Calderdale Tourism Conference Tuesday July 5th at the Shay

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Visit Calderdale are excited to be hosting The Calderdale Tourism Conference, Tuesday 5th July, Shay Stadium 9.30am ‚Äď 1pm.

If you are a food and drink retail business, leisure attraction or accommodation provider, come along and meet like-minded businesses and find out what support is on offer to you.

Or are you thinking about the next step in your career or looking for a fresh start? If so come and learn about all the exciting opportunities and benefits of working within the industry and how you can play a part in growing Calderdale tourism economy.

Book your place to our free event here ūüĎČ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/352802550927

Home Instead : Local home care company is top 2.51% in the region

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Home Instead Calderdale has received a prestigious award by a national reviews website, having been named one of the top 20 home care companies in Yorkshire and Humberside and in the top 3% of home care companies in the region. They have made it onto the impressive list out of 796 home care companies and this is the fourth time they have won this award.

The award is based on the home care company‚Äôs reviews on homecare.co.uk, the UK‚Äôs top home care reviews site considered to be the ‚ÄėTripAdvisor for home care‚Äô. The reviews are given by people that Home Instead cares for, plus their loved ones. Home Instead Calderdale made it to the exclusive list thanks to its impressively high review score of 9.9.

One heart-warming review from a family member of a client, appearing on homecare.co.uk, is as follows: ‚ÄúThe carers were lovely and looked after my mum very well. We really appreciate the efforts made to have the minimum number of staff on the care rota, and to have a primary carer, so that personal relationships and trust were formed. This really made a difference¬†and it made it a very personal service. All the staff were friendly, helpful and professional and we felt that they genuinely cared. Thank you so much.‚ÄĚ

Naomi Lanigan, Registered Manager of Home Instead Calderdale, said: ‚ÄúWe are delighted to receive this award again.¬† The positive reviews we receive are down to the dedication, commitment and genuine care taken by our fantastic Care Professionals and our office team. We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are happy and working with families to tailor our service to their loved ones needs.‚ÄĚ

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk, said: “Top quality home care is crucial as it enables people to continue living in their own homes and maintain their independence, with their home care worker often becoming their friend and companion.

“The past two years have been particularly hard for disabled and older people, as many were forced to self-isolate to protect themselves from Covid, with care workers playing a vital role in keeping them mentally and physically well.

‚ÄúOur reviews are by those who receive home care as well as their family and friends. This helps others to search for the right care provider, where compassion, trust and empathy are at the heart of their care.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúHome Instead Calderdale has shown it provides care of the highest quality and we would like to congratulate it on being one of the top home care providers in Yorkshire and Humberside‚ÄĚ

Home Instead Calderdale provides a wide range of care services, including personal care, including help with dressing and bathing, dementia care and companionship care.

The company is looking for caring people to join its team and become a Care Professional. New recruits don’t necessarily need previous sector experience; the most important attributes are a kind heart and the desire to make a difference.

For more information on Home Instead’s care or career opportunities, please call 01422 292424 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale/.

The caring team from Home Instead Calderdale

Halifax Civic Trust Celebrates National Civic Day (June 18th)

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Halifax Civic Trust celebrated National Civic Day on 18th June with a stall at Woolshops and events in the town.

Civic Day is promoted Nationally by Civic Voice who want to see a society where every individual can say ‚ÄėI am proud of where I live‚Äô.

Halifax Civic Trust has been working to protect Halifax’s Heritage for 60 Years.

It was an exciting day with a 2-hour heritage walk around the town and a special showing of films about Halifax and the Civic Trusts own film about the Wakefield Gate or Magna Via. There were local competitions, and the Trust shared its work over the last 60 years. People were invited to join as members and support their work locally.

The Town Crier announced the event across the Town and the Mayor Cllr. Angie Gallagher opened Civic Day in Halifax and spoke to members of the public about the work of Halifax Civic Trust.

Some images of the day (4 High Res versions)

About Halifax Civic Trust :

Celebrating, enhancing and safeguarding Halifax’s built and natural environment. Founded in 1962. Registered Charity no. 508817. An entirely voluntary organisation which aims to improve the quality of Halifax townscape and celebrate, enhance and safeguard the outstanding built and natural environment of the Town ‚Äď famously described by John Betjeman as a town of hidden beauty. By raising public awareness, carrying out projects to improve the environment, keeping a close eye on heritage at risk, influencing major projects and planning decisions the aim is to make and keep Halifax an attractive place to live, work and visit. There is an annual awards ceremony to recognise outstanding local projects which have included the restoration of the Piece Hall, local community gardens and the Duke of Wellington‚Äôs Regimental Memorial. You will also see plaques commemorating notable local residents around the town.

 

Contact Details
For further information or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact:
Mark Fennelly ‚Äď Publicity and Communications tel. 07787 523 516
Email. mark.halifaxcivictrust@gmail.com

Website: www.halifaxcivictrust.org
Twitter:    https://twitter.com/TrustCivic
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/241127785949760
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC94v8Zd-FS9cz-W9QYJW8oA

 

Migration Yorkshire – Ukrainian population latest figures in West Yorkshire

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We have released a new local migration data dashboard about the Ukrainian population today, with a text and video user guide.

The dashboard presents various open data sources about the newly arrived and settled Ukrainian population for local areas in Yorkshire and Humber, including:

  • key counts of the population group
  • a timeseries for new arrivals
  • regional and national comparisons
  • and additional insight into other population groups that may be impacted by the conflict in Ukraine [i.e. Russian, Polish, Belarusian].

We will regularly update the dashboard to provide timely insight into the emerging Ukrainian population and continue our commitment to make migration related data more accessible for the region.

We hope this is useful for you to increase knowledge and awareness, influence policy and support development of evidence-based services for the communities we serve.

Join ACDAF and discuss inclusive Commuting and Green Spaces access

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The Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum (ACDAF) is a user led group of people with pan disabilities and who live in Calderdale. It is a very diverse group with ages ranging from 20-92 years!

We represent learning disabilities, sensory impairment, physical disabilities and neurodiverse conditions. We listen to our members lived experiences and everyday challenges and bring partners and stakeholders together with our members to look at how access and inclusion can be improved.

We are very keen to work in co production and we work in collaboration with with the local authority, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), Canal and River Trust, Northern Rail and design teams/architects.

We meet online and occasionally face to face at an accessible venue in Halifax.

We have focus groups on Transport, countryside and green spaces, tourism and health and wellbeing.

Members can be as involved as they choose but everyone has an equal voice to raise awareness of issues affecting their lives in regards to access and inclusion.

If you would like a membership form or to find out more about our friendly group please contact Lorri 07596 707795 lorraine@visitsunlimited.org.uk

 

 

Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

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Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.¬†Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future.¬†In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

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Jobskilla Remote/Online 5 day Digital Skills course

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5 Day Digital Skills course. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Android Tablet!

Find out more on Jobskilla

This highly popular course is now running weekly, starting every Monday.
It is a remote course where you will study from home, you will receive help and guidance from a tutor.

Units Covered

  • Developing¬†digital¬†career¬†skills
  • Management of Information
  • Digital¬†device safety awareness
  • Communication and Productivity
  • Digital¬†Security

Learn How To:

  • Use essential Digital programs such as Word, Excel & Email
  • Use Social media to market yourself and a business
  • Find and gain employment online and much, much more!

 Course Delivery: 

  • Start Date: Monday¬† /¬†¬†End Date: Friday¬†
  • Venue: Remote – You will study from home
  • 5 day (Tues-Fri 10am – 4pm)
  • Referrals made on a Wednesday prior to the course stating this will go on the next available course.

Eligibility

  • Candidates need to be 19 or older as of 31st August 2021
  • Unemployed or working 16 hrs or less
  • Not in education
  • Right to live and work in UK
  • Need to have access to a PC, Laptop or Tablet with a webcam. A smart Phone is not able to support the course content.

For further information and to apply contact Donna Ham

t: 07877092832
e: donna.ham@jobskilla.co.uk

Referring a learner

To refer a customer please click on the relevant course link, click APPLY NOW and input your customer details and our recruitment team will make contact to confirm their booking.

Apply for the course on Jobskilla

To receive updates on when a learner starts/completes the course, please ensure you add your email address as the referral partner.

West Yorkshire Healthier Together ‚Äď a new website for families launches (Mon 27th)

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The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) has launched a new website that provides consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice to parents, carers, young people, and professionals.

West Yorkshire Healthier Together is a free website developed by local healthcare professionals to help parents and carers keep their children safe and healthy. It has a wide range of information and is available by visiting www.wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk

The WY HCP has ensured the online advice compliments local advice given across health and care services.  Information has been reviewed by local paediatricians, GPs, community pharmacists, health visitors and other professionals across the region to ensure it is the most current, and up to date information available.

The Healthier Together programme first originated in Wessex and its successful approach adapted and launched in other parts of the country. The benefits of local developments mean links and information about local services and resources have been made available.

It also offers practical advice on whether a child should go to nursery or school if unwell, along with advice on keeping children safe, well and in good general health.

Victoria Hemming, Consultant Paediatrician, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and WY Healthier Together Clinical Lead said¬†‚ÄúClinical expertise from a wide range of professionals across the area has made development of the West Yorkshire Healthier Together website possible. It’s designed to be a helpful and practical tool for parents and carers. It provides advice on common childhood illnesses, including when and where to go for help. There is also advice on keeping children safe and healthy. The website will continue to be developed with new topics added. We are particularly looking forward to working with young people to develop pages relevant for them.”

Sayma Mirza, Associate Director for Children, Young People and Families at WY HCP said¬†‚ÄúI am delighted to see the launch of our West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership ‚ÄėHealthier Together‚Äô website which is going to be a valuable resource for children, young people, families, carers and health and care professionals. We aim to continue the development of the site¬†in co-production with our Youth Collective and health and care professionals. This is great news for our local communities and workforce. Families across the area are very much encouraged to visit¬†¬†www.wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk‚ÄĚ

Tim Ryley, Chief Executive Officer at Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and a Senior Responsible Officer for the Children, Young People and Families Programme at WY HCP said¬†‚ÄúIt is with enormous thanks to all the health and care professionals that have come together in recent months to make the launch of West Yorkshire Healthier Together possible. Please do visit and make it a go-to for local and trusted online health advice and information for your family‚ÄĚ.

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 24 June 2022 ‚Äď OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

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This week:

  • Brighouse Charity Gala June 25th
  • Calderdale Business Awards 2022 nominate by June 30th
  • Healthy Holidays Summer 2022 Live from Friday 24th June
  • Flavourfest ‚Äď A taste of Local Market life in Calderdale

Have a great weekend!

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Calderdale Business Awards 2022 nominate by June 30th

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The Business for Calderdale Awards 2022

Who should win one of the Calderdale Business Awards?

With several categories, the Calderdale Business Awards are a great opportunity to showcase your business and receive recognition for your achievements.

The Business Awards will take place on Thursday 13th October 2022 at The Venue, Barksisland celebrating the achievements of businesses in the borough over the last year.

Following a tough couple of years, this is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of businesses in our area. Categories include:

  • New Business of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Promotion of Calderdale
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Covid Resilience
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Business of the Year

This award will be presented to the business which can best prove a genuine dedication to their workforce. The judges are looking for evidence of:

  • Focus on employee development and creating a motivated workforce
  • Keeping their workforce at the heart of their organisation, even during difficult times
  • Consistently displaying excellence in leadership and management
  • Regular two-way communication with employees

Eligibility:

  • Based in Calderdale
  • Have 5 or more employees
  • Must have been trading for 2 years or more

If you know a business in Calderdale who deserves to win an award, you can nominate them online by visiting https://businessforcalderdale.co.uk/awards/

Nominate a business nowNominations must be submitted by30th June 2022