Hebden Bridge

New creative project launched in local residential care homes

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VAC is a local charity that provides a number of different services aimed at improving local lives.  Over the recent months, VAC has developed a range of volunteering activities including the new mystery shopper project and support for the local organisation Weekend Care.

VAC has recently launched its newest pilot project called Molly and Bill; an acronym of ‘making our lives lively and being involved in local life’. The project is working with 5 Calderdale residential care homes and the Community Place at Calderdale Royal. VAC is partnering with the venues to provide an activity programme for their residents and guests. Creative and meaningful activities will be delivered across the venues by community groups, individuals and volunteers.

Liz North, co-ordinator for Molly and Bill, said

“We are really excited to be delivering this innovative project with our partners and are looking forward to working together to provide additional meaningful activities in the venues and also supporting residents to feel more connected to their local community. We are hoping this will be of real benefit to all involved.”

To make the project a success, VAC are currently recruiting volunteers who will support the activity provision, escort guests to community resources and provide one to one befriending.

In addition, VAC are also looking for organisations and individuals who have an interest in delivering creative, meaningful and healthy activities and be part of an extensive and exciting programme for residents and guests to access.

If you are interested in being involved please come and join us at one of our market stalls taking place throughout February:

  • Todmorden market on the 9th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Sowerby Bridge market on 14th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Hebden Bridge market on the 16th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Elland market on the 17th February – 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Halifax market on the 24th February – 8.30am to 2pm

Alternatively, if you can’t make one of the stalls please email mollyandbill@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 348777 for more information.

Molly and Bill is funded by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the National Lottery.

Free Half Day Training on Modern Day Slavery Awareness

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The Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Awareness training is a FREE interactive half day training session for frontline workers, businesses and volunteers.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 – 1pm to 4.30pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

On completion of this session, participants will be able to;

  • Explain what human trafficking is and the different types that exist
  • Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of trafficking
  • Respond appropriately to a victim / case of human trafficking
  • How to notify in Calderdale and refer to the NRM

To book your FREE place, email elizabeth.mandebura@calderdale.gov.uk

Building a VCS Partnership – VAC Training

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Voluntary Action CalderdaleAre you interested in delivering services in partnership with other VCS organisations in formal consortium or alliance?

If so, then go along to a session by Voluntary Action Calderdale on Monday 27  June from 10am to 1pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Places are limited and a full agenda will be sent to attendees a week before the event.

Please indicate your attendance by emailing Soo Nevison at soo@cvac.org.uk

Dying Matters – FREE event with Overgate and Calderdale Dying Matters

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Dying Matters EventJoin Overgate Hospice and the Calderdale Dying Matters Partnership for a FREE event to discuss death, dying and bereavement with a view to embracing life and living it to the full!

Saturday 7 May 2016 – 12noon to 6pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, HX7 7BY

For information call 01422 387121 or find the Calderdale Dying Matters Partnership on Facebook and Twitter

Staying Safe and Well at Home – Adults Health and Social Care event

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Go along to find out more about the reasons why people move into permanent care. Help identify what more can be done to support people to live the life they choose and discuss how we can keep people safe and well in their own homes.

Monday 14 March 2016 – 1pm to 5pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Waterfront Hall Room)

The afternoon will include presentations and interactive activities with Tea/coffee and cake provided.

If you or anybody else would like to attend please email your booking request to workforcedevelopment@calderdale.gov.uk

Training Available from The PRG Support Project

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The PRG Support Project at Voluntary Action Calderdale are putting on briefing sessions for anyone who wants to know more about Patient Reference Groups in Calderdale, how they operate and what activities they become involved in on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 5pm to 7pm – Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Thursday 28 January 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • Tuesday 16 February 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Central Methodist Church, Brighouse

Please email moya.kirkman@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 438723 to book a place.

A Musical Odyssey – Asylum seekers & refugee fundraiser

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Refugee Fundraiser HebdenCalder Valley Supports Refugees presents The Fundraiser – a Musical Odyssey, packed with live entertainment and in aid of St Augustines Centre who work to support refugees and asylum seekers.

Wednesday 25 November – From 7.30pm
At The Trades Club, Holme St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE

Tickets cost £5 and can be booked online at thetradesclub.com or for further information email Clare@outtaplace.org or call 07946 052782

 

Vacancy: Executive Director Hebden Town Hall

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37.5 hours per week.  £30k per annum.

Are you dynamic and collaborative, a person whose first response is “yes we can”?  We are looking for someone with drive, ambition and vision to manage The Town Hall in Hebden Bridge and support the trustees in their collective leadership of Hebden Bridge Community Association.You’ll be skilled in helping people work together and as happy supporting our business tenants as you are working with voluntary groups… read more…

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival presents: Andrew White

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Andrew White  will give an hour’s illustrated talk including some top tips about how to get your message across.

On Thursday 8 October 2015 – From 2.30pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, HX7 7BY

Tickets cost £5 (£3) including refreshments and transport can be arranged. Tickets can be purchased directly from Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Art & Literature classes in Calderdale

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WEA LogoAre you a fan of art and literature and looking to brush up or expand on your current skills?

Get involved with classes in Art and Literature in Calderdale covering skills such as creative writing, philosophy, drawing and painting, poetry and more.

Starting autumn and winter terms in Halifax or Hebden Bridge.

Fees are £20 to £70.88 depending on the length of course you choose and if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a FREE course.

You can enrol online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or telephone 01422 822342.