Category Archives: Calderdale-wide

Heptonstall Village Team – Coach trips and Cake and Conversation

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Hebden Bridge Brass Band – Sat 17 Oct at St Thomas Parish Church Heptonstall

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The Health Connections Grants & Bursaries are now open

Originally posted on Halifax Central Initiative:

The Health Connections Grants & Bursaries are now open to applications for Voluntary & Community Groups working around Health

Application deadline – Monday 16th November 2015
Grants up to £7,000  for single organisation bids and £25,000 for partnership bids are now available for projects contributing to the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group NHS Care Closer to Home areas and design principles within the following health priorities:
Cancer & Tumours * Diabetes * Respiratory *   Alcohol Conditions *
Musculoskeletal *  Cardiovascular *  Mental Health * Urgent Care

Bursaries up to £3,500 to assist VCS Organisations become business ready and improve their organisational development.

Free briefing sessions are being held to provide guidance & information on the application process as follows,

Wednesday 21st October 1.00pm to 3.00pm at Brighouse Central Methodist Church

Friday 23rd October 1.00pm to 3.00pm at Todmorden Health Centre

Monday 26th October 6.00pm 8.00pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale


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International Alexander Technique Awareness Week 12-18 October

Neighbourhood Schemes:

Please note the offer at the end of this blog.

Originally posted on Halifax Central Initiative:

Clients of all ages learn Alexander Technique for Wide ranging benefits

The Alexander Technique helps millions of people across the world to naturally overcome:

  • Back, neck and joint pain
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Poor posture
  • Breathing and vocal problems
  • Anxiety and stress-related conditions

The £750,000 Independent clinical trial funded by the NHS. proved that most participants had a significant reduction in chronic low back pain after 6 sessions with a Registered Alexander Technique Teacher. After 24 sessions, most participants went from 21 days a month in pain to just 3. The results were long term, with improved functioning and quality of life. There were no adverse effects.

BUPA has funded a small trial on knee osteoarthritis with excellent results, so more funding is being sought for a larger trial.

We are awaiting the results of the £720,000 clinical trial on chronic neck pain funded by Arthritis Research UK.


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Jobs in Care event, 27 October…

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Please pass this on to anybody that you think might be interested.

Originally posted on Halifax Central Initiative:

Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Tuesday 27 October, 9.30am-1pm Are you or anybody you know looking for a job in care but don’t have the experience or qualifications? If you are unemployed, age 19 +, reliable, flexible, caring and compassionate, then local employers are looking for you.  Come along to the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre on Tuesday 27 October from 9.30am to 1pm to find out more. There will be care managers and carers available for them to talk to, and the Council will provide training, a care placement and funding for DBS checks.

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Heptonstall Village Team – Events in October and November

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Cafe Culture, 2pm, Thursday 8 October, Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

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