Daisy Chain Cafe new opening days Feb – May 2020

The Daisy Chain Cafe is open on the second Wednesday of each month fro 1.00 to 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come along.

The days from February to May 2020 are

  • Wednesday 12 February – 1.00 to 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 11 March – 1.00 to 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 8 April – 1.00 to 3.00pm
  • Wednesday 13 May – 1.00 to 3.00pm

at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, HX3 5LT

Working Towards a Dementia
Friendly North Halifax

For more information contact Peter Robinson on 07763 747 032

Daisy Chain Cafe – Linking People Together

Merry Christmas from the Staying Well team!

element-xmas-bauble.pngBefore we sign off for the holidays we’d like to say a Merry Christmas to everyone especially the community groups and organisations who have supported Staying Well over the last year – we couldn’t do what we do without you kindness and generosity!

Please keep an eye on our website and social media as we will be bringing in the new year with details of our Staying Well Awards. And maybe while you’re enjoying your turkey or vegan nut roast, start thinking about the people and groups in your community who deserve some recognition for all they do.

Staying Well staff will be back in the office from Monday 6th January 2020 but you can also find information about events and services in Calderdale in our latest newsletter.

Have a peaceful and relaxing holiday!

Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates January to March 2020

These are the dates for the Over 50’s Luncheon Club entertainment schedule for January to March 2020.

The “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” is organised by Halifax and District Irish Society and takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.

The Luncheon Club operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. Doors open from 11.15am.

Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £5.00 per member.

All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.

Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.

Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £5.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.

Below are the listings for December 2019 to March 2020:

  • Thursday 9 January – Peter Mylette
  • Thursday 23 January – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 6 February – Dermot Doyle
  • Thursday 20 February – Pat Jordan
  • Thursday 5 March – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 14 March – Dermot Doyle
  • Thursday 19 March – Peter Mylette

For further information contact Maurice Kidney email: maurice.kidney@sky.com or call 01422 343483.

Latest Staying Well newsletter

There is no mistaking….the nights have drawn in, the seasons turned and its ‘big coat’ time once more. So let Staying Well warm your cockles with our winter newsletter—full of the usual good news, advice and information about what’s going on in Calderdale.

Featuring…

  • Xmas events to get involved in
  • Activities that use physical activity to improve wellbeing
  • News on what the team and some local groups have been up to
  • The ‘Staying Well Awards’

Citizens Advice Energy Roadshow – to help vulnerable individuals

Do you run a group for vulnerable clients? Do you want Citizens Advice to provide your group with support on energy advice?

Citizens  Advice is heading out across Calderdale on an Energy Roadshow starting 20 January 2020.

There is considerable evidence that the most vulnerable are often among those most disengaged from the energy market and lack the confidence necessary to save money by taking action on tariffs, switching and improving energy efficiency.  We’re here to help clients have the confidence to switch and  save.

If you’d like training and advice for your group contact Sarah or Susan on 01422 652250.

Citizens Advice Calderdale
37 Harrison Road
Halifax HX1 2AF
General Enquiries: 01422 842848

We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. For everyone, for 80 years.

Be Scam Aware – The 12 scams of Christmas…

Please read this important advice from the SAFER team regarding current telephone scams – Please also pass on the information to friends / relatives that may not have internet access.

With the festive season upon us, we would like to draw your attention to our twelve scams of Christmas.

At this time of year people can let their guards down as the festive fun starts and the criminals try to take advantage.

We hope you keep scam aware this Christmas and have a fun filled, scam free new year!

  1. Subscription Trap: Offering a free gift or trial offer in return for Postage and packaging and your bank details…
  2. Bogus Charities: Make sure the marketing you receive is genuine.
  3. Pop-up shops: Often sell counterfeit and/or faulty items.
  4. HMRC: Phonecall claims you have over/underpaid taxes. Never give out bank details and hang up immediately.
  5. Bank scam: Call claims to be the bank, reporting suspicious activity. Hang up and phone your bank on a trusted number.
  6. Police scam: Similar to the bank scam, it will claim suspicious activity of your bank account. Hang up immediately, WAIT 15 minutes or use another phone and call 101.
  7. e-Greeting/online cards: They can contain malware
  8. Bogus gift cards: Be sure you are buying from a trusted retailer as they can be illegitimately replicated.
  9. Seasonal travel scams: Only use trusted online travel agents.
  10. Delivery scams: ‘Sorry we missed you!’ card with a premium number. Check it is a genuine delivery card. Trusted retailers will name the courier delivering your parcel.
  11. Smishing: Text messages pretending to be the bank requesting immediate response. Never contact your bank via text.
  12. Romance scams: Only use well established and trusted dating websites. Do not contact anyone away from the website. Trust your gut feeling.

For the detailed list, download the PDF: 12 Scams of Christmas

Also be aware of the following:

  • Internet Provider  (Whomever that may be) – If you receive a phone call telling you that there is something wrong with your laptop / computer. Simply tell them you don’t have internet – If in doubt, you can always confirm later by contacting your internet provider yourself.
  • Call from your bankNow this is probably the most dangerous one – You might get a very convincing call from someone claiming to be your bank. You may think you’ve put the phone down to contact your actual bank when in actual fact the other caller has intercepted this call and you end up talking back to the scammers.

There are a number of FREE apps available to download to your smartphone which can detect and block unwanted calls as well as automatically identify & stop spam, scam and fraudulent calls. One of those is Mr. Number – Caller ID & Spam Protection

Mr. Number is the most powerful call blocker on the market. Block calls from people, businesses, and hidden numbers. Browse comments from other users when you get a spam call. Automatically block potential fraud and suspected spam calls.

Available for FREE (offers in app purchases) on both the Apple Store and devices that support Google Play

If you have been a victim of a scam or have come across suspicious behaviour, contact The Safer Team – West Yorkshire Joint Services for advice.

As a rule: If something seems too good to be true… it probably is.

Free Get Digital course from Potential4skills: Help to get back into work.

Potential4skills is getting Digital this December

We’re offering a free Get Digital course to people in receipt of benefits

Candidates will learn:

  • ICT skills to manage your universal credit claim
  • How to find work digitally with online job search
  • Complete job applications form online
  • Create/edit and upload CV’s
  • Become more confident and motivated to progress into the job market

On completion of the course we will order the candidate either a Laptop or a Tablet which they can then keep so they can put into practice what they have learnt on the course

We’re taking bookings for the course now so don’t miss out. Please give us a call on 01757 322017 (option 1)