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Be Clear on Cancer Campaign – 22 February to 31 March 2018

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In February 2018, Public Health England will be launching a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the symptoms of breast cancer in women aged 70 and over.

What is Be Clear on Cancer?

Be Clear on Cancer aims to help improve early diagnosis of cancer by raising awareness of symptoms and encouraging people to see their GP without delay.

The key message promoted on TV will be: ‘1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don’t assume you’re past it.’ The advert also reinforces the message that finding it early makes it more treatable.

A second message, promoted via other campaign materials, will be: ‘A lump isn’t the only sign of breast cancer’ and that women over 70 should tell their doctor if they notice any changes to their breasts.

You can get breast cancer at any age but the older you are the more likely you are to get it. 1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70 so older women need to know what their breasts normally look and feel like so they can spot any changes.
If breast cancer is found early it is more treatable.
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Have you considered reviewing your energy provider?

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Have you thought about switching your energy provider, but not found the time to do it?

Ofgem and Calderdale Citizen’s Advice give really easy to follow support with Energy Best Deal and www.goenergyshopping.co.uk.

Come to one of our drop in sessions in March 2018 (see below for dates and venues), and we’ll help you find your options there and then, using an impartial tool.

You’ll  need to bring this information with you :

  • The name of your supplier and the tariff you are on
  • How much energy you used in the last year
  • How you currently pay for your energy
  • Your postcode

This information is on your bill and annual statement from your energy supplier – ring us if you’re not sure how to find it.

If you are on a pre-payment meter, you may not save as much by switching , but it may still be worth your while coming to the drop in.

If you’re not sure whether the drop in is for you , or want to know more please contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723  or email Liz.broadley@nhpltd.org.uk

Time Date Venue
10am -12noon Thursday 8 March Northowram & Shelf  Children’s Centre Hub, Northowram Library, Lydgate HX3 7EJ
 

2pm—4pm

 

Monday 12 March Creations  Community Children’s

Centre HX2 0QD

 

1pm –3pm

 

Wednesday 14 March  

Field Lane Children’s Centre HD6 3JT

 

International Women’s Day Festival at Victoria Theatre

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Annapurna Indian Dance are proudly celebrating International Women’s Day with a Festival at Victoria Theatre on Saturday 10 March, 12:30pm-3:00pm. 

Enjoy a variety of activities at this FREE event: Demonstrations of beautiful temple dancing, tap & contemporary dance, storytelling, music, singing and drumming.

We welcome Award Winning classical Indian Dancer, Dr. Swati Raut, who will be presenting excerpts from her innovative dance project “Half of Me” which explores the theme of Assisted Reproductive Therapy whilst drawing parallels from a storyline in the famous Indian epic “Mahabharata”​.

For more information email info@annapurnadance.com

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8) is #PressforProgress

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

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Meet the Author at Blackley Baptist Church

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On Saturday 10 March, 7pm in the Thompson Jones Hall of Blackley Baptist Church you can meet the author Andrew P. Sykes when he speaks as about his latest book ‘Spain to Norway on a bike called Reggie’.

Admission of £8 includes a hot pie and peas supper from ‘Di’s Pies’.

More information and tickets from 01422 378982 or 01422 375718 or any member of the ABC group.

Perspectives on Patterns at Bankfield Museum

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Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.

Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.

Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;

Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown

Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm

Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip

Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm

Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed

Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm

Annual Laurel and Hardy Film Evening at The Rex

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On Saturday 24 March at 7.30pm – 10pmThe Rex Cinema, Elland will be holding the annual Laurel & Hardy Film evening.

Showing ‘Way Out West‘, ‘Habeus Corpus‘, ‘Night Owls‘ and ‘Me and My Pal‘with organist Ben Hinchliffe playing before the show, for ‘Habeus Corpus’ and during the interval.

Tickets £5.50 available soon and you can also pay by card over the phone now by calling the box office on 01422 372140.

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions – Changes from Thursday 1 February

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From Thursday 1 February 2018 pharmacies, online pharmacies and suppliers of medical appliances will no-longer be able to order repeat prescriptions on your behalf.

You will need to order your repeat prescription directly from your GP surgery every time.

Prescription medication can be ordered from your GP by:

  • your GP’s online ordering service (if available through your practice), either by computer or a smartphone application
  • by handing in the white, tear-off part of your repeat prescription to your surgery
  • by letter

For more information you can speak to your GP practice staff or pharmacist.

What you need to do

Each time you need more medicines;

  1. Order your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice when you have 7 to 10 days of medicines left
  2. Contact your pharmacy to let them know you have ordered a prescription if you want them to collect it for you

Remember your GP practice may need 2-3 working days to issue a prescription and the pharmacy may need up to 2 days to dispense your medicines, so don’t leave it until the last minute.

Why is this happening?
As part of our ‘It’s our NHS and we’re not going to waste it’ engagement, the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) asked people to think about the way repeat prescriptions are currently provided and whether they support the idea to encourage most people to order their own repeat prescriptions directly from their doctor’s surgery by using the online ordering system or dropping a repeat prescription request in at the doctor’s surgery.

77% of people agreed with this and they also said that we needed to look at how to reduce waste in medicines.

Following this engagement, NHS Calderdale CCG has taken the decision to recommend to our member practices that they no longer accept orders from third parties after 1 April 2018.

By doing this the CCG hopes to:

  • Reduce medicines wastage from orders that are not required by patients.
  • Reduce spend on prescribing of unwanted medicines.
  • Reduce the potential for stockpiling medicines and the associated risks.
  • Reduce GP practice and community pharmacy workload in the longer term.
  • Empower patients to be in control of their own medicines.
  • Promote effective repeat prescribing systems including use of online ordering, Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and repeat dispensing systems including Electronic Repeat Dispensing (ERD).

The CCG will start to roll out the changes on 1 February 2018 enabling both practices and community pharmacies and appliance contractors’ time to notify patients and put in place new protocols ahead of 1 April.

 

Have Your Say: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

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Consultation on the Government green paper will close at noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

The consultation on this green paper on children and young people’s mental health sets out this Government’s ambition to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention particularly in or linked to schools and colleges.

A green paper is a document where the Government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the Government what they think.

There is a quick read version of the children and young people’s mental health green paper to explain what changes the Government want to make. The changes will affect:

  • pupils, students and staff at schools and colleges
  • specialist mental health services
  • families and communities

More in-depth information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper but the actual consultation process is through another website.

Fat Cat Print Supporting SmartMove for the Homeless and Vulnerable

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SmartMove Calderdale have teamed up with Fat Cat Print of Greetland to support homeless and vulnerably housed in Calderdale.

For every individual or company that buys a woolly hat between 1 January and 1 April 2018, plain or embroidered, Fat Cat Print will donate a warm hat and a warm pair of socks to a homeless or vulnerable person.

For further information call Fat Cat Print on 01422 378471 or email  info@calderdalesmartmove.org.uk or enquiries@fatcatassociates.co.uk

Better Living Team’s Free 10 Week Family Club

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Just a reminder that there is still time to register for the FREE 10 week family club.

Are you and your family looking to be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle? The Better Living Team’s FREE 10 week family club gives you the opportunity to work with instructors who can help you with this in a fun yet informative way. So, what have you got to lose?

The next course starts on Saturday 13 January 2018 for 10 weeks 10am -12pm or 1pm – 3pm.

Call 01422 230230 to book a place for you and your family or for more information email blt@calderdale.gov.uk or lisa.garland@calderdale.gov.uk