Sowerby Bridge

Domestic Abuse – in Whatever Language at Whatever Time

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Christmas, for some families is a time of celebration, but unfortunately for some the expectations of being there to provide and support can make Christmas a challenging time. Don’t forget the Samaritans are always there to help you and can be contacted though our link.

Calderdale Staying Safe has published a series of guides to in different languages to support those who may not know what services are available in UrduCzech and Polish.

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

There are also leaflets in different languages

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Better Lives at Number 42 Outreach Sessions

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Better Lives at No 42 are holding a number of outreach sessions for those who find it difficult to get to the service at 42, Market Street, Halifax.

The new sessions are at Lawson Road Health Centre, Brighouse HD6 1NY on Mondays, 10:00am–12:00pm on 3, 10 and 17 December with future dates to be confirmed.

There will also be sessions at the GP Surgery, Hirstwood  HX6 4BN on the first Wednesday of the month, 9:00-11:00am.

Better Lives at number 42 Market Street, Halifax is a service for adults providing the support needed to stay healthy, independent and in control of your life for as long as possible.

Open Monday to Friday there is a team of social workers providing accessible, face to face information and support to adults in Calderdale.

Open in the Halifax base on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 1:00pm-4:00pm & Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm.

Helping with health & well-being, promoting independence, support for carers, information about technology such as pendant alarms, signposting to other support organisations such as Staying Well and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees.

Calderdale Staying Safe Latest Drop in Sessions 

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Have you or a family member been affected by Domestic Abuse?
Do you need some support or someone to talk to about the abuse?
Are you struggling to cope with the effects of family violence?

Calderdale Staying Safe, the Domestic Abuse Support Service has released a flyer that can be downloaded here and printed to give the latest information on how to contact them, 01422 323339 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The leaflet also includes the out of hours number.

In an emergency, call 999 or to report an incident to the Police, please call 101.

Staying Safe has a skilled, experienced and diverse staff team who speak other languages or will make every effort to find language support through interpreters.

This is a free and confidential service to anyone aged 16 and above, who has been affected by domestic abuse and who lives in Calderdale.
Support is available to people regardless of their sexuality, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.
Support is also available for children 5 years and above, who have been affected by domestic abuse.
There are dedicated male and female support workers.

The latest outreach sessions are;

Todmorden Community College, Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX

(1st & 3rd Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

01/11/18, 15/11/18, 06/12/18, 20/12/18

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Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, HX2 8DQ

(2nd & 4th Thursday every month 10:00am-12:00pm)

08/11/18, 22/11/18, 13/12/18 (No drop in 27/12/18)

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Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queens Rd, HX1 4NE

                Monthly drop-in on 1st Tues of the month 9:30am–11:30am (No drop in 01/01/2019)

Download the Calderdale Staying Safe Flyer.

Friends of Crow Wood Park – Great War Exhibition

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Friends of Crow Wood Park are holding a FREE event, the Great War Exhibition, commemorating the end of WW1 and the life in the area at the time.

The official opening by the Mayor of Calderdale will be on Saturday 27 October, 11:00am. Subsequently the exhibition will be on Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-3:00pm until Sunday 11 November when there will also be a Service of Remembrance at 10:45am at the Memorial Gate.

You can enjoy learning about some of the local soldiers, see memorabilia of the time and learn that Crow Wood Park used to have it’s own hospital!

For up to date information call Bob Galtrey on 07718 261007.

 

Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge Presents ‘The Last Memory’

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Following on from the successful launch of the Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge group with the Rock’n’Roll night on Saturday 15 September, the group is presenting a short play about a father with dementia and his daughter “The Last Memory”.

The play by Alan Stockdill will be on Friday 5 October, 7:30pm at Sowerby Bridge Working Men’s Club, Bolton Brow HX6 2AL and will be followed by a short Question and Answer session. The Working Men’s Club is always open to non-members and all are welcome to this FREE event (although a donation of £5 would be welcome).

For tickets contact Shabir on 07866 369916 or June on 07920 549131.

Let Us Promote Your 2018 Halloween and Bonfire Events

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Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year? Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received thousands of blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Note – The email subject is pre-written to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!

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Volunteer for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are looking for volunteers for various dates, 10:00am-4:00pm (though even an hour would help) to hold a bucket collection at Sainsburys near Crow Wood in Sowerby Bridge.

The dates so far are;

Thursday 11 October to Sunday 14 October and

Thursday 22 November to Sunday 26 November

How many hours will I work?
Whether you can donate 1 hour or 5 hours, you’ll be making a huge difference!

Who will show me what to do?
A Volunteer Coordinator will show you the ropes and give you all the support you need to get the most value from your time.

Do I need any skills/experience?
This role is perfect for those who are organised, self-motivated and good at speaking to people.

*Travel expenses can be paid in line with our Volunteer Expenses Policy.

More details of volunteering with Forget Me Not can be download here.

If you could spare an hour or more please call 01484 637996 or email volunteers@forgetmenotchild.co.uk