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.
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
- 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.
Go along to a Special Olympics Taster Session on Sunday 7 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre HX3 6TE where you can have a go at a number of Special Olympic sports, receive free goodies, meet local clubs and coaches and find out more about how YOU can get involved in the Special Olympics in Calderdale! Open to anyone aged 12 and over with a learning disability in Calderdale, their family, friends and supporters.
For more information call 0300 012 0416 or visit https://www.specialolympics.org/
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 email@example.com or by calling 0300 012 0416.