Young People

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business: June 21-27

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(read full article on the Calderdale Council website)

The Safeguarding Children Partnership, Safeguarding Adult Board and Calderdale organisations present Safeguarding Week 2021 to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

This virtual Safeguarding Week 2021 Programme provides a varied offer that includes live online learning sessions, live chats, pre-recorded videos, webinars and podcasts, as well as useful links to research reports and other; all aimed at practitioners, managers and members of the public.

The programme has daily themes based on safeguarding priorities for Calderdale:

It also includes some good practice examples and positive stories about the changes to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about Safeguarding Week 2021, please contact: Sophie Boyles Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or Sally Fletcher Sally.Fletcher@Calderdale.gov.uk.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business

Roller Skating back at the YMCA!

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Roller Skating is back and running at the YMCA, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, times are posted on the YMCA website.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5 per session and include skate hire. There is no booking fee and you can book online.

Contact:
The Halifax YMCA
The Marlborough Hall
13 Crossley Street
Halifax HX1 1UG

Tel: 01422 353626 (10am till 5pm Mon-Fri / 10am till 12noon Sat)
e: admin@halifax.ymca.org.uk

Piece Hall vaccination Walk-in Clinic 18-20 June (Pfizer/BioNTech)

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There will be Walk-in clinics in the Piece Hall from the 18th to 20th of June, offering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to protect against Covid-19/Sars-CoV-2.

The clinic wants to facilitate the vaccination of those over 25 and under 30 who haven’t had their first dose of the vaccine or those over 25 who are at higher risk. Those who had their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech 8 weeks ago can have their second dose.

 

Piece Hall II Poster

 

The clinics will run as follows:

Friday 18th June 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 19th June 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 20th June 10 am – 5 pm

 

Only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be available. It will be provided subject to availability on a first come first serve basis.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you should not attend this clinic. For more information, ring 119.

Healthy Holidays Calderdale – Information Session June 15th

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Delivery of Summer Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in Calderdale.

We are excited that the government announced the expansion of its tried and tested Holiday Activities and Food programme across all local authorities.

This programme is aiming to provide healthy food and enriching activities during the summer holidays to children who are aged between 5 to 16 years old and receive benefits-related free school meals (8000 children in Calderdale).

We are holding an information session for organisations planning to apply for the summer Healthy Holidays grant funding:

Date & Time: 15th June 1.00-3.00pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85033895307

 

The Healthy Holidays grant programme is now live and groups and organisations can access the full guidance and online application form on the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s website. The deadline for applications is 10am on Tuesday 29th June 2021. 

Access the Full Guidance on the Community Foundation for Calderdale website

Look no further for free, fun activities this half term!

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Time Out is for all 10-19 year olds in Calderdale. With a focus on emotional wellbeing, we connect young people with activities, opportunities, learning and support.

This half term join us for a jam-packed week of fun activities (mainly accessed from home online) to get creative, get active and get musical!

These sessions are perfect for blowing off some steam, having a chance to relax from school work and meet new people.
   

Monday 31 May

11.30am 40mins: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (Online)
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044
josie@northernpowerhouseboxing.org.uk

Tuesday 1st June

10am, 60mins: Taster Workshop 1: Virtual Graffiti wall

Wednesday 2nd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 2: Character Avatars

2pm, 40min: Boxing Workshop 9+ yrs (In Person)
Perseverance Mill Unit 5, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 6EG
To book message/whatsapp Josie on 07989 538044
josie@northernpowerhouseboxing.org.uk

Thursday 3rd June

10am, 60min: Taster Workshop 3: Crazy Faces!

Friday 4th June

10am, 60min: Home Made Samba: Drumming Workshop (online)
To book contact Mitch Oldham: mitch.oldham@hotmail.co.uk

To find out more and to book on the taster workshops contact:
Alex Abel – Time Out Project Worker on:
alex@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
text/phone/WhatApp: 07516 030575
Booking Link: https://forms.office.com/r/1c5spJZgjq

Animal Merge fun on Zoom – new theme each week

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If you are aged 10-16 come and have some fun with Animal Merge, every Tuesday 4-5pm . We have a different theme each week and we tell a story in pictures and then share a screen shot of our work. You can draw off-screen as long as you introduce yourself at the start.

Animal Merge is for young people aged 10-16 and we meet each week on Zoom.

We choose a different theme each week and create some artwork that we share online.
The workshop is lead by Alex from Time Out and Zeke, who leads the drawing and creativity.
If you would like to join in or would like more information please contact Alex on: alex@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

You can book direct on: https://forms.office.com/r/1c5spJZgjq

You need to book each week with that date, the workshop is free and you can attend as many as you like.

For more information about Time Out – have a look at our website below and also have a look at our social media.

Make new memories – be a foster carer

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Calderdale needs more foster carers, to provide loving family homes for local children and young people and to make new memories that will last a lifetime.

Since autumn 2020, Calderdale Council has seen a significant reduction in the number of people asking about becoming a foster carer.

This Foster Care Fortnight (10 to 23 May), the Council has launched a campaign calling for more people to come forward to offer the support and stability that could transform a fostered child’s life.

The theme of the campaign is ‘Making new memories’. From a family trip to the beach to a child’s first school photo, sharing experiences with a foster child or teenager can help them to flourish and is incredibly rewarding for the foster carer.

The Council is looking for foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds and has friendly and experienced staff to support them every step of the way. It offers an extensive online training programme, foster carer support groups, one-to-one social worker support and professional development opportunities.

Foster carers receive generous allowances to recognise their skills and to cover their expenses, making fostering an option for anyone looking for a new start.

To find out more about the benefits of fostering in Calderdale and to register your interest, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/fostering or call 01422 266020 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

If you want to know what it’s like being a foster carer, you can read the personal account of local residents Joanne and Craig Dye here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dance classes for 12 – 16 year olds with Dance United Yorkshire

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Are you 12 – 16 years old and passionate about dancing? Take your love for dance to the next level with Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company!

Starting Friday the 14th of May, there will be FREE weekly classes for young persons who have a love for dance. The classes lead to high quality performances.

Classes run each Friday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at
Bazzmatazz Dance Studio, Berwick St. Mills, 23 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG

For more details and to book, contact Romina on 07539 154709

Places are limited so get in touch now to book a place!

 

 

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Zoom Animal Merge Workshops – Tuesdays 4pm

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Animal Merge is for young people aged 10-16 and we meet each week on Zoom.

We choose a different theme each week and create some artwork that we share online.
The workshop is lead by Alex from Time Out and Zeke, who leads the drawing and creativity.
If you would like to join in or would like more information please contact Alex on: alex@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

You can book direct on: https://forms.office.com/r/1c5spJZgjq

You need to book each week with that date, the workshop is free and you can attend as many as you like.

For more information about Time Out – have a look at our website below and also have a look at our social media.

Living Streets walk to school week 17-21 May 2021

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Living Streets are having their Annual Walk to School week, encouraging all to make their way to school on foot.

May is the month of walking and there are many health benefits from walking, even for 10-20 minutes daily.

It is recommended that children of school age have at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. Walking to school will already set them on their way to achieve this goal and will help parents and carers with their fitness too!

For more information or to order a walk to school pack, visit here:

Walk to school week May 2021