Elland

Sure Start Summer Activities in Elland

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ellandlogoAt Elland Children’s Centre

– Tiny Treasures – Wednesdays, 1pm – 2.30pm

– Parent Link Drop In – Fridays, 9.30am – 11.30am

– Story Time – Thursday 6 August, 9.30am – 11.30am

– Seaside themed Fun Day – Friday 14 August 2015, 10.30am – 1pm

Please note there will be no activities running week commencing 31/8/15

Money for your Group?

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The Staying Well Development Fund in Elland is now open – offering grants to organisations and community groups who want to start or develop new projects in or around Elland.

Your project or activity should support the aims and objectives of the Staying Well project in Elland.

For example we’re looking for activities or projects to:

  • Create or increase social opportunities for lonely or isolated older people in Elland
  • Address barriers to participation for older people, especially around personal care, transport
  • Provide a health or wellbeing service for lonely or isolated older people (for example befriending)
  • Increase volunteering capacity in Elland

The local Staying Well Steering Group is responsible for ensuring all activities and projects funded are based in need, are sustainable and that any unnecessary duplication is avoided.

Rachel Swaby, the Staying Well worker, and Matthew Scott Thompson are available to work alongside groups to develop their idea and promote partnership working where appropriate.

The team can also support groups with publicity and marketing, and monitoring of projects.

Apply online here… or email rachel.swaby@calderdale.gov.uk

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 392708 and we can help you.

 

Calling New Volunteers in Elland!!

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Do you have a few hours to spare? Are you looking for ways to get involved in the local community?

The Monday lunch club at the Cartwheel Club are looking for anyone who could spare a small amount of time to help out.

You don’t need experience and you’ll learn new skills.

If you are interested or would like to know about other local volunteering opportunities, please contact Rachel Swaby, Staying Well team on 01422 392708.

 

 

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 10 July – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the first ever Lower Valley Friday Flyer… 

The Friday Flyer is a weekly round-up of news and what’s on in the Lower Valley.

Information about ward forum meetings and other ways to have your say will also be advertised here.

We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think!

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

Age UK need your help for The Big Knit!

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Age UkAge UK is joining forces with Innocent Drinks again this year for The Big Knit; a campaign aimed at keeping older people safe and warm in winter.

They need help to knit little hats which Innocent put on their small bottles of smoothies and for every bottle sold, Innocent will donate 25p to Age UK.

Funds are distributed to local branches according to how many hats they knit and last year Age UK did over 10,000 in Calderdale and Kirklees.

You can find more information and knitting patterns on the Age UK website.

Do you need some help with a small project ?

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Calderdale Council CMBCThe Council’s Economy & Environment Directorate are having a ‘Just Do It’ day on Thursday 17 September 2015 and are looking for projects within communities that staff can assist with.

A ‘Just Do It ‘ day is a team building event, with an emphasis on giving back to the community, whether it is planting in parks, tidying up sites, improving buildings, assisting a community group with I.T. skills, helping people with interview skills or visiting / giving talks in sheltered schemes etc.

Whatever your idea is for a small project, which can be delivered in a day , please let us know by completing the attached form by Noon on Friday 10 July 2015 and emailing it to Mark.broadbent@calderdale.gov.uk

Every man needs a shed of his own…

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LogoImagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden. 

A place where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

A Men’s Shed is a place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

The Phoenix Shed Halifax is aimed at men over 55 years but anyone is welcome to attend.

Find out more about our project and how you can get involved at our Launch Meeting on Wednesday 5 August 2015. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE…

Or get in touch on 07481 543 881 or  email phoenixshed@outlook.com

And we need your ideas!  

Please complete our questionnaire and tell us how we can make the Phoenix Shed the kind of shed that would appeal to you. Click here…