July

Migration Yorkshire – Ukrainian population latest figures in West Yorkshire

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We have released a new local migration data dashboard about the Ukrainian population today, with a text and video user guide.

The dashboard presents various open data sources about the newly arrived and settled Ukrainian population for local areas in Yorkshire and Humber, including:

  • key counts of the population group
  • a timeseries for new arrivals
  • regional and national comparisons
  • and additional insight into other population groups that may be impacted by the conflict in Ukraine [i.e. Russian, Polish, Belarusian].

We will regularly update the dashboard to provide timely insight into the emerging Ukrainian population and continue our commitment to make migration related data more accessible for the region.

We hope this is useful for you to increase knowledge and awareness, influence policy and support development of evidence-based services for the communities we serve.

Join ACDAF and discuss inclusive Commuting and Green Spaces access

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The Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum (ACDAF) is a user led group of people with pan disabilities and who live in Calderdale. It is a very diverse group with ages ranging from 20-92 years!

We represent learning disabilities, sensory impairment, physical disabilities and neurodiverse conditions. We listen to our members lived experiences and everyday challenges and bring partners and stakeholders together with our members to look at how access and inclusion can be improved.

We are very keen to work in co production and we work in collaboration with with the local authority, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), Canal and River Trust, Northern Rail and design teams/architects.

We meet online and occasionally face to face at an accessible venue in Halifax.

We have focus groups on Transport, countryside and green spaces, tourism and health and wellbeing.

Members can be as involved as they choose but everyone has an equal voice to raise awareness of issues affecting their lives in regards to access and inclusion.

If you would like a membership form or to find out more about our friendly group please contact Lorri 07596 707795 lorraine@visitsunlimited.org.uk

 

 

Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

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Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

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Jobskilla Remote/Online 5 day Digital Skills course

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5 Day Digital Skills course. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Android Tablet!

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This highly popular course is now running weekly, starting every Monday.
It is a remote course where you will study from home, you will receive help and guidance from a tutor.

Units Covered

  • Developing digital career skills
  • Management of Information
  • Digital device safety awareness
  • Communication and Productivity
  • Digital Security

Learn How To:

  • Use essential Digital programs such as Word, Excel & Email
  • Use Social media to market yourself and a business
  • Find and gain employment online and much, much more!

 Course Delivery: 

  • Start Date: Monday  /  End Date: Friday 
  • Venue: Remote – You will study from home
  • 5 day (Tues-Fri 10am – 4pm)
  • Referrals made on a Wednesday prior to the course stating this will go on the next available course.

Eligibility

  • Candidates need to be 19 or older as of 31st August 2021
  • Unemployed or working 16 hrs or less
  • Not in education
  • Right to live and work in UK
  • Need to have access to a PC, Laptop or Tablet with a webcam. A smart Phone is not able to support the course content.

For further information and to apply contact Donna Ham

t: 07877092832
e: donna.ham@jobskilla.co.uk

Referring a learner

To refer a customer please click on the relevant course link, click APPLY NOW and input your customer details and our recruitment team will make contact to confirm their booking.

Apply for the course on Jobskilla

To receive updates on when a learner starts/completes the course, please ensure you add your email address as the referral partner.

West Yorkshire Healthier Together – a new website for families launches (Mon 27th)

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The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) has launched a new website that provides consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice to parents, carers, young people, and professionals.

West Yorkshire Healthier Together is a free website developed by local healthcare professionals to help parents and carers keep their children safe and healthy. It has a wide range of information and is available by visiting www.wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk

The WY HCP has ensured the online advice compliments local advice given across health and care services.  Information has been reviewed by local paediatricians, GPs, community pharmacists, health visitors and other professionals across the region to ensure it is the most current, and up to date information available.

The Healthier Together programme first originated in Wessex and its successful approach adapted and launched in other parts of the country. The benefits of local developments mean links and information about local services and resources have been made available.

It also offers practical advice on whether a child should go to nursery or school if unwell, along with advice on keeping children safe, well and in good general health.

Victoria Hemming, Consultant Paediatrician, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and WY Healthier Together Clinical Lead said “Clinical expertise from a wide range of professionals across the area has made development of the West Yorkshire Healthier Together website possible. It’s designed to be a helpful and practical tool for parents and carers. It provides advice on common childhood illnesses, including when and where to go for help. There is also advice on keeping children safe and healthy. The website will continue to be developed with new topics added. We are particularly looking forward to working with young people to develop pages relevant for them.”

Sayma Mirza, Associate Director for Children, Young People and Families at WY HCP said “I am delighted to see the launch of our West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership ‘Healthier Together’ website which is going to be a valuable resource for children, young people, families, carers and health and care professionals. We aim to continue the development of the site in co-production with our Youth Collective and health and care professionals. This is great news for our local communities and workforce. Families across the area are very much encouraged to visit  www.wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk

Tim Ryley, Chief Executive Officer at Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and a Senior Responsible Officer for the Children, Young People and Families Programme at WY HCP said “It is with enormous thanks to all the health and care professionals that have come together in recent months to make the launch of West Yorkshire Healthier Together possible. Please do visit and make it a go-to for local and trusted online health advice and information for your family”.

Join the Healthy Minds Volunteer Team!

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Charities in the voluntary sector are facing more and more challenging times, and we need our incredible volunteers now more than ever.We have THREE different volunteering opportunities at Healthy Minds, one of them could be right up your street!💭 Befriending Volunteer for our Like Minds Peer Support Project, supporting a peer to improve their mental health.💭 Walk Leaders for our Walks for Wellbeing programme💭 Volunteers for our Time Out project for children and young people, helping to deliver mental health education workshops in schools.Interested? Please pop Cath an email or call/text:cath@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk07960 972685

Become a Volunteer for Healthy Minds!

     

VSI Alliance news : Local business offering voluntary help this summer

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VSI Alliance wish to share that a local business has approached them and are interested in offering some time over the summer to support  a local charity or not for profit group.

The company wishes to help with any aspect of manual work needed, from gardening to decorating or another project if you have one in mind, ideally over the weekends in the summer.

They could prefer to donate this time to an organisation based or operating in Sowerby Bridge or the Upper Valley area.

If you would like to know more, please email Charlie at charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

West Yorkshire Police recruitment event July 7th

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Are You looking for a new career?

West Yorkshire Police is looking for people from our under-represented groups to apply to be Police Officers.

We are holding a recruitment event on July 7th at Calderdale College from 6pm to 9pm.

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This event is open to women and people from ethnic backgrounds aged 18 years and over as West Yorkshire Police is under-represented by these groups and is working towards better representing the communities we serve.

Spaces for this event are limited. If you are interested please email Recruitment.support@westyorkshire.police.uk

 

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