June

Virtual Online Courses available from Sure Start Family Support

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The family learning programme have a numerous online employability courses that our registered families can access for free.  Bookings are now open for our next set of Virtual Online courses.

You will find courses on Health and Safety, First Aid, Customer Service, Food Hygiene, Personal Development and much more.

If you work in an access group and have clients who might be interested, please  fill the online booking form in and they will be sent a log on to complete the course at their leisure.

For more information on each course and to find the booking form, please visit Sure Start Family Learning – Activities and Courses

Alternatively, you can scan the QR code on the course poster above.

Elland’s Happiness Lab Showcase Friday 15th July at 7pm

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Over the past 8 months we have been dancing, drawing, writing, singing, and making with the community in and around Elland to explore what happiness means to them for our Elland’s Happiness Lab project.
We would like to share our ‘findings’ and celebrate the project with you at a special evening event involving:
  • A preview of our happiness exhibition of drawing and writing from local groups, schools, and individuals (the full exhibition will be in Elland Library from 18th July)
  • A wonderful documentary film about the project, made by the brilliant Rainbow Trout Films
  • A ‘taster menu’ of live dance performance – each one inspired by the themes that have emerged from the project. Performed by local community members and Curious Motion dancers, with choreography by myself and the performers.
  • There will of course be brews, refreshments and light snacks available too (vegetarian/ vegan).
Please join us on Friday 15th July, 7pm, at Southgate Church in Elland (HX5 0JL). This is our first venture back into community events and we would love to share this with you!
Make sure to book a ticket as we have limited spaces available
>> Click HERE to book <<
Tickets are Pay as You Feel – free tickets are available for anyone who needs them, or you can make a donation amount of your choice. All donations are gratefully received to ensure we can build on this project and support the long-term wellbeing of the local community.
Hope to see you there.
Warm wishes
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x
Venue : Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Business for Calderdale Nominations Extended by July 7th

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The Business for Calderdale Awards 2022

Good news! We’re extending the deadline, get your nominations submitted by 7th July 2022

Many people are part way though their nomination and have asked for an extension to the deadline, so you now have just over a week to get your nominations in.
DEADLINE EXTENDED Nominations for the Business for Calderdale Awards have to be submitted by Friday 7th July 2022
The Business for Calderdale Awards will take place on Thursday 13th October 2022 at The Venue, Barksisland celebrating the achievements of businesses in the borough over the last year.The categories include:
  • New Business of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Promotion of Calderdale
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Covid Resilience
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Business of the Year
If you know a business in Calderdale who deserves to win an award, you can nominate them online by visiting https://businessforcalderdale.co.uk/awards/

Nominate a business nowNominations must be submitted by7th July 2022

June News from Healthy Minds! ☀️

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” Summer is truly upon us, we hope you had a happy solstice and have some positive plans for the next couple months as we enjoy the better weather.

An opportunity to get outside more perhaps? Take the little ones out for a picnic? Take some time to nurture your creativity? 

Whatever it might be, we hope you have a summer full of wellbeing! “

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The Healthy Minds arts and Crafts group for wellbeing is back and in person, there is feedback on the Wellbeing Trail Success, Open Mic outcomes, picnic and walks for wellbeing sessions, volunteering opportunities, news, information, booking for groups and much more!

Calderdale Tourism Conference Tuesday July 5th at the Shay

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Visit Calderdale are excited to be hosting The Calderdale Tourism Conference, Tuesday 5th July, Shay Stadium 9.30am – 1pm.

If you are a food and drink retail business, leisure attraction or accommodation provider, come along and meet like-minded businesses and find out what support is on offer to you.

Or are you thinking about the next step in your career or looking for a fresh start? If so come and learn about all the exciting opportunities and benefits of working within the industry and how you can play a part in growing Calderdale tourism economy.

Book your place to our free event here 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/352802550927

Home Instead : Local home care company is top 2.51% in the region

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Home Instead Calderdale has received a prestigious award by a national reviews website, having been named one of the top 20 home care companies in Yorkshire and Humberside and in the top 3% of home care companies in the region. They have made it onto the impressive list out of 796 home care companies and this is the fourth time they have won this award.

The award is based on the home care company’s reviews on homecare.co.uk, the UK’s top home care reviews site considered to be the ‘TripAdvisor for home care’. The reviews are given by people that Home Instead cares for, plus their loved ones. Home Instead Calderdale made it to the exclusive list thanks to its impressively high review score of 9.9.

One heart-warming review from a family member of a client, appearing on homecare.co.uk, is as follows: “The carers were lovely and looked after my mum very well. We really appreciate the efforts made to have the minimum number of staff on the care rota, and to have a primary carer, so that personal relationships and trust were formed. This really made a difference and it made it a very personal service. All the staff were friendly, helpful and professional and we felt that they genuinely cared. Thank you so much.”

Naomi Lanigan, Registered Manager of Home Instead Calderdale, said: “We are delighted to receive this award again.  The positive reviews we receive are down to the dedication, commitment and genuine care taken by our fantastic Care Professionals and our office team. We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are happy and working with families to tailor our service to their loved ones needs.”

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of homecare.co.uk, said: “Top quality home care is crucial as it enables people to continue living in their own homes and maintain their independence, with their home care worker often becoming their friend and companion.

“The past two years have been particularly hard for disabled and older people, as many were forced to self-isolate to protect themselves from Covid, with care workers playing a vital role in keeping them mentally and physically well.

“Our reviews are by those who receive home care as well as their family and friends. This helps others to search for the right care provider, where compassion, trust and empathy are at the heart of their care.”

“Home Instead Calderdale has shown it provides care of the highest quality and we would like to congratulate it on being one of the top home care providers in Yorkshire and Humberside”

Home Instead Calderdale provides a wide range of care services, including personal care, including help with dressing and bathing, dementia care and companionship care.

The company is looking for caring people to join its team and become a Care Professional. New recruits don’t necessarily need previous sector experience; the most important attributes are a kind heart and the desire to make a difference.

For more information on Home Instead’s care or career opportunities, please call 01422 292424 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/calderdale/.

The caring team from Home Instead Calderdale

Halifax Civic Trust Celebrates National Civic Day (June 18th)

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Halifax Civic Trust celebrated National Civic Day on 18th June with a stall at Woolshops and events in the town.

Civic Day is promoted Nationally by Civic Voice who want to see a society where every individual can say ‘I am proud of where I live’.

Halifax Civic Trust has been working to protect Halifax’s Heritage for 60 Years.

It was an exciting day with a 2-hour heritage walk around the town and a special showing of films about Halifax and the Civic Trusts own film about the Wakefield Gate or Magna Via. There were local competitions, and the Trust shared its work over the last 60 years. People were invited to join as members and support their work locally.

The Town Crier announced the event across the Town and the Mayor Cllr. Angie Gallagher opened Civic Day in Halifax and spoke to members of the public about the work of Halifax Civic Trust.

Some images of the day (4 High Res versions)

About Halifax Civic Trust :

Celebrating, enhancing and safeguarding Halifax’s built and natural environment. Founded in 1962. Registered Charity no. 508817. An entirely voluntary organisation which aims to improve the quality of Halifax townscape and celebrate, enhance and safeguard the outstanding built and natural environment of the Town – famously described by John Betjeman as a town of hidden beauty. By raising public awareness, carrying out projects to improve the environment, keeping a close eye on heritage at risk, influencing major projects and planning decisions the aim is to make and keep Halifax an attractive place to live, work and visit. There is an annual awards ceremony to recognise outstanding local projects which have included the restoration of the Piece Hall, local community gardens and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial. You will also see plaques commemorating notable local residents around the town.

 

Contact Details
For further information or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact:
Mark Fennelly – Publicity and Communications tel. 07787 523 516
Email. mark.halifaxcivictrust@gmail.com

Website: www.halifaxcivictrust.org
Twitter:    https://twitter.com/TrustCivic
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/241127785949760
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC94v8Zd-FS9cz-W9QYJW8oA

 

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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