Announcements

Summer of Live music at the OSCA Foundation Bar

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Live music is back on at the OSCA Foundation bar with gigs planned every two weeks for the next three months.

Unless otherwise stated, there is no entry fee.

Saturday July 9th  : A & E, Duo :  Albert Stott / Ewan ( See Facebook page)
Music/Songs from the past up to present day.
From 7:00pm

Admission is Free, No tickets .

Saturday July 23rd

 Altered State Rock Band
AC.DC. Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, Guns N Roses. Green Day.

From 8pm. Free Admission  No tickets..

 

OSCA FOUNDATION
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8AD

Focus Fest – Focus 4 Hope July 2nd

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This Saturday July 2nd come to The Cock of the North in Hipperholme for Focus Fest, an evening of outdoor live music and entertainment to support Focus 4 Hope.

There will be live bands, DJ, BBQ & Pizza as well as stalls and games for all.

The event starts at 17:30.

Visit here for tickets and information

Venue : The Cock Of the North, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8EF

easyfundraising – additional funding opportunity for your organisation

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VSIAlliance are keen to support the VCSE Sector with funding ideas throughout 2022, so we have partnered with fundraising platform easyfundraising to give you the ability to earn free funding through online shopping

How does it work?Providing access to an easy, free, and low-effort way to fundraise, easyfundraising turns online purchases into free donations for your voluntary organisation, charity, CIC or third sector group. Free to sign-up and free to use, it’s an easy way to get additional funds from something everyone is already doing – shopping online.Through easyfundraising, over 6,000 online retailers including Amazon, eBay and M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, Aldi, Trainline and Argos will give your organisation a free donation when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your organisation.Getting StartedTo get started, set up a free easyfundraising page for your organisation – this only takes a couple of minutes. easyfundraising will give you lots of support to help you get up and running and raising as much as possible. You can even have a free 1-2-1 call with one of the team for a demo of the site, advice and fundraising Don’t miss out on free funding; register your organisation today.Introduction to easyfundraising – free webinarCome along to a webinar where Becky from easyfundraising will explain how it works, help you get set up and answer any questions you have.

Tuesday 28th June10am – 11.30amVia Zoom

VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service

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Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”.  In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

How we can help

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:

 

 

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.

Migration Yorkshire – Local Migration Data update up to March 2022

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We have updated our Local Migration Data Dashboards with data up to March 2022 on our statistics webpage. You can follow the links under the ‘interactive data dashboards’ section to find a dashboard with accompanying video and text user guide for:

  • Refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme
  • Children who arrived here unaccompanied and are seeking asylum
  • People who are seeking asylum
  • Applications and outcomes in relation to the European Union Settlement Scheme [EUSS]

The dashboards include key counts of the population in local areas, provide characteristic breakdowns as well as long term trends and comparisons to other local authorities and regions.

Please note we have updated the ‘people who are seeking asylum’ dashboard to now include data about asylum seekers supported under Section 4, previously this only covered asylum seekers supported under Section 95. We were also expecting to add data about the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) in the ‘refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme’ dashboard, however this data has not yet been released.

We have also produced a summary of key migration trends from the latest Home Office and ONS statistics released last week.

VSI Alliance Update 17 June 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Partnership hosts Health Inequalities Academy – one year on June 21-22

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West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) will host a two-day virtual event on 21 and 22 June to celebrate one year of their Health Inequalities Academy.

Bringing together partners to explore progress and share learning, the event will highlight the work taking place to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged people living in West Yorkshire.

Initiatives include:

  • A cardio-vascular disease (CVD) targeted project
  • Early diagnosis for Gypsy and Traveller people for cancer and CVD
  • Access to maternity and mental health services for refugees and asylum seekers
  • A ‘Waiting Well’ initiative to support people experiencing pain whilst waiting for hospital treatment for bone and joint conditions
  • Work with Leeds Hospitals Charity on the allocation of £1.15 million NHS Charities monies for a range of projects from supporting asylum seekers and mental health care to support for young carers and improving access to health for people who are rough sleeping
  • A Health Equity Fellowship programme to equip colleagues with the skills and knowledge to tackle health inequalities, whilst delivering projects across WY HCP that take positive action to reduce inequalities

Robin Tuddenham, CEO for Calderdale CouncilAccountable Officer for NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Co-Chair of the WY HCP Improving Population Health Programme said:

“We must guard against the inequalities gap widening further as we anticipate the lasting impact of the pandemic on the physical and mental health of the people of West Yorkshire.

The event will bring colleagues working in health inequalities together to tackle enduring challenges facing people in our society as we work to close the health and care gap, to share learning and make progress at pace.”

Dr James Thomas, NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board Medical Director-Designate, who is also the Co-Chair for the Improving Population Health Programme said:

 “Working together has been fundamental to what we have been able to achieve and provides a platform from which we can build, accelerate progress and improve people’s health for better futures. The commitment of national and regional leaders to our Health Inequalities Academy is confirmation of how serious these issues are and our determination to address inequalities.”

Dr Sohail Abbas, Deputy Chair of NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair for the WY HCP Health Inequalities Network said:

 “The Health Inequalities Academy is part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the stark inequalities people continue to face. We’ll be looking at how the Academy has addressed health inequalities across the area and answer the fundamental question of what we can all do to tackle health inequalities through our specific actions”.

You can find out more about the event and the guest speakers taking part on eventbrite where you can also register your place and choose the workshops you’d like to attend.

NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – July 6th

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North Halifax Partnership (NHP) Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. We have a variety of roles available.

Our Children’s centres are exciting places to work. All the staff are committed to supporting their local communities to provide high quality learning for children. We provide an excellent working environment where children and staff thrive.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is for qualified and experienced practitioners with a passion for helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have the responsibility to lead an area in child development, such as speech and language, SEND, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is for newly qualified or unqualified staff, or staff returning to childcare following a break or staff who are looking for a new and meaningful new career in childcare. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All our posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, staff voucher incentives and access to an excellent and innovating training programme. There are multiple internal career progression routes within the different children centres.

 

Current Early Years posts

 

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green Children’s Centre
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Innovations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Wellholme
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

Other posts

  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre
  • NHP Community organiser – Neighbourhood team, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Projects administrator – Neighbourhood team, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Staying well (Active) worker – Neighbourhood team, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 6th July 2022

For an application pack visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Or contact Julie in our recruitment team on 01422 251090

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.