Projects

Community Provision supporting health and wellbeing – new fund launched

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The Calderdale Cares Community Programme Board is now inviting bids from across the system on how we can develop community services. The board are particularly interested in ideas that involve the following:

 

  • New and innovative ideas and why you feel this is important
  • Clear on who the beneficiaries will be and how they can be involved
  • Clear on how the beneficiaries will notice the positive change
  • Involves collaboration and working together with other providers
  • Makes the best use of our existing skills and assets in Calderdale
  • How the positive changes can be embedded into our future ways of working

 

Further information including the application proforma can be found in this document: NR Investment paper pack V3

Please send your completed proformas to Shabana Kausar at Shabana.kausar5@nhs.net before 28th October 2022

Health Challenges and Living with Disability beyond Covid-19

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Parasol Disability Group are hosting a community research event at Todmorden College on
Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
to publicise research about Disability and Health as we move beyond the Shadow of Covid and make positive recommendations for the future.

The event may be held in Todmorden but we will be promoting our research across Calderdale – by including community groups and other potential allies who are based in Todmorden, Hebden Royd, Halifax and other areas of Calderdale.

Register here : Community research event:
Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets

Download Flyer here (PDF)

In the first half of the meeting we will be going through the 7 headings of our research findings about Disability and Health – as we did previously with our on-line meeting in April.  This includes Professional Support, Voluntary Sector Support, Friends and Family, Personal Care, Family Carers, Getting Out and about, Friends and Community, Disability Rights and Access.

In the second half of the meeting, we will be discussing our recommendations in an open forum.  These themes include Listening to and involving local citizens more in local decision-making, tackling inequalities and upholding the rights of disabled people.  We welcome your ideas or suggestions on how we can follow-up our initial research in practical ways.

Register at Community research event: Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets, Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

What we’ve learned from the Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club

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On Tuesday 13th of September, Staying Well and Focus4Hope, arranged an event at Hove Edge bowling club.  The aim of the event was to provide information to local residents of Hipperholme and Hove Edge on services are locally available to help them lead a healthier and happier life.

On the day the following groups and services attended; Hipperhome Christ Church, Memory Lane Cafe, Active Calderdale, Better Living Service, Invictus Wellbeing, Calderdale Dementia Hub, Vita Minds, Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group and our very own NHP Neighbourhood team and Sure Start Children’s centres.

All these organisations offer fantastic opportunities to meet others, gain support around dementia, move more indoors and out, access emotional wellbeing services, achieve a healthier weight, access excursions and other local events. Many of those we endeavour to publish in our online blogs to which you can sign up to.

We enjoyed refreshments and cakes.  Focus4Hope delighted us with their culinary skills providing delicious hot food of Vegetarian Chili and Sausage casserole, Crust and Crumb offered delicious woodfired pizzas made on the day.

As well as valuable networking, we had a unique opportunity to listen to a talk from West Yorkshire Police about personal safety at home, out & about and current scams.  The event concluded with a meditation session from Tai Chi Tigers, concentrating on breathing and gentle stretching exercises.

 

The Hipperholme and Hove Edge residents who came, gave our Staying Well workers very positive feedback, saying they enjoyed the day, as well as encouraging requests for more such events in the future. People signed up for various services and there was active interest in taking up Tai Chi, while West Yorkshire Police received numerous requests for home safety visits following their talk on crime prevention.

Thank you to all for your contribution into making this event a success and thank you to all who visited.

For more information on the services available, please find links to the participating organisations below.

 

Hipperholme Christ Church 21
Brighouse Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8EA

 Memory Lane Cafe

Active Calderdale

Better Living Team Service

Invictus Wellbeing

Calderdale Dementia Hub

  Vita Health Group – Calderdale

  Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group

North Halifax Partnership (NHP)

Sure Start Children’s centres

Crust and Crumb 77

Tai Chi Tigers

West Yorkshire Police

 

Reminder of the Event – look out for future events!

What’s on at The Space at Field Lane

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This is the newest schedule of activities of what’s going on at The Space at Field Lane community hub.

They have lunches on Wednesdays and Fridays. Menus are updated every Tuesday and Thursday.

 

 

For more information on the activities or to book on an activity or rent the space, please contact directly:

 

The Space @ Field Lane

HALIFAX STARS – A celebration of the proud tradition of boxing clubs in Calderdale

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“Boxing is the sport to which all other sports aspire …”
Big George, Halifax Star Boxing Club

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verd de gris arts have been awarded funding through Historic England’s Everyday Heritage Grants – to create an innovative intergenerational project with the aim of celebrating the working class culture of boxing clubs around Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Halifax Stars will record the stories of older fighters, and the gyms that used to be a prominent feature of the area – as well as celebrating the importance of boxing coaching with young working class people today – the instilling of self-discipline and self-care, respect and pride in community.

The project will be cross cultural, reflecting the communal nature of boxing culture here in Halifax, but will, importantly, share this culture with a wider audience – to increase understanding of boxing’s remarkable working class legacy in the area, and champion the work that is done through the clubs to help some of the poorest and most marginalised young people in our communities.

If you would like more information please contact:

Jeff Turner
T: 07926 978651
W: www.verddegris.org

Join our Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club September 13th

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Staying Well and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to their Community Get Together on

Tuesday 13th September
10 am – 2pm

at Hove Edge Bowling Club in Brighouse

 

There will be information on local services promoting mental health help and wellbeing, talks from West Yorkshire Police around personal safety, a Tai Chi interactive demonstration, pizza and various art and craft activities to enjoy.

 

Come along and find out what is available in your local area to support you achieving mindfulness, improve your mental health and enjoy a better quality of life

 

For further details contact Richard 07824 838114 or Louise 07542 941636.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Fund – Apply by Sept 22

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Grants of up to £25k Available to Groups to Support Calderdale Residents Improve their Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Voluntary and community sector groups can apply for a grant of up to £5k, up to £10k, or up to £25k to improve wellbeing with children up to 5 years old helping them get ready for school, or help young people develop well so that every 15 year old has hope and aspiration, that people have good emotional health and wellbeing resulting in fewer suicides, and people over 75 have strong social networks and are part of our community.

For complete information and application guidance, visit:

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Fund

 

Application Deadline: September 22nd at 10.00am

Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – When we move, we’re stronger

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Are you interested in being 1 of the 8 organisations to pilot this approach and receive a grant of £250 to implement your ideas?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – Why?Because when we move, we’re stronger

Active Calderdale works with communities to make physical activity and moving more a part of day-to-day life for everyone in Calderdale. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Calderdale are inactive: taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity per week. We believe every organisation can play their part in supporting and encouraging those who visit their organisation to move more.  Here are some examples to inspire you! Get involved – Voluntary and Community | Active Calderdale

Benefits for your organisation & everyone connected to it

Being an Active Calderdale organisation can have a huge impact on the health of everyone connected to your organisation.  Benefits to your organisation

  • Contribute towards delivering a holistic approach
  • Provide a more attractive, diverse offer as a service
  • Help to meet targets
  • Good leadership
  • Good evidence and case studies

Benefits to the people you supportEven small changes in activity levels can make a big difference

How do you become an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter Organisation?

Our ask of you is that you review your organisation against 6 criteria including how you make Moving More desirable, how you lead the way and provide people with the skills and knowledge and see how you can:

  • Support your staff and volunteers to ‘Move more’
  • Support your members / services user to ‘Move more’
  • Understand and monitor the changes being implemented and the impact the changes are having
  • Celebrate successes

Through partnering with Active Calderdale – We will provide support (knowledge, resources, funding, connections) to enable you to implement changes to help you meet the criteria.   When you’ve signed up, we’ll also send you an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter certificate you can display proudly in your offices, highlighting the positive changes you aim to make.

Sign up today!

We have made the process easy with our online form to submit applications. As this is a limited capacity pilot project, we will be accepting applications until 12pm Wednesday 31st August.  We will review the level of interest and be in touch with those selected to take part.

Sign up to the Active Calderdale VCSE Charter