Budget like a Boss! with help from Noah’s Ark

Do words like debt, balance, finance, budgeting confuse you? Would you like to take charge of your money for good?

Noah’s Ark have put together a two half-day course that will show you exactly how you can do that.

There are five different sessions to choose from:

  • 17th & 24th May, 14th & 21st June and 12th & 19th July
    at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre (Hopwood Lane, Halifax)
  • 27th May & 3rd June Ash Green Children’s Centre and 2nd & 9th July Illingworth Children’s Centre

Sessions start at 9.30AM until 1.00PM.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses paid.

To book a place, contact Andrew, Lesley or Kelly on 01422 364664 or email debt@noahsarkcentre.org.uk

Discussion on New Carers’ Strategy and Charter

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is holding a number of events where you are invited to hear about their proposals and discuss your thoughts on how a carers strategy and carers charter could be developed.

The Halifax the event is on Thursday 21 June, 1.00pm-3.30pm at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER

If you would like to attend this or one of the other events, please book a place by calling 07867 787409 or email yasmin.arshad@swyt.nhs.uk letting us know which event you want to attend.

Other dates are:

  • Tuesday 19 June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, St.Swithuns Centre, Arncliffe Road, Wakefield, WF1 4RR
  • Tuesday 26  June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Al-Hikmah Centre, Track Road, Batley, WF17 7AA
  • Thursday  12 July, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

Calderdale Good Food Workshop

There is a growing network of people and organisations supporting good food across Calderdale.

We would like to invite you to be part of a strategic workshop on Friday 23 June at The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax 10.15am-3.15pm which will bring together this network and wider local partners to lead the development of Calderdale’s borough-wide strategic approach to good food for everyone.

The workshop is part of borough-wide activity to support positive food culture across Calderdale and aims to engage and empower people and organisations to work in partnership to take forward solutions to the challenges we face with regard to food. The workshop will support the growing network of people and organisations supporting good food culture and will lead to actions that can be taken forward through working together.

We are delighted to be working with Food Matters (one of the three Sustainable Food Cities partner organisations) in the facilitation of the workshop. The workshop will include inspiring presentations from food partnerships from other parts of the UK and will focus on the 6 key themes which form the basis of the Sustainable Food Cities Award framework:

  • Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public
  • Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food
  • Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects
  • Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy
  • Transforming catering and food procurement
  • Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system
  • For further details email Amanda Donnelly at: adonnelly@soilassociation.org


Staying Well and Wheelchair Enabling Society afternoon social

Staying Well and Wheelchair Enabling Society Calderdale invite you to an afternoon social where you can go and have a chat about the issues & challenges you face being a wheelchair user in Calderdale (or just come for a chat!)

Monday 20 June 2016 – 1pm to 3pm
At the Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre, Hopwood Ln, Halifax HX1 5ER

For further information contact Graham Hale on 07824 369287 or Teresa Kinsey on 07548 126656!

Wellbeing, Presentation and Confidence event for all

FREE event open to all where wellbeing, presentation and confidence professionals will be present at stands and workshops to answer your questions, give advice and help.

Thursday 3 March 2016 – 1pm to 6pm
At The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER

Click here for full details or email debralumb@hotmail.co.uk if you have any questions.

Behind the Mask – Women only event

As a woman, as a girl do you feel you have to wear a mask? to your family, to partners, to your children, to ‘society’? And have you done this so long its hard to remember who the real ‘you’ is?

You are invited to join in for a celebration of the women’s words, their art works and photographs on Friday 15 January 2016 at Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

This creative presentation will be led by Sharon Marsden from verd de gris who will be joined by some of the women themselves, speaking their words, leading singing with strength and pride.

This is a women only event so if you would like to go email sharon@verddegris.org or call 07598 387772.

Cafe Create: Boost your Business

Join Creative Calderdale & UKTI for ‎Cafe Create‬ and Boost Your Business with a mini meet-up for homeworkers, freelancers and small businesses.

Wednesday 2 December – From 9am to 10.30am
At The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

Only 14 tickets remaining so be sure to book your place online here where you will also find further details.