Share your Orange Hearts ūüß° with St Augustine’s Centre!

St Augustines Centre invite you to join¬† them celebrating 70 years of Standing beside the Refugees by sharing your Orange Heart¬†ūüß°!

Wednesday the 28th of July 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention and you’re invited to celebrate with us!

The Orange Heart is a symbol used by the #TogetherWithRefugees campaign and we want to flood the Calderdale Valley with orange hearts to show our support on this important anniversary.

All you have to do is take a picture holding an orange heart and tag us on social media and/or email it to us.

You can email your pictures to Charlotte at  charlotte.butterick@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

Your heart can be made of anything you choose and we encourage you to snap a pic in front of Halifax landmarks.

Let’s show the world that this is #WhoWeAre!

 

Volunteer Football Coaches for St Augustine’s Centre

St Augustine’s Centre is looking for volunteer football coaches, can you help?

St Augustine’s Centre (Hanson Lane, Halifax) are looking for volunteers to help them run their football programme.

 

This programme offers invaluable opportunities to our service users to be active and meet new people.

If you are passionate about football and want to make a difference, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

For more information visit www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org or call Kim on 07933 838607.

Lead the Way July 2021 eBulletin

The latest Lead the Way eBulletin is out with helpful resources for clients and carers, organisations that can support you as well as news, information and wellbeing sessions.

 

Download Lead The Way July 2021 eBulletin

 

Sling Your Hook Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch To Tackle Scams

We are excited to share details of the Neighbourhood Watch July campaign SLING YOUR HOOK to help tackle scams.

WHY ‚ÄėSLING YOUR HOOK‚Äô?

The campaign taps into the psychology that scammers use to hook people in, helping you stay one step ahead and protect yourself and your loved ones against the increasing variety of scams happening every day. We’ve identified the following five behaviours scammers commonly use:

  • They imply they‚Äôre doing you a favour (reciprocity)
  • They indicate everyone else is doing this (social proof)
  • They say your only chance is to act now (urgency)
  • They act like they‚Äôre similar to you, so you like them and want to please them (connection)
  • They ask you to do one little thing which makes you do more (commitment).

We also know that often victims of scams report that in hindsight they felt something wasn‚Äôt quite right at the time.¬† This campaign aims to raise awareness of the tactics scammers use and encourages people to ‚Äėstop and think‚Äô if something doesn‚Äôt FEEL, SEEM, LOOK or SOUND right.¬† This allows them time to trust your gut instinct and help prevent becoming a scam victim.

‚ÄúEveryone likes to feel special. But watch out! If a stranger is going out of their way for you, something fishy may be going on instead. Scammers like to offer one-off deals and favours. Don‚Äôt be afraid to tell them no.‚ÄĚ John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network

How can you support this campaign?

  • LEARN:¬†Visit our¬†scams website pages¬†to learn more about common scams, preventing scams, reporting scams, supporting victims and a scams campaign toolkit
  • SHARE: Follow us on our¬†Facebook¬†/¬†Twitter¬†/¬†Instagram¬†/¬†LinkedIn¬†channels and share our posts
  • JOIN THE CONVERSATION:¬†Join us for an online talk (details below)

ONLINE TALKS
We are delivering a series of scams awareness online talks in partnership with the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) and Avast.

Anyone can attend, but we are now running waiting lists only for all the webinars apart from one! Last week we ran an online talk on¬†‚ÄėExploring the psychology behind scams and how scammers are so effective at their crimes‚Äô. It was so popular we have decided to re-run it on 27th July, 5pm.¬†¬†Click here to book your place.¬†Please note ‚Äď this event will not be recorded.

Keep safe,

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

NHP are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Do you live or work in Illingworth, Ovenden or Mixenden?

We are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Founded in 1998, North Halifax Partnership Ltd is a resident -led charity working for  and with local people

We don’t just work in North Halifax. We provide many services and activities to improve personal and community health and wellbeing across North and East Halifax and the Lower Calder Valley. They include  community projects, children’s centres, family support, Staying Well , family  learning, and work support.

We are one of the Community Anchors of Calderdale and we bring people and organisations together in local places.

We would love to hear from both from people who have no previous experience, and those looking for a new trustee role on a friendly and dedicated board. We’re particularly looking for applicants who:

  • Living or working in Illingworth & Mixenden or ¬†Ovenden wards
  • Finance, Audit and Risk management in an SME or large business
  • Senior Management experience in NHS, Police, and Schools ‚Äď with a passion for best practice delivery involving local communities
  • Raising educational aspiration and attainment in local communities though increased participation

We want to increase the diversity of our board to reflect our community and particularly welcome ethnic minority applicants.

Have a look at what some of our board members say about their experience as an NHP Board member.

Download an application pack:

NHP Trustees Application form

NHP Trustee Application Pack

or contact  Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk

For an informal conversation about being a trustee at NHP  contact Tina Burke Chief Executive on 01422 251090 or email Tina.Burke@nhpltd.org.uk

More information about NHP is at https://northhalifaxpartnership.org/

You can also look us up on the Charity Commission and Companies House websites

Thank you to all volunteers from the Staying Well team

Sunday 4th of July is International Thank You Day.

We believe that we should say “Thank You” every day, not just on this day but, on this occasion we’d like to do it with a little more flair.

Enjoy this video from the creative minds of the Staying Well Team!

View this post on the Staying Well website : https://wp.me/p7UqXr-VQ

St Augustine’s open day Tuesday 29 June 12-3pm

You are invited to St Augustine’s for a look around the centre. Find out about the great work they do in our local community along with options to get involved.

Enjoy our delicious lunch, taste Eritrean coffee, get a free haircut and enjoy arts and crafts activities!

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For more information, contact Sara on 07974 253089

St Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG