Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fairs Jan 25th and Feb 4

Are you looking for a new role in social care?

Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fair Calderdale Employment Hub join forces with Welcome Independent living to host the first Calderdale Cares Careers event of 2023. This career’s fair is open to job seekers, secondary schools, and further education students from across Calderdale to explore career opportunities in the Health & Social Care sector. The event will allow people to learn about career options directly from employers and professionals. In addition, this event will showcase the educational pathways and explain the skills needed to pursue different careers in the sector. The event will promote a range of careers linked to the care sector. There will also be an opportunity to meet employers, get support with interviews, CV and apply for live vacancies. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a career change, career development and those who are finishing compulsory education. Upcoming events The Orange Box 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF on Wednesday 25 January,10am – 2pm – Register hereTodfellows Space Oxford St, Todmorden OL14 5PU on Thursday 2 February,10am – 2pm – Register here For more information about the event, please contact growyourfuture@calderdale.gov.uk. You can also visit the Calderdale Cares Careers website for live vacancies.

Calderdale Cares : Why Work With Us?

Calderdale Council is supporting our adult social care providers in their recruitment to support vulnerable people. We want to make it easier for people looking for roles in social care to connect directly with care providers working in Calderdale.

Find a Warm Space near you in Calderdale

One of the ways Calderdale community is trying to help with the current cost of living crisis is by running Warm Spaces.

Warm Spaces are initiatives where a company, group or organisation open their centre to the residents of their community, offering a place for them to stay warm and where possible, have a warm drink, enjoy a chat, even engage in activities.

The link will take you to Calderdale Council’s Directory for Warm Spaces in the Calderdale Area.

Warm Spaces Directory – Calderdale

All the Warm Spaces listed are registered with Calderdale Council.

Does your organisation provide a Warm Space service? You can register your details through this portal and ensure your local community is aware of it.

The page has links for nationwide Warm Space directories and searching facilities as well.

 

Calderdale Council: Community Small Grants Scheme 

Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot.

Grants to boost community projectsOne off grants up to £3000 from a £70,000 council funding pot Deadline to apply:  Monday 6th February 2023

Grants will be awarded to projects that help achieve the Council’s priorities to create strong, thriving towns and places, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency. For more information please click here Click the button below and apply online before the deadline: 9am on 06/02/23. 

Apply for a grant

New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale

The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install 10 new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. They have been gifted to local organisations that support the Healthy Holidays programme.

Neil Davidson, Jess Heald (Calderdale Council’s Healthy Holidays Coordinator), Simon Ferris and Mark Sharp with one of the newly installed defibrillators.

As part of the scheme, run by the Council and the CFFC, the venues provide free activities and nutritious food during the school holidays, for pupils who are eligible for free school meals.

For more info, visit https://cffc.co.uk/new-defibrillators-to-help-save-lives-in-calderdale/

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant by March 10th!

The next round of Ward Forum Grants is now open for applications until
the 10th of March 2023.

Charitable organisations, school clubs, church clubs or other CICs based in the North and East Halifax can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 to help towards maintenance, improvement, purchase of equipment or even to organise an event.

If you are based in the Lower Valley, contact the Calderdale Lower Valley neighbourhood team to find out about their grants scheme.

Do you need funding for a project or to carry out repairs work? If you are planning a community celebration or an experience, a £500 Ward forum grant may be helpful.

Community and not for profit organisations in the North and East of Halifax have used Ward Forum Grants to fund things from repairs, to gardening, to organising events and trips.

How to apply

For help at any stage of your application, please contact the Neighbourhood Team on 01422 252029 or email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 10th March 2023.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the Environment
2.            Improving Health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252029.
email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Holocaust Memorial Day January 25th at Calderdale College

Calderdale College will be hosting the annual Holocaust memorial Day event, on Wednesday 25 January, working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith, Holocaust Center North, and the Holocaust Survivors friendship association.

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX13UZ
Wednesday 25 January 6pm-8pm
Free parking and refreshments

Confirmed speakers:
Trude Silman MBE – Will give her testimony as a child that survived the Holocaust
(The Worshipful) Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher
Reverend Canon Hilary Barber

More information and further events for Holocaust Memorial Day

Winter Wise Booklet Feedback request

Residents of Calderdale you should have received a Winter Wise booklet through the post, packed with useful advice on how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and find out about the support available to help with the cost of living increases.

You can find a digital version of this booklet here.

We hope that you have found this useful and we would love to hear your feedback on what you found most useful and what we can do to improve it next year. Please take five minutes to complete our online survey here and tell us what you think.

Thank you