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Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!

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The 16 week Intro to Childcare Course is back, if you are interested or would like to explore the opportunities offered then why not come and join us!

Following completion of this there will be opportunity to then complete Level 1 Diploma in Childcare.

Please see the flyers below for booking URL and QR code.

You can find the booking form at the Sure Start Children’s Centres website

Classes run 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – during school hours!

Course starts: Wednesday 22nd February

Elland Children’s Centre

Boxhall Road, Elland HX5 0BB

 

There is a similar course in the North and East Halifax area, running at Creations Community Children’s Centre : Free Diploma Course – Creations Children’s Centre

 

For more information and to apply:

Contact Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 or 01422 251090

Verd De Gris : Empowering Women to bring about Social Change March 3rd

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Verd De Gris invites you for a day where women from diverse backgrounds from across West Yorkshire become One Voice for Social Change.

Click to register – VerdDeGris Arts International Women’s day Event

Further information including agenda for the day and highlights

Join us at The Gaygill Rooms at The Piece Hall
Friday 3rd March 2023
9.30 am  – 14.30 pm

Drawing on the life experiences of women from communities across Calderdale, special guests include Holly Lynch MP & Alison Lowe OBE West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor.

Crucially, we want to look at what we can do together to address some of the key factors that impact on health, opportunity, aspiration and social justice. The event will draw on the life experiences of women from diverse communities across Calderdale, using their voices to raise awareness of keys issues, and importantly, discuss ways in which lived experience can be used to inform and help shape policy and decision making at a local regional and national level.

We want to make sure that the voices of women and girls are included in regional and national discussions around health, poverty and social cohesion. We want to make our communities stronger. ​And by creating this safe space for visitors to learn and connect around tough local issues, we aim to provide a unique opportunities for people to get involved in helping to shape and influence change.

This event has been made possible thanks to support from West Yorkshire Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

If you would like more information please contact Sharon:

tel: 07907 822323
web: www.verddegris.org

Places are limited. Booking via www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/516816390737

Keep up to date with other events as they happen by following our Facebook page Verd de gris arts and on Twitter and Instagram

Twitter @verddegris
Instagram @verddegris

Greener Together short walks for women in 2023. Connect with the environment, meet new people.

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Greener Together will deliver further Sustainability Workshops and Walks for Women from the WomenCentre in Halifax starting January.

Sustainability Workshops 

Information on Workshops 2023 (PDF)
 
The team will be delivering short walks, taster sessions and short courses aimed at advising women who may be on limited incomes, how to approach living more sustainably. They will be introducing sustainability and making it more relevant on a day-to-day basis, looking at reducing costs, sustainable shopping and saving energy in the home amongst other approaches. Environmentally friendly goodies will be given out at each session!

The Sustainability courses are running January-February and February-March 2023.

Next 4 week Workshop starting 20th February

Walks for Women

Information on Walks 2023 (PDF)
 
Short, weekly lead Walks for Women starting Thursday 12th of January 2023 from the WomenCentre. 
These are short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, reducing social isolation, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden and the services of the Women’s Centre. We will be walking at a relaxed pace; tailored to individuals. 

Free short 1,5hrs walks for women this winter

Continuing through to March 2023, there will be short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden.

The walks will be at a relaxed pace, tailored to individuals.

 

Please call the WomenCentre for more Information and to book your place: 01422 386500

All walks start from WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN

Calderdale Resident Perception Survey Vision 2024 – complete by January 31st

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2023 will be the 5th year of the survey and following the difficult pandemic years we’re really hoping to boost participation. The survey is mainly online for resource reasons but you may be able to find a copy of it in your local library.

 

 

Rastrick Pole-to-Pole New Challenge for a New Year!

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Following the success of the Rastrick Around the World Challenge, we are delighted to announce that we have an exciting new challenge planned for the new year! Once again we will be asking the residents of Rastrick to move their way around the globe in the Rastrick Pole-to-Pole Challenge!

All details can be found on the link below.

https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/rastrick-pole-pole-challenge

The Pole-to-Pole Challenge is shaping up to be our most ambitious challenge yet and will involve two teams competing against each other in a race to be crowned Pole-to-Pole champions!

Beginning on the 3rd of January 2023, one team will set off (virtually) from the North pole and aim to reach the South pole, while the other will set off from the South, heading North.

Anyone is welcome to join at any stage of the challenge!

Did you know? You can record your progress with The Space @ Field Lane!

Each week, the distance travelled will be updated, with a visual provided to see who is on course to reach the opposite pole first. It’s envisaged it could take anywhere between 6-12 weeks for both teams to reach their poles and complete the challenge.

To find out more, including how to join and several helpful links to improve your fitness, no matter your level, visit the Rastrick Pole-to-Pole challenge page!

Winter Wise Booklet Feedback request

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Residents of Calderdale you should have received a Winter Wise booklet through the post, packed with useful advice on how to stay well, travel safely, protect your home and find out about the support available to help with the cost of living increases.

You can find a digital version of this booklet here.

We hope that you have found this useful and we would love to hear your feedback on what you found most useful and what we can do to improve it next year. Please take five minutes to complete our online survey here and tell us what you think.

Thank you

Police Precept Consultation – Register by January 6th

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The Mayor of West Yorkshire is responsible for setting the annual budget for West Yorkshire Police. This includes agreeing the local ‘police precept’ – the part of the Council Tax that helps to fund local policing. A public consultation is now taking place asking for views on the precept level.You can have your say at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WYCA02/.The survey will run until midnight on 15th January 2023.  Please take part in our consultation and have your say.You can also discuss your views in a series of upcoming focus groups taking place in person across West Yorkshire week commencing 9th January 2023.  We will also be hosting an online focus group.We would like the groups to be as inclusive as possible.To find out more about the groups and how to register to attend, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/police-precept-consultation/. You must register by 6 January 2023.

Free Singing Workshop and Christmas Party with Time Out December 22

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There are still spaces available for the Time Out Christmas event of festive fun for children and young people at the Orangebox in central Halifax on Thursday 22nd December, from 10am – 3pm. Come and learn some alternative Christmas songs with singing teacher, Georgia, followed by card making and party games with Nikki. A free hot lunch is available on the day.
Most of the TimeOut Christmas activities are now fully booked. You can still make enquiries to see what is available!
Booking is essential. Visit: Events Timetable – TimeOut Calderdale

Santa is coming to Brighouse Open Market December 17th!

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If you visit the Brighouse Open Market on Saturday the 17th of December, you will find a unique stall from Santa himself!

Visit Santa’s Grotto in the Brighouse Open Market this Saturday the 17th December between 11am and 1pm!

It costs £2 per child which includes a small gift from Santa.

Whilst there, why not have a mooch around the market and see all of the lovely Christmassy stalls too?

Time Out free Christmas holiday workshops open for bookings!

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Time Out’s free programme of Christmas holiday workshops for children and young people is now open for bookings. Join us for a week of chaotic Christmas creativity and fun, with workshops in creative writing and drawing, boxing, making explosive Christmas gifts, an acting masterclass and ending with a singalong Christmas party. A free hot lunch is available for activities at the Orangebox. 
 
Booking is essential so check out our flyer for all the information