PHEW: Parenting for Healthy Emotional Wellbeing

Unique Ways is hosting a FREE course on Parenting for Healthy Emotional Wellbeing on Saturday, 19 January 2019, 10:00am-3:00pm at their offices in Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Halifax HX1 5PG.

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Our Parenting for Health and Emotional Wellbeing (PHEW) course is for parents and carers of 11 to 18-year-olds with additional needs.

We don’t have all the answers about what’s best for your child – after all, you’re the one who knows them best.

The aim of the course is to share tools, ideas and insight that will help you to recognise and improve the mental health and wellbeing of your young person. It is then up to you how to best use this information to support your young person, and if you believe that your young person needs further professional support then we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

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

The Indian Elvis – Raising Funds for Unique Ways

Unique Ways Fundraising Committee proudly present PatElvis at Cinnamon at the Mill, Victoria Mills, West Vale on Wednesday 20 June, 7:30pm-10:30pm.

Tickets are £20 which includes Indian buffet and entertainment and can be booked online from the Facebook Event.

Net event proceeds go towards the work of Unique Ways – a local Halifax based charity who help parent carers throughout Calderdale who have children with a disability or additional need.

Insiders Guide: Challenging Behaviour

Unique Ways are pleased to offer and Insiders’ Guide course on Challenging Behaviour starting on Thursday 10 May, 10:00am-2:00pm at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre.

Insiders’ Guide courses last for 6 weeks on the same week day at the same time (please note some include a week for reflection during the school holidays).

Our Insiders’ Guide courses focus on what it means to be a parent of a child with additional needs.

They aim to build parents resilience so you are well placed to enjoy the journey bringing up your children.

The courses offer a mixture of practical skills for things like dealing with professionals or responding to behaviour, as well as some time to look at how it feels to have a child with additional needs and how to build your own resilience.

All Insiders’ Guide courses are co-delivered by a professional and a parent carer who has been there too.

The courses bring together parents with things in common – either those who have children of a similar age or those whose children share a particular need.

To book a place please call 01422 343090 or email



‘FLAMINGO CHICKS’ Inclusive Dance Sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

Flamingo Chicks’ are offering inclusive dance sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

The dance sessions will provide an environment where disabled children and young people can enjoy themselves, learn, grow and have fun!

The programme of ‘free’ dance sessions, supported by ‘Calderdale Short Breaks’ will take place on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 9th May 
  • Wednesday 16th May
  • Wednesday 6th June 
  • Wednesday 20th June
  • Wednesday 4th July
  • Wednesday 18th July

All sessions will run from 4.00pm–4.45pm

To book a place, please contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email

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Sharing Experiences of Employment / Self-employment when Disabled

People with disabilities – anything is possible!

Imagineer are running a session on Employment on Saturday September 9 between 11am and 3pm  at Imagineer Development, 36 Gibbet Street, which may be of interest to those of you or those with older children looking towards finding paid work.

In a stress-free, fun environment you can share your experience of getting paid work or starting your own business. A buffet will be provided so to get an idea of numbers please call 01422 363817 or email

Working together Conference with Family Voice Calderdale

Family Voice is the parent carer forum in Calderdale – working for children and young people aged 0-25 with any disability or additional needs. Find out more at the ‘Working together’ conference 2017.

Friday 17 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT

What you can expect on the day

  • Speakers on ‘Making decisions – Parents as equal partners
  • Workshops on ‘Benefits’, ‘Self-advocacy’,
  • ‘Stress reduction and mindfulness’
  • discover what’s on offer for disabled children and their families and to identify gaps
  • Information stands
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Free entry into a prize draw to win a £50 shopping voucher
  • Venue close to Halifax town centre, with free car parking

Places are limited so if you would like to attend please book by calling Lucy at Unique Ways on 01422 343090 or by email to