Category Archives: Northowram and Shelf

Mr Wrong and Mr Right


Support for younger carers

  • Are you aged between 18 and 25?
  • Are you caring for someone?
  • Do you need some support?

Calderdale Carers Project is here to help you as a carer!

We offer a range of services especially for young adult carers such as:

  • Case Working (Including a home visiting service to identify your needs)
  • Activity Sessions/ Support Group
  • Access to £250 small grant to take a break
  • Emergency Back-Up Plans
  • And much much more!

For More Information Please Ring Lydia on

01422 369101 or 07858714068

Also please search for our Facebook Page: Calderdale Carers Project.

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And you are also invited to the launch of this project:

The launch event will take place on Tuesday 16th October from 6.30-8.30 pm in the Bancroft Suite at Calderdale Carers Project, Rimani House, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD.

The event will include:

  • Get to know each other activities
  • Brainstorming activity to gather further ideas for the new service
  • A handover presentation from the young carers service
  • And a pizza buffet!

If you would like to attend or would like more information please contact Lydia on 01422 369101 or email

Debt, benefits, housing and employment advice

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.

Click here to visit the CAB website.

Online weight loss clinic – open til 8th June

If you’re worried about your weight or trying to lose weight, the online clinic on weight loss, run by NHS Choices, is your chance to get expert advice and information specifically about your concerns.

Specialist consultants, dieticians and fitness experts are available to answer your questions on diet and dieting, obesity, nutrition, exercise, fat and health issues related to being over or under weight.

The clinic is in ‘forum’ format, and there is information on the front page helping you to understand how to use it. First of all you will need to register with TalkHealth – you can do this by clicking here. Once you are registered and logged in, you’ll have access to all of the information on the forums.

The online clinic on weight loss, hosted by talkhealth with support from the charity Weight Concern, is open until Friday June 8 2012.

Upcoming online clinics in 2012:

Get busy in Northowram

If you live in or near Northowram, you’ll be pleased to know there are lots of activities and classes for people over 50 taking place in the village. From zumba, yoga and pilates to choir, photography and luncheon clubs, there’s something for everyone. Click here to find out more.

Here are just a few classes:

‘Extend’ exercise class

Gentle exercise to music – suitable for all abilities – this is a new class that’s just started. A really friendly group with a cuppa at the end. 2.00 – 3.00 every Thursday. £1.50 per session. All welcome!

Young at Heart Club

A social group for over 55’s ,eeting every Monday, 9.30am to 12.30pm. We play a variety of games including table tennis, shuffle board, snooker and board games. £3.00 per session.

Flower Club

A fortnightly flower arranging group which runs twice a year in twelve-week blocks. You buy your own flowers and then of course take your arrangement home. Professionally tutored with three demonstrations each session and then at the next session you choose one of the arrangements to make yourself.  Venue: Northowram Methodist Church on Northowram Green. Next course: October 4th,11th & 25th, November 8th & 29th and December 13th – will be making Christmas arrangements amongst others. Cost: £24 payable at first session (works out at £4 per week).

For more information contact Sheena on

You may also be interested in the new(ish!) Northowram village website which can be found here: