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Please share this and pass on to highlight the benefits that creativity can have, for those living with dementia; and support the Alzheimer’s market place events in Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Friday morning and at the Maurice Jagger centre on Friday afternoon.
As we approach Christmas and the weather is getting colder, an Inn Churches Project is going to run this winter.
Training for volunteers is on Tuesday 12th January, 2014 at 7pm at Salvation Army Halifax, St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS.
The purpose of the Inn Churches Project is to provide night shelter 7 nights per week between 3rd January and 3rd March overnight between 6pm and 7am, for those who are homeless.
A number of volunteer roles would help with the smooth running and success of the project including; Chef/Cook, Be-friender, team leader.
Full training is provided and the next training session is being held on Tuesday 12 January, 2014 at 7pm at Salvation Army Halifax, St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS.
If you would like to make a real difference and can volunteer on a regular basis during the 3 month period please contact Dave Fawcett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calderdale residents are being warned about a company that is contacting people about their Council Tax bands. Calderdale Council has received a number of calls from people who have been contacted by a Manchester firm claiming that their Council Tax bands might be wrong and they could be owed money. The firm tells people it can check their band, and tries to set up an appointment in their home. Once there, it starts charging a fee.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, says: “We want to make it clear that firms of this kind are not working on behalf of the Council, and we’re urging residents – especially elderly people, who seem to be the main target – not to give out any details if they are contacted about their Council Tax band.
“The firm is charging for a service that can actually be provided for free. If people think they might be in the wrong Council Tax band, and therefore paying the wrong amount of Council Tax, they should contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is responsible for keeping Council Tax bands up to date in England and Wales. The VOA checks banding for free. It’s not possible for anyone other than the VOA to make guarantees on the outcomes of appeals about Council Tax bands.”
Contacting the Valuation Office Agency: Website: Valuation Office Agency – Council Tax Phone: 03000 501 501
Electric blanket testing day
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are hosting an electric blanket testing day on Tuesday 12th November at the Age UK Choices Centre in Woolshops, 9.30am-12.30pm.
We are expecting a large number of blankets so booking is essential – call 01422 399830 to book your test. Then bring your blanket in and if it fails the safety test, we will replace it free of charge with a similar one of the same size.
At our last session 80% of the blankets tested failed the safety check!
Unsafe blankets are a potential fire risk and West Yorkshire Fire Service will be on hand to offer home fire safety advice.