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NHP Annual General Meeting – 20 Jan 2021

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We’re working towards our vision of a better future for all generations.

Find out more at our Annual General Meeting on North Halifax Partnership AGM; 6pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021

If you’d like to join us to look back over the year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, and to share our plans for the future, please contact Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk , who will send you an invitation to our first virtual AGM .

In the meantime, click here for some pictures and numbers from our world before the pandemic.

No matter how awful 2020 has been (and at times it really has) its certainly been a fantastic year for community involvement and volunteering. Across Calderdale more people than ever have been looking out for their neighbours, helping out the vulnerable and finding new ways to reach out and support strangers in their communities.

Our NHP annual awards celebrations were sadly not able to go ahead this year due to the COVID19 situation but our NHP Community Thank You has seen around 80 people sending personal messages of gratitude to one another via our Friday Flyers and community blogs.

Not an NHP member? Our most important members are the residents of North Halifax and YOU can join them! Click here to join.

 

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

 

SureStart Children’s Centres Summer Family activities

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Have a look at the fantastic family activities we have available at our centres over the summer—Please remember you must book your place in advance!
All our activities have been risk assessed and are compliant with the latest government guidelines surrounding social distancing, more information will be provided to you when booking.
If you would like to book a picnic alongside the activity please do this when you make your booking. Instructions of how to book are given beside each activity.
Alongside the activity and picnic you will receive a goodie bag containing a recipe card and ingredients to make a delicious, nutritious family meal with at home!
This is the list of the available activities for Lower Valley.
Please note, the online form is not available at the minute. To book a course or for more information on a course you’re interested in, please ring the number provided next to the course.

National Careers Week 4-9 March 2019

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National Careers Week is your chance to really think about what your options for the future are, for example different career routes.

Do you want to go to university or get an apprenticeship … which is right for you?

Learn more about jobs of the future. In 10 years time jobs that don’t exist now will be popular.

Learn more at the Calderdale Apprenticeship Event at The Shay Stadium on Wednesday 6 March, 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Why not find out more about the skills you can learn through traineeships and apprenticeships, skills that will help you ‘rise to the top’.

Careers advisers in your schools, colleges and our centres can help you think about your future, contact yours now.

10 Things to do for career success

  • Research – your career options on ckcareersonline
  • Be realistic – don’t undersell or exaggerate your skills and abilities
  • Be organised – take the time to do applications properly
  • Future proof your skills – develop skills such as problem solving, communication as well as IT
  • Take advice – use the help available from careers advisers, teachers and college tutors
  • Think for yourself – consider a career that suits you and don’t be swayed by such things as ‘men’s work’ or ‘women’s work’
  • Learn – get the best qualifications you can
  • Be impressive – aim for good attendance and attitude to work
  • Have a back up plan
  • Think about the consequences – think how the decisions you make will affect your future

For more information in Calderdale and Kirklees you can visit C & K Careers.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Newsletter Spring 2018

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The Sure Start newsletter for Spring 2018 includes details of the new baby clinics, a what’s on guide for all our Children’s Centres and how to follow each individual Centre on it’s own Facebook page.

Have you thought about getting a better deal on your energy bills? With NHP Energy Levels you could boost your energy and save money. The newsletter gives details of the drop-in sessions January to March 2018 when Ofgem and Citizens Advice will show you how to go Energy Shopping.

The newsletter also includes dates for Sure Start training courses taking place in both Lower Valley and North & East Halifax from January to March 2018.

Click here to read the newsletter online

FREE Sure Start event for dads

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Registered dads and their children are invited to a FREE event provided by Sure Start North Halifax Partnership to see Moana at The Vue Cinema, Broad Street Plaza, Halifax

Saturday 25 March 2017 – Arrive at 9.30am

Reserve your tickets before Tuesday 21 March 2017 by calling Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621

Once booked you will receive a confirmation text with details of meeting time and place.

Mother’s Day Photo Shoot at Hollywell Green Children’s Centre

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Make Mother’s Day memories and have your family photos taken with a Tempest Photography photo shoot as well as arts & crafts activities with snacks provided.

Friday 3 March – Between 1.30pm and 4.30pm
At Hollywell Green Childrens Centre, Stainland Rd, Holywell Green, HX4 9AE

Booking Essential! – To book a place please call 01422 266197

Each photo shoot will last no longer than 10 minutes.

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Mother’s Day Photo Shoot at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Make Mother’s Day memories and have your family photos taken with a Tempest Photography photo shoot as well as arts & crafts activities with snacks provided.

Wednesday 1 March – Between 8am and 12.30pm
At Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Rd, Brighouse HD6 3JT

To book a place please call 01484 386621

Early morning appointments will be given priority to families with school aged children and each photo shoot will last no longer than 10 minutes.

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Christmas Crafts at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Take part in Christmas Craft activities including bauble decorating, christmas cards and making fruit kebabs. Meet Mrs Claus for a FREE gift, buy reindeer food and much more.

Wednesday 14 December 2016 – 2.45pm to 3.45pm
At Field Lane Children’s Centre, Burnsall Rd, Brighouse HD6 3JT

For more Sure Start events and activities to get involved in surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Sure Start Children’s Centres final newsletter for 2016

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The final Sure Start newsletter for 2016 includes details of a planned event taking place in Spring 2017 with the theme of celebrating our community to showcase the great work that every generation brings to the community.

As well as the event, the newsletter also includes dates for Sure Start training courses taking place in both Lower Valley and North & East Halifax from January to April 2017.

Click here to read the newsletter online