The Anti-Poverty Partnership Action Plan brings together our collective efforts to improve the life chances of those affected by poverty in Calderdale. The Anti-Poverty Partnership has chosen to host an online event on poverty and the early years. An opportunity to be involved in the starting well and family journey work.
Please share using the hashtag #AntiPovertyCalderdale. We hope you can make it. Please share the invitation with colleagues and partners who may be interested in attending the event.
All places must be booked by Friday 22nd October 2021.
The event will take place on Zoom and the link will be sent out with the agenda.
Date and time: Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
Location: Online Event – ZOOM
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 5AY
Due to last minute cancellations we have spaces available on:
Award in supervising First Aid for Mental Health (Two Day course) Qualification FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th October 9am – 5pm
Interested? Please email email@example.com by noon Wednesday October 6th
VSI Alliance Volunteer Hub is a group of volunteers responding to the needs of people still feeling the effect of Covid19. We are assisting people who are isolating by delivering food parcels, completing shopping, walking dogs, prescription delivery, posting and other errands they may need help with.
Volunteers have also been assisting at vaccination centres and helped at Calderdale College’s rapid testing programme. Volunteers helped Calderdale Healthy Holiday programme this summer delivering meals and activity packs to kids holiday groups across Calderdale, and plans to help with the Christmas healthy holidays programme later in the year. All of these tasks have been hugely beneficial to those who may otherwise have been left with no support during this continued challenging time.
The volunteer hub relies on community spirit and people who have the capacity to give their time to help others who need short term support.
Volunteers receive requests for support in their area and are asked based on what they have said they can do for people. We operate delivering shopping and food parcels 6 days a week but during the week is our busiest time.
As people have returned to work we have lost a number of volunteers and are finding it harder to reach demand, particularly in the lower valley and North Halifax area.
If you are able to give some time to those in your area please contact Kate Hornby, Volunteer Hub Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCS Peer Support Webinar
Tuesday 5th October 2021 3pm – 5pm
This month, we will be joined by Jag & Cheryl from the National Association of Primary Care to discuss the health confidence question which may be beneficial to voluntary & community organisations to use to demonstrate the impact of health interventions and support future initiatives.
We will also be joined by Hilary Turley from All 1 Collective + Lab leading an open discussion around climate change. There will be additional information from Community Foundation for Calderdale about the Climate Emergency/Carbon Zero Fund.
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions today and based on the feedback we received from you all, we have launched the #KeepingItMasked campaign to support all Calderdale Voluntary & Community orgs who continue to use PPE/Facemasks.
The VSI Alliance has put together a few resources including Twitter and Facebook banners for your organisation’s profiles and a few example tweets and ideas for you to get involved and show that you are #KeepingItMasked to protect the communities you work with.
The resources are available on the VSI Alliance Website – https://vsialliance.org.uk/keepingitmasked
About VSI Alliance:
All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact email@example.com, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.
A women only Q&A session at Halifax Opportunities Trust Centre on Hanson lane to answer questions about the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine on fertility.
Friday 11 June at 11am.
Venue: Halifax Opportunities Trust, Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, HX1 5PG
If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and have concerns about receiving the vaccine, this session may answer your questions.
Spaces will be limited due to the social distancing and Covid guidelines present. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring