ you will be able to view all the design plans here and provide your feedback via the online survey. Covid 19 restrictions have prevented face to face consultation so we are using a digital platform and providing a printed version to those without internet access. We are engaging with community stakeholders prior to the start of the consultation, should you wish to discuss the scheme proposals in more depth with the project team please do get in touch.
The railway station plans will deliver a range of improvements including:
- A new split-level station building with additional facilities and retail units
- Enhanced passenger waiting facilities within the new station building
- A new town footbridge for cycle/pedestrian use, connecting the station building at first floor level to the Eastern Gateway (near Hughes Building) and Horton Street
- Enhanced car parking
- The reopening of the Navigation Road underpass beneath the station providing direct access to current businesses and future development opportunities to the east of the railway
- The existing Hebble trail will be extended (Water Lane to Berry Lane). The Hebble trail cycle route (National Cycle Network Route 69) forms a vital part of the Calderdale Cycle Network connecting south Halifax, Halifax town centre, and north Halifax to the railway station. The redevelopment will create a more attractive environment for people arriving on foot and by bike, improving the passenger experience and encouraging use of public transport
- The existing Hebble trail will be extended (to the town centre)
- Development of a new southern entrance to the Eureka! site via Discovery Road off South Parade
We would welcome your feedback on the proposals via the online survey from the 18 January.
Please contact us if you require a printed copy of the plans and survey or if you have any questions on the proposals.
What does wellbeing mean to you? What stops you from being well? What keeps you healthy? What was your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic been?
Community Reporting is a storytelling movement that spans the UK and Europe. It supports people to share stories about their own lived experiences and also capture the experiences of their family, friends, work colleagues and neighbourhoods. Community Reporters are trained in how to use basic technology to record people’s stories and use the learnings in the stories to make positive changes in their communities.
If that sounds like something you’d like to do, contact:
Rachel.Swaby@calderdale.gov.uk / 01422 392 708
The training will be delivered in four two-hourly sessions, running over four weeks. You will be taught the knowledge and skills and in the last sessions, you will make your own short documentary.
The sessions take place every Thursday starting on January 21st:
- Session 1 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / January 21st
- Session 2 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / January 28th
- Session 3 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / February 4tt
- Session 4 / 12.30pm – 2.30pm / February 11tt
The latest Lead the Way eBulletin is out with helpful resources for clients and carers, organisations that can support you and information on their online sessions.
Download Lead The Way January 2021 eBulletin
The first week of February 1-7 is dedicated to Children’s Mental Health.
Place2Be.org.uk have prepared a series of activities, workshops and information to promote awareness and direct to sources of assistance for those in need.
Including an incredible half-day conference (watch live or buy ticket to watch the recording at your discretion) “Creativity as a healing tool: connecting mind body and imagination”. With keynotes from Lemn Sissay and Besseel Van Der Kolk.
For more information, visit Place2Be.org.uk
Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes. These are the first notes we have received for 2021. We look forward to receiving yours!
Each week we publish notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody.
If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here.
Mrs and Mr Armstrong in Ovenden
She and her husband walked down Old Lane litter picking and drawing attention to abandoned piles of rubbish. Thank you for taking the time to invest in the area you live, you are community champions!
From us All!
For being a Star !!!! making me laugh out loud on a wet miserable Monday morning