The Gathering Place winter homeless shelter runs from Jan – Mar. If you are interested in volunteering as a Befriender, Evening Team Leader, Morning Support, Evening or Morning Cook, Kitchen Assistant or as an Overnight Volunteer, please get in touch.
Training for those wishing to help at the winter homeless shelter is now ongoing. If you want to volunteer, please contact The Gathering Place (details below) as soon as possible for information.
If you wish to help at all, please get in touch or visit them:
The Food and Support Drop In, C/o The Gathering Place, 1 St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS.
The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
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.
Sunday 19 November 2017 Historic Heptonstall
Before Halifax took over, Heptonstall was the local centre for the cloth trade with a long history and fascinating buildings.
Meet Margaret Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m in the Bowling Club car park at Heptonstall. HX7 7LT
The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.
There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.
Types of modern day slavery include:
HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD TRAFFICKING, DEBT BONDAGE, FORCED LABOUR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, DOMESTIC SERVITUDE
Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.