Citizens Advice Calderdale

Scams Awareness Campaign 10-29 June 2019

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Scams Awareness is a yearly campaign by Citizens Advice which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they see a scam. This year’s campaign will take place over two weeks, from the 10th-23rd June.

Whether you’re an individual consumer looking to protect yourself and your family from scams, or an organisation or group representing consumers, your efforts during the campaign are important.

Help CAB to spread the message that scams are crimes that can happen to anyone and we don’t need to be embarrassed if we fall victim to them.

Advice for consumers

Resources for campaigners
Visit the Citizens Advice resource page to download resources to help you raise awareness of scams. You can also find resources from other partners here.

Resources will continue to be added in the run up to the campaign. If you would like to be notified when new materials are available please let CAB know you would like to be added to the campaign mailing list.

Let CAB know you’re taking part in the 2019 Scams Awareness campaign and sign up for the mailing list.

FREE Training on ‘Gambling Related Harm’

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Citizens Advice Calderdale has received funding to provide free training about gambling-related harm to frontline workers (e.g. individuals who work within alcohol/substance misuse, mental health, housing, finance/welfare, safeguarding, social care, social work, social prescribing, adult and children services, community assets/services/centres) across Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire.

The service is offering awareness (up to 1 hour) and training (1-3 hour) sessions. The awareness session is an introduction to gambling-related harm and the training session is more in-depth and focuses on how to spot the signs and symptoms associated with gambling-related harm.

For more information visit our website https://calderdalecab.org.uk/gambling/.

To enquire about arranging training sessions, please email Stephanie Bramley (stephanie.bramley@calderdalecab.org.uk) or telephone 01422 652250.

Could You be a Volunteer Receptionist at CAB Halifax?

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Ever wondered if you’d like to volunteer at Citizens Advice?

Citizens Advice Halifax now have vacancies for digitally confident receptionists to help at the Halifax office 9:30am-3:00pm, though there is flexibility both on times and days.

If you’re interested then use the ‘contact us’ page on our website at www.calderdalecab.org.uk

Make a Difference with Citizens Advice Calderdale

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Citizens Advice Calderdale need a range of volunteers to help in both support and client facing roles.

In particular need are receptionists / admin staff on Mondays from 9:30am-1:30pm.

As part of Volunteer Week (1-7 June) CAB are holding a Volunteer Open Day at the stall in the Borough Market on Wednesday 6 June, 10:00am-2:00pm so call in and have an informal chat to see how you might enjoy helping.

If you have at least one day a week available and would like to help clients directly then maybe a role as a telephone assessor would be something for you.

If you enjoy research and writing reports then maybe helping with our Research and Campaigns might be something you’d like.

Contact the Volunteer and Training Officer on 01422 351111 or e-mail on Halifax.office@calderdalecab.org.uk

Volunteer opportunities with Citizens Advice Calderdale

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cabCitizens Advice Calderdale have a variety of volunteer opportunities available including Telephone and face to face Assessors, Information Assistants and receptionists.

You must be free to attend 2 training sessions a week based in both Todmorden and Halifax- Travel costs will be provided.

If you’re interested, please email Volunteer@calderdalecab.org.uk or call 01422 330 104 and leave a message.

Community Grants Panel Ballot Results

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The Small Grants Panel Ballot has now taken place and the votes have provided a conclusive result with a warm welcome given to the following Panel representatives:

Communities of Interests Representative:
Pat Akerman of Heath Stroke Club Care Services

Community Groups Representative:
Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership

Other Voluntary Organisations Representative:
Susan Thorpe of Citizens Advice Calderdale

If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317

The next deadline for Small Grants (up to £3000) and Community Festival & Events Fund (up to £5000) is Tuesday 3 May 2016. Information and application forms can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/grants/voluntarygroups/index.html

How to save money on fuel bills and making the most of money online

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Money in Your Pocket and Citizens Advice Calderdale presents ‘How to Save Money on Fuel Bills’ and ‘Making the Most of Money Online’

Wednesday 3 February – 10am to 12pm (Light refreshments from 9.30am)
At Calderdale Parents & Carers, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Halifax, HX1 5PG

  • Find out how to make real savings on fuel bills
  • Tips and ideas for savings on the household budget
  • Try out online tools that help make budgeting easy
  • Find out how to get free help with your money worries

Spaces are limited, so to book please call Calderdale Parents & Carers on 01422 343090.

*Please feel free to take your own laptop or tablet as some of the session will be presented online