Apr

Parent Carers Support Grants available

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The Council, the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners are working to improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.

In Calderdale, when we talk about emotional wellbeing, we usually include:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Social wellbeing

The aim is to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people by making sure they have support from their parents and carers.

This scheme will give one-off cash grants to organisations working with or for parents, including public sector agencies, schools and voluntary organisations. This money will be used to strengthen or start up any projects that support parents and carers in a way that helps their children’s emotional wellbeing.

Any public sector, schools or voluntary organisation can apply for anything from £5,000 to £20,000 and a Grants Panel made up of people from the Council and from the Emotional Wellbeing Taskforce, which includes representatives from health, schools and other partners will decide who gets a grant.

If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, please read the supporting documents below for further information and complete the application form before returning it to: Naomi Whenham at Naomi.whenham@calderdale.gov.uk

Supporting documents – Please read before submitting your application

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 April 2016 and you will be informed of a decision in the week commencing Monday 23 May 2016.

Positive Identities Celebration Event

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You have been invited to attend an annual celebration event for Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service to celebrate the work done by the service over the last 12 months.

Thursday 14 April – 1pm to 5pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YS

Lunch and refreshments provided and workshops include:

  • Learning from the Calderdale Hate Crime Project
  • Exploring layers of Identity
  • LGBTQ young people – the importance of faith and culture

Please RSVP by Thursday 24 March 2016by email to:

Or for further information call 01422 371993

Positive Identities

Head Space with Healthy Minds in Elland

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Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity that understand the problems people face on a day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs.

Head Space is a 3 week course that will run for 2 hours per week and cover topics such as:

  • Dealing with stress, improving confidence and self esteem
  • Goals and aims
  • Getting what you need and taking control
  • And how you might access further support

Head Space will run at Croft House Community room, Elland on wednesday’s 13, 20 and 27 April from 1pm to 3pm.

If you would like more information about the course or any other projects provided by Healthy Minds please call 01422 345154 and ask for Nicola or Kath or visit healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Have a Jungle Adventure at Eureka this Easter

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Take an expedition into the Eureka! Jungle and take part in interactive story sessions, dress up as your favourite wild animals and have a go at creating your own jungle soundtrack and more.

Saturday 19 March to Sunday 17 April
At Eureka, Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

There will also be opportunities on selected days to meet jungle critters and test your nerve with some truly creepy crawlies.

Jungle Adventure activities are FREE with standard admission or a valid Eureka! Annual Pass.

Easter Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

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Please remember that your waste and recycling collections will be one day later through Easter week

Usual collection day:                 Collection day will be:
Easter Monday 28 March                Tuesday 29 March
Tuesday 29 March                             Wednesday 30 March
Wednesday 30 March                       Thursday 31 March
Thursday 31 March                            Friday 1 April
Friday 1 April                                      Saturday 2 April

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 4 April 2016

Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – April 2016

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

Click here for upcoming sessions

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

Have your say on hospital services from 15 March

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A major consultation will be launched on Tuesday 15 March 2016 on proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.

The Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation is being led by NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and supported by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

The consultation will run until midnight on Tuesday 21 June and a series of information sessions and public meetings will be taking place over the fourteen-week consultation period, where people can find out more about the proposed changes, ask questions