FREE Soup and Sandwich evening at Southgate Methodist Church

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On the last Friday of every month, Operation Christian Welcome run a  Soup and Sandwich evening between 6pm and 8pm which is open to anybody in the community (Elland & District) who are on their own (or couples who feel socially isolated )  and who wish to come for food, warmth, company and conversation are very welcome.

There event and food is FREE so please go along and enjoy the groups hospitality at the next Soup and Sandwich evening taking place on Friday 28 October – 6pm to 8pm

The project is also open to anybody (Singles or couples) who are unable to provide food for themselves.

New Minibus Day Trips with Community Transport Calderdale

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Community transport calderdaleEnjoy days out this October and November on a number of minibus day trips with Community Transport Calderdale including Blackpool and Liverpool.

    • Thursday 27 October – Harrogate & Harlow Carr Gardens
      Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
    • Friday 28 October – Blackpool Illuminations
      Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
    • Wednesday 9 November – Million Dollar Quarter (Leeds Grand – Stalls)
      Price for transport and ticket… £25 per person
    • Friday 11 November – Liverpool
      Price for transport only… £11 per person
    • Friday 18 November – Boundary Mills
      Price for transport only… £7 per person
    • Friday 25 November – Millstones, Christmas Lunch
      Price for transport, 3 course lunch & entertainment… £31 per person

Transport is by wheelchair accessible vehicle and there are local pick up points available

For further details and to make reservations please phone 01422 888080 or email

Get a Metro Senior Pass for FREE off-peak travel

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If you are at or above pensionable age did you know you can get a Metro Senior English National Concessionary Pass which gives holders FREE off-peak bus travel throughout West Yorkshire and England as well as half fare off-peak rail travel in West Yorkshire.

For internet users or those whose family or friends can get online on your behalf, the quick, free and easy way to apply or renew a Senior Pass can be found online here.

If you don’t have access to the internet you can apply for or renew your Senior Pass at Bus Station Travel Centres… Find your nearest here…

Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Awareness Workshop

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A Hope for Justice interactive workshop for frontline professionals and volunteers being held on Wednesday 2 November 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Road, Halifax, HX1 4NE

On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Explain what human trafficking is and the different types that exist
  • Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of trafficking
  • Respond appropriately to a victim / case of human trafficking
  • How to report in Calderdale and who your Slavery Safeguarding Leads are

To book a place on this workshop please email

Halloween Fun at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Take part in pumpkin carving, story time, a quiz walk and more with a FREE Halloween event with hot chocolate and parkin.

Saturday 29 October 2016 – 5pm to 7pm
At Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

This event is for children aged 0-5 years old and older siblings are welcome.

Improve how you feel at ‘Head Space’ with Healthy Minds

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Healthy Minds understand the problems people face on a day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs.

If you want to improve how you’re feeling in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere then this new course might be just what you’re looking for.

Tuesday’s 15, 22 & 29 November – 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Brighouse Library

The 3 week course will run for 2 hours per week and will cover topics such as

  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving confidence and self esteem
  • Moving forward – goals and aims
  • Getting what you need and taking control

If you would like more information about the course or any other support provided then please call 01422 345154 and ask for Nicola or Kath

Or register your interest online at