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Buggy Walks at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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On the first Friday of each month meet at 9:15am to join a buggy walk from Wellholme Children’s Centre. Meet new people, enjoy the fresh air and chat about all and sundry. The next walk is on 6 October 2017 but if you can’t make that there are walks on 3 November and 1 December. 

 

For further information call 01484 714768

Do Something! Calderdale Activities September 2017 – January 2018 Brochure Out Now

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Summer might be over, but autumn in Calderdale brings with it lots of great activities to keep you busy as the nights draw in. See the changing colours of the season at one our great countryside activities, or head to Calderdale museums or libraries if the weather is more suited to indoor activities. As always, there’s plenty to do during October half term; and in the run up to Christmas don’t miss our fantastic festive shows at the Victoria Theatre including this year’s spectacular pantomime, Aladdin.

So take a look inside and find your perfect way to ‘Do Something’.

16-25 and Looking for Work. Get Into the NHS

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The Prince’s Trust, NHS and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are running a 4 week course on getting into Business Administration or Clinical Support for 16-25 year olds not in education, employment or training. The training is Monday 6 November – Friday 1 December in Leeds but there is a taster session on Tuesday 10 October also in Leeds.

Boost your confidence and employability skills whilst on work experience and at the end of the programme, you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors for up to 6 months to help you uncover your next steps.

  • Boost employability skills
  • Doesn’t affect your benefits and travel will be covered
  • Opportunities to work in the NHS!
  • Potential to gain training in various Healthcare skills
  • Improve your interview skills and CV

To register your interest and for more information, contact Hannah Beswick on 07436 582316, Email hannah.beswick@princes-trust.org.uk or Text ‘[Your Name]’ and ‘NHS’ to 07436 582316.

You can also visit www.princes-trust.org.uk and complete a short online enquiry form.

FREE Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale

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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.

 

Saturday Art Club, Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

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Fortnightly- Saturday 15 July, 9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December 10.30am-12.30pm at Smith Art Gallery, Halifax Rd, Brighouse HD6 2AF.

Children aged 8-14 years old are invited to come along and be creative, make stuff and have fun at the Brighouse Saturday Art Club. We use the fantastic collections at the gallery for inspiration.

 

Workshops costs £5.00. To book a place please contact Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or email jeffrey.andrews@calderdale.gov.uk

Memory Lane Cafe Coming Soon to Maurice Jagger Centre

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Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary.  That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at  the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.

The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.

This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15 and December 6

Bankfield Buddies! Craft activities for under fives

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Get along to Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.

Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.

Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.

(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).

 

Session dates for 2017:

23, 30 June

7, 14, 21 July

15, 22, 29 September

6, 13, 20, 27 October

10, 17, 24 November

1, 8, 15 December

Eureka Super Sunday and Holiday Clubs

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Eureka’s Super Sunday and Holiday Clubs are for disabled children and the whole family. They’re run by trained Enablers, are lots of fun and a great way to meet other families. Our clubs are possible thanks to the generous support of the Morrisons Foundation.

Clubs are completely free of charge, plus all families that attend receive a free Eureka! annual pass. What’s not to love, right?

Here are the dates for the rest of the year:

•Tuesday 25 July: Autism holiday club (only a few places left!)
•Tuesday 1 August: Mixed holiday club
•Tuesday 8 August: Mixed holiday club
•Tuesday 15 August: Mixed holiday club
•Tuesday 22 August: Mixed holiday club
•Wednesday 30 August: Mixed holiday club
•Sunday 10 September: Impaired mobility
•Sunday 15 October: Hearing Impaired
•Sunday 12 November: Down syndrome
•Sunday 3 December: Autism Early Years
Our clubs do fill up so call asap to book your place: 01422 330069.
If you are hearing impaired, you can book your place by emailing us: accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Christmas Waste and Recycling collection dates

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Christmas and New Year Waste and Recycling Collection Dates. Collections will be a day later than usual due to bank holidays:

  • Usual collection day                               Changed collection day
  • Monday 26th December 2016                     Tuesday 27th December 2016
  • Tuesday 27th December 2016                     Wednesday 28th December 2016
  • Wednesday 28th December 2016               Thursday 29th December 2016
  • Thursday 29th December 2016                    Friday 30th December 2016
  • Friday 30th December 2016                         Saturday 31st December 2016
  • Monday 2nd January 2017                           Tuesday 3rd January 2017
  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017                            Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • Wednesday 4th January 2017                      Thursday 5th January 2017
  • Thursday 5th January 2017                           Friday 6th January 2017
  • Friday 6th January 2017                                Saturday 7th January 2017

All collections should be back to your usual collection day by Monday 9 January 2017.

Please recycle all that you can, every week.

Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open throughout, operating Sunday opening hours on bank holidays.