There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.
Types of modern day slavery include:
HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD TRAFFICKING, DEBT BONDAGE, FORCED LABOUR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, DOMESTIC SERVITUDE
Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.
Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.
The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.
For further information on this course call 01422 392689.
Ways to reduce the amount of littering and fly-tipping in Calderdale have been discussed at the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel.
At the meeting of the Panel on Thursday 20 April, members of the Litter and Fly-tipping scrutiny review group presented their report and recommendations to reduce litter and fly-tipping in the borough.
The cross-party review group has been looking closely at the issue since October last year and their findings have now been published with fifteen recommendations for Cabinet to consider… Read more…
Calderdale Council has received an impressive regional accolade for its disability sports programme.
At the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards, the Council received the Outstanding Local Authority Award, recognising the exceptional and inclusive service development and support for disabled young people and adults… read more…
Five-time Paralympic gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft, said of the award:
“I am so pleased that the great work my local Council in Calderdale have been doing to help make sport totally inclusive has been recognised at the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards. Sport changed my life and I hope that many other disabled young people can benefit in the local area through the efforts of the team.”
Young people with disabilities can now take part in sports like football, tennis, swimming, trampolining and dancing, from ages 6 to 19.
For more information about any of the sessions, please contact Calderdale Council’s Disability Sports Development Officer, Debbie Greenwood by email to Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01422 341527.
The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.
The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.
The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.
There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale
To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:
Be a voluntary, community or faith group
Be properly constituted
Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
Be open and accessible to the community you serve
Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults
The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Tuesday 2nd of May 2017.