Courses for adults (19+) with a learning disability

Calderdale Adult Learning offer a range of courses for adults (19+) with learning disabilties this Autumn.

If you would like further details of the courses you can find the full brochure Adult learning | Calderdale Council.

If you can think of other ways we can work together please get in touch.

For more information contact Andrea Wallman, Curriculum Coordinator Learning Disabilities on 01422 392828

Download course Easy Read document here

Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place at Bankfield Museum September 18

If you’ve had your fill of the red carpet vlogs of the MET gala, perhaps you’d like another look at fashion in this upcoming exhibition at Bankfield Museum!

This upcoming event will mark the reopening of the Fashion section of the top floor of Bankfield museum.

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place is a collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts University.

This exhibition combines contemporary fashion with influences of the West Riding of Yorkshire, using various media, will be presented at the top floor Fashion Gallery of Bankfield museum. It will showcase work of fashion designers and artists who have been inspired by everything unique about West Riding of Yorkshire.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 18 September and runs until 5 March 2022.

Entry is free. Donations welcome

The Bankfield Museum:  Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax HX3 6HG<

Read a feature at the Halifax Courier

Free Hate Crime Seminar at Calderdale College 12 October

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

09.30am – 2.30pm (10.00am start)

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ  (Tbc)

Free buffet lunch

Keynote Speakers

 Iman Atta OBE Tell MAMA (Measuring anti-Muslim Attacks)

Alex Webster Northern Regional Security Coordinator for Community Safety Trust (anti-Semitic reporting)

Presentations on hate crime will be delivered by West Yorkshire Police and local stakeholders.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a workshop to help shape future services to tackle hate crime.

Please note places are limited to 80 delegates


To book a free place contact shameem.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk or sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale College: Francis St, Halifax HX1 3UZ

Take part in Calderdale’s Big Green Litter Pick

Volunteers should meet at 1pm on Monday 20 September at the Moor, Savile Park Road, Halifax, HX3 0EG.

We are taking part in a nationwide campaign, the Great Big Green Week, which runs from 18-26 September, to draw attention to climate change, whilst also making a connection with issues in communities around the borough.

As part of the week, on Monday 20 September, our teams will demonstrate the vast amount of waste collected by Council workers in a normal weekend in Calderdale. All the waste collected will be deposited in one area to be photographed and weighed with the costings of disposing calculated – demonstrating the cost of littering.

This will be followed by a clean-up event at Manor Heath Park from 1-3pm where anyone is welcome to come along and help teams tidy up litter or support small gardening tasks. All volunteers will be issued with gloves, bags and litter pickers and will receive any help and direction required from Council workers.

Volunteers should meet at 1pm on Monday 20 September at Savile Park Road, Halifax. HX3 0EG.

This event follows a recent week of activities called ‘Let’s Clean Up Calderdale Together’ which saw community clean ups take place across the borough. This included litter picks at West View Park and the HIMMAT Centre in Halifax, Norwood Green, Oaklands play area in Rastrick, Vale Baptist Church and the Addy in Mixenden. Further events for Calderdale staff were also held at Shibden Park, People’s Park, Wellholme Park in Brighouse, Centre Vale Park in Todmorden and Heath Moor Park Road.

For further information about the Great Big Green Week, please visit www.greatbiggreenweek.com.

Get involved with the Great Big Green Week

As part of the UK’s Great Big Green Week there will be lots of localised events which aim to show how communities are taking action to tackle the climate crisis, protect green spaces and encourage others to get involved too. Visit their website to find or register a local event.

This year, the UK is hosting the United Nations climate summit, known as COP26, in Glasgow in November. This means in the run up to COP26 we have an opportunity to pressure and raise the ambition of plans to tackle climate change globally.

Pimp my Pellon Shroggs Tip litterpick Saturday 18 September

To participate in Green Week (Sep 18 – Sep 26) Pimp My Pellon have organised a litter pick of Shroggs Tip for World Cleanup Day on Saturday 18th September

The group will meet 10am at St. Annes Place next to the retail park on Pellon Lane.

Equipment will be provided courtesy of NHP and everyone is welcome.

Interested in organising your own litter pick?

NHP have litter pickers and bags that you can borrow. To do so, contact Natalie.

Taking part in World Cleanup Day on Friday the 17th

It’s World Cleanup Day on 18th September 2021 and NHP staff will be joining the millions of people across the world to tackle litter and plastic pollution in their corner of the globe.

 

The OMI and Staying Well teams will be getting together on Friday 17th September to clean up around the KP centre and surrounding streets. Please feel free to join us from 12.30pm in the car park.

All equipment will be provided but you may wish to bring your own gloves.

Download flyer here

Join the World Cleanup Day movement – because there is no Planet B

Health Inequalities Grant Funding Online Showcase Event 29th September 2021

In July 2020 West Yorkshire Harrogate Health and Care Partnership awarded £550,000 in health inequality grant funding to 14 voluntary and community groups. This funding was used to facilitate a diverse range of projects hosted by community organisations, working in partnership with local health providers, all of whom represented areas which had been disproportionately affected by the COVID pandemic. You can find out about the funding here.

We are delighted to announce that, on Wednesday 29th September we are holding a full day event to showcase the successes of these innovative projects, delivered by communities, for communities.

We’d love to see you join us to help us celebrate the success of these initiatives. If you would like to receive an invite and agenda for the event please contact Verity.phillips3@nhs.net. This is a full day event but delegates are welcome to join for all or part of the day depending on availability.