We have just finished a community cookbook, celebrating local food culture across the borough.
All of the recipes come from local people, from Park, Elland, Todmorden, Brighouse, Ovenden and Mixenden.
We also celebrate the local shopkeepers + market traders who sell fresh fruit + veg in Calderdale and remain a part of local communities – butchers, bakers, fishmongers and greengrocers. This includes celebrating the wonderful international food stores along Queens Rd …
We also touch on the often difficult relationship some local people have with food / diet etc.
You can view the cookbook here :
Join our Managing Anger and Frustration workshop
This course will provide an opportunity to explore our experience of personal anger and frustration and how we can work towards taking the first steps in learning to manage strong emotions, through discussion, learning from others and practical techniques.
Friday 1st, 8th and 15th Oct
11-1pm @ Industrial Museum Halifax
Booking and further information
t: Or call: 01422 345154
For wider information of Healthy Minds services, events and regular groups please visit our website: www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
We are delighted to be able to advertise several vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation.
North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. A variety of day/hours are currently available.
NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.
Early Years Practitioner Plus
This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.
Early Years Practitioner
This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.
All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.
If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk
Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme
· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours
· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours
· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours
· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours TTO
· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours
· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green – 19 hours
· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours
· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – 37 hours
· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – SEND Support – 27.5 hours TTO Temp post
· Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 24 hours Temp post
Other Current Vacancies
· Active North Halifax Community Engagement Officer – 37 hours
· Communities Programme Manager – 37 hours
· Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours
· Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator – 18 hours
· Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations
Closing Date Wednesday 6th October 2021
For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk.
North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.
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!
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
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.
Hope to see you there!
Rhythm and Brews brought to you in association with:
Calderdale mental health charity is lucky to have three local people ready to step up to the challenge and walk 26.2 miles in the first ever 100, 000 person Marathon: this year’s official Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon.
On Sunday 3rd October, Anneliese, Jim and Louise will take on the world’s greatest marathon ‘virtually’ and walk Healthy Minds’ own marathon route through Calderdale.
Team Healthy Minds are just three of the 50,000 participants taking part in the virtual event. Another 50,000 will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.
Instead of heading to London, our local team will be walking from Todmorden to Halifax, passing through the local communities that Healthy Minds work with and provide for.
Text MARATHON 5 to donate £5
Text MARATHON 10 to donate £10
Text MARATHON 15 to donate £15
Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message.
If you need the help and support of Healthy Minds or know someone who does, please email email@example.com
Visit Healthy Minds’ website for more information about their services: www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
09.30am – 2.30pm (10.00am start)
Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax HX1 3UZ (Tbc)
Free buffet lunch
Iman Atta OBE Tell MAMA (Measuring anti-Muslim Attacks)
Alex Webster Northern Regional Security Coordinator for Community Safety Trust (anti-Semitic reporting)
Presentations on hate crime will be delivered by West Yorkshire Police and local stakeholders.
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a workshop to help shape future services to tackle hate crime.
Please note places are limited to 80 delegates
Calderdale College: Francis St, Halifax HX1 3UZ
Shifts are 7am to 2pm and/or 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week.
· No experience necessary!
· £200 Bonus when you start your first shift
· £9.52/Hr (£11/Hr Bank Holidays)
· Mileage allowance – 20p per mile
· 28 days holiday per year (pro-rata)
· FREE DBS
· Flexible working – shifts to suit your availability
· FREE comprehensive training
· FREE work phone
· Uniform & PPE provided
You must have a Full Driving Licence and a reliable car/vehicle.
We care for older adults and vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes.
It’s time to care… people in your community need you now, more than ever! Be the help they need and earn a living. Call/Text us on 07545653234 , and we will be in touch shortly.
Here are Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership we recognise that volunteers play an important part in helping us to provide a quality service, at the same time building a portfolio of work experience and qualifications. This can then help when applying for paid work.
What Sure Start Can offer you as a Volunteer:
◾A wide variety of Vacancies
◾Opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience in a work environment
◾A placement with regular supervisions, guidance and feedback
◾A professional working environment with well-developed policies and procedures
◾In house training if appropriate
◾Paid expenses if necessary
◾References for future employment
Other reasons why you might want to volunteer:
◾Advice & guidance
◾Keeping you active
◾Improving your community
What we ask from you as a Volunteer:
◾Regular attendance and commitment to appointed role
◾Actively promote Children’s Centres values
◾Be respectful, honest, professional and polite
The next Volunteering course will take place:
Friday 24th September 10:00am – 12:00pm & Friday 1st October 10:00am – 12:00pm (you will need to attend both sessions)
If you would like to attend the next course please click on the link https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1__fsform3525422_copy to complete the application form, if you would like further information please call 01422 251090
Do you enjoy listening and talking to people?
Do you have an interest in health issues?
Are you from a Calderdale voluntary or community group?
Become a voice for your community
Engagement Champions are individuals working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector who are trained to engage with the local population on Calderdale CCG’s behalf and talk to them about changes and developments in health services. Engagement Champions give communities a louder voice and help to make sure that health services are developed in response to the needs of local people.
You will receive free training for this role and support along the way.
The training programme starts on 21/09/2021