Halifax Opportunities Trust

HOT Networking – Level-up Your Business with Haroon Rashid November 4th

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Become a commercial superstar and learn how to read and drive the numbers, at this month’s HOT Networking.

Gain tips and advice on how to become commercially savvy, at November’s HOT Networking Event.

We’ll be joined by Haroon Rashid, from the Business Fixer, to learn all about the commercial skills you need to level-up your business through a business turnaround story. This is the story of Haroon’s latest business turnaround. The company was losing £100K a month. Armed with a mantra of ‘Clarity is King, Simplicity is Queen’ Haroon took the company from -£100K to £60K profit in just 3 months. In this talk Haroon will cover:

  • The 4 things a Fixer needs to get the job done
  • The approach
  • Understanding the numbers
  • Getting buy-in
  • How to prioritise
  • Setting the culture
  • Execution

In this HOT Networking Event you’ll be guided through the commercial elements of business and how to stay on top of your finance and even skyrocket your profitability, with expert advice from a turnaround specialist. Learn what to focus on and how to remain goal oriented, with top tips and examples of the techniques you can implement.

This event is a must for any business owners, start-ups or freelancers looking to become more commercial and read numbers for business success.

Event Order:

  • 8am-8.30am – Arrival & Breakfast
  • 8:30am-9am – Welcome and Opening Pitches
  • 9am – 9:30am – HOT Networking: Level-Up Your Business
  • 9:30am-10am – Q&A and close

As ever, HOT Networking attendees are welcome to stay on after the event to use our atrium and co-working facilities for the rest of the day.

See you there!

Advice and Guidance Drop-in every second Monday at Elland Children’s Centre

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North Halifax Partnership along  with Halifax Opportunities Trust are bringing advice and guidance sessions in our Sure Start Children’s centres around employment and applying or jobs, support with applying for universal credit and signposting to specialist services around mental health, debt and much more.

For Calderdale Lower Valley, the nearest advice centre is
Elland Children’s Centre
Boxhall Rd, Elland HX5 0BB
t : 01422 266197

Sessions run every 2 weeks on a Monday from 12.30am to 16.30pm
Next Session: Monday 17th October

Similar sessions run in Innovations Children’s Centre every second Friday.

 

For more information contact:
Sanah Asghar
t : 07784240653
e : Sanah.asghar@regen.org.uk

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Event to Help Calderdale People on Your Employment or Learning Journey

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Local Charity Halifax Opportunities Trust to Host Employment and Careers Event to Unlock Opportunities and Connect Employers with Potential Candidates

Join us at the HOT Opportunities Event
on Thursday 15th September 2022 between 3pm – 6pm

at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre 

 

Halifax Opportunities Trust (HOT) is hosting an Opportunities Event at its social enterprise business hub, Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, on Thursday 15th September 2022, to help local people take the next step on their employment or learning journey.

The HOT Opportunities Event will provide information on all the opportunities available through the Trust, as well as hosting a market place for local employers to discuss their industry and the roles they have available. The event will offer guidance to anyone in the local community who is looking for support or advice in taking their next step.

Whether it’s unemployed people seeking employment opportunities, young people or school leavers looking to reach their career aspirations, or those currently in employment focused on professional growth or career development, the Trust will meet these needs by showcasing opportunities in a range of industries, areas and roles.

Faye Gilling, Marketing and Communications Lead at Halifax Opportunities Trust, comments: “This event is a great opportunity for anyone seeking guidance on the next step in their career. Whether just starting out or looking for a new challenge, HOT’s Employment, Apprenticeships, Central and Early Years teams will be at hand to provide informed advice on how attendees can navigate and reach their aspirations.

“We acknowledge that recruitment and retention is a growing issue for employers, so we want to offer support for those who are seeking candidates in the local area, too. We will host a marketplace of around eight local organisations, at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, to help them connect with people looking for jobs.”

As a charity offering a broad range of services, HOT is in a unique position to be able to help people at most stages of their career, learning or employment journey. HOT has a great deal of experience in; helping people break down employability barriers, supporting learners with nationally recognised apprenticeship qualifications and building skills and experience through a range of volunteering opportunities. Something that the event will help to showcase.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking forward to hosting the event and welcoming people from the local community to discuss opportunities with the Trust and offer guidance for those seeking support in taking their next step. The Trust is also excited to work with local employers and help them connect with potential candidates.

Join us at the HOT Opportunities Event

  • Thursday 15th September 2022
  • Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, HX1 5ER
  • 3pm-6pm

For more information visit: https://www.regen.org.uk/hot-opportunities-event/

About Halifax Opportunities Trust

Halifax Opportunities Trust is a registered charity and a limited company, established since 2000. Our work focuses on transforming lives for the better and involves, but is not limited to, helping people find new or better jobs, learn new skills, start or grow businesses and help raise their families.

For more information contact:

Faye Gilling

Email: Faye.gilling@regen.org.uk

Phone: 01422 399480

Website: https://www.regen.org.uk/

 

Halifax Opportunities Trust is committed to working towards a vibrant, multi-cultural and self-sustaining community. We care, we are committed, we collaborate, we are enterprising.

Registered charity number 1086183.

Find out more about the work of the Trust by visiting www.regen.org.uk

Covid-19 Vaccine and Fertility Q&A Friday 11 June

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A women only Q&A session at Halifax Opportunities Trust Centre on Hanson lane to answer questions about the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine on fertility.

Friday 11 June at 11am.
Venue: Halifax Opportunities Trust, Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, HX1 5PG

If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and have concerns about receiving the vaccine, this session may answer your questions.

Spaces will be limited due to the social distancing and Covid guidelines present. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, contact covidchampions@vsialliance.org.uk or ring
07495 049459.

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Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities March 16

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Our Family Support team will be running the parenting programme: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities in mid March 2021 alongside Halifax Opportunities Trust. The course starts on March 16.
The programme is a part of a national research project to evaluate the effectiveness and impact on family wellbeing. Parents who join the project are able to earn up to £40 in vouchers through taking part either on the programme or within the control group that will wait for the next available delivery.
Register now to reserve your place on this course which has received some fantastic feedback from parents who previously taken part
To book contact Julia Brierley 07852 174 007

Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme

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Are you a parent with children aged 3-18?
Do you want to help shape services for the future?
Come and be part of a study to promote family wellbeing!

Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start Children’s Centres & North Halifax Partnership are working with UCL and Race Equality Foundation to offer Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities free Parenting Programme.

This free, 13 week course aims to help you to

  • Build positive family relationships
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Implement effective discipline strategies
  • Gain confidence and communication skills
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Recognise and value your family and cultural traditions
  • Meet others and share ideas

The course is aimed at parents, step parents, grandparents and foster carers who have got a child aged between 3-18.

There will be two groups, starting on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at the Elsie Whiteley Innovations centre and Thursday February 4th, 2021 at the Holy Nativity Church in Mixenden.

Another course is scheduled for September 2021.

The programme is part of a research study from the University College London: The Together Study. This means that a researcher would like to talk to you before the programme starts and at three time points after the programme has finished. You will received £10 voucher for each questionnaire you complete with a researcher.

Part of the research is that parents are randomly allocated to either the group starting in February or allocated to a group starting in September. (The researchers can explain more about why) – a computer decides who takes part in the group now or in the group later and the decision cannot be influenced.

For more information please contact

  •  Noreen Safdar: 01422 434 980
  • Beverley Thompson: 07741671792
  • Julia Brierley: 07852174007

Programme details – A5 booklet Elsie Whiteley & Holy Nativity Updated version