Get Involved / Have Your Say
Non- Members are all warmly welcomed
Wednesday 30th November
12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Old Brodleians Rugby Club, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JT
It been great to see that people have an appetite for getting back to networking and also for feeling part of the community and want to be part of the group helping Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work.
You’re invited to our monthly membership event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a delicious lunch provided courtesy of our sponsor Neil Davidson, who will also be telling us a bit about his Community CPR Fund.
There will be open networking over lunch, short presentations then speed networking so you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.
Not got around to applying to be a member yet?
If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.
The NHS in West Yorkshire will be joining health organisations around the world to raise awareness of the global problem of antibiotic resistance and to encourage people to pledge to tackle it.
According to the World Health Organisation, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health. Drug-resistant infections killed 1.25 million people in the world in 2019, including 141,000 patients in high income countries like the UK. This is estimated to rise to 10 million deaths per year by 2050 if we don’t act now.
Antibiotics kill bacteria or prevent them from spreading, but because bacteria are adapting to survive them, these medicines are becoming less effective. If antibiotics stop working to treat infections, this might stop us from carrying out common healthcare activities such as doing major operations or giving cancer treatments where infections are common, and we need effective antibiotics to prevent them. We may see more premature babies, children and adults on intensive care dying from infections.
That’s why healthcare professionals across the region are supporting Seriously Resistant (www.seriouslyresistant.com), a campaign originally developed in Leeds that aims to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and educate people how they can help to keep antibiotics working.
“You can pledge to make better use of antibiotics and help save these vital medicines from becoming obsolete by becoming an Antibiotic Guardian – antibioticguardian.com/”
“To find out what you, your family and friends can do to help tackle antibiotic resistance and to help keep antibiotics working, please also visit www.seriouslyresistant.com”
Dr James Thomas, Medical Director for the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and practising GP, celebrated the rollout passing the half million milestone this week by getting his own top-up dose.
Just over a million people in West Yorkshire are eligible for the vital top-up jab, and over half of these have now been vaccinated. With COVID, flu and other respiratory illnesses in circulation and infection rates on the rise, Dr Thomas is urging everyone who is eligible to get their booster now to ensure maximum protection throughout the winter and festive period.
Dr Thomas said: “I am so grateful to our vaccination teams in West Yorkshire for all they are doing to get people protected ahead of what we know will be a hugely challenging winter. NHS staff and GP and pharmacy colleagues have been working flat out to protect those most susceptible to serious illness from both COVID and flu and delivered over 120,000 boosters a week during October, which is a fantastic achievement
“As we head into the winter months and busy festive season, the booster offers important protection and peace of mind for those at greatest risk and their loved ones, so if you are eligible for the booster and yet to come forward, I strongly urge you to roll up your sleeves and get the jab done!”
Everyone aged 50 and over, or who has a condition that puts them at greater risk from COVID-19 is eligible for the vital top-up jab to keep their immunity as high as possible this winter. This includes people with weakened immune systems, learning disabilities and pregnant women. Frontline health and care workers and unpaid carers are also eligible and being urged to protect themselves and those they care for by getting their booster and flu jabs.
Anyone eligible can book an appointment on the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119 free of charge. The West Yorkshire programme is also running a large number of walk-in and pop up clinics in local communities to make it as easy as possible for people to get their booster. People can search for clinics near them at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Public Health Lead for the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, said: “It is great that so many people have already made the smart choice to get their booster. We know that with winter comes both increased infection levels and also increased socialising indoors where viruses spread more easily. The increase in COVID infections is very concerning and latest data the UK Health Security Agency shows that flu infection rates are also on the rise so I would urge everyone who is eligible to get both their booster and their flu jab to keep them safe this winter.
Thursday 24th November 6pm – 8pm
at the club’s grounds.
Come along and enjoy some festive atmosphere with refreshments, cake stalls, tombola and raffles, craft stalls and the opportunity to browse gorgeous second hand clothing!
The event is run by Limitless Day Service
Venue: Copley Cricket Club, Copley HX3 0UG
12 days of giving is the last phase of Movement for Good’s 2022 programme!
For 12 days in December Movement for Good will be drawing 10 charities per working day to receive £1000.
The first draw will be taking place on the 1st December and the last draw will be on the 16th December.
For a chance to receive £1000 pound, nominate your charity using this link: https://movementforgood.com/
If you would like to nominate North Halifax Partnership, you could follow the link on the card below!
Are you moving house, clearing house or downsizing? How would you like to see yourself on television and possibly make some money for it?
STV Studios, the makers of The Yorkshire Auction House TV Series are currently working on a new series of the show and are looking for people who are downsizing, moving, or have a house to clear, and are happy to be filmed for the new series.
The team are particularly keen to have applicants from Calderdale. There is every chance that the next series will feature familiar locations and why not, familiar faces!
You could discover that some of the items you’ve held onto for years have value and they could be featured in auctions, earning you some cash!
Filming for the next series will be up until early February and there is the possibility of another series later on next year so any participants that get in touch that don’t get to film with for this series could always have their details carried over for the next series.
Ideally they are looking for people hoping to clear house in the next couple of months. Any items that are identified as valuable will be carefully packed by the STV team to be given to auction.
Whatever your situation, they’d love to hear from you!
Anyone who would like to apply can contact the team via:
t : 07816084062
More information :
- Christmas Events section is open!
- Annual Faith Celebration Thursday, 24th November 2022 at Halifax Town Hall
- Bertie’s Top Tips for a warmer, healthier home – Calderdale Council
- *CALL TO ACTION* VSI Alliance VCSE Winter Directory 2022/23
Have a great weekend!
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