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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

Greener Together short walks for women in winter 2022. Connect with the environment, meet new people.

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WomenCentre are there for women who may be on limited income with help to approach living more sustainably.

They are running short walks, taster sessions and short courses to introduce sustainability, 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. You will receive environmentally friendly goodies too at each session!

The Sustainability courses are running this November all the way to February 2023.

Free short 1,5hrs walks for women this winter

Starting this October hoping to continue 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.

 

October walk schedule:

Thursday 13th October 2022 11am – Outback Community Garden

Thursday 20th October 2022 11am – Savile Park

Thursday 27th October 2022 11am – People’s Park/Lister Lane Cemetery

Thursday 3rd November 2022 11am – Canal Walk/Manor Heath

 

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

01422 386500

All walks start from WomenCentre 23 Silver Street HX1 1JN

Is your attic room costing you money?

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Up to 25% of a home’s heat can be lost through the roof and if your attic room is not properly insulated, you could be wasting money on your energy bills. Following a successful application process, Calderdale Council will receive over £2million from the Government’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme, to help improve the energy efficiency of low-income households (up to £30k household income or means tested benefits). The funding will be used to support residents living in the least energy efficient homes to make residents’ homes healthier, warmer and cheaper to heat as well as helping to reduce carbon emissions and tackle the climate emergency.

Eligible households could receive the work, either fully-funded or significantly discounted. The work will be carried out by Better Homes and Yorkshire’s delivery partner, Halifax-based, Eclipse Energy, energy efficient home improvement experts and winners of the 2019 Sustainable Business Award for Calderdale.

This offer is only available for a limited time! Find out more today by calling Eclipse Energy direct on 01422 414850, or email sales@eclipseenergy.co.uk

Information on the offer

Keeping Calderdale Cosy with Citizens Advice

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Citizens advice in Calderdale are here to help you keep yourself warm during the coming winter months. They can offer advice on saving energy, reducing your energy bills where possible and finding you all the help you are entitled to with heating your home.

Being able to keep your home warm improves your health and levels of happiness.

You can contact Citizens Advice on 0300 330 9048.

You can also ring a local energy advisor on 07436 408323 to arrange a telephone appointment.

Citizens Advice Energy Roadshow – to help vulnerable individuals

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Do you run a group for vulnerable clients? Do you want Citizens Advice to provide your group with support on energy advice?

Citizens  Advice is heading out across Calderdale on an Energy Roadshow starting 20 January 2020.

There is considerable evidence that the most vulnerable are often among those most disengaged from the energy market and lack the confidence necessary to save money by taking action on tariffs, switching and improving energy efficiency.  We’re here to help clients have the confidence to switch and  save.

If you’d like training and advice for your group contact Sarah or Susan on 01422 652250.

Citizens Advice Calderdale
37 Harrison Road
Halifax HX1 2AF
General Enquiries: 01422 842848

 

We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. For everyone, for 80 years.

 

Make Your Home Green and Energy Efficient with Government Grants

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Rural Funding Services is an established organisation set up exclusively to deal with ECO funding in Rural areas.

There is lots of Government money around to help you make your home greener and more efficient and RFS can help you unlock that money. Farms and Rural buildings can generally have Electric Storage Heaters, Electric Boiler, Solid Fuel or LPG systems. The main focus with the ECO 3 funding is to fit insulation measures to properties to make homes more efficient and in time help people save money on their bills.

RFS has people who are experts in these areas and can integrate modern insulation techniques which will save you significant amounts of money.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

The scheme began on the 1st October 2018, you actually qualify under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO). Under HHCRO, obligated suppliers must provide measures which improve the ability of households to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings, such as; insulation measures.

For more information and to see if you qualify for funding, go to the RFS website, call 01642 909660 or email info@ruralfundingservices.co.uk.

FREE Sessions on Smart Meters and Energy Saving with CAB

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Citizens Advice Calderdale are offering free sessions for the over 65s on Smart Meters.

They will go to your local group and talk about the pros and cons of using a smart meter.

They will also give you guidance on how they can save you money and dispel any myths.

Contact Susan on 01422 351111 or via e-mail at susan.thorpe@calderdalecab.org.uk

Stress Awareness Month: Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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Stress. It’s a common part of life but can often leave us feeling upset, burnt out and overloaded. In a fast-paced modern world with many responsibilities it can be easy to forget to look after ourselves properly and fall prone to the effects of stress.

Stress can affect you both physically and mentally from health complaints like chronic headaches to putting a strain on your relationships with others. Whilst stress can impact your life significantly if left unchecked, there are a range of long and short-term steps you can put in place to help look after your mental health.

How much is too much? Take the quiz on the Anxiety UK website to see if you are exhibiting any of the common symptoms of stress.

If you are feeling stressed or anxious, there are also ways on the website to Get Help.

Stress Awareness Month takes place every April and has since it first launched in 1992. Throughout this period of time, teams of experts aim to increase public awareness about stress. This includes highlighting the causes of stress, the negative effects stress can have on the mind and body, and how to relieve stress.

Earth Hour – Saturday 24 March at 8:30pm

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Earth Hour is being celebrated around the world on Saturday 24 March, 8:30pm-9:30pm local time.

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

From pushing for environmentally-friendly laws and policies to crowdfunding for a better future, YOU make Earth Hour possible. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour’s greatest strength is the power of people.

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.

The variety of life and places where they live is our best defence against climate change! Such variety provides us with even more resources to improve our lives.

Sign up and take part now.