Projects

Identity Group for LGBTQ Young People in Calderdale

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Identity is an LGBTQ group situated in the Halifax/Calderdale area, formerly known as GALYIC. The group offers confidential support and advice to all young people aged 12 – 18 yrs regarding sexual and gender identity, home and school concerns, and all other worries they may have. They are based in a secure location in Halifax town centre that offers a safe environment for young people to meet.

Group sessions are held on Thursday evenings between 5.30pm -8.00pm.
Please contact them via email identitylgbtgroup@barnardos.org.uk or on the telephone Call or text Kate on 07867 644696 or Kellie on 07870 382440 to arrange to meet with you.
You can find more information on their website at identitylgbtgroup.com or on the Barnados site at  barnardos.org.uk/calderdale.

The group itself is run by experienced members of staff and volunteers that are selected with help of the young people, and that are all qualified to deal with and provide advice on any sexual and gender identity  issues. Kate and Kellie are our youth and support workers who run each session along with volunteers.

More information can be found in the new Identity Leaflet.

Identity is going from strength to strength, and has regular new members joining the group and are busy promoting their training in schools challenging HBT bullying.

Holiday at Home – Bethesda Methodist Church 11 and 12 July

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Holiday at Home at Bethesda Methodist Church, Elland on 11 and 12 July 10:00 – 15:30 each day.

For £3 each day have Fun, Fellowship and Food with

  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Sing along
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Crafts

To book a place call Christine on 01422 256244

This event also involves members of Southgate Methodist and is supported by Elland Staying Well.

 

Greetland Goldstars new under 9s girls football coaching in Greetland

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Starting next Thursday 29 June at Greetland Goldstars playing fields, the new U9’s girls football coaching sessions will begin at 17:30 to 18:30. Year 2 and 3 girls all welcome.

 

The club is based at Greetland Community Centre on Rochdale Road and is an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club. They are working to set up a new Under 9s girls team to play in the West Riding Girls Football League starting in September 2017.

The new team will play on Saturday/Sunday mornings with training on a weekday evening.

For further information call John King  on 07982 801988 or email kingyjs1965@gmail.com

More information about the other teams can be found at the Greetland Goldstars website.

Treasure Hunt – Elland Children’s Centre 28 July 2017

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You are never too young to enjoy a good old treasure hunt and picnic. Families of all ages can take part in a walking treasure hunt around Elland and Holywell Green followed by a picnic and some activities.

Meet at Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road, Elland on Friday 28 July 2017 10:30am aiming to finish the walk at  12:00pm.

Suitable for children all ages

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 266197

Food for Summer – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre 1 August 2017

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Starting Tuesday 1 August 2017 11:15 – 13:15 at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre there will be two weeks of families making picnics and eating together in the park. Each week families will make a range of savoury and sweet picnic foods, trying different food and enjoying the weather and activities in the park.

Suitable for families with children of any age (please inform us of any food intolerances when booking your places).

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres on 01422 266197

Defibrillator Training at Salterlee School 19 June

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The Community Resilience Team from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service are inviting parents and local residents to attend a free familiarisation session to teach people the procedure for using a defibrillator. The session will be on Monday 19 June 6 pm – 8 pm at Salterlee Primary School , Shibden HX3 7AY.

You do not need to book for this event so just turn up at the school at 6pm.

The defibrillator is now at the front door of the school and can be accessed by all the community. It has been provided by the fund raising efforts of staff at Yorkshire Ambulance Service who cycled around every Rugby Super League Club in the north and to Cardiac Science who donated the cabinet.

Community Connections Volunteer Befrienders Information Drop-in June 21

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Community Connections are holding an information “Drop In” session  at Hamerton Close (sheltered housing), Elland on Wednesday 21 June 1 pm –3 pm for Befriending Volunteers in Calderdale.

We all know what it’s like to feel lonely from time to time, but facts show that around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone and their only form of company being the TV.

By visiting someone who feels lonely and out of touch every week can be so beneficial for their well-being and also extremely rewarding for you, the volunteer.

Community Connections follow a safe recruitment process which involves references and DBS check (free), all supported by a Yorkshire Children’s Centre Volunteer Coordinator .

They complete home safety checks and initial assessments with clients and introduce and match you with who you are happy to spend time with.

If you have ever thought of becoming a befriender to an older person for  company and conversation just 1 hour a week, someone local to you,  then please come along or get in touch with Jacqui Smith at jacqui.smith@yccuk.org.uk  or telephone 01484 519988.

 

Bankfield Buddies! Craft activities for under fives

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Get along to Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.

Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.

Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.

(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).

 

Session dates for 2017:

23, 30 June

7, 14, 21 July

15, 22, 29 September

6, 13, 20, 27 October

10, 17, 24 November

1, 8, 15 December