Staying Well

CREW Heart Support Group – Trip to Llandudno

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CREW Heart Support Group will be hosting a trip to Llandudno on Monday 13 August 2018.

The cost is £13 per person or £25 per couple.

Pick up and drop off points

  1. Halifax Bus station 8:30am
  2. Savile Park Fish Restaurants 8:45am
  3. Brighouse Bus Station 9:00am, (approx. times)

If you would like to book your place, contact Sophie on or phone .

You can also book your place with your exercise instructor or walk leader. A £5 deposit will secure your place.

Befriending Volunteer Opportunity with Age UK

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Are you looking for a way to share your time and give something back to the community?

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are currently recruiting volunteer befrienders. Join them in helping older people love later life through personalised activities, friendship and getting out and about.

Contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040 or email: for an application pack.

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park 8 July

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Just a reminder of the The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park Sunday 8 July, 11:00am-4:00pm.

Lots going on with:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Traditional games
  • Face painting
  • Stalls

Bring food and share in a picnic (remember to bring a picnic blanket).

Bring your friends and neighbours.

For up to date information call June on 01422 706373 or Shabir on 07866 369916.

Download our poster to advertise it in your area.

Facebook Support Group for Unpaid Carers

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A new Facebook Support Group has been created to foster a community of carers made up of those that have a responsibility of providing care for their partner, other family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or an addiction.
The group will provide a space through which members can connect with each other in order to:

  • Overcome the isolation and loneliness that carers often feel
  • Share thoughts and ideas
  • Listen and be heard on the challenges you may be facing
  • Provide and receive support
  • Learn what help and support is available for carers

Perhaps in Carers Week 11-17 June you could take the opportunity to meet other carers online.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week we will be looking to share examples of good practice from supporters of which have helped carers to stay Healthy and Connected.

Link to the group:

Closure of Burley Street Surgery, Elland

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Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have given the following information about the closure of Burley Street Surgery. This is taken from the Calderdale CCG website at

‘Burley Street Surgery will soon be closing
Dr Falak Naz’s contract to provide GP services at the surgery will shortly come to an end. This means that Dr Naz’s practice will close at Friday 29 June, 6:30pm.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the planning and buying of GP services in Calderdale. We want to make sure that you will have a GP after Dr Naz retires.

You will need to register with a new GP practice in your local area.

You can find more information on the internet. The NHS Choices website: will tell you about local GP practices, the services they offer and how to register with a new practice. Alternatively, you can contact the CCG by calling 01422 307400, texting 0777 133 4724 or by emailing

We understand that you might find it difficult or be worried about having to change doctors, so we will make sure there is lots of support to help you.

We have also arranged two drop-in sessions where staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about this change and support you to find a new GP Practice.

These drop-in support sessions will be held at:  Bertie’s, Brook Street, Elland HX5 9AW on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 6pm to 8pm, and
  • Friday 15th June 2018 at 10am to 12 noon

If you have any concerns about this change or would like some help to register with a new practice, you can contact us by calling 01422 307400, texting 07771 334724 or by emailing

‘Welland’ a Festival of Joy

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On Saturday 16 June, 10:00am-4:00pm will be held Calderdale’s first ever FREE festival dedicated to health and wellbeing at Wainwright Hall, 27 Jepson Lane, Elland – a Festival of Joy.

‘Welland’ is a brand new one-day festival for the town of Elland and it’s surrounding areas, focusing specifically on bringing the community together to enhance wellbeing and quality of life for the local community.

The town centre will be brought to life through activities that are creative, inspirational and inclusive, involving and celebrating community-focused professional services in Elland, provided by people who are passionate about enhancing the town and enabling it to become a thriving and exciting place to be.

Sam McCormick, a professional dance and movement practitioner, runs a small social enterprise, Curel CIC, which is based in Elland and focuses on bringing communities together and enhancing quality of life through movement and dance. Sam is also a qualified complementary therapist to provide massage, reflexology and aromatherapy for Elland’s community. You may also know Sam for her work with Flamingo Chicks.

This year’s festival is a starting point for more long term, sustainable, inclusive wellbeing services in the area. It will act as a pilot for a larger festival to happen in the summer of 2019 and for more inspirational, professional and creative services to find their way to Elland.

Local people of different ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come together for one brilliant day of activity, have fun, take a risk, and get involved!


Staying Well Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Download the Staying Well Spring Newsletter here with details of lot’s of social activities to help you Stay Well and access health and wellbeing related services in the community.


  • Holiday at home, Bethesda Church – Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July
  • Shroggs park Gala – Saturday 23 June
  • West View Park Fun Day – Saturday 14 July
  • ‘Welland Festival’ – Saturday 16 June
  • Daisy’s Café – Saturday June 2

and much more…

To find out more call us on 01422 392767 or email

Have a Chat with Staying Well at Heywood Church

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Calderdale Council and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a ground- breaking new project called Staying Well to help tackle loneliness.

In Northowram Staying Well are starting a meeting point at Heywood Church, on Tuesday 22 May and every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

Join them for a coffee, bun and a chat and talk about what you would like to do to stay well. You might like to learn how to use an iPad to stay in touch with your family and make new friends. At least you would be keeping up with the ‘young ones’!

You could have a longing to do something you have never had the courage to attempt but together we would have some idea of what to do. So let’s talk about your difficulties and see what we can do.

Let us listen to each other and see what we can do together! Staying Well will be on Tuesday 5, 12, 19  and 26 June. If you want more information ring Jean on 201475 or 07887 854153. We may be able to fix a lift if it is difficult to get to Heywood. Please talk about it to those you meet.

Sing Out Loud at Hamerton Close

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Starting on Friday 18 May, 2:00pm–3:30pm at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland will be Sing Out Loud fun singing session.

This is a singalong session for seniors, with Steve Brown – a professional musician who has a wide range of experience working with community groups.

Just £1 per session (and 50p for refreshments) this group will meet every fortnight