Sure Start Summer Activities in Elland

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ellandlogoAt Elland Children’s Centre

– Tiny Treasures – Wednesdays, 1pm – 2.30pm

– Parent Link Drop In – Fridays, 9.30am – 11.30am

– Story Time – Thursday 6 August, 9.30am – 11.30am

– Seaside themed Fun Day – Friday 14 August 2015, 10.30am – 1pm

Please note there will be no activities running week commencing 31/8/15

Sure Start Summer Activities in HolyWell Green

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At Holywell Green Children’s Centreholywell, situated in the grounds of Holywell Green Primary School:

– Tiny Treasures – Tuesdays, 1pm – 2.30pm

– Messy Monkeys – Thursdays, 1pm – 2.30pm

– Story Time – Friday 7 August, 1pm – 3pm

 

Come and join the Party Bus on Thursday 23 July 2015 at Fall Spring Gardens, 1pm – 2pm then at West View, 2pm – 3pm

Please note there will be no activities running week commencing 31/8/15

Money for your Group?

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The Staying Well Development Fund in Elland is now open – offering grants to organisations and community groups who want to start or develop new projects in or around Elland.

Your project or activity should support the aims and objectives of the Staying Well project in Elland.

For example we’re looking for activities or projects to:

  • Create or increase social opportunities for lonely or isolated older people in Elland
  • Address barriers to participation for older people, especially around personal care, transport
  • Provide a health or wellbeing service for lonely or isolated older people (for example befriending)
  • Increase volunteering capacity in Elland

The local Staying Well Steering Group is responsible for ensuring all activities and projects funded are based in need, are sustainable and that any unnecessary duplication is avoided.

Rachel Swaby, the Staying Well worker, and Matthew Scott Thompson are available to work alongside groups to develop their idea and promote partnership working where appropriate.

The team can also support groups with publicity and marketing, and monitoring of projects.

Apply online here… or email rachel.swaby@calderdale.gov.uk

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 392708 and we can help you.

 

Calling New Volunteers in Elland!!

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Do you have a few hours to spare? Are you looking for ways to get involved in the local community?

The Monday lunch club at the Cartwheel Club are looking for anyone who could spare a small amount of time to help out.

You don’t need experience and you’ll learn new skills.

If you are interested or would like to know about other local volunteering opportunities, please contact Rachel Swaby, Staying Well team on 01422 392708.

 

 

 

Fun Swims at Brighouse Pool

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A wild and wacky time at Brighouse Pool for children 14 years and under, with giant floats available.

No adults unless accompanying children 14 years of age and under.

Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday – Friday 1.45-3pm,  Saturday and Sunday 1-2.15pm (throughout the holidays except Bank Holiday Monday

Booking not required.

Teaching Pool: Weeks 1-6 Monday to Friday 1.30-2.45pm (excluding Bank Holiday Monday) Sunday 12noon-2.45pm.  Weeks 1-4 Saturday 10am-1.15pm and 1.30-2.45pm

Cost:

  • £4.35 or £3.35 for passport leisure cardholders per session – adult
  • £3.00 or £2.75 for PTL cardholders per session – child
  • Under 3s free

Booking not required.

There’s a Bikeability level to match every ability

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Cycle training for ages 9 – 15

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Whether you’re just starting out or already have some good skills and just want to use your bike more safely and more often.

The right level of Bikeability training will help you to develop the best habits that will keep you safe whenever you cycle.

Holiday Bikeability courses are held at Halifax, Illingworth and Todmorden fire stations, where bikes and helmets are available.

Courses run over two days; Level 1 and Level 2 for children aged 9 to 14 and Level 3 for more experienced riders aged 11 to 14.

Courses are FREE of charge and children who successfully complete the course are rewarded with a badge and certificate
For details of these courses see Do Something! If you just want to book please register at Book activities and classes or telephone 01422 341527.

For further details on Bikeability cycle training email steve.pullan@calderdale.gov.uk or telephone 01422 392800.

Age UK need your help for The Big Knit!

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Age UkAge UK is joining forces with Innocent Drinks again this year for The Big Knit; a campaign aimed at keeping older people safe and warm in winter.

They need help to knit little hats which Innocent put on their small bottles of smoothies and for every bottle sold, Innocent will donate 25p to Age UK.

Funds are distributed to local branches according to how many hats they knit and last year Age UK did over 10,000 in Calderdale and Kirklees.

You can find more information and knitting patterns on the Age UK website.

Funding helps make homes more energy efficient

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Calderdale Council’s Home Improvement Service and Energy Action Team have received a small grant from Foundations for 2015/16 which will be used to help make homes more energy efficient and or easier to keep warm.

Warm at Home Scheme

The funding can be used towards measures such as:-

  • Draught proofing to doors/windows/ceilings/floors/flues where unwanted cold air is an issue
  • Work to enable insulation work to lofts and walls
  • Repair to a boiler or if not part cost to a replacement
  • Improvements to the controls of a central heating system i.e. fitting thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s)
  • Improvements to the performance of the heating system (bleeding radiators, fixing leaks)
  • A contribution towards main gas connection

Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT)

Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) helps older and vulnerable people live with dignity in their own homes. They do this by operating funds which enable local home improvement agencies (HIAs) to carry out repairs and improvements to people’s homes. Other funding available through Foundations:-

  • Providing small scale safety work in people’s homes with funding from the Electrical Safety Council
  • Ongoing partnership with npower Health Through Warmth, providing hardship funds for much-needed heating and insulation measures
  • Work with Gas Safe Charity to deliver work to keep people’s gas appliances safe.

If you want further information about any of the above schemes or think you may qualify then please call 01422 392479 – 01422 392471 or email heat@calderdale.gov.uk.