Elland and District Men’s Probus Club invites you

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The Elland and District Men’s Probus Club are meeting once again at the Elland Working Men’s Club on alternate Tuesday mornings.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday the 28th of September at 10am
The speaker will be Mr Paul Addey on the subject, The History of the British Motor Industry.
An invitation is given to all Men old and new members to come along and share friendship while listening to interesting speakers.
Just Come.
The Elland and District Men’s Probus club is a social club going on for over 40 years, for retired men of the town to meet and socialise.

YH Falls Awareness Week 2021 online on Wednesday 29th September

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In support of this year’s Falls Awareness Week and Older People’s Week 2021, we will be running a Free Virtual LIVE Strength and Balance Class.  The event has been organised in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Falls Prevention Network.


The event will take place on Wednesday 29th September at 1pm.  The 1hr exercise class will be delivered by me (Leon Wormley – Level 4 Exercise Specialist) and will be streamed LIVE over ZOOM.  My mum will also be joining me so that we can provide a variety of seated and standing exercises.



Click on the link below to watch our event PROMOTIONAL VIDEO:



To REGISTER and BOOK a place just click on the following event link:




There are three simple registration instructions:


1) Register for the Event – Fill in details with an email address

2) View confirmation email of your booking

3) Click on the ‘JOIN EVENT’ link at the time of the class (from 12.45pm)



Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with Leon:


T.  07740188212

E. functional.fitness@nhs.net



Yorkshire and Humberside Public Health Network

W: https://www.yhphnetwork.co.uk/links-and-resources/falls-prevention/

Care staff recruitment with Bluebird Care

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Earn from £57.12 up to £66.64 per shift. Work when you want by picking shifts to suit your situation; full-time and part-time.

Shifts are 7am to 2pm and/or 4pm to 10pm 7 days a week.

·       No experience necessary!

·       £200 Bonus when you start your first shift

·       £9.52/Hr (£11/Hr Bank Holidays)

·       Mileage allowance – 20p per mile

·       28 days holiday per year (pro-rata)

·       FREE DBS

·       Flexible working – shifts to suit your availability

·       FREE comprehensive training

·       FREE work phone

·       Uniform & PPE provided


You must have a Full Driving Licence and a reliable car/vehicle.

We care for older adults and vulnerable people in the comfort of their own homes.

It’s time to care… people in your community need you now, more than ever! Be the help they need and earn a living.  Call/Text us on 07545653234 , and we will be in touch shortly.


Download Flyer Here

Virtual Dementia Carers Peer Support Group

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Do you care for someone with dementia? Get support from someone who understands.

Alzheimer’s society  are running virtual support groups over Zoom.

During Covid Lockdown the zoom groups had a limited places. Now we have extended its capacity and can offer it to more dementia carers.

Carers benefit meeting experienced and very friendly carers and a Dementia Adviser.

If flyer doesn’t display properly, download it here

The Calderdale support groups run on the 3rd Thursday of each month 1.45pm – 3pm.

Please contact your local office before attending

email: candk.services@alzeimers.org.uk
phone: 01422 352789

Memory Lane Cafes are open once again

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The Halifax and Sowerby Bridge Memory Lane cafes have been open since April and are ready to welcome you once again.

The cafes are running on the same lines as last autumn, morning and afternoon sessions on each cafe day, socially-distanced tables, and mask-wearing encouraged when moving
around the room etc.

For the time being, restrictions remain on the number of people we can have in the room so everyone needs to book ahead for each session.

Our volunteer team are really looking forward to welcoming people back.

For more information and to book please call June (our Cafe
Co-ordinator) on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131


Looking forward to welcoming you back!


The Memory Lane Cafe – Sowerby Bridge

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MemoryLaneSowerbyBr/

Kirklees Libraries Poetry Podcasts Live

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Kirklees Libraries colleagues and volunteers produce a monthly poetry podcast of poems and book readings based around a theme, designed to lift the mood and boost wellbeing.

The podcasts are generally around fifteen minutes long and feature an array of voices and a rich variety of texts.

So far the podcasts are featured them on our social media pages, website and sent out to a variety of community groups and care homes where they have been very well received.

If this is something you would enjoy then please feel free to play it (or part of it) and please let us know if you do.

Our previous podcasts are also available at


We look forward to hearing – from you!

Get help paying your bills with Yorkshire Water’s special tariffs

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Yorkshire Water is working closely with Calderdale Forum 50 Plus to tell older people about the ways in which they can reduce their water consumption and save money on their water bills.  Their Customer Services team want to hear from you if you think you could be eligible for a different tariff or would like to sign up to their Priority Services Register.

Read more at the Calderdale Forum 50 Plus online blog

The Arch-Way Project accepting new referrals as of June 22nd

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The Arch-way project within Arden Road Social Club will be accepting new referrals once again.

Please take a look at their Night Out on a Monday Afternoon and the Tuesday Back to Being Me project.


We are still unsure of when Past Times will start up again, we depend on the social club (where the project is hosted) to let us know.

We also run the Pilates on a Thursday morning at a limited capacity of four people per session, with two half hour sessions.

(Contact details at the end of post)

We are still running at a capacity, with a maximum of 15 guests in the building at one time, so please contact in advance. This will ensure that upon arrival we won’t have to turn anyone away.

We are now open from 10am-3:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are unsure of which groups/projects we have running, please contact us.

We are following social distancing guidelines; we have had measures in place since reopening towards the end of last year.

We ask that upon entering the building, a mask is worn (unless exempt) and hands are sanitised.

All windows and doors inside the building are open to allow good airflow throughout the building.

When walking throughout the building a mask should be worn, but can be removed once seated.

Our outdoor area is open for guests to sit out; due to being outdoors there isn’t a mask rule.

Most of our team have been vaccinated, as well as our guests. The staff who have not had their vaccine as yet undertake lateral flow tests twice a week. Those who have been vaccinated also do these tests to ensure everyone who enters and leaves our building are as safe as possible.

We look forward hearing from you, if you have any questions please contact us.


The Arch-Way Project
within Arden Social Club, Arden Road, Halifax, HX1 3AG
www : archwayproject.org.uk
tel : 01422 251613
email: Ebonie Greene

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 Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business