Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 29 April 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Register to vote in the Local Government Elections 5 May 2022
  • NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – May 18
  • West Yorkshire Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups public meeting May 3rd
  • easyfundraising Free funding webinar – Tuesday May 3rd

Have a great weekend!

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Phoenix Bowmen invite you to have a go at Archery!

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Ever wanted to try archery? The opportunity may be just a… stone’s throw away!

Halifax’s own Phoenix Bowmen, based at Halifax Rugby Club are holding an archery taster session on Saturday 14th of May between 11am and 2pm.

Price is £2 for 12 arrows.

The session is open to adults and children over 6 years old.


For any additional requirements, please contact secretary@phoenixbowmen.co.uk

NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – May 18

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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
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Innovations
  • 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
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme Children’s Centre

Other posts

  • Projects Administrator – Ovenden Mixenden Initiative
  • Community Organiser – Ovenden Mixenden Initiative
  • Staying Well Active Worker – Ovenden Mixenden Initiative
  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre
  • Domestic – Elland Children’s Centre

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 18th May 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.

Join Calderdale Forum 50+ and be the voice for older people in Calderdale

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is looking for more members who can help support and represent older people in Calderdale.

Thanks to funding from The Community Foundation for Calderdale and Calderdale Council, Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is expanding its information provision for older people and looking for new members and contributors who can help shape its direction.

This is an exciting time for the Forum as the council has recently committed to making Calderdale an “ageing well” region.  With more than a third of residents now aged over 50, the role of the Forum will become more important in future years.

This funding will be used to signpost older people to high quality, trusted information and advice on later life issues, tailored to their needs and concerns. It will also help connect them with community groups, activities, societies and volunteering opportunities that are tailored to an older population.

To ensure the Forum can be a voice for the over 50s in Calderdale as more age-friendly policies are adopted by the Council, they are looking for local residents who can bring in fresh feedback, opinion and insight on what it’s like to be an older person in Calderdale.

If you are aged over 50 and would like to speak up for older people and help contribute to their activities, consultations and communications, then they would like to hear from you.  There are two ways you can get involved:

·        Join their insight panel to give your views and feedback on local issues and on their communications.

·        Become a committee member. Attend bi-monthly meetings and speak about the issues that concern you, your friends and family.

Forum Chair Malcolm Kielty said:

“During the pandemic, visits to our website tripled, reflecting our status as a trusted, independent and, above all, up-to-date source of information. We published daily updates on lockdown restrictions, food supplies, face masks and vaccinations and in 2020 we were nominated for a community spirit award for our communications during the crisis.

“A significant amount of that “traffic” growth has been retained and and our focus now is broadening our research base to ensure we can bring more views and opinion from older people to our Council, local NHS and other public bodies.”

If you are interested in finding out more, contact info@calderdaleforum50plus.com

About the Forum

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  They also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. They collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.

Their committee meets bi-monthly with one Annual General Meeting each year and directs the work of a small team of communications professionals that provide a trusted, informed and independent source of information for this age group through a modern website, social media and regular newsletters.

The group has been running since January 2011 and have developed strategic partnerships with public, private and statutory sector groups such that we are seen as the voice of the over 50s in Calderdale.

For more information or to arrange an interview with the Chair of the Committee, contact Julie Ingham on 07791 106648.

VSI Alliance Update 29 April 2022

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


Find out about the upcoming VCSE assembly, sources of support for charities and individuals, consultations on local services and organisations, including WY Fire and Rescue service, current Events, support groups, jobs and funding options.

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.

Calderdale (VCSE) Assembly – Thursday 5th May 2022 – *Still Places Available* 

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There are places still available for the Calderdale Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) Assembly on Thursday the 5th of May 2022.


Would you like to:

  • Understand the changing strategic landscape at Calderdale and West Yorkshire level?
  • Understand more about the changes that are taking place in the Health, Social Care, Environment and Economy worlds?
  • See where you organisation is contributing or is filling a gap in your community?
  • Feel more in the loop?
  • Be part of the initial conversations?

Calderdale Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) Assembly Thursday 5th May 2022 –  Elsie Whiteley Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER 12.45pm networking lunch* prompt 1.30pm start – 3pmTo reserve a place for you or an organisation rep, please email benjamin.opie@vsialliance.org.ukPlease let us know if would like to attend the lunch ASAP & *If you have any dietary/special requirements or access requirements*.

Book Via Email Here

Time Out’s April newsletter

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We thought we would update you on the fantastic week of Easter holiday activities we have had here at Time Out: Healthy Minds’ project for children and young people.The Time Out project has been co-designed by young people, who told us that ‘finding your thing’ – finding something you love to do or connect with – helps them with feeling good and staying well.

To the newsletter

Find out how their Easter Holiday activities went in An Eggcellent Easter Holiday! and more information about the Underlands Exhibition showcasing the artwork of the children attending.


West Yorkshire Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups public meeting May 3rd

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The West Yorkshire Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will meet in public on Tuesday 3 May, 2022, 11am to 1pm. The Committee, which is part of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), has a shared health programme of work that aims to further improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.4 million people living across the area.

The meeting will be held virtually via digital technology.

The Committee has delegated powers from individual CCGs (Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield) to make collective decisions around specific work programmes, for example mental health, planned care, urgent care, and cancer.

A key part of their work involves sharing expertise and working closely with local councils, hospitals, care providers and voluntary community and social enterprise organisations – ensuring services are fit for the future.

The meeting on Tuesday the 3 May 2022 will discuss the harmonisation of commissioning policies across West Yorkshire.

Committee meetings held in public are filmed live and offer members of the public an opportunity to ask questions about agenda items.  As we are holding the meeting virtually via digital technology, we are taking a different approach to questions.

Members of the public are asked to email their questions to westyorkshire.ics@nhs.net before 5pm on Monday 2 May 2022. They can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions.

 We will then send members of the public a Microsoft Teams link to enable them to join the meeting for their question-and-answer item.

All questions submitted will be published on the Joint Committee webpage. The agenda and meeting papers can be accessed from Tuesday 26 April 2022 at:


 The meeting can also be watched live via the same link.

4day Remote/Online Digital Skills course with Android Tablet on Completion

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4 Day Digital Skills course. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Android Tablet!

This is a remote course where you will study from home, you will receive help and guidance from a tutor.

Units Covered

  • Developing digital career skills
  • Management of Information
  • Digital device safety awareness
  • Communication and Productivity
  • Digital Security


Learn How To:

  • Use essential Digital programs such as Word, Excel & Email
  • Use Social media to market yourself and a business
  • Find and gain employment online and much, much more!

 Course Delivery:

Start Date: Tuesday 3rd May 2022

End Date: Friday 6th May 2022

Venue: Remote – You will study from home

4 day (Tues-Fri 10am – 4pm)

Referrals made on a Wednesday prior to the course stating this will go on the next available course.



  • Candidates need to be 19 or older as of 31st August 2021
  • Unemployed or working 16 hrs or less
  • Not in education
  • Right to live and work in UK

Need to have access to a PC, Laptop or Tablet with a webcam. A smart Phone is not able to support the course content.

Elland Companionship Cafe starting Tuesday 10th May at 10am

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Home Instead Calderdale is teaming up with Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland to run a monthly companionship café for older people.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 10 May at 10am in the Morrison’s store cafe.

Our Café is open to older people – whether on their own or with a family member, friend or companion and is ideal for any older person who is looking for more opportunities to get out, enjoy some conversation and meet new people.

Free drinks and biscuits are included.

If interested, come along and join with our activities and conversation. Make new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee in like minded company.

For more information, please ring Home Instead on 01422 292424


Venue: Morrisons Cafe, Morrisons Elland, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland, Halifax HX5 9DT