Nov

Buggy Walks at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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Join the folk from Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse for a FREE buggy walk starting again on Friday 11 January 2019, 9:15am-11:00am!

This will be a chance to meet other parents and have a cuppa and a natter!

This will run every other Friday, 9:15am-11:00am so the next walk will be Friday 25 January 2019.

Get fit for the New Year, meet new people and enjoy the fresh air.

No need to book – just turn up!!

 

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019

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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. All start at 1:30pm.
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 6 January 2019 Hebden Bridge 1760-1910 

At the start of that period there were around half a dozen buildings but the Industrial Revolution changed all
that. We’ll look at various aspects of the area’s expansion.

Meet David Nortcliffe at 1:30pm by the Tourist Information Centre HX7 8AF (by the marina on the A646) for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 7 December – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • Elland and Sowerby Bridge Christmas Lights Switch on
  • Illuminating Halifax
  • Lapland in Lightcliffe
  • Christmas Services at Halifax Minster
  • Christmas Fairs and Concerts
  • Citizens Advice Open Day
  • Kidocracy at the Piece Hall
  • Free Cycle Maintenance Training
  • Applications for School Places Now Open

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

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North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

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Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 30 November – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • World Aids Day 1 December
  • RSPCA Open Day in Halifax
  • Christmas Services at Halifax Minster
  • Christmas Fairs and Concerts
  • Festive Fun Workshop with LEGO Bricks
  • Elves Christmas Workshops at the Piece Hall
  • Applications for School Places Now Open

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

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Clifton Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival

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Clifton Methodist Church, Towngate, Clifton, Brighouse. HD6 4HX will be holding a Christmas Tree Festival with 28 real trees. The opening service will be on Friday 30 November, 6:00pm with viewings and refreshments 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, Saturday 1 December, 12:00pm-5:00pm with a final service of celebration and award on Sunday 2 December, 4:00pm.

White Ribbon Day – 25 November

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The White Ribbon Campaign works with men and boys to challenge those male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence. The Council will be supporting White Ribbon Day on Sunday 25 November 2018, followed by the 16 days of action to the 10 December 2018. Please help mark this period with a special effort to speak to family, friends and co-workers about why men must take a stand against violence towards women. Further information is available here.

 

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

On this day until 10th December is the 16 Days Of Action. During this time we ask men to wear a white ribbon, and pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Of course this issue is present all year round, and we never stop campaigning. But it is important to mark this period with events, presentations and a special effort to speak to family, friends and co-workers about why men must take a stand against violence towards women. Join the campaign today and find out how you can do more in your community to mark White Ribbon Day and the 16 Days Of Action.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 23 November – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Brighouse Christmas Market This Weekend
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • FREE Dad’s Event at The Edge Play Gym
  • Christmas Fairs and Concerts
  • Support Elland Silver Band and Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

North Halifax Partnership Ltd is registered as a ‘data controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Act. You can find out more about the Data Protection Act, and your legal rights at https://ico.org.uk

North Halifax Partnership Ltd will only use your personal information for the purpose which we have stated when we collect that information, and we will not collect unnecessary information about you, or keep your information for longer than it is needed. We will ensure your personal data is held securely and is not seen by anyone who should not see it.

Please click here to read our Privacy Notice on our website.

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Fundraising Ideas for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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Christmas is a very special time for our families. A time to share magical moments and make precious memories that will last forever.

That’s why Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice wants to make Christmas as magical as possible – but they need your help.

Luckily, they have 12 festive and fun ways you can get involved. From donating to our shops, playing the raffle, volunteering or cycling to Lapland (well, sort of), there’s something for everyone!

National HIV Testing Week 2018

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National HIV Testing Week promotes HIV testing to the most affected population groups in England, men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV.

The week is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory and private sectors, and promotes the benefits of regular testing and treatment for both the individual and community.

 

Testing

Testing for HIV is free, fast, confidential and simple – you can now even do it at home.

Testing is good for YOU

The sooner you find out you have HIV, the better it is for your health. If you have HIV for a long time without knowing, it can damage your health and shorten your life. It’s a good idea to test at least once a year (or more if you have unprotected sex with more than one partner).

Testing is good for ALL OF US

Most people get HIV from someone who doesn’t know they have it – the only way to be sure is to get tested.

Get tested

Do your bit to stop HIV in the UK by getting tested. Find out:

Prince Harry has called for HIV testing to be seen as “completely normal and accessible”, in a new video to mark National HIV Testing Week.

The Duke of Sussex said people should view getting testing for HIV the same as getting protected against viruses like “cold and flu”.

He said in the video: “There is still too much stigma, which is stopping so many of us from getting a simple, quick and easy test.

“Taking an HIV test is something to be proud of – not something to be ashamed or embarrassed about.”

Around one-in-eight people living with HIV are undiagnosed, while 43% of people who were diagnosed in 2017 did so at a late stage of the virus, meaning damage to their immune system had already begun.

A late diagnosis can lead to a 10-fold increased risk of death.

The royal has long advocated for better HIV testing, and when he got tested live on Facebook two years ago there was a five-fold increase in orders for HIV tests from the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Ian Green, chief executive of the charity, said: “We’re thrilled to have the Duke’s continued support for tackling HIV stigma and normalising testing, ahead of what we hope will be the most successful National HIV Testing Week ever.”

Public Health England (PHE) chief executive, Duncan Selbie, said: “Testing and early diagnosis are critical to ensure that those with HIV can access effective treatments and go on to live a long and healthy life.”

Treatment

Treatment is good for YOU

If you have HIV, the sooner you start treatment, the better it is for your health – it protects you from illnesses which could shorten your life.

Treatment is good for ALL OF US

People on effective treatment cannot pass on HIV. That’s because HIV medication works by reducing the amount of the virus in the body to ‘undetectable’ levels. This means the levels of HIV are so low that the virus cannot be passed on. This is called having an ‘undetectable viral load’.

Find out more about how treatment stops HIV being passed on.