The Brunswick Centre – Sessional Counsellors Required

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The Brunswick Centre’s Counselling Service is available in Calderdale and Kirklees for those who are:

  • HIV positive
  • A carer, partner or family member of someone who is HIV positive
  • A gay, or bisexual man, or a man who has sex with men or is attracted to men
  • A woman in a relationship with a man who has sex with or is attracted to men

We are seeking skilled and fully qualified counsellors or psychotherapists to join our existing team. This is an excellent opportunity to build a client portfolio, work with complex need and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be qualified in their field
  • Belong to their relevant professional body
  • Have a portable Enhanced DBS Disclosure or willing to undertake one
  • Have undertaken or willing to undertake Safeguarding training
  • Be able to provide two professional references
  • Be able to show proof of regular supervision
  • Have a flexible approach and attitude
  • Live or work in the Kirklees and/or Calderdale area
  • Preferably have experience of working with these service user groups

In return he Brunswick Centre will:

  • Provide a Service Level Agreement
  • Pay a competitive sessional rate
  • Provide clients
  • Flexible working

Useful information on our counselling service and our other work can be found on our website:

Other useful information on the psychological wellbeing of the service user groups we work with can be found on these websites:

Have a Jungle Adventure at Eureka this Easter

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Take an expedition into the Eureka! Jungle and take part in interactive story sessions, dress up as your favourite wild animals and have a go at creating your own jungle soundtrack and more.

Saturday 19 March to Sunday 17 April
At Eureka, Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

There will also be opportunities on selected days to meet jungle critters and test your nerve with some truly creepy crawlies.

Jungle Adventure activities are FREE with standard admission or a valid Eureka! Annual Pass.

Easter Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

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Please remember that your waste and recycling collections will be one day later through Easter week

Usual collection day:                 Collection day will be:
Easter Monday 28 March                Tuesday 29 March
Tuesday 29 March                             Wednesday 30 March
Wednesday 30 March                       Thursday 31 March
Thursday 31 March                            Friday 1 April
Friday 1 April                                      Saturday 2 April

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 4 April 2016

Start Your Own Business’ Drop In Sessions – April 2016

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Can’t find a job or ever wondered how you could become self-employed/ start your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by Eric Binns from Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team.

Click here for upcoming sessions

Whether you are unemployed or employed, you are welcome to attend any session at any location and if you can’t make it to any of the sessions, please contact Eric to arrange a free 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or 07702 925493.

Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership community consultation

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The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership’s vision is a healthy and wildlife-rich water environment within the Aire and Calder that is valued and enjoyed, bringing increasing social and economic benefits to all… read more about the project here…

In order to achieve its vision the partnership is carrying out a community consultation exercise with the objective of identifying current actions and issues and working towards developing a plan to tackle issues in the future.

As part of this consultation the partnership has developed a questionnaire for groups and individuals which can be completed online here.

Click here for further information on the Aire and Calder Partnership

Mrs Molly’s Story Time at St Patricks Church Hall

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Mrs Molly’s Story Time is a great opportunity for pre-school children to participate, interact and have fun hearing and telling stories which ignites the imagination, fuels a love of reading and helps little ones get ‘school ready’.

Every Monday and Tuesday – 10am to 11.30am
St Patrick’s Church Hall, Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0UP

Session costs £4 per child, £1 – Under 1’s and Concessions available for Child minders with ‘Passport to Leisure cards accepted.

Contact Molly Lyne on 07504 824720, email, visit or find Mrs Molly’s Story Time on Facebook for further information.

Mrs Molly's Story Time Poster

Deadline lifted for funding to protect your home or business

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Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s Repair and Renew grant for owners of residential and business premises affected by the Boxing Day Flood in the Calder Valley.

Timescales for the applications have now been lifted, however, funds from the government are limited and people wanting to make an application should register their interest as soon as possible… read more…

More information about the grant is available on the Council’s website at:

Business owners can contact the Business Support Team on 01422 392222 and residential property owners can get in touch with the Council’s Home Improvement Service on 01422 392199 for advice and support on how to apply.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 04 March – OUT NOW!!

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Lower Valley LogoClick here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Due to a technical issue this week we apologise if we have not responded to your emails or for any information that may be missing in this week’s Flyer.

If you would like to speak to us, please call us on 01422 255402.

We hope to be running as normal soon and will update as soon as possible.

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing

Get to a Tesco store to vote for improvements to Thornton road play area

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Visiting Tesco for your weekly shop or picking up a quick treat on your way home from work this weekend?

Why not take a moment whilst you’re there and vote for the Thornton Road Play Area Scheme which was successful in its application for funding to the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’.

The scheme is guaranteed a grant of at least 8k but with your vote this could be increased to 10k or 12k should the scheme come in first or second place.

The deadline for voting is Sunday 6 March and can be done at the following Tesco stores:

  • Hipperholme Leeds Exp
  • Ovenden Exp
  • Halifax School Lane Exp
  • Halifax Metro
  • Brighouse Bradford Road
  • Halifax Aachen Way
  • Sowerby Bridge

Further details on how voting works can be found at