Work Club coming to Elland Children’s Centre

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FREE support for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.

Starting Monday 5 October 2015 – 1pm to 3pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Rd, Elland HX5 00B

For further information call 01422 266197 or just drop in for a coffee and a chat.elland work club

5 ways to support refugees

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Five WaysSt Augustine’s in Halifax is a small local organisation that works hard to support asylum seekers and refugees in Calderdale.

Here’s 5 ways you can get involved:

  • Volunteer your time
  • Donate to the #helpinghalifax campaign
  • Campaign by contacting your MP or signing a petition
  • Support organisations who are involved in Calais, the Mediterranean and Syria
  • Pray for the team, their Centre Users and their work

St Augustine’s Centre currently has an ambitious fundraising appeal to raise £10,000 by Christmas. Donate at www.give.net/20171078.

If you would like to volunteer at the Centre, contact them on info@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

To find out how the Council is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, and what you can do to help, click here…

New help to get around – coming soon to Elland!

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A new Community Transport vehicle will soon be available in Elland and the surrounding areas.

Funded by the Elland Staying Well Development fund this new electric 6 seater vehicle even has wheelchair access and will be available to residents to help get out about in the community.

If you know of anybody who needs help with transport in that area please ask them to ring Pam on 01422 888080 or email info@ctcalderdale.co.uk

Exciting new group for adults with a learning disability

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Lead The Way are starting an exciting new group for adults with a learning disability and working with Hoot Creative Arts to provide 10 sessions allowing people to explore their creative side, meet new friends and have fun.

Starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 – From 10am to 12noon

Get involved for just £2.50 per session including refreshments.

For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 or 07436 102544

Please note – Places are limited and all 10 sessions must be attended.

Get organised event for 2016 school leavers

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Year 11 school leavers and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have when they leave school in 2016.

Monday 28 September 2015 – Between 3pm and 7.30pm
At the Shay Stadium, Halifax

Young people and their families are encouraged to drop in for the chance to speak with colleges, sixth forms, further education providers, universities, work based training providers and employers from across the region… read more…

Click here for more information about the Get Organised event 2015 or call 01422 392701.

Spooktacular Halloween Walk at Shibden

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Dare you join ghosts and ghouls for a spooky walk around Shibden Estate and a night of Halloween fun?

Friday 30 October 2015 – Gates open at 6pm with a firework display at 7.30pm before you walk alongside the creatures of the night.

Entry costs £4 for adults and £2 for under 16’s which includes the guided walk, entertainment and a fireworks display.

Rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separate from admission.

Would you be interested in volunteering on the night?… click here to get involved

Wuthering Bytes festival in Hebden Bridge

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Calderdale council have been invited to front three days of Wuthering Bytes to celebrate all things digital, technology and innovation and how this translates into transforming public services.

Taking place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 8am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Wednesday 30 September
  • Thursday 1 October

Go along for a packed three days full of interesting talks and hands-on workshops as part of Wuthering Bytes; a week-long festival of technology in the heart of the Pennines, featuring talks and workshops on a diverse range of topics, including open source software and hardware, open data, the Web, citizen innovation and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Further details can be found at eepurl.com/bwE9IP and you can click here for the line up of speakers.

Tickets for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be priced at £10 each and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Thursday is free to attend with no lunch provided; however we do need to know who is coming so please register here so we can keep you informed of the agenda and when tickets will be available.

This is set to be an extremely exciting three days – not to be missed, register your interest now!