Jan

Volunteers Needed for Winter Homeless Shelter

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The Gathering Place winter homeless shelter runs from Jan – Mar. If you are interested in volunteering as a Befriender, Evening Team Leader, Morning Support, Evening or Morning Cook, Kitchen Assistant or as an Overnight Volunteer, please get in touch.

Training for those wishing to help at the winter homeless shelter is now ongoing. If you want to volunteer, please contact The Gathering Place (details below) as soon as possible for information.

If you wish to help at all, please get in touch or visit them:

The Food and Support Drop In, C/o The Gathering Place, 1 St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS.

Telephone: 01422 647390

Email: fooddropin@gmail.com

Relaxation Workshop from Insight Healthcare

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This Relaxation Workshop will look in detail at relaxation techniques and how you can implement them into your every day life.

This workshop will be great for you if your are;

  • Interested in improving your self-care and wellbeing
  • You are experiencing stress and anxiety

Book now on Eventbrite for this free event, lasting only 1½ hours, which will be on Monday 15 January 2018 6pm to 7:30pm (venue to be confirmed).

Calderdale Talking Therapies is part of Insight Healthcare, a not for profit organisation and an experienced provider of free talking therapy services on behalf of the NHS.
We are able to help those who are registered with a GP in Calderdale and are aged 18 and over. This service provides help to people experiencing common difficulties such as: low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger, phobias, trauma, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and family problems.

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2017-2018

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The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Sunday 19 November 2017 Historic Heptonstall

Before Halifax took over, Heptonstall was the local centre for the cloth trade with a long history and fascinating buildings.

Meet Margaret Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m in the Bowling Club car park at Heptonstall. HX7 7LT


The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

 

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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’.

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.

 

Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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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.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.

Send some Love to local animals in need this valentines

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valentails-photo-blue-female-dogThe RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are asking supporters to pick a different kind of Valentine this year. The local branch which is entirely self funded, is calling on the public to choose an animal at their centre to send a ‘Valentails’ card to and put a little love in their lives! If the branch receives enough cards, they plan to build a Valen-Tower at the RSPCA Animal centre on Wade Street, Halifax

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, hopes that with the support of public, the branch can have a bit of fun this February whilst raising awareness and raise vital funds, so that they can continue to help the many abandoned, abused and neglected animals in need in the Calderdale and Huddersfield area

Fay said,

“ This February we wanted to have a little fun and also show the animals that they will find love, so we really hope the public will support us in our Valentails appeal. The animals we rescue and rehabilitate here at the centre have often had unimaginable starts in life and all they need is a little bit of love, so it would be lovely to build our Valentower as high as possible and show them that their fur-ever family isn’t far away.”

“We’re calling on individuals, schools and businesses to send your chosen animal a Valentails card. We hope this will help raise awareness for the branch, and the local community will help us create something beautiful for local animals in need.”

valentails-photo-jacko-dogTo support the branch’s Valentails appeals all you need to do is visit their website: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk and select your chosen animal from the ‘Animals For Adoption’ list. You can then post your card to: RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

If you don’t have time to post a card but still want to show your support you can donate online via the website, Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/rspcahalifax.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a completely self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

Elland Ward Forum and the launch of Elland 700

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Come along and find out more about Elland 700… Celebrating the town and its history with a buffet and refreshments provided.

Tuesday 31 January 2017 – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
At Elland Cricket Club, Hullen Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

The launch will then be followed by Elland Ward Forum from 7.30 to 9pm where residents can come along and have a say on what matters to them in their area.

For further information on either of the above contact the Neighbourhood Team on 01422 288016