July

Summer of Live music at the OSCA Foundation Bar

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Live music is back on at the OSCA Foundation bar with gigs planned every two weeks for the next three months.

Unless otherwise stated, there is no entry fee.

Saturday July 9th  : A & E, Duo :  Albert Stott / Ewan ( See Facebook page)
Music/Songs from the past up to present day.
From 7:00pm

Admission is Free, No tickets .

Saturday July 23rd

 Altered State Rock Band
AC.DC. Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, Guns N Roses. Green Day.

From 8pm. Free Admission  No tickets..

 

OSCA FOUNDATION
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden
Halifax, HX2 8AD

Focus Fest – Focus 4 Hope July 2nd

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This Saturday July 2nd come to The Cock of the North in Hipperholme for Focus Fest, an evening of outdoor live music and entertainment to support Focus 4 Hope.

There will be live bands, DJ, BBQ & Pizza as well as stalls and games for all.

The event starts at 17:30.

Visit here for tickets and information

Venue : The Cock Of the North, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 8EF

VitaMinds – a free and confidential NHS service

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Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Calderdale.

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do.

Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS. “This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes”.  In relation to those who don’t access support, this could also be enhanced with “People aged 65+ have an overall recovery rate of 64% following treatment, compared to 51% of adults aged 18-64.”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

How we can help

We aim to help improve the mental wellbeing of people suffering from:

 

 

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions and take up to 15 mins. Call us on 0333 0153 494 during these hours 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm Saturday.

NHP and Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting – July 6th

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North Halifax Partnership (NHP) Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. We have a variety of roles available.

Our Children’s centres are exciting places to work. All the staff are committed to supporting their local communities to provide high quality learning for children. We provide an excellent working environment where children and staff thrive.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is for qualified and experienced practitioners with a passion for helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have the responsibility to lead an area in child development, such as speech and language, SEND, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is for newly qualified or unqualified staff, or staff returning to childcare following a break or staff who are looking for a new and meaningful new career in childcare. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All our posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, staff voucher incentives and access to an excellent and innovating training programme. There are multiple internal career progression routes within the different children centres.

 

Current Early Years posts

 

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green Children’s Centre
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Innovations
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – term time only – Wellholme
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

Other posts

  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre
  • NHP Community organiser – Neighbourhood team, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Projects administrator – Neighbourhood team, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Staying well (Active) worker – Neighbourhood team, Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 6th July 2022

For an application pack visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Or contact Julie in our recruitment team on 01422 251090

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

GGT: The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park July 3rd!

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It’s on! The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park on Sunday 3rd July!

Join this family friendly free event for a fun day out, full of many activities with something for everybody!

Take part in our fundraising races, the 2.5K fun run or the 10K Burner! These events have an entry fee starting from £6. Proceedings go to Bolton Brow PFA, one of the partner organisations producing the GGT.

A wide selection of food and drink will be on offer (including a barbeque, sandwiches, cakes, cream teas, coffee, cake and ice cream). Alternatively, bring your own picnic to the park – there’s plenty of grass!

The Great Get Together movement is inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation’s aim of bringing communities together. Our event is all about encouraging people to share and enjoy a relaxed day out in one of the loveliest parks in Calderdale.

  • FREE ENTRY
  • Games for young and old, the chance to try new sports
  • A grand prize raffle
  • Cake competition
  • Music all day
  • A great range of stalls and other attractions
  • 2.5 km Fun Run – £6 entry fee
  • 10 km Burner Run – £6 entry fee
  • Lots to join in with (or simply watch and enjoy!)

For more information find us on Facebook, email crowwoodggt@yahoo.com or call Chris on 01422 706373 or 07884 966756.

Help shape final plans for A641 improvements

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Residents and businesses around the Brighouse area, as well as those living, working or travelling along the A641 from Bradford to Kirklees, are being asked to share feedback on a shortlist of plans to improve infrastructure and connections on the route.

Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and in collaboration with Bradford and Kirklees councils, on plans to improve the A641 – a key route through Brighouse which connects Huddersfield and Bradford.

A shortlist package of suggested measures to improve travel along the A641 to enhance accessibility and connectivity for all modes of transport has now been developed. This has been informed by the valuable public feedback received earlier this year and includes junction improvements, new cycleways and green space and other new transport measures to better connect communities. Feedback from this consultation will be used to shape the preferred final package of interventions.

The proposals are split into five areas along the route and can be viewed in detail at https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/a641

A641 Improvement Scheme: Bradford – Brighouse – Huddersfield | Your Voice

A641 Connecting Communities Public consultation 19 July – 15 August
Calderdale Council, working closely with the neighbouring authorities of Kirklees and Bradford, and with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is developing a series of improvements to the A641 to help provide better connections for the communities along and between Huddersfield, Brighouse and Bradford. 

 

People can have their say on proposals via the survey on this page. There’s also the opportunity to ask the team questions via the Q&A tool. Those without access to the internet can call 0113 245 7676. The closing date for feedback on the shortlisted concept proposals is Sunday 15 August 2021

Time Out Free Kids Summer Activities

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Did someone say FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES? 😁
Time Out are bringing a summer schedule for children and young people 9+ in Calderdale, with sessions on art, boxing and creative writing.
Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All activities except from boxing sessions are happening at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box – Halifax.
To book for the creative activities, but not for boxing, please use the link below:
https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx…
For the boxing sessions, book directly with Josie at the Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy
You can text Josie on 07989 538044 for a booking form or email josie@northernpowerhouseboxing.org.uk
Any questions? Contact timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.ukFind out more about other free activities happening across Calderdale on our website: https://www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk/timetable.html

Africaniwa :  Kowaa Fake Virtual photo exhibition July 30th at 10pm

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‘A Tribesman once said; Information is liberating. Another also; information is the currency of democracy.

Clearly, information is just powerful and in order for information to be of use, it has to be original, real, factual and unbiased but what happens in a world where it seems everyone is a news anchor, analyst and critic with their own version that can be branded as the truth and shared around the world at the click of a button yet with many others, risking their lives for the truth.

 

View Facebook event page

 

Africaniwa are proud to present this virtual photo exhibition, Kowaa Fake: Information, Disinformation and Misinformation.

Please join the Tribe, for another lived experience storytelling to explore the impact of information, disinformation and misinformation. Follow the link below for your free ticket and join us for a shared experience.

 

This is Africaniwa-my lens, our story

Kowaa Fake: Exploring the Impact of Information, Disinformation and Misinformation

Book the event through Eventbrite

Summer Tennis for Teens 2021

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Tennis is, without doubt, good for the mind and body. Playing tennis regularly has many physical and psychological health benefits associated with it.  These benefits are particularly important for teens’ physical, emotional and mental development.  This is an excellent course for beginners and improvers.  Non-members welcome!

Download the Schedule here

Park Tennis Club (Bute Avenue, Hove Edge HD6 2JA)