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CORONAVIRUS – STAYING WELL UPDATE

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As the situation regarding Coronavirus continues to develop we understand that for lots of people this is a worrying time especially if you are or know someone who is elderly, or has a health condition.

From this week Staying Well won’t be offering home visits or accompanying clients to activities. Instead we are focusing on contacting all our clients to offer help and support to plan for the next few months.

We’ll also be checking in with community groups around their immediate plans and offering support where we can.

If you know someone who is isolated or vulnerable, or if you are a community group and would like some advice, call Staying Well on 01422 392767, or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk or message us on Facebook @StayingWellCalderdale

For further information on the Council’s 10 point plan for Calderdale in response to COVID-19, click here to read a statement from Councillor Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council.

An update on the Staying Well Awards…….

A big thank you to all of those who to the time to nominate for the Awards – we have received some wonderful stories from all over Calderdale that highlight the brilliant things going on in our communities.

Due to the ongoing concerns and developments with COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the planned awards ceremony in spring and aim to hold an event later in the year.  Please watch this space and know that we will be in touch with all the valued nominees at a later stage.

Can you help The Cartwheel Centre in Elland get back on track?

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The Cartwheel Centre,

Elland needs your help

Since 1965 The Cartwheel Centre has promoted education, social welfare and leisure time activities for the benefit of the people of Elland. Whether it’s youth clubs and support services for our young people or luncheon clubs and reducing loneliness for our older people, we have been at the heart of Elland for 55 years!

However, last year was a difficult one. Due to a number of situations outside of our control, the centre experienced a very hard time and, if not for the dedication of our Management Committee, the centre could have faced closure.

However, things are now returning to normal but the centre needs your help and we are appealing for support from local businesses and individuals to serve on the Management Committee, or offer support in other ways.

Are you able to spare a few hours a week to help the centre upgrade and revamp to a standard in order to continue to be a great venue for everyone’s benefit in the town?

Until recently Youth Services have delivered sessions for local young people from the centre and there is usually a popular luncheon club. We would love to expand on the things we offer local people in Elland and need your help to do so.

If joining the Management Committee isn’t for you, could you support a fundraising campaign or be happy to make a donation?

Some of the skills we need to save the centre

Administration, IT, record keeping, opening and closing the building, overseeing contractors, gaining quotes.

 

You will need to be

  • able to commit to regular meetings and work in between meetings
  • reliable and work with integrity
  • passionate about getting a job done well!

 

If you would like to join us or would like to have an informal chat about what you could offer, please contact Joe Braithwaite, Acting Chair joeb555@outlook.com

 

The Cartwheel Centre, Temperence Building/Huddersfield Rd, Elland HX5 9DW
Tel: 01422 374533

Elland Library refurbishment and closure of Coronation Street

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Those of you in Elland regularly will have noticed that work has commenced on the refurbishment of the library.

The location of the building has necessitated that some of Coronation Street is closed for the duration of the works.

It will be closed from the Boxhall Road junction to the Victoria Road junction, with access strictly for residents only. There is no way through to Victoria Road from Coronation Street, this is in the interests of health and safety.

The library will be co-located with other Council services once the refurbishment is complete, in the meantime there is a temporary library at the former cash office in Southgate.

Although the refurbishment will likely take a while, it is essential work and every effort is being made to minimise impact. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

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Drop-in sessions have been set up to address the impact of the recent flooding in the region of Calderdale. You are invited to attend for your opportunity to discuss your concerns and propose your ideas.

 

Dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 11 March  –  Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF   11am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12 March  –  Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 13 March  –  Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA      11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 March  –  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY   10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 19 March  –  Brighouse Civic Hall, HD6 1RW   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 20 March  –  Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN   11am – 7pm

 

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