Announcements

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! March 2020

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation:

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner x 2
  • Community Early Years Practitioner Plus
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus
  • Early Years Practitioner

 Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th March 2020

 

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:

www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

HALI-CON postponed due to weather – Storm Jorge can do one!

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Halifax’s own Comic Convention has been postponed due to storm Jorge. For more information stay tuned on the Event’s Website:

HALI-CON Comic Convention – hali-con.co.uk

If you have purchased tickets for the event, there are options to claim a refund or to transfer them to the Huddersfield Comic-Con event. Please contact the Hali-con website.

We will also keep you informed once we know more.

Improving Access to Talking Therapies – Calderdale CCG survey open till 6th March

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Talking therapies help people manage anxiety and depression through self-guided help, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and counselling. It is about providing people in Calderdale with accessible and appropriate psychological support to help improve and maintain their mental wellbeing. There are currently two providers of talking therapies in Calderdale – Insight Healthcare and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT).

The CCG wants to review how talking therapies are delivered in Calderdale.  The engagement will look at what’s working and what opportunities there are to provide low level mental health interventions in different ways.

It wants to obtain feedback and ideas from people who have used talking therapies since June 2018 along with staff, referrers and people who feel talking therapies are not for them. This will support the CCG to shape talking therapies in the future.

We would like to know more about:

  • How you manage your mental wellbeing
  • What patient’s and staff’s experience are of the talking therapies
  • Exploring the use of digital technology to support managing your mental wellbeing

Your feedback will be used to inform and shape a service that meets the needs of local people.

For more information and to access the survey, please click on the link below.

https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/iapt-survey/

Brighouse Central Methodist Church Lent Lunches

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Brighouse Central Methodist Church is running a series of Thursday Lent Lunches during the period of Lent, with the first one on Thursday February 27.

Brighouse Lent Lunches

 

You are welcome to come to the Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

Lunch costs £5.00 per person and it includes a choice of two home-made soups, roll and butter, followed by cake or scone. There is unlimited tea and coffee provided.

Dinner is served between 12.30 – 1.30.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Venue: Brighouse Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse HD6 1AQ Tel01484 714854

 

Community Foundation for Calderdale Launch Flood Appeal

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Calderdale Flood Appeal Launched

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched an appeal for people to give to a fund to help those affected by the devastating floods on 9th February.

Storm Ciara created significant damage through severe flooding across the Calder Valley, where a month’s rain fell in just 12 hours. Days later Storm Dennis swept over the flood-hit towns still recovering from the disaster. This is the third time in eight years that our resilient community has been devastated by flooding. It is estimated that 500 homes, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes have been affected. We are leading the response to support the local community.

How the funding will be spent

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is a registered charity with 30 years experience of fundraising and giving out grants to people in need across the Calder Valley. We have led the response to all of the significant floods in the area. We are awarding emergency grants to householders, charities and businesses affected. More information will be posted on our website and on social media.

How this will benefit the community

The financial support that we will be offering the communities affected will help people to get back on their feet after the devastating impact of the floods. The more funds that we raise through this appeal will enable us to have a greater impact.

More information and to donate: https://localgiving.org/appeal/2020FloodAppeal/

Next Shoppers lunch March 6th at Southgate Christian Centre

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The next Shoppers’ Lunch at the Southgate Methodist Church will be on Friday March 6th at 12pm.

 

Tickets are £5.00 per person for a two course meal and a drink.

 

Meal is served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information please ring Wilma on 07772123058.
You can book your tickets or just come on the day.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Volunteers wanted to help at the Shopper’s lunch Southgate Christian Centre Elland

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Southgate Christian Centre have been hosting their popular Shoppers lunch on the first Friday of each month. In order to continue, they need your help.

If you have some time to spare, they are in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up after this very well received community event.

This is a very rewarding experience and an opportunity to meet like minded people, making a positive contribution to the lives of others around you.

All orientation will be provided and subsidised lunch included. If you have some time to help others, they would be very grateful.

The Shopper’s lunch starts at 12pm on the first Friday of each month at the Southgate Methodist Church in Elland. For £5.00 you can receive a two course meal and a hot drink.

Please contact Wilma Paton on 07772123058 for information and to register your interest.

 

Venue: Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Cartwheel Luncheon Club every Monday at 12pm

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The Monday Luncheon Club at the Cartwheel is back and running, offering a set three course meal for £4.00 per person.

The sessions begin at 12.00pm.

For queries and booking please contact Rachel Swaby, Staying Well team on 01422 392708.

Cartwheel Luncheon Club
Cartwheel Youth Club
Huddersfield Road
Elland
HX5 9DW