Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

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(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.

The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles or Sally Fletcher

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Grants to deliver Healthy Holiday Activities for schoolchildren by June 29th

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Calderdale community organisations, schools and childcare providers are invited to apply for a share of the £926,000 Healthy Holidays grant to offer fun and creative activity programmes over the summer holidays, in partnership with Calderdale Council.

Deadline for applications 29th June. 

Activities should take place during the period Mon 9th August to Fri 3rd September 2021


More information on the news section

Tennis for all at the Park Tennis Club

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Park Tennis Club boasts a comprehensive coaching programme with group sessions catering for 4–11-year-olds (mini tennis), older juniors and adults, as well as individual coaching.

There are still two places on the LTA Youth Start course for 4-7 year olds at a subsidized price of £29.99, which includes a complete set of kit for playing.

The remaining coaching sessions are 12th June 1100 – 1200 and then every Saturday, at the same time, for a further 4 sessions, making 5 in total.


More details are available on the website.


Park Tennis Club has facilities for both adults and children.

Whether you play tennis socially or wish to play more competitive,  as there are men, women and mixed teams available.


Guests can try out our courts before committing to purchase a membership.  Guest fees are £2 per occasion.

Book your place now – email

Park Tennis Club – Bute Avenue, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2JA

YMCA School uniform exchange

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The YMCA school uniform is once again operational.

You are welcome to visit and find FREE, good quality school uniforms for Calderdale Primary and Secondary schools.

Donations of good quality school uniform, shoes and supplies is always welcome.

Do your part in reducing waste and keep good quality school clothes in circulation!


Calderdale School Uniform

All Good quality items

Recycled and Reused shoes and clothes

Calderdale Primary and Secondary schools

Free Service – Donate and collect

Available to everyone – No referral needed


Collect and Donate at

Halifax YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UG

Tel: 01422 353626

Charity No: CN1163210

Roller Skating back at the YMCA!

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Roller Skating is back and running at the YMCA, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, times are posted on the YMCA website.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5 per session and include skate hire. There is no booking fee and you can book online.

The Halifax YMCA
The Marlborough Hall
13 Crossley Street
Halifax HX1 1UG

Tel: 01422 353626 (10am till 5pm Mon-Fri / 10am till 12noon Sat)

Healthy Holidays Calderdale – Information Session June 15th

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Delivery of Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Calderdale.

We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).

We are holding an information session for organisations planning to apply for the summer Healthy Holidays grant funding:

Date & Time: 15th June 1.00-3.00pm

Zoom link:


The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

Access the Full Guidance on the Community Foundation for Calderdale website

Look no further for free, fun activities this half term!

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Time Out is for all 10-19 year olds in Calderdale. With a focus on emotional wellbeing, we connect young people with activities, opportunities, learning and support.

This half term join us for a jam-packed week of fun activities (mainly accessed from home online) to get creative, get active and get musical!

These sessions are perfect for blowing off some steam, having a chance to relax from school work and meet new people.

Monday 31 May

11.30am 40mins: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (Online)
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044

Tuesday 1st June

10am, 60mins: Taster Workshop 1: Virtual Graffiti wall

Wednesday 2nd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 2: Character Avatars

2pm, 40min: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (In Person)
Perseverance Mill Unit 5, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 6EG
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044

Thursday 3rd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 3: Crazy Faces!

Friday 4th June

10am, 60min: Home Made Samba: Drumming Workshop (online)
To book contact Mitch Oldham:

To find out more and to book on the taster workshops contact:
Alex Abel – Time Out Project Worker on:
text/phone/WhatApp: 07516 030575
Booking Link:

Animal Merge fun on Zoom – new theme each week

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If you are aged 10-16 come and have some fun with Animal Merge, every Tuesday 4-5pm . We have a different theme each week and we tell a story in pictures and then share a screen shot of our work. You can draw off-screen as long as you introduce yourself at the start.

Animal Merge is for young people aged 10-16 and we meet each week on Zoom.

We choose a different theme each week and create some artwork that we share online.
The workshop is lead by Alex from Time Out and Zeke, who leads the drawing and creativity.
If you would like to join in or would like more information please contact Alex on:

You can book direct on:

You need to book each week with that date, the workshop is free and you can attend as many as you like.

For more information about Time Out – have a look at our website below and also have a look at our social media.

Make new memories – be a foster carer

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Calderdale needs more foster carers, to provide loving family homes for local children and young people and to make new memories that will last a lifetime.

Since autumn 2020, Calderdale Council has seen a significant reduction in the number of people asking about becoming a foster carer.

This Foster Care Fortnight (10 to 23 May), the Council has launched a campaign calling for more people to come forward to offer the support and stability that could transform a fostered child’s life.

The theme of the campaign is ‘Making new memories’. From a family trip to the beach to a child’s first school photo, sharing experiences with a foster child or teenager can help them to flourish and is incredibly rewarding for the foster carer.

The Council is looking for foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds and has friendly and experienced staff to support them every step of the way. It offers an extensive online training programme, foster carer support groups, one-to-one social worker support and professional development opportunities.

Foster carers receive generous allowances to recognise their skills and to cover their expenses, making fostering an option for anyone looking for a new start.

To find out more about the benefits of fostering in Calderdale and to register your interest, please visit or call 01422 266020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

If you want to know what it’s like being a foster carer, you can read the personal account of local residents Joanne and Craig Dye here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dance classes for 12 – 16 year olds with Dance United Yorkshire

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Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!

Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.

Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG

For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709

Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!



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