Staying Warm with Staying Well March 1st at Illingworth Methodist Church

Staying Well Calderdale is holding another Staying Warm with Staying Well event at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on

Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 11.30am to 2.30pm

Come to our friendly community gathering, enjoy a warm drink and lunch, including a main and cake!

We will share tips on keeping warm, healthy and save money in your home.

Local organisations will come along and share useful advice with you.

The event is free of charge, feel free to come along for some or all of it. No need to book, just drop in.

For more information contact Craig on Tel: 07759 364916 or

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 9LL
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You are invited to our very own Warm Space at Kevin Pearce Annexe!

Feel welcome to our weekly Warm Space at Kevin Pearce Annexe, Tea, Toast and some Crafts!

The North and East Halifax Staying Well Team have set up a welcome Warm Space in the Annexe building next to the Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre.

Every Monday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm we will be making our facilities available to our neighbours, providing a warm space for you to come in and socialise.

Have some toast, enjoy coffee or tea and biscuits or try out some arts and crafts, enjoy a chitchat, a natter, a chinwag or simply sit and enjoy!

Click on the images if you wish to see them larger.

Every Monday 13:00 – 15:00

Location : Kevin Pearce Annexe, Ovenden Road, HX3 5RQ

The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.

There is limited parking space in the car park, including two designated disabled spaces. You may park on the street outside. Please be considerate to the neighbours.

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Low cost and Free Christmas activities throughout Calderdale!

The team at Staying Well have outdone themselves yet again in bringing you tidings of comfort and joy for the festive period!

The following Christmas Guide is packed full of festive events and celebrations, all the way up to the big day and more!

Don’t be alone this Christmas. With many events, including community meals, you have options.

All these activities are either free of charge or have a small cost entry fee.

Take a look and see what you may find.

Feel free to spread the word and promote so more people can enjoy the festivities.


Don’t want to be alone over Christmas?

Staying Well may be able to help you by putting you in touch with someone who can be there for you.

Reach out to Staying Well and let us see if we can be there for you.

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Pre and Postnatal exercise programmes and more online resources

From Couch to Fitness and gentle exercise routines for pregnant women or women who have just given birth, here are some useful links for new and expecting mothers as well as anyone who may wish to move more and increase their levels of physical activity.

Outcomes of the Staying Warm with Staying Well Event

Staying Warm with Staying Well
Written by Zain Ghani – Staying Well Worker & Event Lead”

“Interesting Fact 1: Did you know an air fryer uses one tenth of the energy used by a gas cooker?

On Thursday 3rd November, the grand hall of Christ Church Pellon was home to the “Staying Warm with Staying Well” event, a community event to raise the awareness of support available from different services in Calderdale for people who may struggle to keep themselves and their homes warm this winter.

The event began at the 11:00 sharp with staff from NHP and volunteers from Christ Church Pellon and VSI arranging the room, getting the food and drinks ready and preparing to welcome the public and different services into this space.

Throughout the day, the public, staff, and clients had the opportunity to visit different stalls and hear how they can keep themselves and their homes warm this winter. Lunch was served by the amazing Kath from Christ Church Pellon who made four different homemade soups: Nana’s Soup, Lentil Soup, Cauliflower Cheese and Leek and Potato. In addition to this, there was homemade sweet treats from Cherry Bakewell to Parkin and teas and coffees available. Allowing people to reminisce classic traditional British bakes and memories with their own grandparents cooking. We can say there were conversations amongst everyone on which soup was the best! That answer is still unknown, but we can say everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!

We had 3 talks from 3 different services: Anna Dawson-Jones from the Greener Together Project at Newground, Sarah Buczynski from the Housing Energy Action Team at Calderdale Council, and Emily Madigan from the North Halifax Primary Care Network all took to the mic and gave a talk on what their service is and what support they have available.


The event came to a close with a quick team effort in returning the hall back to normal and the departure of all services present (with some sneakily taking more of Nana’s Soup and Cherry Bakewell’s home! As you can see, we don’t like food going to waste). Although numbers at the event could have been higher, the opportunity to network, build on new and existing relationships and find out more on what the locals want in the area was very beneficial for all who attending. I would like to thank:

Craig WatsonNic Webster and Georgia Oikonomidou from NHP for your support on the day with setting the room, taking pictures, and supporting with registering new arrivals and encouraging the public to engage and leave feedback

If you are hosting an event or would like to work in partnership with us, please get in touch with us at

Interesting Fact 2: Did you know contractors that perform internal insulation through Calderdale Council’s HEAT support will redecorate that same wall for you with your requested paint or paper at no extra cost?

The Staying Warm with Staying Well event took place on November 3rd at Christ Church in Pellon. Members of the public had the opportunity to meet with the Staying Well Team, VSI, Vita Minds, Healthy Minds, Newground Greener Together, Calderdale Council, North Halifax PCN and Citizens Advice for helpful information around what’s available to keep energy bills down while keeping themselves and their homes warm.

Reminder : Staying Warm with Staying Well November 3rd at Pellon Christ Church

We are very excited for our upcoming Staying Well event at Pellon Christ Church!

Thursday 3rd November from 12:00 – 15:00
Christ Church Pellon

You will receive a warm welcome, a hot drink and delicious soup as well as information and support about various services in Calderdale to keep yourselves and your homes warm this winter!


If you want further information, please email

The venue is accessible.

Venue : Christ Church Pellon, 5 Church Ln, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0EF


Looking forward to seeing you!

Staying Well is hiring! 2x Full Time Fixed Term vacancies

From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

The Staying Well, the team based within North Halifax Partnership, one of the three Community Anchor organisations in Calderdale, we are excited to announce that we are expanding and looking to hire two new Full Time, Fixed Term workers to join our team!

Full Job Description and Application details can be found here

The role involves:

  • Working with individuals to help find their own outcomes and solutions
  • Working with communities to develop local, sustainable social opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders

It is essential that you have:

  • Experience of working 1:1 with vulnerable people.
  • Skills in working with voluntary and community groups – developing activities and building capacity
  • Excellent time management of own timetable, including experience of managing a caseload

We are especially looking for someone who is passionate about working with communities to address wider health and wellbeing issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues effecting vulnerable people as well as experience of successful community development.

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome. Contact Nicola Webster on 07951 941 091 or

Wider information on Staying Well can be found at

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 31st October