3 key steps to stop the spread of coronavirus

There are 3 key things we can all do to stop the spread of coronavirus:

  1. Limit contact with others as much as possible
  2. Wear face covering
  3. Isolate if symptoms develop or are advised to do so by the NHS.


Images courtesy of Hannah Peevers

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 13 November 2020 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • VSI Alliance: November 13 World Kindness Day
  • NHP Thank you notes 13/11/20 – submit yours!
  • Staying Safe help with Domestic Abuse
  • Become a new trustee for Healthwatch in Calderdale / Kirklees

 Have a great weekend!

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VSI Alliance: November 13 World Kindness Day

VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team


It’s #WorldKindnessDay!
The VSI Alliance would like to say thank you to all the #volunteers, charities, community groups, social enterprises, CICs & mutual aid groups who do so much to make Calderdale a better place to live.

World Kindness Day – A video message from the VSI Alliance

NHP Thank you notes 13/11/20 – submit yours!

Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes.

Each week we will be publishing notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody.

If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here.

Natalie Ratner and Jamie Lister

Thank you both for your help and encouragement and all your help and advice with starting the “ Paddock- Community Garden”

– from Joan and Lynne

Community Gymnastics- Hailey and Sarah

Thank you Hailey Dundavan for getting this started and keeping it going through lockdowns and holidays! Big thanks to Sarah Duffin for all you do to support Hailey too.


Previous week’s thank you posts:

Lynne Caldwell and Joan Tillotson at The Paddock Community Garden
A huge thank you to Joan and Lynne for their vision, perseverance and commitment to provide a community garden for the people of Ovenden, bringing people together and growing food for local people, especially during these challenging times! A fabulous idea has been brought to life by a fabulous pair of ladies – thank you so much.

Morrisons and Noahs Ark
Morrisons supermarket really stepped up in the community by feeding the nation with there donations to feed the nation , Andrew Sykes from Noahs ArK Centre working along side morrisons he was fantastic with donations making sure no one went with out food during covid and again now in lockdown he his working hard repeating the food donations

Sharma -Costcutters Illingworth
Thank you for everything you do for the North Halifax Community Not just selling Food /Holding competitions for children /Raffles/Food parcels /Looking out for vulnerable members of the community and packed lunches for children the list is endless also having the time to encourage and supporting other local business YOU ARE STARS
Gail Crabtree

Congratulations to Gail Crabtree (Children’s Centre Manager) for her 30 years service with North Halifax Partnership and Calderdale Council. A huge thank you from the NHP Board, Gail for all your years of passion, enthusiasm and commitment to working with children and Families, it has been truly appreciated and long may it continue!

Chris Harvey
Chris Harvey is volunteer and committee member with Memory Lane Cafe and has helped local people with dementia throughout the coronavirus by using Facebook and the internet to organise online quizzes, musical bingo, singalongs and coordinated volunteers to deliver activities and games, shopping.

Amy Powell-Bevan
A huge thank you to Amy for all her support for the community when doing litter picks during this very challenging time. She has continued to provide an efficient and reliable service and helped to ensure community litter picks have been COVID secure. Thank you also for being so friendly and enthusiastic – we really appreciate it!
Dave and Liz at the Fountain Head Community Pub
A massive shout out to Liz and Dave at the Fountain Head Community Pub for supporting the local community during the Coronavirus pandemic, providing friendship, support and food to those in need. Also for their hard work and vision to bring the community together and provide a much needed community space at the Fountain Head. Thank you for all you do!

Jaime Lister
Thank you for your motivation, how you’ve made me aware that there’s always a way, for not giving up and for being a source of cheer!

Irene Mullhall
Thank you for keeping the Illingworth Messenger going you are a true North Halifax Star

Reimagining Communities Zoom Poetry Workshop

We are really excited to be working with Donald Jenkins of Born Lippy to host community poetry workshops on Zoom for the people of North Halifax!

The workshops will take place in November and December 2020.

Whether or not you have tried creative writing before, this workshop will show you how you can express yourself and tell your story – everyone has a story to tell!

Donald Jenkins is a spoken word poet from Newcastle upon Tyne with over 20 years’ experience of working with youth and community groups. His poetry has featured in a variety of online and printed anthologies. Winner of the Gateshead Poetry Slam 2018, Donald has also performed at Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. He has written and performed commissions for the Curious Festival, Elswick Community Leisure Centre and 24 Hours in Isolation Project. He is one of the directors of – SlamFresh CIC, running poetry slam workshops in schools and youth projects.  He runs and hosts Newcastle’s leading spoken word night –‘Born Lippy’ which has featured as part of Lindisfarne and Word Weekender festivals.

Having attended one of Don’s workshops, I can vouch for the fact that they are really fun, even for someone who has never written creatively before. Check out some of Don’s work below and be sure to get in touch with Natalie to register your place for November or December.

Here are some video links of his poems

State of the Art
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAEGkp4rS2Y

I Wouldn’t Dare
– https://www.facebook.com/1961977504082600/videos/232594224726776

Stay Locked Down
– https://www.facebook.com/1961977504082600/videos/265175014625782

To register your interest please contact Natalie at natalie.ratner@nhpltd.org.uk or on 07932883499.

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! November 2020

We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus x 3
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Caretaker

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 27th November 2020

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter November 2020

Welcome to the latest Newsletter from the Calderdale 50+ forum. Calderdale Forum 50 Plus aims to represent and promote the collective voice of people over the age of 50 in Calderdale by: Communication, Campaigning, Influencing, Encouraging and Empowering.

Download November 2020 Newsletter

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