Get Involved / Have Your Say

Help Healthwatch to Improve Social Care in Calderdale and Kirklees

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For the next 12 months, Healthwatch Calderdale and Healthwatch Kirklees are focussing on the experience of people using Adult Social Care services.  They want to collect detailed feedback from people across a few months to help give a clear picture of what it’s really like to use those services. Hopefully you might want to be involved in this engagement project.

If you want to get involved please contact Clare at Healthwatch Kirklees on either 01924 450379 or email

Healthwatch are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services.  Anyone who wants to get involved with their engagement around Adult Social Care can be assured that they will represent their views to those with the power to make change happen.

The sole purpose is to help make care better.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 11 January 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


  • Applications for School Places Closing on 15 January

  • Have Your Say on the Policing Budget
  • 12 Months Sports Centre Membership for the Price of 11
  • Calderdale Industrial Museum ‘Ghost Hunt’
  • Buggy Walks Restart at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • Pocket Park Grants Available up to 25 January

Have a great weekend!

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FREE I.T. Drop in Sessions in Halifax

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Are you confused or frustrated by computers, the internet or social media?

Do you want to improve your computer technology skills in a relaxed environment?

Meet Healthy Minds volunteers on Thursday 17 January, 1:00pm-3:00pm at 1 King Street, Halifax HX1 1SR to find out what support might be available to you.

For more information call 01422 345154 or email

Take Part in a Survey on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Children Young People

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Calderdale Youth Council and the Tough Times Reference Group have devised a survey on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing to gather information about the experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5 – 19 (up to 25 for those with learning difficulties or disability) in Calderdale.

The information we gather will be shared with Commissioners and Service Providers so we can influence services to make positive changes that will help children and young people in Calderdale.

We need as many children and young people in Calderdale to complete this survey as possible and therefore are asking for your help. Please can you share this link or QR code with children and young people and help them to complete this survey.

The survey will close at 5:00pm on Friday 15 February.

Have your say on the 2019/20 Policing Budget!

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Have your say on the 2019/20 policing budget for West Yorkshire. Click here to access the survey.

Over 1000 responses have so far been received with public consultation due to close at 5:00pm on 16th January 2019.

It asks how you would like to see money raised for the police part of the local council tax, called the ‘precept’.

This follows the Government annual funding settlement announcement for policing in December, which has given PCCs flexibility to raise their precept by up to £24 on a Band D for 2019/20. For further information

Volunteer with Home Start Calderdale

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You could have the skills to make a real difference to a local family.

Home Start Calderdale is currently looking for volunteers who have parenting experience to support families in the local area by visiting them and offering friendly and practical support. By giving just 2 hours a week you can help local families to cope with the pressures they are facing and make a difference to both parents and children.

To learn a little more, courses are starting in January 2019 at Beech Hill School and Todmorden Health Centre. For more information call 01422 241124 or email

To print off the posters below to display in your notice boards click on these links home start poster (1) home start poster (2)

Sling Swing at Southgate Methodist Church

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership will be  hosting a Sling Swing Session at Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale Street, Elland HX5 0JL starting on Monday 21 January, 1:00am-2:00pm.

In the 4 weekly sessions suitable for children 6 weeks and over, mums, dads and babies will have dance and gentle movement with the babies in slings and baby carriers.

To book go to the online booking form or call 01422 266179 for further information.

Sensory Play at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership will be  hosting Sensory Play Sessions at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 4AF starting on Wednesday 23 January, 1:30am-2:30pm.

In the 4 weekly sessions suitable for children 0 – 2½, families will learn different ways to help their child learn through play. Each week there will be a different focus from natural/home objects like pots and pans and wooden spoons to music and have messy/creative play.

To book go to the online booking form or call 01422 266179 for further information.

Personal Child Health Records Available at NHS Online

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You may have seen in the news that the the Personal Child Health Record “red book”, containing your child’s health information is to be made available to parents online, as part of government plans to improve NHS care for mothers and new babies. We do not know the timeframe for this yet in Calderdale but will keep you posted.

Potential benefits for parents include:

  • access to information so that health and care choices can be made
  • an online record of their child’s health and development
  • ownership of the wellbeing of their child through links to guidance on healthy choices and *preventing avoidable poor health
  • the ability to share their health and wellbeing information with professionals
  • being able to set preferences for information sharing and to see who subscribes to this information

Accredited Paediatric First Aid Course at Elland Community Rooms

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership will be hosting an Accredited Paediatric First Aid Course at Elland Community Rooms, Croft House, Elland HX5 0BD starting on Friday 25 January, 9:30am-12:30pm.

In the 4 week course you will learn a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid. Learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock. Learners must attend the full 12 hours to receive accreditation.

To book go to the online booking form or call 01422 266179 for further information.