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Health Challenges and Living with Disability beyond Covid-19

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Parasol Disability Group are hosting a community research event at Todmorden College on
Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
to publicise research about Disability and Health as we move beyond the Shadow of Covid and make positive recommendations for the future.

The event may be held in Todmorden but we will be promoting our research across Calderdale – by including community groups and other potential allies who are based in Todmorden, Hebden Royd, Halifax and other areas of Calderdale.

Register here : Community research event:
Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets

Download Flyer here (PDF)

In the first half of the meeting we will be going through the 7 headings of our research findings about Disability and Health – as we did previously with our on-line meeting in April.  This includes Professional Support, Voluntary Sector Support, Friends and Family, Personal Care, Family Carers, Getting Out and about, Friends and Community, Disability Rights and Access.

In the second half of the meeting, we will be discussing our recommendations in an open forum.  These themes include Listening to and involving local citizens more in local decision-making, tackling inequalities and upholding the rights of disabled people.  We welcome your ideas or suggestions on how we can follow-up our initial research in practical ways.

Register at Community research event: Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets, Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

From Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance May 14th

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On Saturday 14th May 2022, we held our Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance Event at Arden Road Social Club. The purpose of the event was to bring people together who had experienced social isolation and loneliness over the last few years of the pandemic and to relive a classic 1940’s event.

This was an opportunity for people to socialise, dust off them old dancing shoes and have a good time. Coming together through musical nostalgia, the event offered the chance to forget about the worries, struggles and challenges we have all faced in recent years. Instead, everyone was able to experience a sense of normality as our community came together.

 

The event started at 1.15pm with people from across Calderdale arriving with their families, friends, and carers. Everyone was seated with the help of volunteers and staff, who then provided teas and coffees as everyone began to mingle.

 

Live music was performed by 18 members of the Calderdale Big Band who played a variety of songs and tracks from the 1940’s through the event. We were very happy to have our friends from Active Rainbow (Sophie, Eve, and Heidi) come along dressed in traditional 1940’s attire and deliver a live dance sequence for everyone to follow. This brought many people up from their chairs to join the dance instructors on the dance floor. This was a chance for people to shake them shoulders, show them jazz hands and have a great time dancing front of stage.

 

Midway through the event, afternoon tea was served by staff and volunteers which consisted of a selection of sandwiches, cakes and other nibbles. Whilst everyone was eating, our very own Rachel Swaby (Communities Programme Manager at North Halifax Partnership) introduced Staying Well. Rachel explained more about the service and presented the Staying Well Awards film on a projector screen for everyone to watch.

Once the film had finished, the Calderdale Big Band took to the stage and resumed playing their second set of songs. This brought more people to the dance floor, to enjoy another round of great hits from the 1940’s. The dance instructors led another live dance set for everyone to follow. As the event came to a close at 4.30pm, everyone left with beaming smiles, full stomachs, new friendships, and possibly slightly sore feet from all that dancing! The general feel of the event was very positive with lots of amazing feedback:

“It has made my weekend!”

“Wonderful event, thanks for organising it!”

“Keep doing what you’re doing!”

     

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank the Calderdale Big Band, Active Rainbow, NPT Team One (local PSCO’s in Calderdale), Ebonnie and James from Archway Project & Arden Road Social Club and their volunteers, our fellow Staying Well workers and North Halifax Partnership for funding the event.

For more pictures, visit Big Band Tea Dance on Staying Well

We’re featured in the Halifax Courier!

Find out what else is happening at Staying Well!

C&K Careers Apprenticeship Event March 5

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Leaving school or college this year and thinking about doing an apprenticeship? Don’t miss this event!

CK Careers invite you at the Shay Stadium on March 5 between 4 – 7pm, giving you the opportunity to explore apprenticeship options available to you.

Meet companies like Kirklees College, Calderdale College, Calderdale Council, Nufarm, White Rose School of Health & Beauty Huddersfield, KITS, Covea Insurance plc, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and more

For more information about this event and to connect, visit C&K Careers on Facebook

Dementia Action Day at St Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge

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Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge are hosting a Dementia Action Day to help showcase the range of support services available locally for people living with dementia and to also provide an opportunity for everyone to find out more about dementia.

Saturday 18th May 2019 – 10am to 3pm
St Paul’s Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

A wide range of professional and voluntary organisations will be present providing information, advice and support and there will be a programme of short presentations on various aspects.

Refreshments and light lunches will be available.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or email june@memorylanecafe.org

 

Cherishing Churchyards Week – Walk in St Matthew’s Churchyard

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As part of Cherishing Churchyards Week, the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe will welcome any visitors on Sunday 17 June, 2:00pm-4:00pm. The churchyard is on Wakefield Road opposite the Sun Country Inn surrounding its iconic tower. It is a lovely time to visit with many wild flowers on view.”

You are always very welcome to wander around St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe  which has been restored over the past few years. If you can’t visit the churchyard  this week, then visit www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk and take a virtual tour or trace a family headstone.

 

Mum2Mum Market in Sowerby Bridge

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Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Saturday 3 February – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at Trinity Academy, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2NW.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free. Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Our Place Celebrating Their Move – Saturday 29 July

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Our Place are having an Open Day to launch their new venue, name change,
Saturday 29 July 2017 from 10am to 3pm at Heath Club, Manor Drive, Halifax
Tombola, raffle, pre-loved stall, refreshments, other organisations and more….
Please feel free to go along and meet them and spread the word!

Our Place is a local charity which provides day care at weekends for Calderdale residents aged 50 or over, including transport provision, a two-course meal, refreshments throughout the day, day trips/events and entertainment.They take referrals from individuals, GPs, Health Professionals, Social Services and Families or Carers, and also provide respite for carers, who can bring their cared-for to our centre and then have a day to themselves.

If you feel this service may be of use to yourself or others please get in touch with Melanie Rumble, Weekend Care Coordinator email: melanie.rumble@cvac.org.uk or phone 07548 249813

All happening in Hipperholme!

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Something certainly got people talking last week when 41 local residents attended an older people’s information and activity event hosted by Christ Church and Staying Well.

The day was all about showcasing the services and activities available for local people in Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, and how the Staying Well Team is available in your area to help you take that first step out of the door.  Mostly though it was about fun, meeting people and having a go at something new and the 41 residents attending enjoyed a programme of activities including a gentle exercise class, Tai Chi, new age kurling and an art class demonstration.

The Staying Well project helps people to access social and health and well-being related activities in the community. The service is open to any adult over 18 in Calderdale but is particularly focused at people who are already, or are at risk of becoming lonely or isolated people.

Joining us on the day were the District Matrons, Hipperholme library and the Home Library Service, the Falls Prevention team and Rowlands Pharmacy offering free blood pressure checks.

Over the course of the day people gave their views on what they thought were the main barriers for older people accessing activities in Hipperholme and what gaps in provision there are. Now a group of 6 residents, Cllr Raistrick, Rowlands Pharmacy and members of the Church have decided to get together with the Staying Well team to look at this in more detail over coming months.
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Local resident Esme Dyson said,

“People hope for a nice long life and when you’re young you don’t always consider that a long life often comes hand in hand with failing eyes or extra trouble getting around. For older people the availability of local services and activity groups can make such a difference to quality of life.

“That’s why I’m so pleased to be involved in today and I would encourage everyone to take an active part in improving their own health and well-being.” 

The Staying Well team is also available to support local groups and organisations who want to develop new activities in their area. The team can help with applying for funding and also promoting and publicising your group or organisation.

If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, call the Staying Well team on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk.

Some more feedback from the day:

“First class! Great morning out”, ” Well run, loved the taster sessions”,

“What a great turnout! – just shows what a great place Hipperholme is”

“Thank you for all the energy you have put into today’s activities and the lovely lunch”

“Brilliant well organised”

“Very interesting looking forward to taking part”

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I AM ELLAND – Exhibition at Brooksbank School Friday 30 June

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Friday 30 June from 6 pm. An exhibition of art, photography and writing by students from the school, followed by a celebratory concert featuring local musicians, including Elland Silver Band and Elland Male Voice Choir, headlined by Lizzie Jones.
Raising funds for Overgate Hospice.
Tickets £10 available from the Victoria Theatre Box Office: 01422 351158 and at local outlets or online at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

 

Routes Festival 2017

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Saturday 24 June, 12pm

Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns with another day of the best in unsigned and underage music at Orangebox Young People’s Centre, Halifax.

Routes Festival provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year Routes will present live music across three stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to metal, dance to acoustic.

Tickets £3.50

Orangebox 10 Square Road Halifax HQ1 1QG England 01422 349422