Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

The Government has allocated additional funding to Calderdale Council to provide support to local households over the period October to March 2022 – details on how to access this support will be released shortly.

Households who have provided their email address will have received an email regarding this fund. If you have already responded to the email, you don’t need to do anything else.

Initially we will be supporting families with children who currently receive assistance with Council Tax Support and/or Free School Meals over the October Half Term.

Each family will receive £15 per child will be paid directly into your bank account.

If Free School meals only are awarded then payment will only be made for those children in school.

This payment will be made directly to your bank account and we now need you to provide your bank information on the secure weblink below – please ensure to double check your account and sort code before submitting as we will be unable to reissue until returned by the Banking system.

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/help-people-and-communities/household-support-fund

 

Free dance & movement workshop with Curious Motion October 27

Wednesday 27 October | 10am – 12pm

Orangebox Youth Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

We have a fun and accessible dance and movement workshop for young people coming up in half term! An introduction to dance through fun sequences and activities, followed by time to create your own ideas and find out how you like to move!

The first half of the session will involve exploring some phrases and sequences inspired by contemporary dance, focusing on feeling energised and building confidence. Then, participants will explore a range of fun creative tasks to create their own ideas, finishing with combining their ideas together for a celebration of their achievements through a short group choreography.

To book either email: sam@curiousmotion.org.uk or call: 07740 366365
Check out the timetable below, find booking information for individual sessions in the event descriptions on our website here.

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Partnership supports Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook

Across West Yorkshire over 1500 young carers are registered with young carers services who support them with everyday challenges such as juggling school, friendships, social life and caring for their loved one.

Working together with West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), over ten young carers  have developed a young carers cookbook aimed at highlighting the incredible work they do alongside support available to them across the area.

Engagement with young carers highlighted a need for co-produced resources for young carers to support their health and well-being, resulting in the launch of the WY HCP Young Carers Support App, and production of the Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook.

The cookbook will be widely available online, via the Young Carers Support App on West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website, www.wypartnership.co.uk

Working in partnership with Verd de Gris arts – an award-winning creative arts company from Hebden Bridge – the cookbook was designed via creative workshops to co-produce the content. The purpose of the workshops was to create a fun environment enabling young people to talk about food and recipes, combining that with their own unique stories. Carers ages ranged from six to fourteen years old. This artistic content and the voice of the young carer has been beautifully and skilfully captured by Ver de Gris arts in the creation of the cookbook.

Tim Riley and Beate Wagner Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Children and Young People said: ‘During the pandemic more children and young people have taken on caring roles or have noted an increase in their caring responsibilities. 40% of young carers and 59% of young adult carers say their mental health is worse since the start of the pandemic (Carers Trust, 2021). With 11% of young carers and 19.7% of young adult carers reporting an increase of 30 hours or more in the amount of time they spend caring per week having access to quick and healthy meals has never been more important. Never has it been more important to identify and support young carers to be happy and healthy’.

Karen Jackson and Richard Parry Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Unpaid Carers said: ‘The cookbook will be launched via a Young Carers Cookbook roadshow starting in Bradford on the 19 October, and then Harrogate (25 October), Leeds (26 October), Wakefield (27 October) and Kirklees (28 October), before making its final stop in Calderdale early November. The roadshow will include an interactive session on how to make healthy pizzas delivered by Huddersfield based The Singing Pineapple Catering Co, and designed in partnership with Wakefield Council, Carers Resource, Barnardo’s, Family Action and Calderdale Council to ensure each event is bespoke to meet the specific demographic and needs of our diverse communities. The events are taking place in outdoor venues and provide an opportunity to shine a light and celebrate the fantastic role young carers do, share healthy messages and officially launch the cookbook’.

One young carer who took part said: ‘ I love making recipes and recipe books too! I am 12 years old and a cook in my house. I make food that blows you mind…NEVER give up on your cooking skills and don’t put pressure on yourself’. Olivia aged 12

Let’s Grow Comes to Halifax!

Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th October 2021

at Halifax Borough Market

NEW from the co-creator of the CBeebies, award winning TV show, ‘Mr. Bloom’s Nursery’

 

‘Let’s Grow’ is coming to the heart of Halifax this half term, transforming spaces in its historic Borough Market. The ‘Let’s Grow’ pop-up Allotment is free to explore, with its charming family of baby fruits and vegetables to meet, along with their friendly Vegetable Nannies. There’ll be street art games to play, make & take family workshops, a treasure trail to follow and you can even help urban street artists to transform some unused market stalls into giant pieces of art!

Calderdale Anti-Poverty Partnership Online Event – 4th November

Last chance to book for the Calderdale Anti-Poverty Partnership: Next Steps for Early Years in Calderdale – Online Event – 4th November – #AntiPovertyCalderdale

 

**BOOK BY THIS FRIDAY VIA EVENTBRITE**

The Anti-Poverty Partnership Action Plan brings together our collective efforts to improve the life chances of those affected by poverty in Calderdale. The Anti-Poverty Partnership has chosen to host an online event on poverty and the early years. An opportunity to be involved in the starting well and family journey work.

Please share using the hashtag #AntiPovertyCalderdale. We hope you can make it. Please share the invitation with colleagues and partners who may be interested in attending the event.

All places must be booked by Friday 22nd October 2021.
The event will take place on Zoom and the link will be sent out with the agenda.

Date and time: Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 13:00 – 15:00 GMT

Location: Online Event – ZOOM

Register HERE

VSI Alliance
Resource Centre
Hall Street
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 5AY
United Kingdom

Ovenden Junior Wardens meet The SCG Partnership 

The newly formed Junior Wardens at Dean Field Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership on Wednesday 13 October 2021

A Q&A session was held with SCG partners including the CMBC Recycling Team, West Yorkshire Police, Together Housing, Ward Councillors and The North Halifax Partnership who spoke to the Junior Wardens  to give them an insight of their day to day job roles and discussed how the Junior Wardens can work in partnership with them and be involved in small scale activities throughout the year to help make a difference to their local community.

Karen Scanlon said 

“The Junior warden scheme is a team of children and young people who are dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in helping to improve their community’s overall quality of life.”

“As a team we will work to identify environmental and safety problems within our area and report them. Encourage friends, family and our community to look after the environment and the safety of others and be proud of where we live and help make our neighbourhood a better place to live.”

The Junior Warden scheme has been set up again at Dean Field Community Primary School to look at tackling issues within the Ovenden community so be sure to keep an eye out for any future work being done.

Calling kids of Calderdale… your half term plans have arrived!

Get creative. Get active. Find your thing!

We have some awesome activity sessions kicking off on Monday 25th October, from potion making to 3D character creations, boxing to yoga, cricket to cosmetic making, we have pulled out all the stops and partnered with some awesome local organisations to give all young people in Calderdale the opportunity to try something new this half term!

Check out the timetable below, find booking information for individual sessions in the event descriptions on our website here.

Any questions? Get in touch with us at:

📧 timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
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Any further enquiries please email timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk with October Half Term Activites in the subject line.

Visit our website for more information about other FREE activities for children and young people across Calderdale!