June 2019 Newsletter from Lead the Way

Lead the Way, has released the Lead the Way Newsletter June 19 with news about the Special Olympics taster day at North Bridge Leisure Centre that was held with the support of West Yorkshire Support and Calderdale Council.

There will also be a Carers’ Week Event on Tuesday 11 June, 1:00pm-3:30pm at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Halifax HX1 4NE. There will be tea and cake and information stalls.

There is also a reminder of the Living Well Roadshow on Wednesday 26 June, 10:30am-2:30pm at the Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax, HX3 5SX which will be looking at how people with a learning disability or autism can live well, and also sharing information about annual health checks and screening. This will give local people a chance to talk about what is working well in their area, and what isn’t working so well.

There are also some volunteering opportunities available at present.

Art Group Volunteer – to offer support at the weekly art group to adults attending the session.

Cook Together Share Together to be matched up with an adult in your area who has a learning disability and lives independently. You will prepare and cook a meal together and eat the meal together, sharing new skills with each other, which may lead to new friendships.

If you would like to make a referral to the service, or would like more information about what we do, please give Lead the Way a ring on 0300 012 0416.

You can download the newsletter here.

Living Well Roadshow

The Living Well Project will be holding a number of roadshows which will be looking at how people with a learning disability or autism can live well, and also sharing information about annual health checks and screening. One of the roadshows will be on Wednesday 26 June, 10:30am-2:30pm at Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Halifax, HX3 5SX. This will give local people a chance to talk about what is working well in their area, and what isn’t working so well.

They would love to hear from:

  • People with lived experience
  • Families and carers
  • Support providers
  • Commissioners
  • Social Workers
  • Community Learning Disability teams
  • Advocacy providers
  • Screening professionals from the NHS

To come along to the roadshow you will need to book your place.

Book online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-wellcalderdale-
roadshow-adults-with-learning-disabilities-tickets-57779777871?aff=ebapi

Hate Crime Awareness Workshop

Lead the Way is working in conjunction with Stop Hate UK to offer an awareness raising workshop for adults with a learning disability in Calderdale. The workshop is being held on Tuesday 12 March, 1:30pm-4:00pm at Todmorden Community Resource Centre, Lever Street, Todmorden, OL14 5QE.

The aim of the workshop is help people to identify when hate crime or harassment is happening and to be able to report incidents.

There are a limited number of spaces for the workshop so book now by contacting Natalie at  natalie.ratner@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk or by calling 0300 012 0416.

Young Leaders Course With Lead the Way

Lead the Way currently has spaces on the Young Leaders Course July/August for people aged 16/17 yrs who have a learning disability, autism or both.

This is a  great opportunity to be involved and find out about what is happening in Calderdale.

If interested in learning more about this opportunity, email Karen on Karen.graham@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Calderdale Self Advocacy Network Spring-time Raffle

Great prizes to be won in the Calderdale Self Advocacy Network Spring-time Raffle!
  • 1st prize – Laser Quest for up to 15 people
  • 2nd Prize – family ticket to Eureka
  • 3rd prize – family ticket to Cannon Hall Farm
And many, many more great prizes to be won!!
The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 7 March and tickets can be purchased from the Lead the Way office at Threeways Centre.

For more information ring 077691 67762 or 07436 102544 or e-mail janet.hannan@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk

Lead the Way to a New You – Support service in Ovenden

Lead the WayLead the Way is a community based advice and support service for adults with learning disabilities living in Calderdale and also helps people to stay healthy and independent in their own community.

Lead the Way offers advice and information in ways that are easy to understand and in a way that is best for you, this can be on the telephone, by letter or e-mail or even a face to face meeting if you prefer.

The service can help with lots of different things from finding support for you into employment to providing a place where you can go to meet new friends and take part in activities.

Lead the Way is based at Centre at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5SX

For further information about Lead the Way and the service provided please visit www.leadthewaycalderdale.org