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Safeguarding Advice Concerning Honour Based Violence

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Honour Based Violence (HBV) is not one specific crime; it can include: murder, fear of or actual forced marriage, controlling sexual activity, domestic abuse (including psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional), child abuse, rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, harassment and forced abortion. This list is not exhaustive.   The violence can include planning, premeditation and family /community conspiracy; often the belief held is that the victim(s) is ‘deserving’ of the punishment.

Such crimes cut across all cultures, nationalities, faith groups and communities.

HBV may occur when the perpetrator(s) perceive that a person (or persons) has shamed the family / community by breaking an honour code.

Further information and useful contact details can be found within this Safeguarding Guide

Greetland Academy Open Day

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Greetland Academy on Saddleworth Road HX4 8LZ are holding an open day on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Open Day Sessions are from 10am to  6pm and can be booked with the school by calling 01422 372893.

Supporting Early Years and Key Stages 1 & 2, Greetland Academy was one of the first wave of primary schools in the country to become an Academy.

Siddal Ex-Servicemens and Social Club Halloween Disco

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Siddal Ex-Servicemens & Social Club, Siddal Lane HX3 9JS will be holding their annual Halloween Disco on Friday October 27 starting at 7pm.

Hot food will be available.
Fancy dress encouraged and there will be a competition for both best dressed adults and kids.
All children must be supervised at all times!

Siddal Ex-Servicemens & Social Club is run as a non-profit making organisation by its members through a committee usually elected annually.

‘Any Questions’ comes to Brooksbank School

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On Friday 17 November, the long running BBC Radio 4 show ‘Any Questions’ will be coming to Calderdale, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby and featuring a panel of political, business and other figures from public life. The show will be broadcast live from The Brooksbank School in this, the 700th anniversary of the town being awarded its royal charter. Tickets – free of charge are available from the school on a first come first served basis. Panel members are still to be confirmed at this stage.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 13 October – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …

Featuring:

  • Consultation on Cohesion and Integration Strategy
  • Gig Buddies Calderdale
  • Have your say on GP Services in Calderdale
  • Advertise your Halloween and Bonfire Events with us
  • Unique Ways – Conference and Care Survey

Have a great weekend!

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GigBuddies Calderdale

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What an impressive start to Gig Buddies!

Gig Buddies is a new initiative within Calderdale which aims to promote social inclusion among people who have a learning disability.

The scheme aims to reduce the barriers faced by people with a learning disability in relation to accessing social activities. These have been identified as attending the theatre, cinema, live music and anything else that a person may wish to engage within their leisure time.

This new, but obvious idea aims to match volunteers who will be referred to as ‘Gig Buddies’ with people who have a learning disability, our ‘Gig Goers’ based upon shared interests. The aim is to create opportunities for people to meet and forge friendships based upon shared interests. Gig Buddies will match buddies with people and arrange introductions and give support on your first gig, whatever this may be. They would then leave you to meet once per month to meet up independently and make arrangements to attend other events.

The initiative is being funded by Adult Health and Social Care and is being delivered in partnership with Square Chapel Arts Centre and the Brighton based charity Stay Up Late.

Gig Buddies is currently recruiting volunteers for this exciting new scheme and if this is something that you would like to hear more about, please contact gemma@squarechapel.co.uk, call her at Square Chapel on 01422 3494222 or drop in to see Gemma at Square Chapel.

Useful links

Gig Buddies: http://www.gigbuddies.org.uk/

Stay Up Late: http://stayuplate.org/gig-buddies-project/

Lead the Way Art Group Volunteer Opportunity

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Lead the Way Art Group Volunteer Opportunity

What does the group do?

The group meets once a week, on a Thursday, 10am-12pm at Lower Valley Day Services, Rastrick.
The group is open to all abilities and is fully accessible.
The group create various artwork during the sessions and then take it home.

What is the role?

As a volunteer you will support people attending the group with whatever artwork they are making at the session, along with the day to day running of the group.

What kind of volunteer are they looking for?

  • Someone who is friendly
  • Someone who is patient
  • Someone who enjoys working with a group of people
  • Someone who has a general interest in making things/art
  • Someone who is confident working with people who have varying abilities and needs.  All people attending, who have additional needs, come with their own support staff.
  • Someone who likes to have fun!

How will you be supported?

You will be supported at the group by a member of staff from Lead the Way.
Support such as supervision will be carried out by the line manager.

Expenses

All your travel expenses to and from the group will be covered by Lead the Way on production of a receipt, bus ticket etc.

How do you become a volunteer?

Please ring Lead the Way on 0300 012 0416 or email info@leadthewaycalderdale.org.  Arrangements will be made for someone to meet with you and complete a DBS check and a volunteer application form.

 

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 6 October – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …

Featuring:

  • Consultation on Cohesion and Integration Strategy
  • Brighouse Arts Festival
  • Have your say on GP Services in Calderdale
  • Advertise your Halloween and Bonfire Events with us
  • 25 Years of World Mental Health Day 
  • Halifax as one of Host Locations for Tour de Yorkshire

Have a great weekend!

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