Nov

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness is here for you

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Your body achieves what your mind believes

With a unique approach to encouraging physical fitness as a means to improve wellbeing, Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness provides a space where you can work on your physical and mental health at the same time.

We have several weekly activities to promote this and you are welcome to visit our Wellness Centre, where you can make new friends, talk to someone who understands or just chill in our ample coffee lounge.

 

Some of our recurring events :

 

Cheerful Tuesdays
Drop in @ the Wellness Centre
10AM – 7PM

Wellness Wednesdays
Doors open 5:30PM | Walk @ Talk 6:30PM

Super Sundays
Scammonden Steps Challenge | Then back to Wellness Centre
9AM

For more information on the events, visit our website or contact us via the contact form on our website.

 

Our facilities can be rented out for your event or training day. We are within walking distance from Sowerby Bridge bus and train station with excellent links to bus routes.

 

For more information, get in touch!

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness – Charity Number: 1190604
www.getfit4mentalwellness.com
f: https://www.facebook.com/GetFit4MentalWellness

Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

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The Government has allocated additional funding to Calderdale Council to provide support to local households over the period October to March 2022 – details on how to access this support will be released shortly.

Households who have provided their email address will have received an email regarding this fund. If you have already responded to the email, you don’t need to do anything else.

Initially we will be supporting families with children who currently receive assistance with Council Tax Support and/or Free School Meals over the October Half Term.

Each family will receive £15 per child will be paid directly into your bank account.

If Free School meals only are awarded then payment will only be made for those children in school.

This payment will be made directly to your bank account and we now need you to provide your bank information on the secure weblink below – please ensure to double check your account and sort code before submitting as we will be unable to reissue until returned by the Banking system.

Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

 

Free parking during the festive season in Calderdale

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Free festive parking is back again in Calderdale. This is an initiative from Calderdale Council to help those doing their Christmas shopping in the Town Centres.

Shoppers in Calderdale will be able to park for free on Saturdays in selected car parks across the borough in the run up to Christmas.

On Saturdays throughout December, parking will be free in the following car parks:

  • Halifax – High Street and Mulcture Hall Road
  • Brighouse – Parsonage Lane
  • Elland – Timber Street
  • Sowerby Bridge – Tuel Lane
  • Todmorden – Bramsche Square
  • Hebden Bridge – Garden Street

All car parks offering free parking will have notices displayed to remind customers that parking is free. Any car parks or on street bays without a notice will be subject to normal restrictions and charges.

Innovative action plan gets funding to reduce the impact of flooding across West Yorkshire

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[ Excerpt from Calderdale News – FULL STORY ]

Flooding image

Spearheaded by five local Lead Flood Authorities across the region, the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme (FLIP) has just been achieved a successful bid for £160k local levy funding from the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to get it off the ground.

 

Learning from the programme will be shared across organisations to help others deliver similar projects successfully across the region, nationally and internationally.

The national Flood Action Campaign ‘Prepare. Act. Survive’ led by the Environment Agency kicks off with flood action week Monday 22 – Sunday 28 November.

It aims to raise awareness amongst property owners of the importance of preparing for and knowing what to do in a flood as this helps to significantly reduce the damages to homes and businesses and reduces risk to life. The ‘Prepare. Act. Survive.’ flood plan can help people to take precautions and reduce the likelihood of suffering from mental health impacts of flooding in the future.

In England there are over 5 million homes and businesses at risk of flooding. The average cost of flooding to a home is around £30,000.

You can read more about the plan in the press release here.

 

Household support fund grants by December 2nd

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Are you a Not-for-profit organisation who are supporting people and families who are vulnerable and are facing hardship this Winter?

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has provided councils with funds to offer direct support to households facing hardship this Winter.

These grants are for organisations who help people keep warm, clean, and fed this Winter.

The objective of the Household Support Fund is to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of support this winter as the economy recovers.

The fund should primarily offer food and energy support but also provision has been made to support households in need of other essentials e.g. blankets, toiletries, bills, fuel.

Grants are available on a sliding scale depending on how many people you are supporting and applications need to be in by 2nd December 2021.

For full details about this fund, application process and more winter support options, visit

https://cffc.co.uk/household-support-fund/

 

Result of police misconduct Internal Hearing

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Message sent on behalf of Inspector Jim Graham, NPT Halifax

In August 2020, a police officer from Halifax police station was involved in an incident where a male adult was arrested. During the arrest and struggle with the detained person, the officer was heard to say “CHILL OUT OR I’LL CHOKE YOU OUT.” This incident was captured and reported to the public via the national media.

This created community tensions and resulted in a peaceful protest outside of Halifax Police station.

The case was reviewed by the CPS who did not feel, that the case against the officer, was criminal and that an internal misconduct hearing was the proportionate way to investigate the incident.

The misconduct hearing commenced on Monday 15th November 2021 and today has come to a conclusion. West Yorkshire Police have released the following press release.

“Detective Chief Inspector Shaf Rehman, of West Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards Directorate, said: “We take any allegation about the use of excessive force extremely seriously. We made a voluntary referral to the IOPC in relation to this incident, who took it on as an independent investigation.

 “Unfortunately, our officers do find themselves in situations where the use of force is required for the prevention or detection of crime or to prevent an individual from causing harm to themselves or others.

 “It is vital however that any use of force is lawful, reasonable and proportionate; follows force policy and is in keeping with the training received. The finding of the hearing today has concluded that this was the case in relation to this officer.

 “We will now reflect upon the outcome of this hearing and any recommendations. We will seek to implement them in our organisational learning and development going forwards.”

 

Community Protection Team

Neighbourhoods

Public Services

Calderdale MBC

Save the date: VAC AGM – Thursday 9th December 2021

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The VAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on

Thursday 9th December 2021

from 3.00pm.

The meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing on this occasion and we would be delighted if you could join us. To register your attendance or apologies, please email membership@cvac.org.uk. We will reflect on our work during 2020/21 but predominantly we will be looking forward to sharing our plans for 2022 and beyond with a view to ensuring we continue to support and advocate for our members and our sector by creating opportunities and solutions so we can all keep improving local lives. We will also be introducing our redesigned membership offer.  The membership offer has been reviewed over the past year to ensure it is responsive and supportive of the sectors needs both now and in the future.  After a period of consultation with current member and non-member organisations, we have developed a scalable offer that can grow year on year, supporting and nurturing a strong, unified membership across Calderdale and Kirklees.

CREW Heart Support Group Lunch 2022 at Pollino Restaurant

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CREW Heart Support would like to invite you to join them at their 2022 lunch at Pollino Restaurant on January 17th at 12pm.

Please make reservations by Tuesday 21st December.

To book your place please contact Charlie Young by email.

Payment must be made in full, either by bank transfer or by Cheque to CREW HSG.

For Menu and details click here

We hope you can join us for our lunch

 

Pollino Restaurant, Warley Road, Halifax, HX1 3SU

Contact CREW Heart Support Group
Crew Heart Support Website
CREW Facebook page
email: crewpartners.hsg@gmail.com

The amazing gift of giving

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This touching, not to mention truly inspirational story came to us. It shows that a lot can happen from what can start as a small initiative.

A Halifax Employment Trust employee and donor to the Community Foundation for Calderdale asked friends and family not to buy him any birthday presents for his 60th birthday.

Instead, they held a fundraiser and have raised £10,600 to fund people in Calderdale to learn how to do CPR and for defibrillators.

I’d like to think that many would like to join us in wishing:

Happy birthday sir, thank you for your generous gesture.