Nov

Partnership supports Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook

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Across West Yorkshire over 1500 young carers are registered with young carers services who support them with everyday challenges such as juggling school, friendships, social life and caring for their loved one.

Working together with West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), over ten young carers  have developed a young carers cookbook aimed at highlighting the incredible work they do alongside support available to them across the area.

Engagement with young carers highlighted a need for co-produced resources for young carers to support their health and well-being, resulting in the launch of the WY HCP Young Carers Support App, and production of the Let’s Eat: Young Carers Cookbook.

The cookbook will be widely available online, via the Young Carers Support App on West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website, www.wypartnership.co.uk

Working in partnership with Verd de Gris arts – an award-winning creative arts company from Hebden Bridge – the cookbook was designed via creative workshops to co-produce the content. The purpose of the workshops was to create a fun environment enabling young people to talk about food and recipes, combining that with their own unique stories. Carers ages ranged from six to fourteen years old. This artistic content and the voice of the young carer has been beautifully and skilfully captured by Ver de Gris arts in the creation of the cookbook.

Tim Riley and Beate Wagner Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Children and Young People said: ‘During the pandemic more children and young people have taken on caring roles or have noted an increase in their caring responsibilities. 40% of young carers and 59% of young adult carers say their mental health is worse since the start of the pandemic (Carers Trust, 2021). With 11% of young carers and 19.7% of young adult carers reporting an increase of 30 hours or more in the amount of time they spend caring per week having access to quick and healthy meals has never been more important. Never has it been more important to identify and support young carers to be happy and healthy’.

Karen Jackson and Richard Parry Co-chair of the WY HCP Programme for Unpaid Carers said: ‘The cookbook will be launched via a Young Carers Cookbook roadshow starting in Bradford on the 19 October, and then Harrogate (25 October), Leeds (26 October), Wakefield (27 October) and Kirklees (28 October), before making its final stop in Calderdale early November. The roadshow will include an interactive session on how to make healthy pizzas delivered by Huddersfield based The Singing Pineapple Catering Co, and designed in partnership with Wakefield Council, Carers Resource, Barnardo’s, Family Action and Calderdale Council to ensure each event is bespoke to meet the specific demographic and needs of our diverse communities. The events are taking place in outdoor venues and provide an opportunity to shine a light and celebrate the fantastic role young carers do, share healthy messages and officially launch the cookbook’.

One young carer who took part said: ‘ I love making recipes and recipe books too! I am 12 years old and a cook in my house. I make food that blows you mind…NEVER give up on your cooking skills and don’t put pressure on yourself’. Olivia aged 12

Lower Valley Ward Forum dates

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Please find the dates for the Ward Forum meetings for the Lower Valley respective areas.

Unless otherwise stated, Ward Forums will be held online over Zoom meetings.

To receive log in details, please email the appointed person.

 

Greetland and Stainland : Thursday 21st October (6.30pm start)

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email: Graham Gibbons.


Rastrick : Monday 25th October (6.30pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email: Daisy Wilde.


Brighouse : Wednesday 27th October (6pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email: Daisy Wilde.


Elland : Tuesday 2nd November (6.30pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email: Graham Gibbons.


Hipperholme and Lightcliffe : Thursday 4th November (6pm start).

Venue: Via Zoom. For login details, please email: Daisy Wilde.


Join in the online Ward Forum!

For more details and/or to let us know you would like to attend, please contact :

For Elland and Greetland & Stainland, email: graham.gibbons@calderdale.gov.uk.

For Rastrick, Brighouse and Hipperholme & Lightcliffe, email: daisy.wilde@calderdale.gov.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Rhythm and Brews starts tomorrow!

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One day to go…

Rhythm & Brews starts tomorrow!

 

We’re kicking off Rhythm & Brews with an uplifting and joyous African music and movement class!

Taught by the brilliant Sandile Duma (more about him below), this free session will be a combination of Zulu dance movements, which includes kicking of the legs, stomping and shaking, Zulu song chants and Drumming circle with djembe drums, and a meet and greet in Zulu Language.

Plus, enjoy some time to chat and relax over a brew afterwards.

Friday 1st October
12pm – 12.45pm: music and movement workshop
12.45pm – 1.30pm: time for a brew

Southgate Church, Langdale Street, Elland. HX5 0JL

BOOK NOW

There’s lots more in store through October and November too.
See the full schedule here.

 

Meet the musician – Sandile Duma

Hailing from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and now based in England, Sandile is a befittingly respected vocalist, dancer and drummer who specialises in traditional African music and choreography.

 

 

He’s performed for both the royal family and Nelson Mandela, so we’re honoured to have him join us at Curious Motion!

 

Please book in advance – spaces are limited.

BOOKING & FULL SCHEDULE

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Rhythm and Brews brought to you in association with:

 

Rhythm and Brews new class from Curious motion

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Looking for some joy and relaxation?
Join our new class!

Introducing… Rhythm & Brews

Join us for this fun and informal session to explore a range of music and movement styles – from the uplifting rhythms of traditional African Zulu music and dance to the relaxing notes of the piano as we stretch.

The perfect ‘pick-me-up’ for your body and mind!

Each session involves 45 minutes of movement and live music (bliss!), followed by time to chat over a brew. Open to adults of all ages and no experience necessary. And… it’s FREE!

FRIDAYS:
1st – 22nd October & 5th – 26th November
12pm – 12.45pm: music and movement workshop
12.45pm – 1.30pm: time for a brew

Southgate Church, Langdale Street, Elland. HX5 0JL

BOOK NOW

A variety of music and movement styles are on offer, including:

Traditional African music and dance – release the tensions of the week in this uplifting and inspirational session exploring traditional drumming and movement from South Africa!

Relax, stretch & breathe – a calm and gentle series of stretches and movements accompanied by live piano. You’ll float out of the room after this one!

More to be announced shortly.

Come to all sessions, or just some, but please book in advance – spaces are limited.

BOOKING & FULL SCHEDULE

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Rhythm and Brews brought to you in association with:

 

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #22 February 2021

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This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

NHP Thank you notes 04/12/20 – submit yours!

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Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes.

Each week we publish notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody.

If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here.

To read the previous week’s Thank you notes, click here.


Peter Robinson
A huge thank you to Peter for all his hard work, passion and perseverance in making Lee Mount and Shroggs Park a fantastic place for residents and visitors alike! We hope you know how appreciated you are.

Paul Emmett
Thank you Paul for your passion and vision to improve Lee Mount as a community and to make it a great place to be! We’re lucky to have you!

Mandy O’Shea
Mandy, where do you get all that energy from?! Thank you for your passion for the Mixenden community, for bringing people together, and your vision to make Mixenden a fantastic place for all the community! We’re lucky to have you x

Mrs Turner and all Bradshaw School Staff
Thank you all for your hard work to keep the children, staff and families as safe as possible whilst keeping the school open.
You’re all doing an amazing job in a difficult, unprecedented year.
The children and families appreciate all you are doing. Thank you and keep safe!

VSI Alliance Update November 27, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events

 

Get help for your organisation’s unmet needs The VSI Alliance has recently joined the VCS Emergency Partnership (VCS EP) which can help you get the things you need to help communities. Through its regional structure the VCS EP (a partnership of big national charities and local infrastructure organisations like VSI Alliance) is building a picture of how the pandemic is affecting third sector organisations and communities around the country.

In case you missed it:

Community Response Coordinator (COVID-19)
This post will be pivotal to the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Calderdale by engaging and working with local communities, the VCSE and wider partners. The post will work as part of the VSI Alliance and will be hosted by VAC.

News

In case you missed it:

Guide for Volunteer Opportunities During Lockdown
NAVCA have produced a handy guide to help people work out whether they should pursue a particular volunteer opportunity during the current lockdown.

Keeping Calderdale Cosy: Providing Affordable Warmth Solutions for Calderdale Families
Cold homes are bad for health. If you or your clients are struggling to pay heating bills and/or the home is cold and damp, in all probability health will suffer. This will increase the financial burden on the Public Health Service and the NHS.

verd de gris – The Art of Community
As verd de gris have been nominated for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, they have created a booklet filled with testimonies of some of the volunteers who have been a part of the journey, aiming to impact on areas like community health and positive social change.

Events and Training

In case you missed it:

Steps to Building Organisational Resilience: Key Things to Consider – 2nd December
In partnership with Zurich, NCVO will be delivering a webinar discussing key considerations for making your charity resilient. This free webinar will explore key considerations for making your charity resilient, including financial sustainability, reputation and governance.

Funding

The Voice4change England Covid-19 Partnership Fund – Deadline: 4th December
Funding for enabling BAME organisations to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of the continuing threat of COVID-19, and the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation.

New Bursaries Available for BAME Fundraiser and Charity Leaders – Deadline: 11th December
The FSI has a small number of bursary places to support applicants who are from groups under-represented and whom, without the bursary, may otherwise miss out on opportunities to access their SQA-accredited qualification in Fundraising Practice (Equivalent to QCF Level 3).

Cash Boost for Calderdale Community Groups – Deadline: 21st December
Calderdale’s voluntary groups are invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000, to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackle poverty and build strong neighbourhoods.

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives
Not for profit groups and various other groups/settings can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds.

Funding for Meals for Those in Need Prior to Christmas
Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs.

In case you missed it:

Good Things Foundation Looking for Partners to Apply for Funding to Support the Delivery of the 2021 Census – Deadline: 30th November
The Foundation is looking for organisations who can deliver support to people wishing to complete the census between March and May 2021.

The National Lottery Community Fund New Infrastructure Programme – Deadline: 1st December
The National Lottery Community Fund will give between 8 and 10 infrastructure organisations a package of funding, combined with on-site coaching and expertise provided by a Design Lab over 12 months.

UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief
The UK Youth Fund – Covid Relief has been created to support youth organisations who have not had access to the crisis funding they require to survive the Covid pandemic.

Vacancies

Valley of Sanctuary (VoS) Support Officer – Closing date: 30th November
Wonderful opportunity to help establish a Valley of Sanctuary in Calderdale. You will be a valued member of a small but dedicated group of people as they make this happen locally.

 

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 November 2020 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

This week:

  • Essential safety works at Ainley’s facility in Elland
  • Step Out and Get Your 10 Minute Stroll!
  • Flu Vaccination messages for our communities in Central
  • Join the Police and Crime Commissioner Youth Advisory 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

You can also contact us on 0300 555 0266.

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Essential safety works at Ainley’s facility in Elland

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From Monday 30 November, work will take place to widen access at Ainleys facility in Elland, to allow for better access and the installation of additional safety measures. The facility includes Calderdale Council’s highways depot and Elland Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).

For the safety of all users, a new layout will also be introduced – including an alternate entrance/exit point and a reversal of the one-way system for visitors to the HWRC. We will also be installing a weighbridge which is needed for the storage of winter salt.

The work will take around 5 days and the HWRC will remain open throughout, with work taking place between 4pm and 7am. Additional traffic management will be in place and may cause some delays. More information here.

Message from West Yorksire Police on burglary prevention

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Burglaries can often increase during the longer darker nights in the autumn and winter months.

Crime prevention doesn’t have to cost a lot of money – taking simple measures such as locking your doors and windows, not leaving valuables on display and using your alarm can significantly reduce your chances of being a victim.

Here’s some simple steps that everyone can take to improve their home security:

• Always lock your doors and windows even when you are at home
• Always take the key out of the lock and keep it in a safe place – do not leave keys in reach of the letterbox, a cat flap, or on view through a window.
• Invest in timer light switches, and set lights to come on and go off in your home – using low energy light bulbs or utilise smart devices.
• Make sure items such as car keys, laptops, tablets, phones and money cannot be seen through a window.
• Make sure Euro cylinder locks have achieved – TS 007 (3 star rating) or Sold Secure Diamond Standard for lock cylinders (SS312).
• Why not start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area?

In Calderdale all residential burglaries are investigated by a team of CID detectives, but prevention is always better than the cure. Our teams will be out targeting offenders and delivering crime prevention events across the autumn period.

This year West Yorkshire Police have developed a home security toolkit. This can be accessed online on the below link. If you would like it in an alternative format please contact us.
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/home-security

You can keep up to date with the latest news and alerts from West Yorkshire Police by signing up to West Yorkshire Community Alert. Public registration is free and people can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct via email, text or voice message. Sign up today at:
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/west-yorkshire-community-alert

If you have information about those that are criminally active you can pass that information to us by the following methods:

• Online – www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it
• Telephone – 999 for a crime in progress or there is a risk to life. 101 for Non emergencies
• 100% anonymously via the charity CrimeStoppers – 0800 555111
Please find enclosed some useful crime prevention information and help us to keep you safe.

Introducig Calderdale NPT Inspectors
We are the Crime Prevention Officers responsible for Calderdale. We offer a FREE Crime Prevention Security advice service. We are happy to attend your premises and bespoke the survey to your particular needs.
Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to being a burglary victim when it only takes a few adjustments to secure your property without costing £1000s.
Simply locking your doors, even when at home and setting your alarm even if you are just popping out and when you go to bed, will increase your chances of not being a victim of this crime.
For a FREE home survey please contact fa.crimeprevention@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or alternatively contact
Tracy on 07736 087199. (Answer machine facility).
We work Monday to Friday and always respond to messages.
Tracy and Jill