July

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs

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Eureka

Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Cycling 4 All Calderdale – 2019 Sessions

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cycling for allCycling 4 All sessions start again on Monday 1st April 2019 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit Hammerstones ROad, ELlnad, HX5 0TA.

  • All ability rides – every Monday 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Women and Children only rides – Saturday’s 11am – 12pm
  • Bike Library (borrow a bike from our Yorkshire Bank bike library)

Just £5 per family!  Children under 16 must be accompanied on the track by a parent/carer.

Any questions, please get in touch on 01422 230230

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Wellbeing and Support Meetings at Moorside School

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Staying Well and North Halifax Partnership’s Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative are holding a number of Wellbeing and Support sessions at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

The sessions will be;

  • Friday 15 March, 9:30am-11:00am – Launch
  • Friday 5 April 9:00am-11:00am – Scams & Frauds
  • Friday 17 May 9:00am-11:00am – Consumer Savvy
  • Friday 7 June 9:00am-11:00am – Savvy Savings
  • Friday 28 June 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well
  • Friday 19 July 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well

For more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
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.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

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

EUREKA! 2019 Super Sunday Clubs for Disabled Children

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Free clubs for disabled children and their families will be running again in 2019, and bookings are open for the first half of the year!

Clubs are completely free, LOADS of fun, and the whole family is welcome! For lots of info about the clubs visit the Eureka! website, or call on 01422 330069 to book!

You MUST book in advance and places are limited!

2019 clubs are running on;

  • Sunday 3 February – Clay play
  • Sunday 3 March – Digi art
  • Tuesday 16 April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23 April – Clay play
  • Sunday 19 May – Print making
  • Sunday 16 June – Mosaics
  • Sunday 14 July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30 July – Tie-dye

Fun Swims for Ages 14 and Under

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Have fun in the pool!

These are wild and wacky sessions with giant floats.

On some occasions there will be Giant Inflatables set up for use by over 8’s (at Sowerby Bridge Pool only, the diving boards are available at Halifax Pool during this time) .

Adults must accompany children under 8 years into the pool. No adults unless accompanying children at this time.

Check out when the sessions are being held at;

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/sports-and-fitness/activities/fun-swim-children-14-years-old-and-under

Blood in Pee Campaign Launched by Public Health England

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Public Health England (PHE) has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of ‘blood in pee’ as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancers.

The main message is: If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. The advert will also highlight that finding cancer early makes it more treatable.

The primary target audience for the campaign is men and women over the age of 50.

Be Clear on Cancer aims to achieve earlier diagnosis of cancer by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms. The campaigns encourage people with relevant symptoms to see their GP without delay.

The ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign started off as regional pilots in early 2012 and since then the national campaign has run a number of times with the last campaign in 2016.

Resources that you can display in the workplace or other public areas can be downloaded from the PHE website.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 July – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Just a little early this week!

Featuring

  • Advice on Coping with Hot Weather
  • Vote for the Piece Hall in National Lottery Awards 2018
  • Yorkshire Day at the Piece Hall, Borough Market and Eureka!
  • Have Your Say on the New Leisure Centre
  • Do Something in the Summer Holidays
  • Free Summer Holiday Activities at Orange Box

Have a great weekend!

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Heat-health Watch Alert: Level 3 – Heatwave Action

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Issued at 8:27am on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 9:00am on Monday and 9:00am on Saturday in parts of England.

NHS Choices have published a guide to how to cope in hot weather.

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients.

More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know.

Why is a heatwave a problem?

The main risks posed by a heatwave are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing
  • heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Who is most at risk?

A heatwave can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are:

  • older people, especially those over 75
  • babies and young children
  • people with a serious chronic condition, especially heart or breathing problems
  • people with mobility problems – for example, people with Parkinson’s disease or who have had a stroke
  • people with serious mental health problems
  • people on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports

Level 1 alert: be prepared

The Meteorological Office has a warning system that issues alerts if a heatwave is likely. Level 1 is the minimum alert and is in place from June 1 until September 15 (which is the period that heatwave alerts are likely to be raised).

Although you don’t have to do anything during a level 1 alert, it is advisable to be aware of what to do if the alert level is raised. Knowing how to keep cool during long periods of hot weather can help save lives.

Public Health England (PHE) has advice on how to stay safe during a heatwave (PDF).

Level 2 alert: heatwave is forecast

The Met Office raises an alert if there is a high chance that an average temperature of 30C by day and 15C overnight will occur over the next 2 to 3 days. These temperatures can have a significant effect on people’s health if they last for at least 2 days and the night in between.

Although you don’t need to take any immediate action, follow these steps in preparation:

  • Stay tuned to the weather forecast on the radio, TV or social media, or the Met Office.
  • If you’re planning to travel, check the forecast at your destination.
  • Learn how to keep cool at home with the beat the heat checklist (PDF).

Level 3 alert: when a heatwave is happening

This alert is triggered when the Met Office confirms there will be heatwave temperatures in one or more regions.

Follow the instructions for a level 2 alert. The following tips apply to everybody when it comes to keeping cool and comfortable, and reducing health risks.

Tips for coping in hot weather

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

If you have concerns about an uncomfortably hot house that is affecting your health or someone else’s, get medical advice.

You can also get help from the environmental health office at your local authority. They can inspect a home for hazards to health, including excess heat. Visit GOV.UK to find your local authority.

Level 4 alert: severe heatwave

This is the highest heatwave alert in Britain. It is raised when a heatwave is severe and/or prolonged, and is an emergency situation.

At level 4, the health risks from a heatwave can affect fit and healthy people, and not just those in high-risk groups. These groups include the elderly, the very young and people with chronic medical conditions.

Follow the information given above for a level 3 alert. Check that anyone around you who is in a high-risk group is coping with the heat.

How do I know if someone needs help?

Seek help from a GP or contact NHS 111 if someone is feeling unwell and shows symptoms of:

  • breathlessness
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • intense thirst
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • cramps which get worse or don’t go away

Get the person somewhere cool to rest. Give them plenty of fluids to drink.