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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

Soup and Sandwich evening at Southgate Methodist Church

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The Soup and Sandwich evening is open to anybody in the community (Elland & District) who are on their own (or couples who feel socially isolated )  and who wish to come for food, warmth, company and conversation are very welcome.

Friday 27 January 2017 – 6pm to 8pm
At Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale Street, Elland, HX5 0JL

The project is also open to anybody (Singles or couples) who are unable to provide food for themselves and the food it is totally FREE.

Training Courses with Sector Support Calderdale

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Do you want to get to grips with the refugee crisis and the impact it’s having in Calderdale? Maybe you want to learn more about setting up a not-for-profit organisation.

Sector Support Calderdale is holding a variety of training sessions from Tuesday 24 January including a Dementia Friends information session and more at the Orange Box, Halifax and Illingworth Fire Station.

Click here for a list of available training

Sector Support Calderdale training courses are now chargeable and the training costs vary from £10 to £55 – Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque made payable to North Bank Forum –  If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please contact for details.

To reserve places or to request a booking form contact Olivia Swingler or Jake Farrar on 01422 345174 or email sectorsupport@nbforum.org.uk.