Safe & effective adapted exercises to suit a range of abilities

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Exercises 4 Everyone offers a wide range of online gentle exercise sessions that you can access at any time to suit your schedule. Our exercises are varied in length, level, and style to suit everyone. Whether you are new to exercise, returning after a break, or are comfortable with low impact style workouts.

VIP MEMBERSHIP £4.99 PER MONTH

Our VIP package gives you premium access to our online member’s area plus a private Facebook community group with a library of long and short exercise classes and sessions.

 

Download the brochure here

Sophie runs weekly exercise classes at the OSCA Foundation sports Centre every Thursday morning. For more information, view the OSCA schedule of activites

Exercise 4 Everyone contact details can be found here

E4E: http://www.activerainbow.co.uk/exercises-4-everyone/

YH Falls Awareness Week 2021 online on Wednesday 29th September

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In support of this year’s Falls Awareness Week and Older People’s Week 2021, we will be running a Free Virtual LIVE Strength and Balance Class.  The event has been organised in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Falls Prevention Network.

 

The event will take place on Wednesday 29th September at 1pm.  The 1hr exercise class will be delivered by me (Leon Wormley – Level 4 Exercise Specialist) and will be streamed LIVE over ZOOM.  My mum will also be joining me so that we can provide a variety of seated and standing exercises.

 

 

Click on the link below to watch our event PROMOTIONAL VIDEO:

https://youtu.be/Vsxot1WVyFk

 

To REGISTER and BOOK a place just click on the following event link:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-live-strength-and-balance-class-tickets-169974431099

 

There are three simple registration instructions:

 

1) Register for the Event – Fill in details with an email address

2) View confirmation email of your booking

3) Click on the ‘JOIN EVENT’ link at the time of the class (from 12.45pm)

 

 

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with Leon:

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

T.  07740188212

E. functional.fitness@nhs.net

W.www.functionalfitnesstrx.co.uk

 

Yorkshire and Humberside Public Health Network

W: https://www.yhphnetwork.co.uk/links-and-resources/falls-prevention/

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 17 September 2021 – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view this week’s Friday Flyer

This week:

  • Calderdale Libraries Update September 2021
  • COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector
  • Care staff recruitment with Bluebird Care
  • 40th Anniversary Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk on September 18th

Have a great weekend!

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

You can also contact us on 01422 252 209

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Calderdale Libraries Update September 2021

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We’ve really missed you, please come back and visit us!

Most of our libraries are now open with extended opening hours. We do still advise the wearing of a face covering and we continue to have hand sanitising stations placed within our libraries.

The following libraries are open – Central, Akroyd, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Mixenden, Northowram, Rastrick, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Beechwood Road Library is still closed due to ongoing refurbishment (please see below for more information).

For current opening hours visit:
https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/your-local-library

Throughout the last 18 months, we have been extending the due date of all the items out on loan. The last extension ends on 30th September. From then on, we will revert to the normal 3 week loan period This means that overdue charges may apply if items are returned late. Renewals can be requested online via our website or via phone or email to any library. Email notifications (providing you have an email address on your library account) will be switched back on so that you will have the option to receive reminders before your items are due back or when an item that you have reserved is available for collection.

Reservations for items currently in stock in Calderdale Libraries will remain free of charge for the moment.

Select & Collect remains an option for library users – login to your library account online by visiting
https://calderdale.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/LOGINB to submit a request. Library staff will choose a selection of books for you, according to your requirements, and let you know when they are ready to collect.

To reserve specific items from our catalogue, log in to your library account as above or contact any Calderdale Library.

Update for Beechwood Road Library Users

Exciting news. Works have now begun, and you can expect to see contractors on site
The works to be completed are outlined below, and are aimed at making the space more accessible and welcoming for our communities

  • Extensive repairs are planned which will start next month and continue through the summer.
  • We are looking at an upgrade of the external fabric and some internal upgrades.
  • The external upgrades will consist of the refurbishment and thermal upgrade of the two flat roofs and pitched roof. The rendering to the rear extension and the right hand side of the building will be removed and re-rendered. The fascia’s and soffits will be replaced and the guttering throughout will be replaced. The rear extension windows will also be replaced with double glazing throughout. The rest of the windows will be painted externally.
  • Internally, we will be redecorating the water damaged areas throughout. There will also be some upgrades to some of the internal doors to increase fire safety, but the two wood panelling doors will remain. There will also be an upgrade of W/C and basin in the toilet area as well as redecoration.
  • There will be a lighting upgrade to LED lighting throughout (there will also be some upgrades to the external lighting).
  • There will be some new shelving and soft furnishings in public areas to improve the look and feel of the space and make it more adaptable for use by the community
  • There will also be the introduction of a self -service machine.

We are hoping to be able to open this lovely new space later in the year, with improved opening hours that will better serve the community

For more information email: libraries@calderdale.gov.uk

The Home Library Service

The Home Library Delivery Service continues to serve those who, for reasons of age, frailty or vulnerability, cannot visit a library in person. We can also offer a pickup service for those customers who find themselves with large numbers of books to return.

Please contact the Home Library team on homelibraryservice@calderdale.gov.uk or 01422 288062

Business Information comes to Central Library

Calderdale Libraries are really pleased to be part of a national network of Business and Intellectual Property Centres. Operating as a BIPC local we have a dedicated space on the lower ground floor of Central Library, Halifax where customers can browse business books and factsheets.

We also have access to a range of online databases that can help customers:

  • find out what type of business they would like to start,
  • be aware of any regulations that apply to their business,
  • source suppliers,
  • carry out effective market research
  • identify possible funding opportunities.

Customers can also book a 1 to 1 appointment with a business information specialist from Leeds Business and IP Centre. This will be either online or in Central Library, Halifax.

You can pop in and see us in person, ring us on 01422 392631 or email us at:
Reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk

You will find more information about this service, by visiting: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/digital-library/business-ip-service

E-Books and E-Audio

If you are a library member, Calderdale Libraries have two different services that you can take advantage of. One is Libby (part of the Overdrive platform) and the other is uLIBRARY.
Library card holders can access e-books, e-audio books, magazines and comics – and all free of charge!
For more information, visit our website here:
https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/digital-library/ebooks-and-eaudio-books

Overdrive (Libby) have announced their next Together We Read title is Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara And The Sun will be available in both e-book and e-audio for unlimited access via Libby between 29th September & 13th October.

Celebrate National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry, taking place on 7th October 2021, and our theme is Choice.

Over the years we’ve had poetry in schools, poetry in burger vans, poetry on the news, poetry on the side of buildings, poetry strapped to the legs of carrier pigeons, and much more.

All we ask on the day is that you celebrate poetry and use the hashtag #NationalPoetryDay to let us know about it.

Todmorden Book Festival

Calderdale Libraries continue to support the book festival in Todmorden. For more details and access to the program, visit:
https://www.todmordenbookfestival.co.uk/

Brighouse Arts Festival

Calderdale Libraries will once more be supporting the Brighouse Arts Festival, with several events being held at either Brighouse or Rastrick Libraries.

For more information or to reserve tickets, see the website below:
https://www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk/

 

 

 

City Connect free 12 week cycling programme

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City Connect are running another round of their  Free 12-week cycling programme.

2-hour cycling sessions per week with qualified instructors led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority City Connect Programme for adults with mental or physical health concerns.

Participants need to be referred by primary and secondary health care services, exercise referral schemes or specialist health-support charities.

 

 

Download leaflet here

COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector

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The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.

Organisations can apply for the Severely Affected Grant and any of the other sectors listed. They will need to supply information about their losses compared to 2019.

The website can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/businesses/grants/arg.

At the bottom there is a link to other sources of grants and funding.

Courses for adults (19+) with a learning disability

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Calderdale Adult Learning offer a range of courses for adults (19+) with learning disabilties this Autumn.

If you would like further details of the courses you can find the full brochure Adult learning | Calderdale Council.

If you can think of other ways we can work together please get in touch.

For more information contact Andrea Wallman, Curriculum Coordinator Learning Disabilities on 01422 392828

Download course Easy Read document here

Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place at Bankfield Museum September 18

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If you’ve had your fill of the red carpet vlogs of the MET gala, perhaps you’d like another look at fashion in this upcoming exhibition at Bankfield Museum!

This upcoming event will mark the reopening of the Fashion section of the top floor of Bankfield museum.

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place is a collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts University.

This exhibition combines contemporary fashion with influences of the West Riding of Yorkshire, using various media, will be presented at the top floor Fashion Gallery of Bankfield museum. It will showcase work of fashion designers and artists who have been inspired by everything unique about West Riding of Yorkshire.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 18 September and runs until 5 March 2022.

Entry is free. Donations welcome

The Bankfield Museum:  Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax HX3 6HG

Read a feature at the Halifax Courier