YH Falls Awareness Week 2021 online on Wednesday 29th September

In support of this year’s Falls Awareness Week and Older People’s Week 2021, we will be running a Free Virtual LIVE Strength and Balance Class.  The event has been organised in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Falls Prevention Network.


The event will take place on Wednesday 29th September at 1pm.  The 1hr exercise class will be delivered by me (Leon Wormley – Level 4 Exercise Specialist) and will be streamed LIVE over ZOOM.  My mum will also be joining me so that we can provide a variety of seated and standing exercises.



Click on the link below to watch our event PROMOTIONAL VIDEO:



To REGISTER and BOOK a place just click on the following event link:




There are three simple registration instructions:


1) Register for the Event – Fill in details with an email address

2) View confirmation email of your booking

3) Click on the ‘JOIN EVENT’ link at the time of the class (from 12.45pm)


Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with Leon:


T.  07740188212

E. functional.fitness@nhs.net



Yorkshire and Humberside Public Health Network

W: https://www.yhphnetwork.co.uk/links-and-resources/falls-prevention/

Care staff recruitment with Bluebird Care

Earn from £57.12 up to £66.64 per shift. Work when you want by picking shifts to suit your situation; full-time and part-time.

Shifts are 7am to 2pm and/or 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week.

·       No experience necessary!

·       £200 Bonus when you start your first shift

·       £9.52/Hr (£11/Hr Bank Holidays)

·       Mileage allowance – 20p per mile

·       28 days holiday per year (pro-rata)

·       FREE DBS

·       Flexible working – shifts to suit your availability

·       FREE comprehensive training

·       FREE work phone

·       Uniform & PPE provided


You must have a Full Driving Licence and a reliable car/vehicle.

We care for older adults and vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes.

It’s time to care… people in your community need you now, more than ever! Be the help they need and earn a living.  Call/Text us on 07545653234 , and we will be in touch shortly.


Download Flyer Here

The embers are glowing at the Phoenix Shed…

Follow me as Ed Moss and Chris Freeman provide an exclusive look into the Phoenix Shed!

1. Mural donated to Shed 2. Money Box 

I visited the Shed, initially expecting to find an amateur woodworking workshop, offering men something to do, only to find out that there is much more than that available to members.

As I was shown around, it was abundantly evident that each member that comes through the Shed is much more than a name.

I’ve been regaled with several touching, success stories and evidence of dignified support available in time of hardship.

You get to know the people who visit, you make meaningful connections, you find solutions to their problems and there is the Shed’s uniqueness. It actively promotes social cohesion and integration to society.

What is the Phoenix Shed?

A place where men are reborn

The Phoenix Shed is a place for men over the age of 55 to meet, greet and find support from each other during what life has in store.

Being a member of the Shed opens up avenues to support that would otherwise not be readily available. What makes this place special is the emotional support, camaraderie and genuine concern the members find from those running the Shed, each other and ultimately, themselves.

Not the least, the Phoenix Shed offers the opportunity to its members to engage in woodwork, wood turning, joinery projects among other things.

The woodworking areas of the Shed are well stocked with material and equipped with well maintained, good grade tools.

Their work has been featured at Hebden Bridge, in the form of a golden painted bench sitting in the Town Hall.

1. Chris with a vintage chair he restored 2. Bench similar to that found at Hebden Bridge Townhall 3. Planter made from reclaimed wood

Several other works, including benches, planters as well as birdboxes, hedgehog shelters, as well as many, many more projects have been commissioned.  If you need a walking stick or hiking pole, they can make those too and they’re rather good at it.

1. Ed displaying a shepherd’s hook and walking stick 2,3,4. Walking sticks made by members of the shed with different handles.

As well as that, members are instructed in the finer art of wood carving and wood turning, creating some impressive pieces of work.

One of their members is teaching woodcarving at The Shed and he is also a member of the West Riding Woodcarvers, who have large panels of work in several West Yorkshire Hospices, including Overgate.

Samples of wood carved panels (carved by George)

The Shed welcomes all men over the age of 55, especially those who have for any reason become displaced and isolated from society.

Membership involves an annual £20 fee and a small contribution per visit.

You don’t have to do woodwork to attend. There is a lounge where you can get a hot drink and just have a conversation.


Many have been wanting to know when the Phoenix Shed will be welcoming its members back.

The Shed has been operating quietly, following Covid guidelines during the past year and a half, offering what help and support it could to its members.

It offered a time to reflect, take stock and prepare for the reopening. A lot of work is currently afoot at their Threeways Centre hub and it won’t be long before you can go back to your favourite hub again!

Carving of the Shed’s Phoenix

Virtual Dementia Carers Peer Support Group

Do you care for someone with dementia? Get support from someone who understands.

Alzheimer’s society  are running virtual support groups over Zoom.

During Covid Lockdown the zoom groups had a limited places. Now we have extended its capacity and can offer it to more dementia carers.

Carers benefit meeting experienced and very friendly carers and a Dementia Adviser.

If flyer doesn’t display properly, download it here

The Calderdale support groups run on the 3rd Thursday of each month 1.45pm – 3pm.

Please contact your local office before attending

email: candk.services@alzeimers.org.uk
phone: 01422 352789

The Arch-Way Project accepting new referrals as of June 22nd

The Arch-way project within Arden Road Social Club will be accepting new referrals once again.

Please take a look at their Night Out on a Monday Afternoon and the Tuesday Back to Being Me project.


We are still unsure of when Past Times will start up again, we depend on the social club (where the project is hosted) to let us know.

We also run the Pilates on a Thursday morning at a limited capacity of four people per session, with two half hour sessions.

(Contact details at the end of post)

We are still running at a capacity, with a maximum of 15 guests in the building at one time, so please contact in advance. This will ensure that upon arrival we won’t have to turn anyone away.

We are now open from 10am-3:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are unsure of which groups/projects we have running, please contact us.

We are following social distancing guidelines; we have had measures in place since reopening towards the end of last year.

We ask that upon entering the building, a mask is worn (unless exempt) and hands are sanitised.

All windows and doors inside the building are open to allow good airflow throughout the building.

When walking throughout the building a mask should be worn, but can be removed once seated.

Our outdoor area is open for guests to sit out; due to being outdoors there isn’t a mask rule.

Most of our team have been vaccinated, as well as our guests. The staff who have not had their vaccine as yet undertake lateral flow tests twice a week. Those who have been vaccinated also do these tests to ensure everyone who enters and leaves our building are as safe as possible.

We look forward hearing from you, if you have any questions please contact us.


The Arch-Way Project
within Arden Social Club, Arden Road, Halifax, HX1 3AG
www : archwayproject.org.uk
tel : 01422 251613
email: Ebonie Greene

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

In Touch Clubs and Groups for the over 50

Calderdale Forum 50+ would like to inform those over 50 that there are several groups and opportunities for you to network. You will also find information about exiting lockdown.

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