Jack and the Beanstalk – Extra performance added

J&B-DetailDue to popular demand there will be an extra performance of Jack and the beanstalk on Sunday 4 January 2015 in the main auditorium of the Victoria Theatre, Halifax at 1pm

On their farm in Merrydale our hero Jack, his mother Dame Trot, and his brother Simon haven’t a bean to their name! Their friendly cow, Daisy, has gone dry and worse still the village is being destroyed by the evil giant Blunderbore.

With spectacular scenery, stupendous costumes, hilarious slapstick and bags of audience participation, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a treat for all the family!

Tickets cost £13 to £14.10 and £16.95 to £18.05 which includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee when booking via the box office and an additional £1.10 booking fee when booking online.

If you missed it the first time but would like to see this brilliant performance, click here to book your tickets online.

Representing Your Community – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoThis ½ day training will help participants to explore some fundamental questions about being a community representative such as:

  • Who do you represent?
  • How do you manage conflicts where your views are different to others in your community?
  • How do you manage opposing views within the community you represent?
  • What about minority and under-represented groups in your community?
  • How do you tell people you want to influence what the views of your community are?
  • How do you keep local people informed about what you are doing on their behalf?

The session will be interactive and participative, and participants will be able to share their own experiences and learn from each other and by the end of the session participants will have greater understanding and skills around:

  • Understanding what representation means in practice for them
  • Recognising the limits and potentials of the role of a community representative
  • Knowing how to find out local people’s views
  • Being able to feedback information

The course will be delivered by Delivered by Lesley Pollard, Chilypep  on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 9.30am to 1pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk

Putting the Equality Act into Action – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoThis one day workshop will help organisations to identify how to use key principles from the Equality Act 2010 to not only protect themselves from all challenges but also to help them identify how to improve their service provision.

The workshop will cover:

  • The Evolution of UK Equality Legislation, The Equality Act 2010, obligation under the Act and protected characteristics as defined by the Act
  • Direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and service delivery, public functions and associations
  • Discrimination in relation to service and public functions, positive action and reasonable adjustments, general and public sector equality duties and equality impact assessments

The course will be delivered by Delivered by Terry Perkin, NAVCA on Thursday 22 January 2015 from 9.30am to 4.00pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk

Putting the Equality Act into Action – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoThis one day workshop will help organisations to identify how to use key principles from the Equality Act 2010 to not only protect themselves fromal challenges but also to help them identify how to improve their service provision.

The workshop will cover:

  • The Evolution of UK Equality Legislation, The Equality Act 2010, obligation under the Act and protected characteristics as defined by the Act
  • Direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and service delivery, public functions and associations
  • Discrimination in relation to service and public functions, positive action and reasonable adjustments, general and public sector equality duties and equality impact assessments

The course will be delivered by Delivered by Terry Perkin, NAVCA on Thursday 22 January 2015 from 9.30am to 4.00pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk

Assigning a Designated Officer – Health Connections Course

Health connections logoAll organisations need to appoint an appropriate person that is responsible for dealing with any safeguarding issues that may arise.  This is usually the Designated Officer, however some organisations may use a Safeguarding Officer or Safeguarding lead.

This training course is designed to ensure attendees gain an understanding of statutory requirements and methodology to promote best practice. The topics will be delivered through a combination of presentation and interactive group activities.

Topics include:

  • Types of abuse; Child Protection, Policy and Procedures; when a child confides – techniques on appropriate response; reporting /documentation
  • Role of the designated named person; developing a team collective responsibility
  • Service Level Agreements – meeting multi-agency requirements
  • Local Safeguarding Children Board objectives, functions and outputs

The course will be delivered by Delivered by Sam Preston, Multi Agency Safeguarding Specialist on Thursday 15 January 2015 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

If you would like to book your place please call 01422 431095 or email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk

Waste and Recycling collection dates over Christmas

Calderdale Council CMBCThis Christmas your waste and recycling collections will take place on different dates.

Please make a note of your collection day from below and place your containers out by 7am on that day:

waste collectio flyer

The waste and recycling crews do their best to complete collections in poor weather, but experience with recent winters has shown that some crews will fall behind on their rounds and sometimes unavoidable disruptions to service due to the weather and road conditions will occur.

Keep up to date with any disruptions by checking Disruptions and closures and following us on twitter @recycle_waste.

Courses for adults – Workers’ Educational Association

WEA LogoWould you like to learn the Spanish language?

Maybe you have been thinking about writing your very first novel but unsure where to start or just in need of inspiration…

Well think no more, as this coming Spring from January to April 2015 there will be a number of adult courses which you can take part in, from learning Spanish and Novel writing to art, poetry, singing and dance. No matter what your interests there’s a good chance you will find a course to suit you.

If you would like to take a look at some of the courses on offer, you will find details of each one including cost, duration and booking details by viewing the Spring Term Course brochure here.