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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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