Staying Well

Walk this way… into Walking Rugby

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Halifax RUFC are delighted to announce that Walking Rugby has arrived in Halifax.

In partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks, Halifax RUFC will be running weekly Walking Rugby sessions at Ovenden Park. 

Walking Rugby is a slower-paced game of touch rugby that is ideal for those who are aged 50 years and older or those who cannot play contact rugby anymore. This is a less physical, slower-paced version of touch rugby with adapted laws to suit participant needs. 

The sessions are aimed to give rugby playing opportunities for those who may have never played rugby before and those who played previously played and cannot play anymore and want to re-engage with rugby at a slower pace. Sessions are a great way to increase your social activity and make friends with like-minded people. 

The sessions at Ovenden Park, Keighley Road (HX2 8AR) are open to ALL – both men and women and there are no age limits. Best of all, this activity is absolutely FREE! 

Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays from the 16th September and the Clubhouse will be open afterwards for refreshments. All activities will be COVID Secure.

For more information email halifaxwalkingrugby@gmail.com

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

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The Staying Well Hub Team would like to remind you that we are still here to listen to your concerns and help you make sense of what is happening. Whatever you are dealing with, we would like to hear from you because help is always at hand.

The telephone befriending service is how the Staying Well Team can be contacted during the COVID-19 period.

As face to face may not be an option for a while, this service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale

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Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back.

Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service

Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.

Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice.

This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.

If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.

Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.

All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page

Need some support?

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Locked down or self isolating? —You are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out for essential provisions during this difficult time there are people working across Calderdale who can help.

Click here to request support online.    

If you need urgent help and don’t have internet access call 01422 392890.

CORONAVIRUS – STAYING WELL UPDATE

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As the situation regarding Coronavirus continues to develop we understand that for lots of people this is a worrying time especially if you are or know someone who is elderly, or has a health condition.

From this week Staying Well won’t be offering home visits or accompanying clients to activities. Instead we are focusing on contacting all our clients to offer help and support to plan for the next few months.

We’ll also be checking in with community groups around their immediate plans and offering support where we can.

If you know someone who is isolated or vulnerable, or if you are a community group and would like some advice, call Staying Well on 01422 392767, or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk or message us on Facebook @StayingWellCalderdale

For further information on the Council’s 10 point plan for Calderdale in response to COVID-19, click here to read a statement from Councillor Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council.

An update on the Staying Well Awards…….

A big thank you to all of those who to the time to nominate for the Awards – we have received some wonderful stories from all over Calderdale that highlight the brilliant things going on in our communities.

Due to the ongoing concerns and developments with COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the planned awards ceremony in spring and aim to hold an event later in the year.  Please watch this space and know that we will be in touch with all the valued nominees at a later stage.

Cartwheel Luncheon Club every Monday at 12pm

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The Monday Luncheon Club at the Cartwheel is back and running, offering a set three course meal for £4.00 per person.

The sessions begin at 12.00pm.

For queries and booking please contact Rachel Swaby, Staying Well team on 01422 392708.

Cartwheel Luncheon Club
Cartwheel Youth Club
Huddersfield Road
Elland
HX5 9DW

Merry Christmas from the Staying Well team!

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ELEMENT XMAS BAUBLEBefore we sign off for the holidays we’d like to say a Merry Christmas to everyone especially the community groups and organisations who have supported Staying Well over the last year – we couldn’t do what we do without you kindness and generosity!

Please keep an eye on our website and social media as we will be bringing in the new year with details of our Staying Well Awards. And maybe while you’re enjoying your turkey or vegan nut roast, start thinking about the people and groups in your community who deserve some recognition for all they do.

Staying Well staff will be back in the office from Monday 6th January 2020 but you can also find information about events and services in Calderdale in our latest newsletter.

Have a peaceful and relaxing holiday!