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3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey November 14

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In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey

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In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

Public Survey: Cycling on Norland Moor, Calderdale by November 11

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Norland Moor is majority owned and managed by Calderdale Council and provides nearly 100 hectares of important heath and moorland habitat.

The area is also an attractive and valued recreational venue for many different user groups, including cyclists. Cycling is a widely exercised activity on the Moor, though it is currently prohibited through Urban Common status and current byelaws.

Calderdale Council is considering granting permission for cyclists to legally access the Moor. If granted, this would allow cyclists to use certain existing routes, paths, and tracks on that part of the Moor in Council ownership. The Council is currently seeking views on this proposal and would like to hear from all users of the Moor, interest groups, governmental bodies, charitable organisations, and members of the public to help it in making an informed decision.

An aerial map showing the proposed routes, paths and tracks are available on-line or can inspected at Halifax Central Library, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG during normal opening hours (closed Sunday). Alternatively, copies can be requested via email by contacting countryside@calderdale.gov.uk

View Aerial Map for Norland Moor proposed routes here

To submit your response on-line, please visit https://online1.snapsurveys.com/NorlandMoor

Alternatively ,you can write to us at Norland Moor Cycling Consultation (FAO Calderdale Countryside Service), Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax HX3 OAQ requesting a paper copy of the survey

You can also email countryside@calderdale.gov.uk , or collect a paper copy from Halifax Central Library. Paper responses can be left in the collection box in the Central Library or can be posted back to the address above.

Responses need to arrive no later than 11.11 2022

Scanning the QR code below will take you directly to the survey

 

New People’s Panel for West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Survey

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People across West Yorkshire are being asked to help shape a new people’s panel which will play an important role in advising health and care services across the area.  With already strong mechanisms in place to hear from people in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield District, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), want to build on this by giving people an opportunity to also have a voice at a West Yorkshire level.

Take the survey here : www.tinyurl.com/wypanel22 by November 11
or read to the end to find how you can complete a paper copy

WY HCP, which plans and delivers health and care services for people across the area, has asked West Yorkshire Healthwatch organisations, the independent health and care champions, to develop a new panel. The panel will be made up of people and communities from across the area. It aims to empower people to have their say about services and to put the voice of people at the heart of decision-making at a West Yorkshire level.

Working with existing and new networks across local areas, people will have the opportunity to get involved in influencing decisions made by the new NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Board.

Sharanjit Boughan, West Yorkshire Healthwatch said: “Ensuring diverse voices are heard from across the area is essential to help health and care services meet the needs of all our communities. We especially want to hear the voices of those who experience the greatest health inequalities and who we might not usually hear from. Please come forward and get involved”.

Cathy Elliott, Chair of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board said: “As the independent champion for anyone using health and care services, Healthwatch is a key partner within WY HCP and ideally placed to do this essential work on our behalf. We really want to reach as many people as possible, so that we can make sure people’s feedback and experiences of local services are heard at the highest level. This is ultimately all about making the right decisions and ones that make a positive difference to everyone’s lives”.

Anyone interested in helping to shape the panel is invited to take part in a survey and share their thoughts and ideas, including what the panel will be called and how people could be supported to get involved. The survey can be accessed at www.tinyurl.com/wypanel22 – alternatively, for a paper copy or to request alternative formats, or to be taken through the questions on the phone, contact your local Healthwatch. The survey closes for comments on the Friday 11 November 2022.

Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey by October 26th

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We are delighted to invite you to take part in our annual Crime and Community survey. The survey is in its third year running, and we want to hear your views on crime, community, and your experience of Neighbourhood Watch. The survey is open to everyone across England and Wales, regardless of whether you are a Neighbourhood Watch member or not.

Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWCCS2022

All responses will be anonymised and aggregated, and everyone who completes the 5 – 10 minute survey can choose to opt-in to the prize draw to win one of four £25 Amazon vouchers.

The results will enable us as a charity to better understand crime and fear of crime, benchmark whether membership in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area impacts crime levels, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together. This information is vitally important to ensure we can better target our work to meet your crime and community needs and concerns.

Last year our survey received 16,000 responses from across England and Wales, providing us with rich and useful data. This year we will be able to compare our data to the last two year’s results and share our findings with you.

Please complete our survey and share it via email and social with all the various communities you belong to, whether they be a Neighbourhood Watch community or other such as sport, religious or work community.  This will help us receive a good balance of responses from members and non-members, enabling us to compare experiences between these two groups.

Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWCCS2022

The survey closes on 26th October 2022. 

Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey

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The VSI Alliance is gathering feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.The information we receive back will form the basis of a findings report that will be presented on behalf of the VSI Alliance and the local VCSE Sector by Julie Robinson, CEO of VAC at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares, on Thursday 11th August.The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VCSEFINANCIALSUSTAINABILITY/The deadline for submissions is Thursday 4th August in order to give time to analyse and write up the information for presentation.Thank you,VSI Alliance

 

Request for Insight: Mental Health, Neurodiversity, Autism and Learning Disabilities

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NHS Calderdale CCG is undertaking a mapping exercise to understand what insight we have of peoples experiences of services that provide support around mental health, neurodiversity, autism and learning disabilities. This includes services provided by the NHS, other health providers and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations.

If you have collected any insight, or are aware of any engagement / consultation activity that has taken place or reports developed across Calderdale about these services, please could you share this with kirsty.wayman@nhs.net by Monday 30 May.

Click Here To Email Insight

 

 

Calderdale Council Public Space Protection Orders Public Consultation  – Drop-ins & online 

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Working together to keep communities safe and to protect the environment – everyone has a part to play

More information and further Public Consultation Event Dates here

Calderdale Council has a vision for 2024 that our borough should be a great place to live and to visit. Together with our partners we want to keep communities safe and protect our environment from harm.Calderdale Council is working proactively through the Community Safety Partnership with partners such as West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to prevent crime and disorder order and tackle the harm caused by anti-social behaviour (ASB). Being proactive is critical to delivering better outcomes from communities so where there is an opportunity to stop the harm before it happens, we will act first. Such action includes the use of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) which is an order made by local authorities by virtue of s75 Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014.  The introduction of a PSPO can prohibit certain behaviour/ activity as well as require action to be taken in a defined area. Calderdale currently has seven Public Spaces Protection Orders.

  • The Moorland Fire Public Space Protection Order was implemented in June 2019 to protect our Moorland and upland areas by preventing the risk of fire.
  • Five of the remaining PSPOs introduced restrictions on a person in charge of a dog/s, for example not entering specific areas such as children playgrounds and failing to clean up after their dog.
  • The final order is in respect to the consumption of alcohol in a public place or other designated area. The order allows Police and Wardens to require individuals to stop drinking and surrender their alcohol.

Our PSPOs are due to expire on 16th June 2022. These orders can be extended therefore, the Council is currently reviewed the orders before a decision is taken whether to extend or not. The Council can also vary the order to make them more effective and we are currently considering the following changes to ensure communities are safer and to further protect our environment:

  • Following the success of the Moorland Fire PSPO and the identification of further issues on the moors that are causing a detrimental effect to the public, we are proposing to Prohibit the recreational use of off-road vehicles on Calderdale Moorland area and extend the current designated area to take in some of Calderdale’s beauty spots.
  • In respect to our Dog control PSPOs we are proposing to introduce a requirement that a person in charge of a dog must be in possession of some means with which to pick up dog excrement and lawfully dispose of it.
  • The final variation we are proposing is to extend the area designated under the Alcohol Consumption PSPO. Currently only built up areas and civil amenities such as parks  are designated under this order so the proposal is to make this a borough wide order as we have experienced alcohol related ASB and disorder in more rural areas of Calderdale.

The Council is consulting of these proposals so this is an opportunity to hear the views of everyone as to whether these orders are still relevant as well as necessary and therefore need to continue.A Lower Valley Drop-in consultation will be taking place on Thursday 26 May 2022 17.00-19.30

Langdale Room, Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL.

Please come along and give us your views!

We are also organising an online consultation for all areasTuesday 31st May 6.30 – 7.30pm.

This will run on zoom, so please email either jae.campbell@calderdale.gov.uk or catherine.bann@calderdale.gov.uk to be sent a link

Active Calderdale Your Views Matter survey

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Active Calderdale are gathering information on physical activity habits and opinions on how the local area can influence people to be more active.

No matter how active you currently are, this is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that the right changes can be made to support you, your friends and your family.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and can be found here: http://activecalderdale.org/YourViewsMatter2022

Complete the Your Views Matter survey before 6th June 2022 to be in with a chance of winning FIVE £50 Love2Shop vouchers! (terms and conditions apply).

Protecting Calderdale’s countryside and communities

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Calderdale Council’s Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) have been compiled in partnership with organisations including the Police and Fire Service, as we work together to keep communities safe and protect the environment. We are now reviewing these orders and are asking local people to have their say on the proposed changes. Calderdale currently has seven Public Spaces Protection Orders and you can find out more information about these on our website, alongside the proposed changes, FAQs and how you can share your feedback. The deadline for responses is Tuesday 7 June 2022.

Please see our press release for more information.