Events

Training Course for Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health)

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The Spirit In Mind project has been established to promote collaboration between the NHS and different faith communities and is being developed in line with the NHS plan to achieve an integrated system of health promotion and preventative care which is necessary to meet the future health needs of the population.  The project seeks to build on the experience of faith organisations in responding to social and health care needs i.e. their deep understanding of local health needs and priorities as well as their strong local presence and direct channel in to deprived and hard to reach neighbourhoods.

The project is now looking to recruit Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health) as an exciting opportunity for involvement in NHS pastoral ministry.

There will be a 12 week course commencing Monday 2 September 2019.

They are seeking people with a strong faith background and enthusiasm, openness, sensitivity and commitment to join a lively and highly motivated team of chaplains, trainers, counsellors and volunteer support.

There will be:

  • Comprehensive training
  • Ongoing support and professional development opportunities
  • Experience of working within a vibrant and caring NHS healthcare team
  • Participation in innovative faith and healthcare projects
  • Involvement in a very rewarding sphere of pastoral ministry

Following an initial informal discussion with members of the chaplaincy team, suitable applicants will be invited to complete the Trust’s volunteer recruitment process.  This includes a reference from their local minister or faith leader as well as clearance checks for safeguarding purposes.

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department on 01924 316282 to speak to Revd Stephen Oakley or Revd Mike Gartland

stephen.oakley@swyt.nhs.uk / mike.gartland@swyt.nhs.uk.

The training will be at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP and will follow the timetable below;

Week 1 2 September 2019 9am – 4pm Welcome to the course

Mental health awareness

Week 2 9 September 2019 9am – 4pm Volunteer mandatory training

 

Week 3 16 September 2019 9.30am – 12.15pm Reflective practice

 

Week 4 23 September 2019 9am – 12.15pm Verbatim

 

Week 5 30 September 2019 9am – 12.15pm Verbatim and role play

 

Week 6 7 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Communication in difficult circumstances

 

Week 7 14 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Developing an understanding of Islam
Half term break

 

Week 8 28 October 2019 9am – 12.15pm Speakers from wards, staff and service users
Week 9 4 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Grief and bereavement

 

Week 10 11 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Understanding the bigger picture

 

Week 11 w/c 18 November 2019

Dates/times to be arranged

Ward visits
Week 12 25 November 2019 9am – 12.15pm Final day, allocation, feedback and thoughts

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 12 April 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Have Your Say! Upcoming Ward Forums
  • Bring ya Butties for Riding for the Disabled Brunch
  • Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day at Ravenspring Park
  • Spamalot at the Victoria Theatre
  • Buy Your Bird Boxes from The Phoenix Shed

Have a great weekend!

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Universal Credit Help to Claim Service

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Citizens Advice Calderdale has launched a new service called ‘Help to Claim’ for those who need to apply for Universal Credit in Calderdale.

They are working in collaboration with the Citizens Advice Network and more locally with Calderdale Council and Job Centre Plus (Calderdale) to support people in submitting their Universal credit application to get their first full payment.

Help will be tailored to the individual and be available; face to face, over the phone (0800 144 8444) and online through webchat and advice content (www.citizensadvice.org.uk). This may include assistance with the online application form or help with providing evidence like childcare costs.

The main drop-in has now moved to Customer First so that they can work with the existing Council team to help people start a claim and get ready for their work coach appointment. They will be there Monday to Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm for clients needing help with making a claim and generalist advice needs.

Just as a reminder, they continue to offer bespoke debt advice via their team of specialist debt caseworkers, who help people manage problem debt and the Improving Lives team who help clients make appeals in relation to ESA, PIP and DLA.

If any partners would like further information about the Help to Claim service or any other services available at Citizens Advice Calderdale, please contact Caroline Jones on 01422 340303 or caroline.jones@calderdalecab.org.uk

Volunteering, is it for you?

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Bored? Need a new challenge? Meet new people – Gain work experience – Increase your confidence.

At Elland Children’s Centre on Tuesday 11 June, 10:00am-12:00pm.

This session will provides you with all the information you need about becoming a
volunteer with North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided.

To book, please ask at you local Children’s Centre or call on 01422 251090.

 

RSPCA Snip and Chip in Elland

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rspcaAn RSPCA Snip & Chip event in Elland is fast approaching!

If you receive any of the listed benefits, you qualify for snipping and chipping (pets only 😄)

Also available is neutering vouchers, flea and worm treatments

And a FREE goodie bag.

Appointments only on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 11am – 3:30pm

To make an appointment, please call the RSPCA Animal Centre on 01422 365628.

Dirty Dancing at the Victoria Theatre

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Dirty Dancing is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this April!

The classic story will be performed on stage, Wednesday 17–Saturday 20 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

Don’t miss your chance to see this sensational new production.

To book tickets from £31.75 go to https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/dirty-dancing-classic-story-stage or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.

Pond Life as Part of the Up North Film and Television Festival at Square Chapel

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Pond Life (15) will be shown Friday 3 May-Thursday 9 May at various times in the Copper & Red Brick Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre.

It’s summertime 1994 in a quiet ex-mining village in Yorkshire. Trevor is treading on everyone’s toes at home as misfit Pogo is trying to make sense of the world. Lovesick Malcolm is trying to mend his broken heart and best friends Shane and David have nothing better to do. When rumours of a giant carp at the local ponds begin to swirl about town, this young community, led by Trevor, embark on a fishing expedition they will never forget.

With breakout performances by a cast of rising stars, and an evocative original score by Richard Hawley, this bittersweet debut feature sits alongside Billy Elliott and Brassed Off in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities.

This event is part of the Square Chapel Up North: Film & Television Festival.

For more information and to book tickets at £7-£5 visit https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/pond-life/

 

Love Your Local Markets this Easter

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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

The famous market halls have everything you need, when you need it.

Take a trip to your local market and see for yourself. Great products, great value and great people to talk to!

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Newsletter April 2019

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Volunteering makes a world of difference

Nia started volunteering as a befriender in 2018. “I started to volunteer as I work shifts and had some spare time and being there for someone who may be lonely and in need of someone to talk to seemed like a good option. I work with infants and children so volunteering with the elderly was a good contrast”. 

Hopefully I’m there to provide some additional support when they feel alone.  Older people may have little family around, or  suffering with illness or may have lost a beloved lifelong partner which must be very challenging and difficult, so being able to help at all seemed just the right thing to do.” said Nia.

She was introduced to Ann and they hit it off from their first meeting, sharing interests and values including volunteering!

Ann is in her 80’s and is now housebound, not strong enough to go out without support.
She was – and still is – a free, caring and creative spirit who cares about other people and the environment. She has volunteered in UK and abroad and has been vegan all her adult life.

She lives in a lovely cottage which she shared with her husband who has sadly passed away. But his death, after 59 years of marriage, was devastating and she still misses him deeply.

She was visited by Age UK C&K to see if we could help her situation and after refusing a befriender at first, changed her mind “And I’m so glad I did” she said. She and Nia have lots in common – they both love gardening and animals – dogs in particular – and obviously volunteering! “She has changed my life” says Ann “I really look forward to her visits and we are so well matched it really does make a world of difference”.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender, call 01422 252 040 or 01484 535994.

You can download the full newsletter here.

Bird Boxes, Toilet Roll Holders and Garden Benches from Phoenix Shed

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The guys at the Phoenix Shed have been busy making bird boxes for this Spring and now have a small stock, just waiting for some bird friendly customers. The ‘Standard’ bird box is of a typical RSPB design, but is easier to clean. Our newest offering is a ‘Swift’ nest box. All of these are on offer at £15 each, or £24 for two. Their quality means that they will give many, many years of service, without needing to be painted, or treated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Posh Toilet Roll Holder

 

The brief was’ “I would like a sort of rustic toilet roll holder that will hang from the towel rail under the hand basin”. So here’s what was made for the lady.

 

 

 

 

Garden Benches

They now have garden benches all ready to grace your garden this summer. Made of pressure/heat treated timber and triple coated with Ronseal 5 year paint, they should give many, many years of faithful service. They are also very sturdy and competitively priced at just £125.

And next week a story about Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge and how The Phoenix Shed has worked with the local community to clean up the are in time for summer.