Vaccination Walk in Clinics around Calderdale 13th-19th September

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These walk-in clinics are subject to change due to demand and vaccine availability.
Please check the type of vaccines being administered at each site.

Click here for the latest updates.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at


Monday 13 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Rosegarth Surgery 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Tuesday 14 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
The Boulevard Practice 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Wednesday 15 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 5:45pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Todmorden Health Centre, 2pm – 7:30pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 10am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
King Cross Practice 2.00 – 5.oopm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Thursday 16 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.00pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)
Parkinson Lane Community Primary School 3.30-7.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Bankfield Surgery 9.00am – (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)

Friday 17 September 2021
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Spring Hall Group Practice 2.00-5.00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech, over 16)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)

Saturday 18 September 2021
Luddenden Foot Pharmacy, 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Brook Pharmacy, 9:30 – 6:00pm (Pfizer-BioNTech)
Boots Halifax, 9:00am – 11:30 am & 2.30pm – 4:00pm (Moderna)


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Care staff recruitment with Bluebird Care

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Earn from £57.12 up to £66.64 per shift. Work when you want by picking shifts to suit your situation; full-time and part-time.

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.


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Caretaker at The Greetland Academy

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Immediate Start


Closing date for applications: Thursday 16th September 2021 at 12.00 noon.

Interviews: w/c 20th September 2021


Scale 2:  £9.81 per hour (£10,234 per annum)

Part-Time 20 hrs (based at The Greetland Academy, School Street)

Times to be arranged over a split shift am/pm

Job Description Caretaker

Caretaker Person Specification

Required as soon as possible a reliable, trustworthy individual to be responsible for:-

  • The day to day security of the site, including opening and closing the premises.
  • Ensuring that the school is cleaned and maintained to high standards of health and hygiene.
  • Monitoring the Health and Safety Standards within the school.
  • Ensuring that the school’s heating, lighting and other utility services are maintained and operate correctly.
  • Identifying and organising the rectification of any defects, including liaison with the Academy’s Site Manager and Contractors.
  • Maintenance and general upkeep of minor internal and external fabric and repairs.


The school has a team of cleaners to assist in the daily cleaning of the school.


About the School:

The school employs a Site Manager who is responsible for all security, caretaking and cleaning at each site.  Each site has a part-time caretaker ensuring that there is a full team of personnel with a multitude of skills who are able to support each other and work together to ensure the same standard is maintained across all sites.

Prospective candidates need to have high standards of cleanliness, be reliable, willing and flexible.  You need to use your own initiative, be tactful, patient and courteous.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by telephoning Paul Costello, Site Manager, on 01422 372893.

The successful applicant would be expected to be supportive of the school’s aims and objectives.

 Great Heights Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service, the appropriate pre-employment checks that will include references from previous employers, confirmation of the right to work in the UK before the appointment is confirmed.


The Trust is committed to ensuring security and protection of personal data, in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Personal data will be used for the purpose of recruitment and employment processing.


The Trust strives to create an inclusive working environment for all and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and promoting diversity.

If you would like to learn more about the post, please download our application pack from


Please return your completed application form by email to Katherine Humphreys, HR Manager: or alternatively post to: The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8JB, marking the envelope ‘FAO Katherine Humphreys’





Trainers Wanted to deliver courses for our Sure Start families

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Do you, or someone you know deliver courses and activities to families/parent/carers?

Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP deliver a termly programme of courses and activities for families across the North & East and Lower Valley areas of Calderdale.  We are looking to expand our database of trainers who would be willing to tender for some of these activities.

Our primary focus is to work with targeted families around being healthy and choosing  healthy lifestyles, raising attainment and being school ready and improving parenting aspirations and skills.

Trainers will need to provide a DBS processed within the last 3 years and have relevant insurance cover.

If you are interested or would like to know more information please contact


New food delivery service in Halifax for people who are self-isolating

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[ Excerpt from the Halifax Courier ]

Calderdale Council has teamed up with Totally Locally and Cargodale to provide the service, after successfully bidding for £50,000 from the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care.

Fresh food deliveries from local shops, straight to people’s doors by electric bike, are set to make life easier for Halifax residents who are isolating or at higher risk from COVID-19.

This is thanks to DeliverHX, an innovative new food delivery service which supports independent businesses, is good for the environment and offers a helping hand to people who are unable or nervous to go shopping due to COVID-19.

Customers order their food and other essentials online from Halifax Borough Market traders, and some other Halifax town centre shops, at They make one secure online payment and their items are delivered for free the next day by carbon neutral electric cargo bike.

Brews and Grooves are back online!

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A little thing like Covid cannot stop Curious Motion from having a good time, a dance and a proper chat. The online version of Brews and Grooves, a dance group for over 55 starts again every Thursday morning over Zoom.


All the info is here:


Sessions run from 10am until 11.30am. It involves about 45 minutes of dancing followed by some time to chat and catch up.

The class will be running online monthly through the autumn and it is open to everyone.

People can ‘pay as you feel’ so they can choose an amount that works for them and free places are available too.

The class is aimed at people over 55 but younger adults are very welcome to join as well.

There have been attendees joining from outside Calderdale, so bring your own brew and come along!


Online Brews and Grooves


Volunteer with Sure Start Children’s Centres

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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.

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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

◾Making friends


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 to complete the application form, if you would like further information please call 01422 251090

Become an Engagement Champion

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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

Join the Engagement Champions

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

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Asking tomorrow’s questions today Virtual Question Time October 15th

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership invite voluntary community social enterprise (VCSE) sector colleagues to a question time session

‘Asking tomorrow’s questions today’

Friday 15 October from 11.30am to 1pm

This is a session held digitally for VCSE partners and colleagues hosted by Rob Webster CBE, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and Hilary Thompson, Senior Responsible Officer for the Partnership’s Harnessing the Power of Communities


Join our panel members for a conversation about health and care developments across the area

·       A VCSE approach to integrating care – Frances Newall, NHS England, Head of Engagement and Communications

·       Integrated Care Partnership Developments – Helen Hirst, Chief Officer for Bradford district and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group and CEO Lead for the Partnership’s System Leadership and Development Programme

·       Our People – Brendan Brown, CEO for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and CEO Lead for the Partnership’s Workforce Programme

·       Health partnerships – Rachael Loftus, Head of Regional Health Partnerships

  • A local place-based approach to working with VCSE – Nahid Rasool, Chief Executive Shantona Women’s and Family Centre, Leeds
  • Ensuring support for carers and personalised care in our work – Fatima Khan-Shah, Unpaid Carers Programme and Personalised Care Programme Director for the Partnership


To join the discussion please register here

Please put forward your questions to the panel when you register