Get Involved in Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness in the Upper Valley

Social isolation and loneliness are one of the biggest growing issues in the UK.

In the Upper Calder Valley, quality volunteers and innovative social enterprises are tackling this epidemic.

Calderdale Upper Valley and Palliative Adult Social Care team are showcasing the fantastic work done by our voluntary community at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Thursday 28 February, 10:00am-1:00pm.

Find out how you can get involved or take similar action in your own community,

  • Meet People
  • Build Connections
  • Develop new skills
  • Work Together
  • Share knowledge
  • Belong to your community
  • Forge new relationships
  • Transform your community

Angels Corner Dementia Friendly Cafe at St. Columba’s Church

The next Angels Corner Cafe (Dementia Friendly) will be on Sunday 17 February, 12:00pm – 2:30pm at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Highroad Well Lane, HX2 OQF. It will then open on the third Sunday of every month.

Refreshments will be available also: £2.00.

This Cafe caters for vulnerable, isolated people and people with dementia with their carers, friends and/or families and anybody else wishing to attend. People are invited to attend by simply ‘popping in’ to relax, enjoy, have fun with different activities, listen to Music, ‘sing a long’ or chat and make new friends in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Activities include some or all of the following:
Arts, Crafts, Games, Quizzes, Word searches, Bingo. Through the various activities and informal and social environment in which new skills may be learnt, will also be catered for. The Cafe also provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.

For further information please contact: Pauline on 07939 100495 or via email:  pavla5@tiscali.co.uk

Great News from the Phoenix Shed

Thanks to kind donations, The Phoenix Shed now has sufficient wood carving and wood turning tools to be able to offer more older men (over 55s) the chance to take up either, or both, wood turning and wood carving.

Sticky George (of Ogden fame) runs walking stick making and wood carving on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Several members are now doing wood turning and one member has made two lovely wood carving mallets for the Shed.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come along and try out walking stick making, wood carving, or wood turning, please ring Chris Freeman 07930 207537 to book a place. Price is £2.00 per session for members and £5 for non members. Membership is just £20 per year.

They are a really friendly bunch and we can assure everyone that they will receive a warm and hearty welcome.

Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill

There will be a Hair Styling Workshop at Holmfield Mill, Holdsworth Road, Holmfield HX3 6SN over 4 weeks starting Tuesday 5 March, 12:30pm-2:30pm.

A 4 week adult only course (limited crèche available) where you will learn how to use hair products correctly, learn different plaiting techniques and how to put hair up into different styles for weddings or other special occasions.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre

There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Illingworth Community Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Monday 4 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Hate Crime Awareness Workshop

Lead the Way is working in conjunction with Stop Hate UK to offer an awareness raising workshop for adults with a learning disability in Calderdale. The workshop is being held on Tuesday 12 March, 1:30pm-4:00pm at Todmorden Community Resource Centre, Lever Street, Todmorden, OL14 5QE.

The aim of the workshop is help people to identify when hate crime or harassment is happening and to be able to report incidents.

There are a limited number of spaces for the workshop so book now by contacting Natalie at  natalie.ratner@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk or by calling 0300 012 0416.

Creating a Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge

Dementia Friends will be holding a Charity Quiz Night at Wetherspoons in Sowerby Bridge on Monday 25 February, 9:00pm. Entry is just £1 per person.

They will also be holding a coffee morning the day after, Tuesday 26 February, 10:00am-11:30am with home-made cakes and musical bingo.

If you would like more information about becoming a Dementia Friend, there will be FREE interactive demonstrations at Tesco on Friday 22 February, 10:30am and 6:30pm and also on Wednesday 27 February, 2:00pm and 6:30pm.