Sure Start Children’s Centre Supporting Lighthouse Project

Period poverty hit the public consciousness in December 2016 following the release of Ken Loach’s hard-hitting film I, Daniel Blake’.

One scene, where a struggling single mother is caught stealing sanitary towels, particularly caught the imagination, and food banks were flooded with donations of menstrual products.

Recently a  car load of toiletries have kindly been donated by Children’s Centre staff ready to be dropped off at Calderdale Lighthouse Project – and still more to drop off.

#FreePeriods is a national campaign calling for free menstrual products for children in receipt of free school meals

In March, the media were full of reports of schoolgirls in Leeds routinely missing school because they were unable to afford menstrual products.

Children as young as 10 were choosing to stay at home to avoid the embarrassment of bleeding on their school uniform in front of their peers, because they weren’t adequately protected. They miss school every month because they cannot face the shame and fear of going to school using socks stuffed with tissues, old torn T-shirts or newspaper. In these families, menstrual products are an unattainable luxury.

 

Jewellery Making at Ash Green Children’s Centre

Starting on Thursday 21 June, 10:00am-11:30am Ash Green Children’s Centre, Mixenden HX2 8SN will be holding Jewellery Making Workshops. Design and create your own jewellery using different materials.

A great hobby or even a small business that could be a source of income.

To book a place call 01422 266197 or online http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/

Sure Start Children’s Centres Summer Newsletter

Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership have published the summer newsletter which includes information about the family learning courses that are taking place April – June 2018, along with the accredited courses on offer. It also includes their What’s On Guides, which shows the weekly groups on offer across the Children’s Centres and services provided by partner agencies. The newsletter can be downloaded here.

This has also been uploaded to the website, along with a booking form. To book onto the courses you can either complete the booking form electronically on the website or contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Please note when you visit the website, there is still the Spring 2018 newsletter and booking form available, as there is a course running into April. To access the newsletters and booking forms you can click directly on this link.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to either contact the Family Learning Team directly on 01422 266197 or alternatively Core Services on 01422 251090.

Create a Life You Love! Enhance Your Life with this 5 Week Course

Starting on Thursday 22 March, 12:30pm at Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, Sure Start Children’s Centres are hosting a course – ‘Create a Life You Love!’

This FREE 5 week course helps improve self-awareness to improve relationships and wellbeing. Enhancing a positive mind set, with a focus on goals and positive attributes. It encourages development of the ability to be aware of emotional reactions and behaviour and focus on strengths and the importance of emotional wellbeing and balancing needs, experiences, and aspirations.

Book a place by clicking here.

We asked parents who attended the last course at Elland Children’s Centre last term what they felt was good about the course, this is what they thought:-

* Everything! Particularly assertiveness, personal power, self-awareness and personality.

* Affirmation and personal power.

* It was thought provoking, made you try to understand yourself and how to improve your mind-set

* Wheel of life, learning about myself and how to build my confidence.

When asked what they felt wasn’t so useful about the course this is what they said:-

* Nothing! I wish it was longer and more hours.

Free Cooking Session for Male Carers and Kids at Ovenden Park

Calling all Dads, Male Carers, Grandads, Brothers, Uncles…

FREE Cooking Session 6:00pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017 at Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, HX2 8AR.

To book this fun session please email liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

or ring 07852 173723 by Friday 17 November 2017.

Book early as places are limited!

Dads ‘R’ Us Are Looking For New Members

Dads ‘R’ Us is a local volunteer run group who are currently looking for new members.

If you are a Dad or Male Carer in the North Halifax area, then why not go along and see what the group is about.

They hold a Breakfast each month with themed activities and also trips out like camping, paintballing, pantomimes and much more. All the activities help promote bonding with you and your child and you will also meet a great set of men.

Membership is currently £5 per year. The next breakfast is at Holy Nativity Church, Sunnybank Road, Mixenden on Saturday 4 November at 9.30am. They will be making Bonfire Toffee Lolly’s and Toffee Apples and there will also be a tasty breakfast on offer.

This is currently only for Dads and Male Carers in North Halifax.

If you require anymore info please give Nathan a call on 07943 486333 or email Nathan-Watts@hotmail.co.uk.

What do the adults attending say about Dads ‘R’ Us

Great!” – N.Bowker

Dads ‘R’ us enables me to have a yummy breakfast cooked for me and my children and have 2 hours of fun with my children, an opportunity I don’t get during the week” – V.Baines-Jones

It allows me to spend time with my children without costing me the earth. We go on so many magical trips making new memories each year” – A.Picknett

The dads and children had a great time and came away empowered and inspired by the size and success of dads ‘r’ us,.The dads where impressed with the size of the breakfast and the relaxed atmosphere” – Kean – Central Halifax

Love Bread and take home a free breadmaking kit

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A 3 week family activity making bread. Learn how to make different kinds of bread and look at the benefits of homemade bread. Suitable for families with children aged 3+

Starting on Thursday 8 September, 12:45pm — 2:45pm

At Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8DQ

Participating families will receive a bread making kit to take home at the end of the course.

To book a place, please ring Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197.

You can also book online at www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

A Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership adult learning course.