Outcome of Covid Hub Pop Up event at Illingworth Sports and Social Club

The Covid hub Pop up Event was held on Sunday 6 June 2021 at Illingworth Sports and Social Club Keighley Road Illingworth

With NHP Staff and partners from Bus Oasis and Covid champions (www.communityresponsecalderdale.org.uk)

On the day we Spoke to 60 people about the key message around Covid

  • Signed one up for vaccine
  • Spoke to 4 people about becoming Covid champions
  • Gave out one demo on LFT
  • Encouraged weekly testing
  • General Covid info
  • Feedback on surge testing suggestions if to be held in the North Halifax area could be  local supermarket car parks like Morrisons
  • Some people felt that mobile testing would be good if an option
  • Most people have had both jabs now

How your local Primary Care Network (PCN) can help you

Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet these needs, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs).

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Calderdale has 5 Primary Care Networks covering North Halifax, Central Halifax, Calder & Ryburn, Lower Valley and Upper Valley. Sign up below to find out more about the networks and what they do here in Calderdale.

Subscribe to the PCN Newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/3b38b4413cba/calderdale-primary-care-network-e-newsletter

There is currently a facebook page for the Calder and Ryburn PCN, please visit us: https://www.facebook.com/Calder.Ryburn.PCN

Calder and Ryburn Primary Care Network includes Station Road Surgery in Sowerby Bridge, Bankfield Surgery in Elland, Brig Royd Surgery in Ripponden and Stainland Road Medical Centre in Greetland.  Follow us on 

Healthy Holidays Calderdale – Information Session June 15th

Delivery of Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Calderdale.

We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).

We are holding an information session for organisations planning to apply for the summer Healthy Holidays grant funding:

Date & Time: 15th June 1.00-3.00pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85033895307


The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

Access the Full Guidance on the Community Foundation for Calderdale website

Community Thank You 2021 : All the Messages

Our Community Thank You project was set up so individuals could express gratitude towards someone who has provided them with assistance and made a positive impact to their daily lives.

It was set up during the Covid-19 pandemic, to highlight the great contribution of volunteers and to offer thanks where due. It has been a delight reading your messages and being able to pass them on!

At the end of this years Volunteer’s Week (1-7th June 2021), as we close this project, we list all the Thank you notes we have received for 2021 and finish with a thank you from us all:

To each of you who have contributed a thank you note and especially those of you who have given your time to benefit somebody else: A great big thank you.

The Community Thank You page will not accept any more contributions. If however you wish to pass thank you messages, feel free to contact us either via telephone or email and we shall do our best to pass these on!

Read the Community 2020 Thank You Notes here


Thank You Notes for 2021

From: Karen To: Grayham Smith
For being a Star !!!! making me laugh out loud on a wet miserable Monday morning

From Drew Sinclair To: Katrina and Mark Atkins
For being amazing helping friends and neighbours with shopping, medication and hospital appointments. Throughout the whole pandemic they have put others before themselves and been a shining light at the end of a very dark tunnel

From The Friday Flyer team To: Drew Sinclair
For letting us know the ‘Thank You’ page was a little sleepy so we could bring it back up!

From: Zain Ghani To: Rachel Swaby & Vicky McGhee
I want to say thank you for being great managers, for being very helpful and supportive and for the Staying Well and Wider NHP Teams to have some great people to work alongside with.

From: Georgia To: The council’s recycling team of HX1
Many thanks for your unfaltering support, especially during these tough times. I know collections have been missed but you have done your utmost to be there and even resumed missed collections on weekends. Once I asked you in person for replacement bags, you gave me two. You always go above and beyond to collect everything, always with a pleasant manner. Thank you.

From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners.
To: NHP Day Care staff and support staff
Thank you for all your work over the past 12 months. Your front line service to local families has ensured that key workers have been able to continue to work and that children have been supported to continue their education and development in nursery and at home with home learning packs and many online story times and activities. You are heroes! Thank You!

From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: North Halifax Housing Officers
Thank you for your front line service to local residents over the past 12 months. Your ongoing work thorough the pandemic has ensured that local people have continued to feel a trusted presence in the community during the most difficult year for everyone. Thank you also for sharing feedback with the North Covid engagement partnership, and your continued support of the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership. You are stars!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: The NHP Staying Well Team
You are amazing! Thank you for all your work over the last 12 months. Your development in response to the pandemic, your front-line work and your regular communications have ensured that Staying Well has been a positive and trusted presence in the community, and an valuable service to the most vulnerable and isolated.

From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Kate Horne, Jess March and Catherine Bann
Thank you for your support of the North Halifax Engagement Hub. Your help and advice has ensured that as local partners we have felt informed and able to make a difference locally during one of the most difficult years we have ever known.

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Sharon Longman
Thank you for supporting the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partnership over this last 12 months. As a trusted community member you bring community insight and practicality to the engagement work. You are always happy to help where you can and get involved, whether that’s Covid Hub, Safer Cleaner Greener partnership or making events like Women’s Day a success! THANK YOU!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Paula Prosser
Thank you for supporting the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partnership over this last 12 months. As a trusted community member you bring community insight and practicality to the engagement work. You are always happy to help where you can and get involved, whether that’s Covid Hub or making online events like Women’s Day a success! THANK YOU!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners.
To: Newground Together Youth Work Team
Thank you for the services you have provided to young people, the community, and your contribution the the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub, over the past 12 months. Your front-line work during the pandemic and regular engagement with young people has ensured a positive and trusted presence in the community. You are amazing!

From: Joan To: Lynne Caldwell
Thank you for your support in the Paddock Community Garden.
Also for helping deliver the bags for the Friends of Beechwood Park

From: Calderdale PCNs’ Personalised Care Team
To: Covid Vaccine Volunteers & Covid shielding support volunteers
The rapid response of the community in supporting people with shopping, staying safe and feeling less lonely during the pandemic has been a beacon of hope. Also a big thank you to those that have helped the vaccine programme run as smoothly as possible.



Your views matter Active Calderdale Survey extended

Active Calderdale want your help to gain true insight across the borough. This is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that Active Calderdale can gain further understanding of how to help improve the perceptions and reduce the inequalities.

That’s why we’ve launched the Your Views Matter Survey, which is aimed at adults living in Calderdale and will be sent out annually from 7th May to 7th June. This year’s survey is now live and can be completed via https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX.

This survey will provide us with the insights we need to shape the direction of Active Calderdale and create impactful change.

Complete the survey before 7 June 2021 to have your say and make real difference.


Translated forms are available in the online version of the survey https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX

If you prefer a paper copy, you can pick up one from an open local library. Paper copies are available in English only.

Further information on the Your Views Matter Survey can be found at https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/your-views-matter-local-survey-2021

If you have any other questions or feedback regarding the Your Views Matter Survey or the Your Views Matter Partner Pack, please contact activecalderdale@calderdale.gov.uk

Your answers will help to tackle inequalities and get more people moving in the borough, evaluate the perceptions of residents on their physical and mental wellbeing, and how they feel about being active in their local areas.


Victims Commissioner 2021 Victims Survey – initial deadline 30 June

Have you been a victim of or reported a crime in England and Wales in the past 3 years? The Victims’ Commissioner wants to hear about your experience of the criminal justice system: Victims’ Survey 2021 – Victims Commissioner

The Victims’ Commissioner has launched her 2021 Victims’ Survey. The survey will explore experiences of the criminal justice system from those who have been victims of or reported a crime in the past three years.

Complete the survey to have your voice heard: Victims’ Survey 2021 – Victims Commissioner

Useful links


Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter June 2021

This month Calderdale Forum 50+ has its usual coronavirus updates, Calderdale museum reopenings, over-50 activity groups and advice on avoiding fraud when booking your holiday.

Calderdale Forum 50 PlusRead the newest from Calderdale Forum 50+ on their website

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