Volunteer Recruitment Fair at St Augustine’s Centre

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In need of volunteers? Consider booking a stall at an upcoming volunteer recruitment fair where the target audience is clients of St Augustine’s.

Monday 6 June 2016 – 10am to 1pm
At St Augustines Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

If you feel you have suitable volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups of people from a variety of backgrounds, you are welcome to book a stall at this event.

To book, please email confirming the name of your organisation; what opportunities you are seeking to fill and how many staff will be attending. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dementia Awareness Week (15 -21 May)

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Calderdale and Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society have a Dementia Roadshow Bus at Sowerby Bridge Market on Friday 13 May and more on the following dates’

  • Tuesday 17 May – Wellington Arcade, Brighouse – 12 to 1pm
  • Wednesday 18 May – Woolshops, Halifax – 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 19 May – Todmorden Flea Market – 10am to 12pm
  • Friday 20 May – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 10.30am to 12.30pm

During Dementia Awareness Week there will be events throughout Calderdale where you can ask any questions you have about Dementia and join in for a song if the mood takes you.

With memory trees at each event you are invited to write a message confronting dementia to hang on a tree.

New Community Cafe in Stainland

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Stainland’s very own community cafe is set to launch soon so be sure to go along for light bites, meet and make friends and take your children for table top activities.

Monday 16 May 2016 – 9am to 11.30am
At St. Andrew’s Church, Stainland Road, Stainland, HX4 9EZ

Everyone welcome and there’s an opening offer of a home bake and drink for just £1

Sector Support Calderdale Training Courses

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From Friday 20 May Sector Support Calderdale have a number of upcoming training courses.

From Volunteers and the Law to Child Protection and Adults at Risk, there may be something to suit your role even if you just want to improve your grant application skills.

Click here for upcoming courses, costs and booking details

Payment in advance is required to secure bookings and payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque made payable to North Bank Forum.

To reserve places or to request a booking form contact Olivia Swingler or Jake Farrar on 01422 345174 or email

Car Boot Sale at Carr Green Primary School

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Carr Green Car Boot PosterGo along for a charity car boot in aid of Rastrick Plays Better and Carr Green Primary School.

Saturday 21 May 2016 – 8.30 to 11.30am
At Carr Green Primary School, Carr Green Ln, Rastrick, HD6 3LT

Gates open at 7.30am for venders – Booking essential

Call 01484 715969 to book – £10 per parking space

Employment Contracts & Effective Employment Policies – VAC Training

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This session will help you to understand the legal nature and usefulness of contracts and policies in the workplace. Know the required elements of a written statement of employment particulars and be able to develop your own appropriate documents.

Tuesday 17 May 2016 – 10am to 1pm
Canon Winter Centre, All Saints Church, Elland, HX5 0JF

To book your place on this training session, please click here

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 29 April – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…
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  • Northowram Scarecrow Festival this weekend
  • Calderdale Local and PCC Elections 5 May
  • Drop-in sessions about the changes to Calderdale Hospital Services
  • Singing for the Brain! Halifax Alzheimer’s Society looking for a volunteer singer

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