Staying Well help sessions to complete grant and funding applications

Are you a community group who want to apply for funding?

Struggling to know where to start or what to write?

Want to talk through ideas and get some tips and hints for a good application?

Then we can help!

The North Halifax Neighbourhood & Staying Well Teams want all groups to feel able and confident to apply for community funding. From Ward Forum Grants to Staying Well funding and beyond!

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Drop in to see us at:

The Annexe, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Ovenden Road, Halifax, HX3 5RQ

Friday 26th August 2pm- 3.30pm

Thursday 1st September 10am – 11.30am

For more details email rachel.swaby@calderdale.gov.uk or call 07852173685

         

Could you become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender?

Sometimes you want a brew and someone to talk to…

Here at Staying Well, we have our very own Telephone Befriending Service for people who for whatever reason might find chatting to someone regularly on the phone beneficial. We often find that the volunteers get just as much out of befriending as our clients. Volunteering with us requires no more than 30 minutes of your time every week for you to put your feet up, have a brew at the ready and have a light hearted conversation with our clients.

“I really enjoy giving something back and chatting to someone from a different generation – we have some great conversations all from the comfort of my own home” Matthew – Telephone Befriending Volunteer

No qualification or experience is needed for the role – it helps if you are empathetic, reliable, can listen well and have good banter! If you would like to know more, please contact us on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 392767.

Induction and training will be provided and you will be supported every step of the way.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending

 

Shelf Wellbeing Community First Newsletter

We are delighted to bring you the first ever monthly Newsletter from the Shelf Wellbeing Community Group.

Find out what is happening, read about their weekly coffee mornings and wellbeing walks and see how you can join them.

Read Newsletter Here

From NHP Volunteers Week Event Wednesday June 8th

To mark the end of Volunteers’ Week, on Wednesday June 8th NHP held a celebration event to say THANK YOU!

After an ice breaker quiz, some speeches, presentation with volunteers’ feedback, and Staying Well awards, there was food and touching stories shared as we reflected on the difference our Volunteers make to our community.

North Halifax partnership wouldn’t be the same without you.

 

Become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender!

If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity that can make a huge positive impact to someone, you may want to become a Staying Well Telephone Befriender.

We are looking for people from all walks of life, of any age, having a friendly, chatty approach, willing to reach out to someone who needs a chat.

You only need to commit 30 minutes a week but those 30 minutes can mean the world to someone.

Many of our telephone befrienders have shared that those sessions have improved their own wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Sharon Gibson, Telephone Befriending Co-ordinator on:
m:  07825 089288
t:    01422 392767
e: sharon.gibson@nhpltd.org.uk / stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Induction and training will be provided and you will be supported every step of the way.

For more information visit Staying Well Telephone Befriending

 

 

Staying Well Awards ceremony

Way back in January 2020, Staying Well set out to hold an awards ceremony to celebrate the fantastic work their volunteers and groups are involved in.

Without all the wonderful things going on in our communities to reduce loneliness and isolation and keep people healthier and happier, Staying Well could not do what they do.

Staying Well want to take this opportunity to say thank you. The people of Calderdale nominated over 100 groups, organisations and individuals across the borough who are all working and volunteering to make our communities a better place.

A panel of judges selected winners in 10 categories:

1. Staying Well Lower Valley Award

Christ Church, Hipperholme
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2. Staying Well North & East Halifax Award

Men United
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3. Bringing People Together Award

Sheila Jackson, Shakeela Zaman
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4. Staying Well Upper Valley Award

Tuesday 2 O’clock Club
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5. Staying Well Central Halifax Award

Raziea Yousaf
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6. Calderdale Cares Award

Bankfield Surgery Practice Health Champions
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7. Contribution to Community Resilience Award

Calderdale Friends of Dorothy
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8. Dedication to Communities Award

Shabir Hussain
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9. Outstanding Individual Award

Kevin Sheils
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10. Active Calderdale Award

George Watson
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The COVID pandemic may have prevented Staying Well from holding the party they had in mind, so instead they have made a film to celebrate and highlight all those who were nominated and won awards, showcasing the brilliant groups and activities they are involved in.

Congratulations to everyone! You can watch the video here https://youtu.be/3rQOYtfBoNs to see just how awesome the people of Calderdale are.

If you would like more information on Staying Well, please visit www.stayingwellhub.com

Volunteering with North Halifax Partnership

Be at the heart of providing a better future for all generations!

Our opportunities include telephone befriending, office experience, becoming a
board member, parent forum members, early years experience and much more!

We will be holding a Drop – In on Wednesday 8th June between 4.15pm – 5pm
at Caygill Rooms, The Piece Hall (on the top level)

Come chat with us and find out more about the exciting opportunities to become involved with us and see how you can give back to your community!

For more information, call 01422 251090 or visit northhalifaxpartnership.org