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From 1st April 2013 North Bank Forum will be providing Infrastructure Support to the voluntary and community sector groups in Calderdale. Over the next two years they will be offering an exciting sector development programme and are looking forward to working proactively with the borough’s groups and organisations in supporting their needs.
Their head office is based in Hull but from 1st April will be operating an admin office at Clare Road in Halifax. From there they will be accessible to all groups, regardless of their size and delivery, with an outreach presence in Calderdale’s communities. Throughout April they will be contacting as many VCS groups as they can to introduce themselves and offer support, including:
- organisational needs assessments to ensure the services provided are right for the sector’s groups
- Attendance at events and organising themed events around Calderdale
- Outreach advice surgeries
- A programme of future training workshops tailored to the needs assessments
- One to one advice, at venues accessible to individual groups
- Support for managing volunteers
- Safeguarding advice and support
- Funding advice
- Support around Community Asset Transfer.
The above is just a little taster of what they aim to deliver.
North Bank Forum are currently in the process of setting up contact numbers which will be circulated when available, but in the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Helen Schofield, Deputy Chief Officer on 01482 499039 or email@example.com
Make a Will AND Support a Local Charity!
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are holding a Will Making Month in March 2013 with the help of local solicitors to encourage more people to make their will.
This may be just the nudge you need! Age UK have teamed up with local solicitors and are holding a Will Making Month in March 2013 to encourage more people to make their will.
Make your will this March and help Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees provide services and support for all our older people.
• A number of local solicitors are donating their time and expertise to write wills for Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees supporters.
• It is open to all ages. All you have to do is contact a solicitor from our list to make an appointment between 1st and 31st March 2013.
• Please say you are calling about Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees ‘Make a Will’ month.
• All we ask is that you make a suggested donation of £60 per person or £100 per couple.
• This offer covers straight forward wills and does not include home visits.
Click here to visit our website or call for more information and participating solicitors on 01422 399830.
A FREE course from Noah’s Ark Centre, Ovenden, produced in association with Credit Action.
This free four-week course will enable you to manage your money, learn how to budget, increase income/reduce spending, save and borrow sensibly, and deal with debt. Following the course, there’ll be a session on the new benefit rules from Pennine Housing, information about bank accounts from Credit Union, and you will be able to access the internet to let you compare energy deals and/or check your benefit entitlement.
To register your interest please contact the Noah’s Ark Centre on 01422 366911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Calderdale Council’s Housing Energy Action Team can help with heating repairs and boiler replacements for people on low incomes who privately rent or own their own homes. Help and advice is available, along with financial assistance for qualifying households. Subsidised insulation is also available to help residents over 60 years old make their homes warmer and more comfortable. (Funding and any work are both subject to application and survey). Please contact us for details on telephone 0845 245 6000, email email@example.com or see our web pages at http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/housing
Many people want to help rough sleepers but don’t know the best way to do this. StreetLink is a new telephone line 0300 500 0914 and website www.streetlink.org.uk which will help link someone sleeping on the street with local advice and services.
Please take the first step to help rough sleepers the next time you see someone rough sleeping.
strong>Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are offering free mobility scooter hire in the run up to Christmas from their Choices Centre shop in Halifax town centre. We would like to offer a helping hand to anyone who has difficulty getting around the shops to get their Christmas shopping done.
This special promotion starts on Saturday 8 and will run through to Saturday 22 December when mobility scooter and wheelchair hire will be absolutely free from the Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.
You can find the Choices Centre at 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax HX1 1RJ.
You are invited to the next Women’s safety circle, focusing on personnel and home safety. This meeting is open to all women living in the central Halifax area, please let your colleague, friend, neighbourhood and family member know.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
12.30pm to 2.30pm at
Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queen’s Road, Halifax, HX1 4NE
Organised by Halifax Central Initiative
Being able to tell Mr Wrong and Mr Right apart can help you avoid an abusive relationship.
The Freedom Programme is a weekly support group that covers a 12 week rolling programme for women who want to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse.
The next programme starts in January 2013.
- Daytime group – Mondays at 10am from 7 January – 25 March…
Wanted: Husbands, Brothers, sons, Male Friends…….. YOU?
Take part in a sponsored walk in heels for the White Ribbon Campaign who involve men in pledging never to commit, condone or remain silent about domestic violence against women.
Starting at The White Swan Hebden Bridge on 24th November at 11.00
Sponsorship and registration forms are available from White Ribbon Campaign 1 New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge.
Telephone: 01422 886545
Registered charity: 1123874
Safe and Warm Calderdale (formerly Warm Homes, Healthy People) will launch at a FREE event on Friday 2 November.
The project offers home fire safety visits and advice on energy saving and how to claim benefits you may be entitled to.
During the winter months (November to March), further help is available, including winter warmth packs, food packs and falls prevention measures such as ice shoes and car care kits.
Book your free place at Safe and Warm Calderdale.
With Halloween and Bonfire night coming up it’s a fun time for young people in the community. However, we need to be considerate to those in the community who may be vulnerable and wish to avoid trick or treaters on Halloween. West Yorkshire Police have created a poster with this in mind. To download poster click here
RIGHT UP YOUR STREET!
Fed up of the rain and the floods? Why not come along to Todmorden
Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square (by the side of the market)
on Thursday 29 November and celebrate the more positive side of
living in the Upper Calder Valley?
“Right Up Your Street” is a free event where you will be able to meet
representatives from over 20 different organisations operating
almost on your own doorstep. You’ll be surprised at the number of
services, social activities and volunteering opportunities there are.
Organisations attending include: Upper Valley District Nursing team,
University of the 3rd Age, HOUR car scheme, Calderdale Council’s Home Energy and Handyperson service, Age Concern, Police, Calderdale Carers Project,, Alzheimers Society and many more. Incredible Edible will not only be encouraging people to grow their own veg but will also be providing free homemade soup for all.
The Official Opening, by the Mayor of Todmorden Councillor Abid Hussain, will take place at 10.00am and the event wills finish at 2.00pm.
Organiser of the event, Judith Guy from Calderdale Carers Project, said
“Why not come along to this free event, enjoy a hot drink and soup,
Have a gossip and pick up loads of useful information.”
Citizens Advice Bureau is starting a new advice drop-in at Keighley Road Surgery, Illingworth for patients on a Tuesday morning, 9.30am – 12.30pm.
By appointment only, please ring the surgery on 0844 477 3417 or ask at reception.
Get knitting jumpers for HIV positive babies in Africa.
Newborn babies, many affected by HIV are called Fish and Chip babies because many are sent home from hospital wrapped in newspapers for warmth.
You can help by knitting a small jumper to help keep a baby warm. These jumpers are sent out to an orphanage in Africa and the Brunswick Centre are currently building links with another orphange in Botswana to provide them with the jumpers as well.
Please click here>> for the pattern and collection information for your completed jumpers.
LA Group and Bradford Teaching Hospitals invite you to an informal session:
LOOKING AFTER YOUR BREAST HEALTH
Illingworth Moor Methodist Church
Tuesday, 18th September 2012 starting at 2 pm
This informal session provides an opportunity to learn about breast health and breast screening. The session covers:
- the signs and changes to look for
- the breast screening programme
- breast cancer risk factors
- breast health awareness for women and men
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
For further information contact either: Lynn Clark, Health Promotion Specialist Pennine Breast Screening Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org 01274365042 or Secretary of the LA Group at LAGroup50@hotmail.co.uk 01422 249070