June

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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Calderdale Adult Learning ‘Have a Go’ Drop-in

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Calderdale Adult Learning are holding a ‘Have a Go’ drop-in event at Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June 2017 10am – 1pm each day.

They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.

During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:

Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training

  • Art and craft activities
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, craft and sewing workshops
  • Modern Foreign Language taster classes
  • IT workshops
  • Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
  • Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
  • First Aid taster sessions
  • Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security

For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820

If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event

Armed Forces Day June 17

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Saturday 17 June, 9am-5pm
Southgate, Halifax Town Centre

11am will mark the official opening of Armed Forces Week by the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ferman Ali at Halifax Town Hall followed by a parade into the town centre.
There will be stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more. Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more about military life past and present.

For more information go to www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for armed forces.

If you wish to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded by clicking Armed Forces Day 2017

The 61st Halifax Charity Gala

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Don’t forget it’s the 61st Halifax Charity Gala this weekend, Saturday 10th June!

Tickets are available at reception at Threeways Sports Centre for just £1 each.

Tickets are also available from Cafe Zone Halifax on behalf of National Autistic Society (Calderdale).

The Grand Procession is setting off at 11:30 from Eureka car pack then goes on (following the same route as the last two years through the centre of town):

  • Church Street
  • Square Road
  • Horton St
  • Union Street
  • Market Street
  • Old Market
  • Corn Market
  • Southgate
  • Ward’s End
  • Commercial Street (very small section by Victoria Theatre)
  • Portland Place
  • Skircoat Road
  • Heath Road
  • Skircoat Green Road
  • Manor Heath Road

Understanding How the Local NHS Works – VAC Training

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This session on Friday 23 June 10am – 12pm will describe the national landscape and local responsibilities for commissioning and providing NHS services.

 

Participants will gain an understanding of how the NHS fits together and who has responsibility for providing specific local services.  The purpose of this session is to provide an overarching understanding of a complicated system and provide a who’s who and who does what within the local NHS.

Who is this session aimed at?

The session, to be held at VAC, 8B Hall St, Halifax HX1 5AY, will be useful for Engagement Champions and voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups who want to provide local services in partnership with the NHS.  It would also be useful to those who just want to understand how the NHS fits together.

Costs range from £30 to £80 depending upon the structure of your organisation. The course is booked online at http://cvac.org.uk/training but for further information email the training administrator at training@cvac.org.uk  or call 01422 348777.

 

Armed Forces Event in Halifax Town Centre

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This event is FREE to attend

Saturday 17 June – 9am to 5pm
At Southgate, Halifax Town Centre

Enjoy yourself at this free event with stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more.

Official Opening of Armed Forces Event on Southgate by the Mayor of Calderdale at 11am

Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more aboutmilitary life past and present.

Elland 700 at Elland Library – Walk and Write around Elland

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This year marks the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town.

The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.

On 15 June 2017 – 14:00 to 17:00 take a short walk around Elland exploring its history with a knowledgeable local guide. Then return to the library to do creative writing inspired by the walk. For more information about this FREE event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472 or email elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk.

Calderland – Taster Singing Workshop, Sowerby Bridge June 14

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Calderland is a huge musical vocal and visual extravaganza that will be presented in The Piece Hall courtyard at the end of September 2017.

This ambitious project is made by and with the communities of Calderdale and will tell stories of a valley and people shaped by water and performed by a large community cast who will take the audience on a musical odyssey along the Calder Valley.

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Elland Lane Children’s Treat 2017 June 10

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If you can’t make it to the Halifax Gala on Saturday  why not go down to join in with the Elland Lane Children’s Treat.

Huddersfield Amateur Football Club are holding a free fun day for all! Includes bouncy castle, rodeo bull, photo booth and more on Saturday 10 June 11 am  – 4 pm. The event is being held at Huddersfield Amateur Football Club, Old Earth, Elland Lane, Elland, HX5 9ES.

HAFC was established in 1905 and currently run four senior men’s teams in the Yorkshire Amateur League (formerly the Yorkshire Old Boys League) and a full boys junior section (see HAFC JUNIORS).

The on and off pitch facilities just outside Elland, between Huddersfield and Halifax, are some of the best in amateur football in the whole of West Yorkshire.

New members are always welcome! For further details please email admin@hafc.net