VAC Resource Centre

Office Space to Rent at VAC – Improving Local Lives, Halifax

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Office space is available to rent at the VAC – Improving Local Lives centre on Hall Street.

Characterful 2nd floor open plan office space in converted premises, conveniently located close to Halifax town centre, Calderdale in West Yorkshire.

Available immediately, facilities include:

  • 70 sq.mt. with ample space for up to 10 desks
  • Own Kitchen
  • Main Reception service
  • Intercom facilities
  • Lift
  • On site meeting rooms for up to 30 available for hire at discounted rates

The rent of £9,500 p.a includes utilities, cleaning and Reception service.

For more information contact Maggie Opacic or Neil Bolton-Heaton on 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk, visit the website, or download the attached leaflet.

 

 

There is also some floor space on the 1st floor with space for 6 desks, all the facilities as above for a rent of £4,950 p.a. Again for more information contact Maggie Opacic or Neil Bolton-Heaton on 01422 348777 or email info@cvac.org.uk, visit the website, or download the attached leaflet.

Free Diabetes Course in Halifax

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Do you have Type 2 diabetes and live in Halifax?

Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC) are running an X-PERT programme for the South Asian Community working in partnership with Calderdale CCG to provide all the information you need to manage your diabetes. This 5 week course starts Wednesday 16 May at the Resource Centre, Hall St, HX1 5AY and will be held on the 4 subsequent Wednesdays.

There are separate sessions for women and men;

    • women 10:00am-12:30pm
    • men 1:30pm-4:00pm

Please call 01422 847871 to book a place.

You have a higher risk for diabetes if you:

  • are from certain black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • have Impaired glucose regulation
  • carry excess body weight (especially around the waist)
  • have low activity levels (exercising less than 3 times a week)
  • eat a diet that contains too much refined carbohydrate and processed food
  • have high blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)
  • are older than 40 (although it is becoming more common in younger people)
  • developed diabetes during a previous pregnancy
  • gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • have been diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome

X-PERT Health‘s mission is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, long-term conditions have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions.

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.

Fundraising Skills training this February with VAC

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The course is aimed at workers, volunteers and management committee members of community and voluntary groups who are involved in (or hoping to contribute to) their organisation’s fundraising efforts.

Monday 20 February – 9.30am to 12.30pm
At VAC Resource Centre, Hall St, Halifax, HX1 5AY

The workshop is open to people wanting to increase their confidence and success with funding bids. The emphasis is on group work and the atmosphere will be informal.

This session will cover:

  • putting together a funding bid
  • identifying a range of appropriate funders
  • making funding applications
  • monitoring and evaluation

Click here to book a place online