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

Special Olympics Coming to Calderdale

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/

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.

Boccia Taster Session at North Bridge Leisure Centre

As part of Learning Disabilities Week 2018 Lead the Way has arranged a Boccia taster session with Calderdale Sports to be held at North Bridge Leisure Centre on Wednesday 20 June, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Boccia is a target sport seen in the Paralympics which is played indoors with soft leather or rubber balls. It is a game of intriguing tactics and once you play it you will be hooked.

For further details contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email Debbie.Greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk

Computer Workshops with Lead the Way and Calderdale Libraries

Lead the Way, in partnership with Calderdale Libraries, will be holding their first computer workshop on Thursday 21 June, 2:00-4:00pm at Halifax Central Library.

The workshop is for adults who have a learning disability, and their families and carers. People can come and go as they please, they do not need to stay for the whole session.

It will be a chance for people to have support with things like learning about Facebook, how to send an e-mail, how to keep safe on-line, how to look for things on the internet (surfing),how to fill in forms, how to look at videos and music….and lots more things. We will be holding the workshops across lots of different libraries around Calderdale so keep watching for dates and venues for a workshop near you!

For more information ring 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