Get Involved / Have Your Say

Have your say on Calderdale Domestic Abuse Services

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A team of researchers based at the University of Huddersfield want to find out what people think about domestic abuse services in Calderdale.

They would like to speak to people who have used or who have chosen not to use domestic abuse services in the area so if you would like to talk about your experience’s you can contact them in confidence.

For more information or to get your views heard please join the conversation on Twitter #DACalderdale or email Ruth at r.neville@hud.ac.uk or Bernard at b.gallagher@hud.ac.uk

If you need advice and support about domestic abuse click here.

Conference of the Curious at Bankfield Museum

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As part of its Cabinets of Curiosity Exhibition, Bankfield Museum is hosting a ‘Conference of the Curious’ with a range of speakers on topics including costume, taxidermy, photography and vampire slaying kits.

On Monday 21 September – From 10am to 4pm
At Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG

Tickets cost £10 for the day, including lunch.

Click here for further information and to book online today.

 

Work Club coming to Elland Children’s Centre

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FREE support for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.

Starting Monday 5 October 2015 – 1pm to 3pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Rd, Elland HX5 00B

For further information call 01422 266197 or just drop in for a coffee and a chat.elland work club

5 ways to support refugees

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Five WaysSt Augustine’s in Halifax is a small local organisation that works hard to support asylum seekers and refugees in Calderdale.

Here’s 5 ways you can get involved:

  • Volunteer your time
  • Donate to the #helpinghalifax campaign
  • Campaign by contacting your MP or signing a petition
  • Support organisations who are involved in Calais, the Mediterranean and Syria
  • Pray for the team, their Centre Users and their work

St Augustine’s Centre currently has an ambitious fundraising appeal to raise £10,000 by Christmas. Donate at www.give.net/20171078.

If you would like to volunteer at the Centre, contact them on info@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

To find out how the Council is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, and what you can do to help, click here…

New help to get around – coming soon to Elland!

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A new Community Transport vehicle will soon be available in Elland and the surrounding areas.

Funded by the Elland Staying Well Development fund this new electric 6 seater vehicle even has wheelchair access and will be available to residents to help get out about in the community.

If you know of anybody who needs help with transport in that area please ask them to ring Pam on 01422 888080 or email info@ctcalderdale.co.uk

Exciting new group for adults with a learning disability

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Lead The Way are starting an exciting new group for adults with a learning disability and working with Hoot Creative Arts to provide 10 sessions allowing people to explore their creative side, meet new friends and have fun.

Starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 – From 10am to 12noon

Get involved for just £2.50 per session including refreshments.

For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 or 07436 102544

Please note – Places are limited and all 10 sessions must be attended.

Get organised event for 2016 school leavers

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Year 11 school leavers and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have when they leave school in 2016.

Monday 28 September 2015 – Between 3pm and 7.30pm
At the Shay Stadium, Halifax

Young people and their families are encouraged to drop in for the chance to speak with colleges, sixth forms, further education providers, universities, work based training providers and employers from across the region… read more…

Click here for more information about the Get Organised event 2015 or call 01422 392701.