Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back.
Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.
Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service
Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.
Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!
This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.
If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.
Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.
All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.
For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page
Locked down or self isolating? —You are not alone.
If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.
Click here to request support online.
If you need urgent help and don’t have internet access call 01422 392890.
Self-isolation, working from home, change of routine, entertaining children? It’s more important now than ever to be active. Physical activities help us de-stress, boost our mood and maintain muscle strength, flexibility and balance too.
Current Government advice is to go outside for a walk, run or cycle provided we’re well and meet the latest guidance on social distancing. The sun is shining, sky is blue, what better excuse do you need! It’s easy to stay active in your home too.
Active Calderdale have pulled together links, tips and tools to help you and your loved ones move more, whatever your circumstances. It could be dancing with your kids, home based gentle exercise, or using your saved communte/school run time to do a brisk 10 minute walk or start your 30 minute Couch to 5K journey.
Share what you’re doing to be active on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtags #ActiveCdale and #Stayinworkout
We have received word that due to current affairs, Men United at Ovenden Park will cease to operate until further notice. The group thank you for your understanding in these difficult times and updates will be provided as and when necessary.
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
Before 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!