Category Archives: Calderdale-wide

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Health and Wellbeing event – Ladies only

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New running sessions in Todmorden

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CQC Inspection of Calderdale and Kirklees Foundation Trust

20160201 Cald  Hud NHS FT Inspect - Cald Stall Poster - 29 Feb Final-page-001The Care Quality Commission is inspecting the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in March 2016. We would be grateful if you could help us to promote the Inspection to your networks. We are keen to promote the online website form and other ways people can give their views as well as promoting our Trust Stalls.
Promotion of the Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust Stalls (Mon 29th Feb & Tues 1st March 2016)
Patients and families who have used the Trust acute or community services can come to meet CQC Inspectors…

  • Mon 29th February – 11am – 2pm – Calderdale Royal Hospital
  • Tues 1st March – 11am – 2pm – Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Calderdale and Huddersfield Inspection website link

The web link below gives details about the whole Inspection and the hospital sites inspected. People can leave their experiences online for each site.

http://www.cqc.org.uk/syecalderandhudd/?trust

Many ways to share experiences
We are keen to speak to people Trust Stall to hear their experiences. But if they are unable to attend or don’t want to they can still share their experience in the following ways… 

  • Visiting CQC website link: www.cqc.org.uk/syecalderandhudd/?trust     
  • Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk
  • Letter: CQC, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
  • Phone: 03000 61 61 61
  • In person: The Inspection Team will be speaking to patients when on site during the course of the inspection to get their views.

Giant Jumble Sale for Flood Fund – can you help?

Halifax Central Initiative

​The Todmorden Flood Hub  had a huge amount of clothing, fabric, curtains and toys donated to flood victims which are surplus to need and so the flood volunteers are holding a giant jumble sale at Todmorden Town Hall to raise money for the flood fund. We need help transporting the jumble from Todmorden Community College to the Town Hall on the morning of Friday 12 February.
We also need help running the jumble sale during the half term week 14 -21 February,  If you can help us please contact kirsten.fussing@calderdale.gov.uk

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Volunteers Needed at St Augustine’s Centre

Halifax Central Initiative

At St. Augustine’s Centre we depend on our volunteers and often refer to them as our life-blood.  We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities – if you would like to get involved, or would just like to know more then please get in touch for a chat.

We currently need highly skilled people to fulfil the following roles:

  • Professional Skills: Marketing, PR and Human Resources.
  • Translator/ Language support: Arabic, Tigrinyan, Amharic, Czech and Farsi (Mainly Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday mornings).
  • ESOL support: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Employability 1-2-1 Support: Various days of the week.
  • Employability Job Search: People with good literacy, computer literacy and attention to detail to help Centre Users (Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9.15-1pm).

If you are interested in any of the volunteering roles please contactinfo@staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

More info at www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

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How to save money on fuel bills and making the most of money online

Halifax Central Initiative

Money in Your Pocket and Citizens Advice Calderdale presents ‘How to Save Money on Fuel Bills’ and ‘Making the Most of Money Online’

Wednesday 3 February – 10am to 12pm (Light refreshments from 9.30am)
At Calderdale Parents & Carers, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Halifax, HX1 5PG

  • Find out how to make real savings on fuel bills
  • Tips and ideas for savings on the household budget
  • Try out online tools that help make budgeting easy
  • Find out how to get free help with your money worries

Spaces are limited, so to book please call Calderdale Parents & Carers on 01422 343090.

*Please feel free to take your own laptop or tablet as some of the session will be presented online

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One month on from the Boxing Day floods

Halifax Central Initiative

A month after the unprecedented flooding on 26 December 2015, Calderdale Council’s Leader, Cllr Tim Swift, talks about the damage and recovery work so far.

“The Boxing Day floods caused devastation across Calderdale. The impacts are extensive and widespread, and will be felt for a long time to come. Amongst those affected include an estimated 2,781 homes and 1,635 businesses, communities, the local economy, a number of schools, bridges, roads, library and visitor facilities and GP surgeries.

“Throughout this really difficult time, Calderdale’s amazing community spirit continues to shine through. I’m so impressed with how volunteers, community groups, businesses, the Council and other organisations are working relentlessly and pulling together to get the borough back on its feet. I’d like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.

“Since Boxing Day we have paid out 1,082 grants to households at a cost of £541,000; approved business grants worth over £1…

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