Training

Supporting Digital Access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme

Posted on Updated on

As you may be aware, the NHS Healthy Start scheme is changing. By March 2022, paper applications will be replaced by applying digitally, along with some other key changes to the scheme.

Healthy Start families get help from the government to buy healthy food and milk and free Healthy Start vitamins. It is important that in our roles working with families, we are aware of the scheme and how families can sign up.

The supporting digital access to the NHS Healthy Start Scheme in Calderdale is a bespoke training session focused around Healthy Start. It will equip you with the knowledge to support the families you meet to register for the Healthy Start scheme.

Available sessions: Friday 21 January and Tuesday 25 January
The training is aimed particularly at those people whose role involves engaging with or supporting families in Calderdale who are in pregnancy or have children aged under 5.
Please use the Eventbrite link to book onto the training course. There is still some availability on dates in January. A link to the TEAMS meeting will be sent out to you ahead of the attendance date.Fri, 21 January 2022 12:30 – 13:15 GMT | Click Here to Book. Tue, 25 January 2022 15:30 – 16:15 GMT | Click Here to Book If you have any questions or need any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact: Rachel Smith, Health Improvement Specialist, Calderdale Council rachel.smith@calderdale.gov.uk 01422 206036

Online LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course

Posted on Updated on

We have all faced uncertain situations this year. This is a time for re – assessment: take 2 weeks to ‘re-boot’, develop confidence for online learning, for any group or potentially challenging situation such as interviews.

Calderdale Adult Learning has teamed up with award -winning Proper Job Theatre Company again to offer the LAB Project Online. For those who want to start making that first move back to training or work, the online LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course may be ideal. LAB Online uses drama and media communication techniques to develop confident communication skills for interviews and work – online and off.

LAB Online – 21  January – 4 February

Class Hours – 10 am – 1pm

Venue: Online

This 2 week online course offers a nationally recognised qualification in Communication and Team work for Further Learning and Employment.

For enquiries or to book a registration appointment please contact Phoebe. Phoebe@properjob.org.uk  Mobile:  07716638757

 

To see the Proper Job leaflet, click here.

Support for local businesses to tackle modern recruitment challenges

Posted on

Local businesses from throughout Calderdale are invited to attend an upcoming digital session offering guidance and advice on the topic of recruitment.

The ‘Recruit, Retain, Recover – Post Pandemic’ webinar is free to attend and takes place on Wednesday 15 December at 10.00am.

The session will feature discussions on the broad topic of recruitment, including new challenges associated with the process and how these can be overcome.

The session is being held as part of the Let’s Talk Trade series of panel discussions, which are being delivered in a partnership between Calderdale Council and the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The sessions have so far supported firms in exploring new opportunities for international trade, as well as exploring topics including climate change and procurement.

Speakers confirmed for this latest event include People Director Janet Wilkinson from People’s Puzzles, and Covéa Insurance Senior Matthew Metcalfe. They will be joined by senior officers from Calderdale Council.

To register to attend the event, please visit: talktrade.co.uk

British Sign Language (BSL) Basics free online course

Posted on

This is a Basic BSL course that will cover a range of different topics to help to build the learners sign
vocabulary, and perhaps evoke a desire to learn more sign, to enable more communication, with the deaf community!

British Sign Language BSL Basics Starting January 13 – 10 sessions

To enrol please quote the course reference either online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk
or by ringing 0300 303 3464

5 Day Warehouse Training – Guaranteed Interview & £150! Deadline Nov 26

Posted on

5 Day warehouse training with £150 to cover expenses and a guaranteed job interview upon completion of training!

Castle View Recruitment have a high number of Industrial Vacancies with regular starts for a range of clients that we have worked with for many years. This agreement has been set up to meet the needs of our employers training needs and has reduced staff turnover as we are providing them with the right people for the right job.

Our fast-track programme over 5 days offers:

  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem Solving at Work
  • Introduction to the Facilities Industry
  • Workplace Hygiene
  • Health, Safety and Security
  • Interview Skills

All the above qualifications are desired within the industrial sector, they are also nationally recognised and transferable to any job role.

The first Interview will be held with the Castle View Group. Successful candidates will then be asked to attend the 5 day training programme.

All candidates who are offered a place on the 5 day training programme, will be offered £150 on the final day of the course to cover any travel costs the learner may have incurred.

To qualify for this unique opportunity, you must be over 19 years old and currently unemployed.

Course Delivery:

Start Date – Monday 29th November 2021

End Date  – Friday 3rd December 2021

Location – Classroom based – Full address details will be given upon successful enrolment.

You will be asked to bring with you:

  • Birth Certificate or Passport (Castleview may fund a birth certificate for you do not have one)
  • Proof of National Insurance Number
  • Must have lived in the UK for 3 years+
  • Bank details (To transfer £150 expenses)
  • CV

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Age 19+

Unemployed and claiming a benefit.

Must have lived in the UK for 3+ Years

Can not be in Education

Must live in the Halifax area

 

If this is of interest to you, please contact Donna at
e: donna.ham@jobskilla.co.uk
t: 07877092832

 

Grow Yourself LAB Wellbeing Course 3rd to 10th December

Posted on Updated on

 

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

Healthy Minds Recovery and Support Oct – Dec 2021 publicity

Posted on Updated on

Please find a variety of free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well. Whether you need emotional support, information, resources or relaxing activities, we can help you find the right fit for your needs. Get in touch with your local Recovery & Support Worker to enquire about any of our groups or activities:

Halifax area: nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Upper Calder Valley: deborah@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Download the publicity here to find out about:

Support Groups/Drop-ins
Regular Activity Groups
Workshops & Learning

Neighbourhood Watch Launches Say No To ASB Campaign

Posted on

 

 

Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents have increased over the last three years. Police forces, councils and housing associations are reporting significant spikes in ASB cases – and these are not minor incidents. They are complex and serious cases causing real harm to many people.

45% of people say ASB is a problem where they live, and 56% of those who had either been a victim of or a witness to ASB did not report it to anyone. *

To help tackle the issue, we are running a campaign encouraging people to SAY NO TO ASB.
The campaign will run from the 25th October through to the 21st November on our social channels with key information on recognising, recording, and reporting ASB on our website: ourwatch.org.uk/asb.

We are running a free online ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ webinar on 15th November at 5pm with the charity ASB Help as part of the campaign. Places are limited. To book your place, visit ourwatch.org.uk/webinars.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

  • Follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and share our posts to your social channels, including WhatsApp community groups, to encourage more people to SAY NO TO ASB
  • Download our ‘Recognising, Recording and Reporting ASB Guide’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to share with your community
  • Download our 14-day ‘ASB Diary’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to support you in recognising, recording, and reporting ASB incidents in your area.
  • To find out more and SAY NO TO ASB, visit  ourwatch.org.uk/asb.

If you would like a digital campaign pack, please email enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

* Data source: Taking Back our Communities – working together to make communities safer report, commissioned in 2021 by RESOLVE, a Centre of Excellence solely focused upon community safety and antisocial behaviour

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

VCSE Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers at the Elsie Whiteley Centre Halifax

Posted on

VSI Alliance: VCSE Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers- One Day Course -Face-to-Face – 3rd November – Elsie Whiteley Centre (Halifax)
In a national survey, 50% of employers said they would like to do more to support staff wellbeing but don’t feel they have the right skills or training. This one-day course is delivered by a local organisation: Unmasked Mental Health. The day aims to provide managers with the knowledge, competence and confidence to identify mental health disorders within teams and to learn how to take appropriate early intervention. The face-to-face one-day course covers the awareness of the mind and body, what’s at the heart of mental health conditions and the soft skills to have great conversations about mental health with your team.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 3rd 2021
9 am – 5 pm

Location: 
Elsie Whiteley Centre – Halifax

Register:
Please contact engagement@cvac.org.uk with your Name, the Training Title and VCSE organisation details. Please email by *Friday 29th October* to register in time.