Lower Valley Friday Flyer 18 June 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Piece Hall vaccination Walk-in Clinic 18-20 June (Pfizer/BioNTech)
  • Tennis for all at the Park Tennis Club
  • Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum meeting: Thursday 24th June
  • Less than Two Weeks to apply for EU Settlement Status

Have a great weekend!

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Full Circle Funerals Launch New Community Fund in Calderdale

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Charities and community groups will be invited to apply through the Community Foundation for Calderdale for grants of up to £5,000 after Halifax-based funeral directors Full Circle Funerals contributed £15,000 to the fund.


The next round of general grants that the Community Foundation for Calderdale will be opening for people to apply for in July to fund initiatives that will help to rebuild the local community in the wake of coronavirus.

To read more, visit

Clean Air Day – Thursday 17 June

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(Taken from the Calderdale ecall)

Today is Clean Air Day and we’re encouraging people to pledge to make a change to help support work to reduce air pollution in the borough.

Improving air quality is one of our key priorities and is a really important part of the work being done to tackle the climate emergency. As a borough, Calderdale aims to be carbon neutral by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030. We hope to achieve this even sooner with in-house emissions and significant progress has already been made to reduce our carbon footprint.


How we’re improving air quality in Calderdale

To help meet these ambitious targets and support improvements in air quality, we’ve introduced a number of initiatives, including the use of electric vehicles in our fleet, additional electric vehicle charging points in the borough, tree planting, LED street lights installation, energy efficiency improvements in Council buildings and insulation for low-income households.

We’re also working in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale to set up a Climate Emergency Fund to help combat the impact that climate change is having on the borough.

12 ‘School Streets’ around Calderdale are also helping to improve air quality. This is where the roads around schools are only open to pedestrians and other non-motorised vehicles at school drop-off and pick-up times during term-time. This helps to limit air pollution from vehicles; prevent idling; create healthier and more pleasant streets; and encourage people to be more active by walking and cycling, building on the many other projects to make it easier to walk and cycle around Calderdale.

Air quality monitoring continues in key locations, such as Air Quality Management Areas and near any incinerators or other developments that need to be carefully managed and monitored.

Get involved

Improving air quality also requires individuals and organisations across the borough to take their own action and we’re encouraging all staff to get involved! You can start the journey towards improved air quality by making a pledge for Clean Air Day. There are lots of simple changes that can be made that will have a positive impact on air quality and help to protect the health of everyone in the borough.

Why not try going vehicle free today or pledge to only buy local? Pledges can start with one day, but you could also consider long-term changes to inspire real change. You can find out more about Clean Air Day here. There’s also the opportunity to use the Personal Air Pollution Calculator to work out your individual contribution to air pollution in the UK, and find out what you can do to reduce emissions and protect your health.

We must act now

Having declared a climate emergency at the start of 2019, we know how vital it is to protect Calderdale’s distinctive environment. You can find out more about this in the video below and learn how we’re stepping up our action to tackle climate change on our website.

Watch video: We are in a climate emergency.

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

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(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.

The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

How your local Primary Care Network (PCN) can help you

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Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet these needs, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs).

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Calderdale has 5 Primary Care Networks covering North Halifax, Central Halifax, Calder & Ryburn, Lower Valley and Upper Valley. Sign up below to find out more about the networks and what they do here in Calderdale.

Subscribe to the PCN Newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/3b38b4413cba/calderdale-primary-care-network-e-newsletter

There is currently a facebook page for the Calder and Ryburn PCN, please visit us: https://www.facebook.com/Calder.Ryburn.PCN

Calder and Ryburn Primary Care Network includes Station Road Surgery in Sowerby Bridge, Bankfield Surgery in Elland, Brig Royd Surgery in Ripponden and Stainland Road Medical Centre in Greetland.  Follow us on 

Less than Two Weeks to apply for EU Settlement Status

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All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, should apply without delay here so they can continue to work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.

They will need to make an application for every eligible child within a family by 30 June 2021. Parents should apply on behalf of their children, even if they have already applied and been granted a status themselves. Eligible close family members living overseas can apply to join an EU, EEA or Swiss family member who started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. They can apply to come to the UK at any point. More information on joining family members can be found on GOV.UK.

If you need support to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can get help from Calderdale Council in partnership with Halifax Opportunities Trust.

We can scan your valid passport and help you to apply to the scheme.

You will need:

  • A valid EU or EEA passport or an ID card (biometric) or UK-issued biometric residence card
  • A mobile phone
  • Email address (this can be set up at the session)

For further information call 07857601530 and speak to Janice or email EUSettlement@calderdale.gov.uk

If you would like to book an appointment, please go to the Calderdale Council website and search for EU Settlement Scheme

Appointments will be held at:

Unit 13, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

For self applications please note: You can complete the application for yourself if you have an NFC enabled phone or tablet.

Budget like a Boss! with help from Noah’s Ark – extra days

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Do words like debt, balance, finance, budgeting confuse you? Would you like to take charge of your money for good?

Noah’s Ark have put together a two half-day course that will show you exactly how you can do that.

Due to the popularity of this course, extra sessions have been added.

  • 21st June and 12th & 19th July
    at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre (Hopwood Lane, Halifax)
  • 2nd & 9th July Illingworth Children’s Centre
  • 15th and 22nd July Ash Green Children’s Centre

Sessions start at 9.30AM until 1.00PM.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses paid.

To book a place, contact Andrew, Lesley or Kelly on 01422 364664 or email debt@noahsarkcentre.org.uk