The Anti-Poverty Partnership Action Plan brings together our collective efforts to improve the life chances of those affected by poverty in Calderdale. The Anti-Poverty Partnership has chosen to host an online event on poverty and the early years. An opportunity to be involved in the starting well and family journey work.
Please share using the hashtag #AntiPovertyCalderdale. We hope you can make it. Please share the invitation with colleagues and partners who may be interested in attending the event.
All places must be booked by Friday 22nd October 2021.
The event will take place on Zoom and the link will be sent out with the agenda.
Date and time: Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
Location: Online Event – ZOOM
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 5AY
The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 25th November 2021 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.
St Augustines Centre invite you to join them celebrating 70 years of Standing beside the Refugees by sharing your Orange Heart 🧡!
Wednesday the 28th of July 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention and you’re invited to celebrate with us!
The Orange Heart is a symbol used by the #TogetherWithRefugees campaign and we want to flood the Calderdale Valley with orange hearts to show our support on this important anniversary.
All you have to do is take a picture holding an orange heart and tag us on social media and/or email it to us.
You can email your pictures to Charlotte at email@example.com
Your heart can be made of anything you choose and we encourage you to snap a pic in front of Halifax landmarks.
Let’s show the world that this is #WhoWeAre!
We are excited to share details of the Neighbourhood Watch July campaign SLING YOUR HOOK to help tackle scams.
WHY ‘SLING YOUR HOOK’?
The campaign taps into the psychology that scammers use to hook people in, helping you stay one step ahead and protect yourself and your loved ones against the increasing variety of scams happening every day. We’ve identified the following five behaviours scammers commonly use:
- They imply they’re doing you a favour (reciprocity)
- They indicate everyone else is doing this (social proof)
- They say your only chance is to act now (urgency)
- They act like they’re similar to you, so you like them and want to please them (connection)
- They ask you to do one little thing which makes you do more (commitment).
We also know that often victims of scams report that in hindsight they felt something wasn’t quite right at the time. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the tactics scammers use and encourages people to ‘stop and think’ if something doesn’t FEEL, SEEM, LOOK or SOUND right. This allows them time to trust your gut instinct and help prevent becoming a scam victim.
“Everyone likes to feel special. But watch out! If a stranger is going out of their way for you, something fishy may be going on instead. Scammers like to offer one-off deals and favours. Don’t be afraid to tell them no.” John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network
How can you support this campaign?
- LEARN: Visit our scams website pages to learn more about common scams, preventing scams, reporting scams, supporting victims and a scams campaign toolkit
- SHARE: Follow us on our Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn channels and share our posts
- JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Join us for an online talk (details below)
We are delivering a series of scams awareness online talks in partnership with the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) and Avast.
Anyone can attend, but we are now running waiting lists only for all the webinars apart from one! Last week we ran an online talk on ‘Exploring the psychology behind scams and how scammers are so effective at their crimes’. It was so popular we have decided to re-run it on 27th July, 5pm. Click here to book your place. Please note – this event will not be recorded.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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