Lower Valley Friday Flyer 03 September 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • 40th Anniversary Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk on September 18th
  • Walk with Lorraine for Yorkshire Air Ambulance on September 4th!
  • Grants of up to £5,000 for community groups from CFFC

Have a great weekend!

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Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 August 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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No Friday Flyer this week. Just a few headlines

This week:

  • Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – various locations
  • Illingworth Post Lady will Brave the Shave!
  • Walk with Lorraine for Yorkshire Air Ambulance on September 4th!
  • Still time to Root out Racism

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Root Out Racism Movement

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit invite you to join the Root Out Racism Movement, starting Monday 23rd August at 9am

For more up-to-date info visit

The series of events and a prequel on Friday the 20th of August, 1-2pm at the Piece Hall, address the issues around racist behaviour, the impacts to the sufferers, opening discussions from experiences shared.

A series of local launches have been planned. For more information, use the contact details provided next to the events.

  • Bradford district and Craven, Mon 23rd August, Centenary Square, Bradford City Centre. Contact for more information
  • Calderdale at the Piece Hall on Friday 20 August. Contact for more information
  • Leeds are doing a photocall with the Mayor and CEO for Leeds Council, amongst others on Friday 20 August at Town Hall with embargo of Monday. Contact
  • Kirklees, have done a pre-launch photo call with Cllr Pandor, and this will go out on Monday to the media. Contact
  • For the Wakefield plans contact
  • WY&H HCP photo call on Monday 23 August with Rob, the Deputy Mayor, Interim CEO for SWYPFT, Karen Jackson and others. 
  • BBC Radio Leeds is planning a full week of activity and the latest schedule is below. Thank you to all who are taking part.

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A week-long feature, to correspond with the launch of the Anti-Racism Movement in late August 2021 (W.C 23rd Aug), with a different community group/story told daily on the BBC Radio Leeds Breakfast Show. Coverage is centred upon the real stories of people living in West Yorkshire who’ve experienced racism firsthand and the positive steps they’ve taken to tackle and overcome adversity. The whole idea of this campaign is to proactively challenge racism across all aspects of society. 



MONDAY 23rd August

Lead piece on Day One : Launch of the anti-racism movement


PKG DONE: ANTI RACISM – Music PKG (Graft) Daragh

0705 CONF LIVE (Zoom): Two guests. Soriya Jabeen (South Asian lady, Pakistani Muslim) and Mark Grattan AKA Marky G (DJ and music producer) founded Safety in Music in WY (a youth project aimed at helping the most vulnerable in fight against serious violent crime and tackling racism). (Both Soriya and Mark will be on Zoom and are happy to be interviewed.)

0735 (Still to be done): Pre-recorded piece with Presenter Richard Stead interviewing Ex-England Footballer and Huddersfield Town Player, Frazier Campbell. (Interview to be done Thursday 19th August at 10.30am)

  • Frazier can talk about his own personal experiences of racism, both on and off the pitch.
  • His reaction to what happened at the Euros.
  • Whether he thinks enough work’s being done to combat racism in sport?
  • The proactive work Huddersfield Town are doing, and other local clubs, to promote anti-racism in society.

0805 CONF LIVE (Zoom): Live Guest: Rob Webster CBE CEO lead for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

News Bulletins – Pre-recorded interview with Kirklees Council Leader Cllr Shabir Pandor – he’s is the anti-racism movement lead for the Partnership.

SOCIAL MEDIA: working up some digital content




LIVE GUEST CONF (Facetime) Interfaith, Leeds Jewish Representative Council – Simon Philips Director of Interfaith. This organisation found us the case study in the PKG.

Simon can talk about the work Interfaith do in the community to support people of Jewish heritage.


WOMEN – (Clothing / Public Perception of Head Scarves for Women)


LIVE GUEST CONF (Zoom): Heather Nelson – Chief Executive Officer, Black Health Initiative (BHI) Leeds


Heather can talk about her own experiences of racism as a Black woman. Heather can also talk about the proactive work the BHI Leeds are doing to tackle racist behaviour.


TRAVELLERS / GYPSY COMMUNITY – Racism and Discrimination

PKG DONE: ANTI RACISM – Travellers PKG Daragh

LIVE GUEST CONF (Zoom): Connecting Roma, Daniel


  • Connecting Roma is a community interest organisation, launched in 2009, in Bradford
  • Daniel is from the Czech Republic and identifies as a Roma, but is not a traveller. He wants to promote understanding within the WY community of what Roma means. He wants to promote integration, without people forgetting who you are.
  • Roma is an Ethnicity, with traditional elements differing from country to country. I.e. in Britain members of the Roma community may live in caravans, elsewhere this is not the case.
  • He says there are as many as 20,000 people living in Bradford from Eastern Europe who identify as Roma. It’s a large community which is unrepresented. He mentioned how he never sees anyone in sports teams or on TV representing his ethnicity.
  • Daniel says he’s come from a racist country and the system in the UK isn’t as racist as in the Czech Republic. In England he’d feel confident to call the police about a hate crime, but in Czech he wouldn’t.
  • He’s faced racism in the UK, when he first came to the country age 10, with a group of Asian boys telling him to “Go back to your country.” Daniel says he never understood why someone with the same skin colour as his own was racist towards him. In his lifetime he’s also be denied access to restaurants, with people saying “we don’t serve gypsies.”
  • He’s working a lot with schools and currently has 30 Roma children in summer camps. He’s raised with schools about inclusion and that many Eastern European cultures like to have soup ahead of a meal – he’s asked if this could happen one day a week.


MIGRANTS – (Children Facing Racism)

PKG BEING EDITTED BY AISHA: With a West Yorkshire family (Calderdale) who recently moved to the county from Nigeria and immediately faced racism for being migrants.

POSSIBLE LIVE GUEST TBC: Fay (surname TBC), Trustee Member at Light Up Black and African Heritage Calderdale

The live guest is being arranged via Bola Adams – 07550 699459


The Friday Flyer is going on holiday! 🌞

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We would like to let you know that from the 23rd to the 30th of August, the Friday Flyer team is taking a well earned rest.

We still want to receive your news and updates. We just need to let you know that during this week we may not be able to respond and post your items.

In the meantime, we wish you a pleasant rest of summer and hope to see you again come September!

Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – various locations

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We are delighted to be able to advertise several 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.

North Halifax Partnership 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. A variety of day/hours are currently available.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.

If you would like to come and see us in action, please get in touch

Current Vacancies

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme.

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green Children’s Centre 19 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus– Innovations Children’s Centre – 37 hours TTO
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre – temporary post – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations Children’s Centre– temporary post – 24 hours

Other Current Vacancies

  • Workforce and Strategic Support Officer
  • Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Assistant Parent Link Worker – Lower Valley
  • Receptionist/Admin Assistant – Creation’s Children’s Centre


Closing date Wednesday 1st September 2021


For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:


If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website:


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.

Happy Days Homeless Charity Halifax Events

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Happy Days would like to invite you to their upcoming monthly events.

More details on each event as the time comes closer.

  • Friday 24th September – Afternoon Tea
  • Saturday 16th October – The 50 Mile Drop
  • Thursday 21st October – Music Quiz
  • Friday 12th November – Comedy Evening
  • Friday 3rd December – Christmas Meal & Party Night




Event Details: We are hosting a full Comedy evening on Friday 12th November 2021, tickets are £15.00pp, all profits from the evening will go towards supporting Happy Days Homeless Charity.



Happy Days are here for any issues surrounding homelessness.

They support people getting off the streets and securing accommodation through community and social enterprise.

Take a look at their summer edition news :

Happy Days need your help. If you can provide them with toiletries and essentials it would help.

You can contact them here:

phone: 01422 303458

Happy Days UK

“It’s all about Community”
If you would like to donate to our work:
Main charity –
Cycle Shop CIC –
Head office: Greycourt House, Greycourt Close, 160 King Cross Road, Halifax HX1 3LN
t: 01422 381316
Reg. Charity No: 1157527

Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 16th-22nd August

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at


Monday 16 August 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)

Tuesday 17 August 2021
Bankfield Surgery, 10:00am – 5:30pm (Pfizer-BionTech / Oxford AstraZeneca)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)

Wednesday 18 August 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)

Thursday 19 August 2021
Bankfield Surgery, 10:00am – 5:30pm (Pfizer-BionTech / Oxford AstraZeneca)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)

Friday 20 August 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)

Saturday 21 August 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
Station Road Surgery, 9:00am – 1:00pm (Pfizer-BionTech / Oxford AstraZeneca)

Sunday 22 August 2021
Acapulco Nightclub, 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
Station Road Surgery, 9:00am – 1:00pm (Pfizer-BionTech / Oxford AstraZeneca)

Read below for full details

Download the list of clinics here

Virtual Dementia Carers Peer Support Group

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Do you care for someone with dementia? Get support from someone who understands.

Alzheimer’s society  are running virtual support groups over Zoom.

During Covid Lockdown the zoom groups had a limited places. Now we have extended its capacity and can offer it to more dementia carers.

Carers benefit meeting experienced and very friendly carers and a Dementia Adviser.

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The Calderdale support groups run on the 3rd Thursday of each month 1.45pm – 3pm.

Please contact your local office before attending

phone: 01422 352789

Healthy Minds August Newsletter

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This past month at Healthy Minds has been a time of growth and reflection for us. A wonderful mixture of ideas have surfaced, revealing the strength in diversity of experiences that we hold. We are all looking forward to strengthening this identity, as we continue to learn how we can best represent the people of Calderdale.

Find out about their fundraising news, the allotment developments, events with TimeOut and much more!

Read the newsletter in their blog