Calderdale

Step into fitness with this 6 week Summer Walking Challenge

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Newground Together invite you to join their Summer Walking Challenge starting 18 July 2022.

The activities are open to anyone in Calderdale over 18 years and out of work. We would like to involve as many people as possible in the opportunities.

 

Whether you walk a little or a lot every step counts. All abilities welcome.

Join our team of walkers for support and encouragement every week this summer.

First walk is on 22nd July at 11am. Meet at Bull House Green House, Halifax HX1 2EB

  • Booking required for the Friday walks, so we can ensure enough picnic food for all.
  • You don’t have to attend every week, just let us know when you are free.
  • Free for people out of work, aged over 18 and living in Calderdale.
  • Support will be provided from our Employment and Skills team.
  • We can reimburse bus fares for those wanting to attend the Friday walks.
  • If people need help to access the challenge due to lack of suitable footwear or clothing – we can help.
  • Follow our progress updates on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Plus one lucky walker will win a £25 ‘Love to Shop’ voucher!

Get in touch now to book onto the 6 week challenge and collect your challenge pack from Bull Green
House from the 11th July.
Call: 0300 330 5535
Email: hello@newground.co.uk

More events

There are other events you may be interested in, take a look at the July / August timetable or visit our website : Newground Together

More July / August Events Timetable and info

Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

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Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

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Level 4 Public health intelligence apprenticeship vacancies

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The Directors of Public Health across all 15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region have collaborated to set up the Louise Brewins Programme, an innovative training scheme for Public Health Intelligence Analysts. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council offers this opportunity to be one of the first trainees on this exciting new scheme.

There are two posts available. Subject to confirmation, one trainee will complete placements in Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (based in Wakefield) then Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Bradford) and one trainee will complete placements in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (Huddersfield) and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Halifax).

Salary is £18,933

Closing date: 21 January 2022

 

Interviews are due to take place in mid-February with a start date of May

 

Further details and application form can be found here https://wamdcli.webitrent.com/wamdcli_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=aVFK113394&WVID=1R0q139950&LANG=USA

Save the date: VAC AGM – Thursday 9th December 2021

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The VAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on

Thursday 9th December 2021

from 3.00pm.

The meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing on this occasion and we would be delighted if you could join us. To register your attendance or apologies, please email membership@cvac.org.uk. We will reflect on our work during 2020/21 but predominantly we will be looking forward to sharing our plans for 2022 and beyond with a view to ensuring we continue to support and advocate for our members and our sector by creating opportunities and solutions so we can all keep improving local lives. We will also be introducing our redesigned membership offer.  The membership offer has been reviewed over the past year to ensure it is responsive and supportive of the sectors needs both now and in the future.  After a period of consultation with current member and non-member organisations, we have developed a scalable offer that can grow year on year, supporting and nurturing a strong, unified membership across Calderdale and Kirklees.

Live Engagement on Older People’s Care Homes

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Consultation opens on Friday 15th October, closes on Friday 26th November 2021

Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) along with other providers, and professionals are committed to working together to build sustainable and quality services to improve the quality of life of older people who live in nursing or residential care homes.

Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale CCG are working in partnership, leading on a piece of engagement that will inform our work to build a sustainable model of older people’s care home provision across Calderdale.  

 

It is important that we hear from residents, staff members/health and social care professionals and relatives/friends. Our aim is to gather as many views and experiences as we can so we have an understanding of what really matters to the people who live, work or have a relative/friend who lives in a Calderdale care home. 

 Please click here to take you to the survey that’s relevant for you to complete.

 If you would like to know more information about this piece of engagement please contact Joanna Marshall, Commissioning Engagement Officer at Calderdale Council joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk

Children’s Mental Health Week – Help Shape Local Mental Health Services – Young persons survey

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Are you aged between 9 – 25?

Do you live or go to school/college in Calderdale?

If so, please could we ask you to take part in this opportunity to have your say on helping shape local mental health services. The survey is open from Friday 7th February until Friday 6th March 2020. Please find the link to the survey here

Open Minds

 

The information gathered is confidential, meaning we can’t identify you from what you tell us.

We will use the information to help us further improve mental health services
for children and young people in Calderdale.

We, the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group, have released this survey during Children’s Mental Health Week. This is to collect views from all children and young people on emotions and mental health support with the aim to help shape and improve services. We would like everyone who takes part in this survey to know its anonymous, and the results will be shared with managers of services that will listen and take these results from this survey seriously.

 

We hope to get a 1000 voices and would appreciate everyone’s help to achieve this

Thank you

Calderdale’s Young People’s Tough Times Reference Group

 

Open Minds Calderdale

 

Part of Calderdale Open Minds 

 

The Great British Spring Clean – Lower Valley Needs You!

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 The Great British Spring Clean is on its way from Friday 20th March to Monday 13th April 2020 across the UK. Calderdale Council and Keep Britain Tidy are calling on you, our #LitterHeroes, to take action.

This year Calderdale Council want to support as many local groups and individuals as possible. We hope that collecting a record amount of litter will improve the environment on your doorstep by joining the country’s biggest mass-participation environmental campaign.

We couldn’t do The Great British Spring Clean without people like you committing to taking part – you are helping to make a real difference in your local community by getting people to think about the amount of litter in our environment. Once someone has been on a litter pick, it’s very hard for them to not notice litter everywhere they go; we want litter picking to be the norm!

The Great British Spring Clean is aiming to inspire over half a million people to join forces across the country to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first time hosting a litter pick or your one hundredth, we want #LitterHeroes across the country to stand together to declare that litter is unacceptable.

If you would like to host or attend a Clean-Up then please get in touch and Calderdale can provide Equipment, Bags (from Keep Britain Tidy) and collect all litter after the event.

Clean-ups will take place from 20 March – 13 April 2020 and we already have some events in the diary so please get in touch ASAP to get booked in.

For information, please contact:

Amy Powell-Bevan, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Monday to Wednesday)
Safer Cleaner Greener
Directorate for Public Services, Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AQ
Tel: 07734 974024

Freecycling in Calderdale – It’s not waste until you waste it!

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Your trash could be someone else’s treasure, so if you have items you no longer need, why not advertise them for free at the Calderdale Freecycle Group or the Calderdale Recycle group?

Calderdale Freecycle – https://groups.freecycle.org/CalderdaleUK

Calderdale Recyclehttps://www.ilovefreegle.org/explore/CalderdaleRecycle

The idea behind these groups is to reduce the amount of reusable items going to waste by passing them on where they can be reused. You may be surprised at what use might be found of your old items, or by what you could find – for absolutely free!

These groups promote conservation, reduction of waste and equally importantly, the sense of community and solidarity.

All items advertised must be offered free of charge, absolutely no money must be exchanged. Individuals need to communicate to arrange the exchange or pickup of goods.

Resellers cannot be stopped but the practice of collecting items for free for the purpose of reselling is discouraged.

Everywhere there’s talk about our impact on the environment and reducing our carbon (and otherwise) footprint. Calderdale freecycle offers an easy way of reducing this! Just read some of the testimonials made by freeglers.