Health and Wellbeing

Join the fun this winter and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

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This Winter, during the December school holidays, children and young people across Calderdale who are eligible for free school meals are getting the chance to access free holiday club places through our Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme.

The scheme provides enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school-aged children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. We are developing inclusive places as part of Healthy Holiday provision.

Visit Healthy Holidays for more information, contacting providers and booking your place

You can contact the team via email at healthyholidays@calderdale.gov.uk

Click here to download flyer

www.calderdale.gov.uk/healthyholidays

Christmas with the Men United Group December 8th

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Men United would like to invite you to the group’s Christmas get together on

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2021

10AM TO 12PM

 

Come along for a bacon sandwich and a coffee!

Have a conversation on topics such as how Covid has affected you and your family or ways you can get actively involved in your community.

 

Download Flyer here

 

The MEN UNITED group meets every Wednesday THROUGHOUT THE YEAR from 10am to 12noon

Come along to our sessions (First one FREE! Then £3 per session) you can be part of this fantastic group for older men, make new friends, and enjoy group Discussions.

 

Men United

Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, HX2 8AR

For more details please ring Peter (07599524471) or Graham (01422 202253)

email daniel.marham@calderdale.gov.uk

Eat, Learn and Play with the Panthers Family Dec 20-23

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Halifax Panthers invite you to join them in an action packed three day Christmas events, at the Shay Stadium in Halifax.

You will have the chance to play Rugby, Football, Cricket, Dodgeball and New Age Curling.

All attendees will receive a hot meal as well as health and nutrition information and much more!

You can book your tickets through the Halifax Panthers Shop

The Halifax Panthers

 

Bag a Black Friday bargain with Calderdale sports centres

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Calderdale Council’s sports service is launching its first ever Black Friday offer, with the opportunity to sign up for 23 days of fitness membership for just £20.

The offer gives full access to all Calderdale sports centres from 1- 23 December, and includes:

 

  • 100+ fitness classes a week
  • Access to three swimming pools at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden
  • Use of four gyms at Brighouse, North Bridge Leisure Centre, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden
  • Free off-peak badminton
  • Free off-peak table tennis

 

The offer is valid on adult memberships and is available until Tuesday 30 November (membership will be activated from Wednesday 1 December). Visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/sportoffer to find out more and to join.

 

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, Cllr Jenny Lynn, said:

 

“There’s so much variety included in a Calderdale sports membership it’s already great value for money, but this December offer is an especially good deal. It means that for less than a pound a day you can access each of our four sites, as many times as you like, between 1 and 23 December.

 

“Each site has so much to offer, including expert instructors to provide tailored advice and encouragement. So whether you’re new to exercise, looking to reach a specific goal or just wanting to try something new – there’s support on hand and options for everyone.

 

“These short-term offers don’t come along very often, so it’s a real opportunity to grab a great deal and experience the facilities in our centres before deciding to commit to an annual membership.”

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness is here for you

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Your body achieves what your mind believes

With a unique approach to encouraging physical fitness as a means to improve wellbeing, Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness provides a space where you can work on your physical and mental health at the same time.

We have several weekly activities to promote this and you are welcome to visit our Wellness Centre, where you can make new friends, talk to someone who understands or just chill in our ample coffee lounge.

 

Some of our recurring events :

 

Cheerful Tuesdays
Drop in @ the Wellness Centre
10AM – 7PM

Wellness Wednesdays
Doors open 5:30PM | Walk @ Talk 6:30PM

Super Sundays
Scammonden Steps Challenge | Then back to Wellness Centre
9AM

For more information on the events, visit our website or contact us via the contact form on our website.

 

Our facilities can be rented out for your event or training day. We are within walking distance from Sowerby Bridge bus and train station with excellent links to bus routes.

 

For more information, get in touch!

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness – Charity Number: 1190604
www.getfit4mentalwellness.com
f: https://www.facebook.com/GetFit4MentalWellness

Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

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The Government has allocated additional funding to Calderdale Council to provide support to local households over the period October to March 2022 – details on how to access this support will be released shortly.

Households who have provided their email address will have received an email regarding this fund. If you have already responded to the email, you don’t need to do anything else.

Initially we will be supporting families with children who currently receive assistance with Council Tax Support and/or Free School Meals over the October Half Term.

Each family will receive £15 per child will be paid directly into your bank account.

If Free School meals only are awarded then payment will only be made for those children in school.

This payment will be made directly to your bank account and we now need you to provide your bank information on the secure weblink below – please ensure to double check your account and sort code before submitting as we will be unable to reissue until returned by the Banking system.

Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

 

Household support fund grants by December 2nd

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Are you a Not-for-profit organisation who are supporting people and families who are vulnerable and are facing hardship this Winter?

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has provided councils with funds to offer direct support to households facing hardship this Winter.

These grants are for organisations who help people keep warm, clean, and fed this Winter.

The objective of the Household Support Fund is to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of support this winter as the economy recovers.

The fund should primarily offer food and energy support but also provision has been made to support households in need of other essentials e.g. blankets, toiletries, bills, fuel.

Grants are available on a sliding scale depending on how many people you are supporting and applications need to be in by 2nd December 2021.

For full details about this fund, application process and more winter support options, visit

https://cffc.co.uk/household-support-fund/

 

Grow Yourself LAB Wellbeing Course 3rd to 10th December

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Lost confidence during lockdown? Anxious about getting back to work? Or has isolation affected mental health, motivation, communication and planning skills?

This is how you might benefit from the free one week LAB  Wellbeing course

  • Gain additional confidence to get back to learning or work
  • Re  – connect with others and have some fun
  • Get a boost to mental wellbeing via learning CBT / NLP techniques   
  • Try out strategies for dealing with setbacks and stress

We have all faced difficult situations and this has been a time for reassessment.  Having some information and tools and techniques to deal with the effects of stress  can leave us feeling more in control.

Using the 5 Ways Wellbeing model this lively course, this aims to offer a look at strategies we can all  use to plan for a more positive future.

This course is delivered by award -winning Proper Job Theatre Company and uses fun theatre training and arts based techniques.

Seeking work or a change of career?  We can offer places on our flagship two week follow on LAB Project course Employability course ( leading to Level 1 Employability qualification) to  any suitable learner who completes this.

Find out about other Calderdale Adult Learning courses that might suit you at an on –  course progression session.

Course induction date: 3rd December 

Class dates: 6-10 December

 

Hours – 10 am – 4 pm 

Please contact Melissa for enquiries or to book a place at Eengagement@properjob.org.uk  or  Tel 07368291874

 

The course is available to any one with any Calderdale or Todmorden post code.

 

For more information on Lab Project view booklet here