Just a reminder from Community Alcohol Partnerships – it is illegal to buy alcohol for under 18s. If you are caught you could get a £90 on-the-spot fine or end up in court with a criminal record and an unlimited fine.
On 2 December 2017 Overgate will be opening it’s thirteenth shop called ‘Overgate Little Stars’ at 54a Southgate, Elland, HX5 0BW which will specialise in pre-loved items for babies and children up to the age of seven.
To commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day join together at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts to remember those affected by HIV throughout the World. The evening will feature people telling stories of their experience of HIV along with guest speakers, music recitals and a performance by an African drum troupe. This event is organised by The Brunswick Centre, which provides a number of services across Calderdale and Kirklees www.thebrunswickcentre.org.uk
This is a free event and starts at 6pm until 7:30pm approximately.
Refreshments available to purchase from the café.
Call the Brunswick Centre on 01422 341764 for more information.
It’s getting cold out there! Calderdale Council have produced a short film for a guide to staying Winter Wise.
Winter is a time when people are at more risk of injury or illness. By thinking ahead you can reduce risk and be prepared should the cold weather hit suddenly.
You can also download the download the Stay Winter Wise booklet.
Branching Out have taken part in a new initiative in Bradford as part of DISC (Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community) to meet with Positive Futures in Calderdale and Bradford to move forward in Alcohol Awareness Week 2017.
Branching Out is a confidential alcohol, drug and tobacco service provided by DISC. It is for all young people under 21 in Calderdale. They work with young people who are using alcohol, drugs, tobacco or solvents at any level, and those at risk of using substances, including standalone stop smoking services for under 18’s.
Branching Out offers a flexible service for young people with a wide range of services on offer. Providing honest, accurate advice and information, they support young people to a work closely with other health providers such as Sexual Health, and workers are available in the CASH (Contraception and Sexual Health) clinics at Broad Street Plaza Health Centre.
DISC provide free GP and one to one support to young people who may require substitute prescribing/detoxification, or have health concerns related to their use of substances and access to Hepatitis A&B vaccinations.
The service has dedicated workers providing support to anyone who is concerned about a young person close to them and can provide support on a one-to-one basis or even just over the phone. The worker can provide awareness and training, either as a peer group of friends or as part of a group of parents who might have the same questions and / or fears.
Whatever the requirements DISC can tailor training packages from one hour to a day at any venue (including home). During sessions, parents, carers and family members will be provided with information and facts about drugs to better equip them and increase their confidence to talk to their young people.
The service also employs an Education, Training and Development worker who delivers alcohol, drug and tobacco basic training, enhanced training, and current trends / legal highs training packages.
These are offered to young people and any professionals working with young people and / or their families in Calderdale. This is offered through schools, youth centres, multi-agency in-house training days, or delivered to staff teams (minimum of 8 attendees) by email request.
All training packages are free of charge and certificates of attendance are issued. Sessions can range from one to six hours, and can be delivered at a time to suit you.
Please contact 01422 415550 for further details.
Reflective Women at WomenCentre will be a supportive, creative, mindful thinking environment inspired by the life and words of Maya Angelou.
‘If you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude’ Maya Angelou
It will enable you to
- Re-think your story
- reflect on past experiences and how they have impacted on your sense of self
- use & develop thinking skills
- develop positive decision-making and self-esteem
- Re-write your story
- find your voice and tell your lived experience your way
- set goals for the future to achieve your potential
- use creativity such as writing, poetry and art
- create materials to help others
Thursdays 11am – 2pm starting 16 November 2017
with Thinking Environment Practitioner Lesley Whiting and Writer and Facilitator Emma Decent.
Come along to any of the sessions or contact Lesley Whiting or Alison Lord at WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax HX1 1JN. Telephone: 01422 386500 Ext 220
The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)
Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.
Sunday 19 November 2017 Historic Heptonstall
Before Halifax took over, Heptonstall was the local centre for the cloth trade with a long history and fascinating buildings.
Meet Margaret Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m in the Bowling Club car park at Heptonstall. HX7 7LT
The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.