FREE I.T. Drop in Sessions in Halifax

Are you confused or frustrated by computers, the internet or social media?

Do you want to improve your computer technology skills in a relaxed environment?

Meet Healthy Minds volunteers on Thursday 17 January, 1:00pm-3:00pm at 1 King Street, Halifax HX1 1SR to find out what support might be available to you.

For more information call 01422 345154 or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House

Singalong with Steve at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane, Ovenden HX3 5SJ.

For aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

Dates (2:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month):

31 October, 28 November, 19 December 2018

30 January, 27 February, 27 March 2019

Stay on for a relaxing time chatting over coffee and cake.

Fire Safety Advice from Together Housing

In light of the fire at a high rise block in London, Together Housing would like to reassure all tenants and nearby residents of any high rise blocks that they are confident everything possible is  done to ensure they are protected and kept safe.

However, as a precaution, Together Housing are double checking all procedures over the coming weeks and will be re-issuing fire safety advice to tenants.

Together Housing has cladding on a number of its properties and, following speculation in the media, understand tenant’s concern about whether it is fire resistant.

In construction, Together Housing have taken every step possible to ensure the materials they use are fire resistant and the design safe. The details from the Grenfell Tower Fire are not yet known but Together Housing are reviewing this on a daily basis as details become available and will be keeping tenants informed through digital channels.

Read the full press release from Together Housing here…

Hebble Court demolition to commence

The physical demolition of the high rise Hebble Court in Mixenden will start from the week commencing Monday 1 June 2015 onwards.

Early on Sunday 31 May a very large machine will be police escorted into the site and will be there for about 2 weeks to take down the height of the block with operatives positioned on the surrounding streets to make sure passers by & drivers are aware of the works.

No roads are planned to be closed but operatives may ask drivers & passers by to just hold for a time depending on which sides of the block are coming down.

Residents at neighbouring houses are advised that due to the location of the tower and exposure to the wind it is likely that dust will migrate from the site therefore it is recommended that windows are kept closed during the day during the demolition works.

Grants of up to £1000 for community projects

community grantsAre you part of a group of residents or a community group who has a burning ambition to get a project off the ground but don’t have the money to make it happen?

If so, we may be able to help fund groups that want to make a difference to their neighbourhoods by giving money from our Community Grants which are considered during the year by our Area Committee Panels.

Pennine Housing has grants of up to £1000 available for local groups to apply for – you don’t have to be a Pennine Housing tenant to apply for one and you can apply at any time throughout the year so why not request an application form today!

To request an application form or for more information please contact one of our Resident Involvement Officers below:

Mohammed Daji – Tel: 01484 824313 – mohammed.daji@togetherhousing.co.uk

Mixenden High Rise Flats Community Gardening Project

mixenden flatsNewground Together is an environmental charity that has recently joined the Together Housing Group. Deborah Ash – Project Officer covers Calderdale and beyond supporting community groups to set up and develop community gardening projects with an emphasis on growing fruit and vegetables organically and plants  that are beneficial to wildlife.

Deborah is currently working in Mixenden on Wednesdays delivering training and support with practical gardening tasks.

Anyone can come along and join in with the sessions. These will be a mixture of outdoor and indoor sessions. Please contact Deborah in the first instance on Mob 07947567711, email Deborah.ash@newground.co.uk.

Looking for work or access to training? We can help!

Signposting event at Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre on Thursday 29 May, 11am – 2pm.

Talk to specialist employment advisors about how and where you can gain the knowledge and skills which may help you get a job.

Topics will include:

  • 11.15am – 12.00pm – Writing a new CV or updating your existing one
  • 12.15pm – 1.00pm – How to get the best of out of Universal Jobmatch
  • 1.15pm – 2.00pm – What employers are looking for from a job application

Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

All attendees will receive free entry into a Prize Draw competition; the winner will receive a new Tablet Computer!

Confirm your attendance by completing the online booking form or contact Shaun Breeze on 0300 555 5557 or email shaun.breeze@togetherhousing.co.uk

Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 5ER