Official Launch of the Staying Well Community Fund

We would like to introduce our very own Staying Well Community Fund and the three different types of funding we offer. We are keen to work with community groups, small community associations, organisations, projects and initiatives that work in and around North Halifax to reduce social isolation and loneliness, help individuals and communities to get moving more, and finally, offer support to groups who are financially vulnerable due to the challenges of Covid and want to keep their vital support/service going.

To clarify the areas we work in for North Halifax, these areas are: Ovenden, Mixenden, Illingworth, Warley, Pellon, Shelf and Northowram (and all the in between places too!). We have colleagues across other localities in Calderdale. Should you have an idea in another area we can put you in touch with our colleagues.

All information and further detail of our funds can be found on the Staying Well website: https://stayingwellhub.com/2020/09/26/staying-well-funding-for-community-groups/.

You can contact the team on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
or ring 01422 392 767 and ask for either Zain or Craig if you have any ideas or just want to talk through any support you are needing.

We look forward to working with you all in 2022!!

This fund is open to application from starting and existing organisations, targeting loneliness and social isolation, particularly delivering services for COVID support.

Staying Well is looking for Telephone Befrienders

If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that can make a huge positive impact to someone, you may want to become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of any age, having a friendly, chatty approach, willing to reach out to someone who needs a chat.

You only need to commit 30 minutes a week but those 30 minutes can mean the world to someone.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Staying Well:
t: 01422 392767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Induction and training will be provided.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending section

 

 

 

Staying Well Community Fund open to applications

Sometimes all you need is a cuppa and a chat.

Of course a little financial help never hurts!

Staying Well has been a supporting presence for many who have found themselves isolated.

Their telephone befriending service, largely depending on volunteers, has been a helpful presence. The team has offered emotional support, finding social outlets where available and being a much needed listening ear.

We are delighted to announce that Staying Well is now in the position to offer  practical support as well in the form of the newly launched Community Fund.

This fund is open to application from starting and existing organisations, targeting loneliness and social isolation, particularly delivering services for COVID support.

For more information on the Staying Well Community fund, contact the team on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Happy Birthday Staying Well !

It’s been 7 years since Staying Well was formed and whilst they tiptoed around their birthday, we’d like to give them a round of applause for bringing a valuable service to Calderdale!

Staying Well has been a warm, caring hand, reaching out to those who have found themselves isolated.

During the last months that are slowly but surely turning to years, amidst Covid uncertainty and consecutive lockdowns, their telephone befriending service has been an infallible presence for many, helping out with practical support, finding social outlets where available and being a much needed listening ear.

To celebrate their birthday, Staying Well would like to roll out their new, practical support Community Fund which is open to applications!

This fund is aimed to starting and existing organisations, targeting loneliness and social isolation, particularly delivering services for COVID support.

For more information on the Staying Well Community fund, contact the team on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

We do believe that sometimes all you need is a cuppa and a chat.

With today’s brew, let’s have a slice of cake as well and spare a moment to wish Staying Well a Happy Birthday!

For you are jolly good fellows!

Staying Well Newsletter Issue 14 Available

The latest Staying Well newsletter is here for you to read.

There is winter ready information, groups and activites, funding options and as always, help for anyone who may need someone to listen.

Read the latest Staying Well Newsletter

You can Download Issue 14 here

Visit the Staying Well Hub

Community Get Together – Pizza, Activities, Information – November 18

          

 

Healthy Minds, Staying Well and Focus4Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities, fun and food!

Our community Get Together will be at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland on

Thursday 18 November between 10am – 2pm

There will be mindful movement activities, arts and crafts, pizza making and lots of information about local services.

Please call 01422 392767 to book your place or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Alternatively contact Healthy Minds or Focus4Hope.

 

 

Are you interested in becoming a telephone befriender with Staying Well?

If you are friendly, chatty and would like to give some time to make a regular call and brighten someone’s day then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The commitment can be as little as half an hour a week and the difference you can make to someone’s life is immeasurable.

If you want to know more about what the role would involve and would like to speak to the team about signing up then come along to our net online

Befriending Info session – Tuesday 26th October – 5.30pm

In the session we will cover some practical information about volunteering with us as well as giving you some background of the Staying Well project. We will also spending time talking about tips for being a good befriender and ways to keep the role safe and enjoyable.

Just click the zoom link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86275763402