June

All happening in Hipperholme!

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Something certainly got people talking last week when 41 local residents attended an older people’s information and activity event hosted by Christ Church and Staying Well.

The day was all about showcasing the services and activities available for local people in Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, and how the Staying Well Team is available in your area to help you take that first step out of the door.  Mostly though it was about fun, meeting people and having a go at something new and the 41 residents attending enjoyed a programme of activities including a gentle exercise class, Tai Chi, new age kurling and an art class demonstration.

The Staying Well project helps people to access social and health and well-being related activities in the community. The service is open to any adult over 18 in Calderdale but is particularly focused at people who are already, or are at risk of becoming lonely or isolated people.

Joining us on the day were the District Matrons, Hipperholme library and the Home Library Service, the Falls Prevention team and Rowlands Pharmacy offering free blood pressure checks.

Over the course of the day people gave their views on what they thought were the main barriers for older people accessing activities in Hipperholme and what gaps in provision there are. Now a group of 6 residents, Cllr Raistrick, Rowlands Pharmacy and members of the Church have decided to get together with the Staying Well team to look at this in more detail over coming months.
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Local resident Esme Dyson said,

“People hope for a nice long life and when you’re young you don’t always consider that a long life often comes hand in hand with failing eyes or extra trouble getting around. For older people the availability of local services and activity groups can make such a difference to quality of life.

“That’s why I’m so pleased to be involved in today and I would encourage everyone to take an active part in improving their own health and well-being.” 

The Staying Well team is also available to support local groups and organisations who want to develop new activities in their area. The team can help with applying for funding and also promoting and publicising your group or organisation.

If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, call the Staying Well team on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk.

Some more feedback from the day:

“First class! Great morning out”, ” Well run, loved the taster sessions”,

“What a great turnout! – just shows what a great place Hipperholme is”

“Thank you for all the energy you have put into today’s activities and the lovely lunch”

“Brilliant well organised”

“Very interesting looking forward to taking part”

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Greetland Goldstars new under 9s girls football coaching in Greetland

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Starting next Thursday 29 June at Greetland Goldstars playing fields, the new U9’s girls football coaching sessions will begin at 17:30 to 18:30. Year 2 and 3 girls all welcome.

 

The club is based at Greetland Community Centre on Rochdale Road and is an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club. They are working to set up a new Under 9s girls team to play in the West Riding Girls Football League starting in September 2017.

The new team will play on Saturday/Sunday mornings with training on a weekday evening.

For further information call John King  on 07982 801988 or email kingyjs1965@gmail.com

More information about the other teams can be found at the Greetland Goldstars website.

Calderdale Adult Learning ‘Have a Go’ Drop-in

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Calderdale Adult Learning are holding a ‘Have a Go’ drop-in event at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June 2017 10am – 1pm each day.

They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.

During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:

Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training

  • Art and craft activities
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, craft and sewing workshops
  • Modern Foreign Language taster classes
  • IT workshops
  • Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
  • Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
  • First Aid taster sessions
  • Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security

For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820

If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event

St Andrew’s Church, Stainland, Gift Appeal and Exhibition Weekend June 24-25

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At St Andrew’s Church, Stainland on Saturday 24 June 10:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 25 June 12:30pm to 5:00pm “STAINLAND’S STORY” will be told by church and community with tales, pictures and displays about the people, and places of yesterday, today and the future.

Children’s activities and refreshments throughout with afternoon teas available Sunday and at 4:30pm ‘Songs from Down Memory Lane’

All gifts for St. Andrew’s Building Maintenance Fund.

 

Brighouse Charity Gala 2017

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Brighouse Charity Gala 2017 will be taking place on 24 June 12:00 – 18:00. 

There will be a procession taking the road route between Garden Road recreation area and the Gala site on Wellholme Park, Brighouse.

This year the procession leaves at 12 noon (an hour earlier than previous years).

At the Gala, there will be:

  • donkey rides to dog shows;
  • fair ground to floats; and
  • tombola to traditional gala stalls.

Brighouse Charity Gala is a fun-packed family day out, so come along!

Tickets are £2 adults, £1 children aged 4-14 (under 4s free). Advance tickets can be purchased for £1.50

For more information, visit: Brighouse Charity Gala 2017 .

Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives

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Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to an adult or young person who needs care or support to help them live well.

Shared Lives of Calderdale provides short breaks, long term care and daytime support for people who need extra help in their lives. Shared Lives carers provide this help in their own home or in the homes of the people being cared for.

Everyone gets something out of it. Adults in need get a welcome break in a friendly environment, they meet new people, enjoy different experiences and retain their independence. Families get a break and a little time to themselves. Shared Lives carers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.

Shared Lives of Calderdale – tailored not tied down

Shared Lives provides the best possible care, the type of care that people really want and quality care that matches individual circumstances and assessed needs. Sometimes a stay away from home or a regular day out is the ideal option and may also give family carers a welcome break. If longer term care in required, Shared Lives can provide that too. It’s a great way of letting people live independent lives with the security of having qualified support on hand.

Fire Safety Advice from Together Housing

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In light of the fire at a high rise block in London, Together Housing would like to reassure all tenants and nearby residents of any high rise blocks that they are confident everything possible is  done to ensure they are protected and kept safe.

However, as a precaution, Together Housing are double checking all procedures over the coming weeks and will be re-issuing fire safety advice to tenants.

Together Housing has cladding on a number of its properties and, following speculation in the media, understand tenant’s concern about whether it is fire resistant.

In construction, Together Housing have taken every step possible to ensure the materials they use are fire resistant and the design safe. The details from the Grenfell Tower Fire are not yet known but Together Housing are reviewing this on a daily basis as details become available and will be keeping tenants informed through digital channels.

Read the full press release from Together Housing here…

Great Get Together Illingworth Methodist Church

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Look out for Great Get Together events in your area. Illingworth Moor Methodist Church will be hosting a ‘Great Community Get Together‘ on Saturday 17 June at 12:00 – 15:00.
The idea has been put forward by the ‘Jo Cox Foundation‘ and aims to bring people & communities together so will appeal to all age groups.

There will be a bouncy castle, Mehndi tattoos, an owl display, balloon modeller and face painting as well as much more. There will be stalls selling food, drink and other things.
EVERYONE is welcome and there will be NO entrance fee 🙂

The Great Get Together at Todmorden Town Hall

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Look out for events in your area as on 17-18 June people get together with their neighbours and be part of a national celebration of what we have in common.

 

On Saturday 17 June, Todmorden will host their own Great Get Together events, featuring a Fix-it Café, a summer Kidsfest and a Community Iftar. The Fix-it Café and Kidsfest will take place in the Town Hall from 2-4 pm.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Neighbourhoods, Andrew Pitts, said: “The Great Get Together is expected to be the biggest event of its kind since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The idea is to bring people together to celebrate their common interests and find out more about their local community. “These varied events in Todmorden will run alongside events up and down the country and will give local people the chance to meet friends and neighbours, have fun and perhaps learn something new.”

The Fix-it Café is an opportunity for people to bring along broken household items and learn how to fix them – guided by our volunteer fixers. There will be fix-it guidance on general carpentry (chairs, tables etc), dolls and teddies, clothing and fabric, and cycle maintenance.

At the same time there will be a summer Kidsfest, packed full of fun and creative activities for children and families and also a Vintage Café running in the Courtroom.

The events are free, but any donations, along with profits from the café, will all go to the Jo Cox Foundation.

To round off the day, in the evening there will be a Community Iftar, or opening of the fast, hosted by Todmorden Integrate and Todmorden Mosque. Community members will be invited to learn about the meaning of Ramadan and then join Todmorden’s Muslim community to enjoy some delicious food together. This event is invitation only and to attend, please contact kirsten.fussing@calderdale.gov.uk.

 

Defibrillator Training at Salterlee School 19 June

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The Community Resilience Team from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service are inviting parents and local residents to attend a free familiarisation session to teach people the procedure for using a defibrillator. The session will be on Monday 19 June 6 pm – 8 pm at Salterlee Primary School , Shibden HX3 7AY.

You do not need to book for this event so just turn up at the school at 6pm.

The defibrillator is now at the front door of the school and can be accessed by all the community. It has been provided by the fund raising efforts of staff at Yorkshire Ambulance Service who cycled around every Rugby Super League Club in the north and to Cardiac Science who donated the cabinet.