Calderdale Council

“Revive” Re-use Shop at Brighouse Household Waste Recycling Centre

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Calderdale Council have a shop at Brighouse HWRC for the resale of good quality unwanted items. These can be donated at all household waste recycling centres:

 

 

Items we can re-use:

  • Furniture, home wares, clothing, bric-a-brac, sports equipment, tools and garden equipment
  • Stuffed furniture, such as sofas, mattresses, armchairs and cushions. These must have fire labels attached, dated from 1988 or later, whether indoor or outdoor furniture.
  • Children’s toys that display the CE mark on the toy, or its packaging. Showing that the manufacturer has declared that their product complies with European health, safety and environmental legislation.

Items we cannot re-use:

  • Due to issues with PAT testing and legal responsibilities surrounding this no electrical items can be sold. These items should be deposited in the electricals’ skip provided. Small electrical items such as hairdryers, toasters and kettles can be placed in your black box and collected on the kerbside collection scheme.
  • Safety equipment such as bike helmets, children’s car seats, life jackets cannot be sold from Revive.

All items will be checked to ascertain whether they are fit for purpose.

Atlas Mill Household Waste Recycling Site, Atlas Mill Road, Brighouse, HD6 1ES

Note: Pedestrians are not allowed on site to gain access to the re-use shop. You must park in the designated car park for the shop.

Sharing the benefits of Shared Lives

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Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to an adult or young person who needs care or support to help them live well.

Shared Lives of Calderdale provides short breaks, long term care and daytime support for people who need extra help in their lives. Shared Lives carers provide this help in their own home or in the homes of the people being cared for.

Everyone gets something out of it. Adults in need get a welcome break in a friendly environment, they meet new people, enjoy different experiences and retain their independence. Families get a break and a little time to themselves. Shared Lives carers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.

Shared Lives of Calderdale – tailored not tied down

Shared Lives provides the best possible care, the type of care that people really want and quality care that matches individual circumstances and assessed needs. Sometimes a stay away from home or a regular day out is the ideal option and may also give family carers a welcome break. If longer term care in required, Shared Lives can provide that too. It’s a great way of letting people live independent lives with the security of having qualified support on hand.

Armed Forces Day June 17

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Saturday 17 June, 9am-5pm
Southgate, Halifax Town Centre

11am will mark the official opening of Armed Forces Week by the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ferman Ali at Halifax Town Hall followed by a parade into the town centre.
There will be stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more. Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more about military life past and present.

For more information go to www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for armed forces.

If you wish to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded by clicking Armed Forces Day 2017

Upcoming Parenting Support Courses

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Being a parent is not always easy, that’s why Parenting Support Provision run courses to give you ideas and tips to help. They have dedicated teams that can provide structured and tailored family support that suits you. They offer practical, friendly advice to help you deal with any aspect of family life.

The next course starts on 13 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Mellow Babies is a 12 week  course following ideas of Mellow Parenting which promotes positive parent-child interaction. Mellow programmes allow parents to take the lead in exploring their relationships and provide a structured environment where they can learn how to improve their relationship with their child.

For further information on this course call 01422 392689.

Details of all upcoming courses available can be found in the Parenting Support Provision Leaflet.

Volunteers Week 2017 1-7 June

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Volunteers Week (1-7 June) is a great time to celebrate the brilliant work of volunteers across Calderdale and there’ll be lots of opportunities to get involved.

Volunteer at one of the events below

  • Tuesday 6 June – Countryside Volunteering
  • Thursday 8 June – VAC Volunteer Open Day
  • Thursday 8 June – Countryside Volunteering (Shibden Park)
  • Tuesday 13 June – Volunteering Fayre (Bradford)
  • Wednesday 14 June – The Changing Face of Volunteering

Click here for detailed information on each event…

Visit Sector Support Calderdale and Voluntary Action Calderdale to find out more.

If you’re looking for more about events visit www.volunteersweek.org.uk and take a look at their events map or if you have any questions or comments about Volunteers Week 2017 or volunteering in general please contact volunteer@calderdale.gov.uk

Junior Wardens Clean-up in Shelf

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Junior Wardens from St. Michael and All Angels CE Primary School in Shelf took part in a clean-up of the snicket leading from the school to Halifax Road recently.

The Junior Wardens were accompanied by Heather Stout from the Ovenden Initiative and David Holmes from CMBC’s Neighbourhoods Team.

The Junior Wardens took it upon themselves to suggest a litter pick as most of them have to walk that way to and from school.

 

Although initially it looked as though the snicket was already clean, they soon found that by looking under hedges and behind walls there was actually still a lot of litter to be had!

As you can see, these intrepid wardens were pleased with their final haul!

Pop in to No. 42 for a better life

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Better Lives at No 42 new

A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax.

The shop, which will be run by social workers and will be a place where people can go for information and advice on the services available in Calderdale and will also be an opportunity to meet other people.

The new service aims to provide support in the community at an earlier stage, to prevent or delay health issues in the future. This means people can stay independent for longer and avoid stays in hospital or care homes.

Cllr Bob Metcalfe, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Social Care said:

We want local people to get the right care at the right time and I’m really excited by this new approach to social care in Calderdale.

Better Lives at No. 42 will provide a more informal, warm and welcoming place for us to support people, rather than the more traditional ways that our services have been delivered in the past. It’s about helping people to stay healthy and in control of their lives for as long as possible.

After researching a similar scheme in Shropshire, the Council piloted a smaller version of the proposed new practice in Calderdale last year.

In the first six months the team accepted over 1,300 referrals and 96% of these were resolved without needing long-term involvement from social services. Many people were reconnected to support from family and friends and the local community instead.

The Council is being supported in this initiative by the National Development Team for Inclusion, a not-for-profit social change organisation which works with local authorities and community organisations around the country to facilitate the development of community-led social work.

Calderdale Council Equality Objectives Consultation

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Calderdale Council is committed to ensuring that the services we provide are accessible to all and meet different people’s needs.

Under the new Public Sector Equality Duty, as introduced by the Equality Act 2010, the Council and other public bodies must adopt and publish their equality objectives every four years.

Initial conversation with our communities and partners in 2016 indicated that the following objectives supported the needs and priorities of the people who live and work in Calderdale. We now want to hear what you think about these objectives. Your feedback will be used to help inform our future approach.

Download the survey…

Please email your completed questionnaire by 22nd May 2017 to tahira.iqbal@calderdale.gov.uk

If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire or if you have any questions about this consultation please contact 01422 392467.

Calderdale receives top award for disability sports

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Disability sports teamCalderdale Council has received an impressive regional accolade for its disability sports programme.

At the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards, the Council received the Outstanding Local Authority Award, recognising the exceptional and inclusive service development and support for disabled young people and adults… read more…

Five-time Paralympic gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft, said of the award:

“I am so pleased that the great work my local Council in Calderdale have been doing to help make sport totally inclusive has been recognised at the Disability Sport Yorkshire Annual Awards. Sport changed my life and I hope that many other disabled young people can benefit in the local area through the efforts of the team.”

Young people with disabilities can now take part in sports like football, tennis, swimming, trampolining and dancing, from ages 6 to 19.

For more information about any of the sessions, please contact Calderdale Council’s Disability Sports Development Officer, Debbie Greenwood by email to Debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 341527.