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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

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:

Jubilee charity coffee morning at Southowram

 A Jubilee charity coffee morning takes place on Tuesday, 5 June at Southowram Community Centre, Law Lane between 10 am and 12 noon.  Please join us for a cuppa and cakes.  There is no set charge but donations are welcome to the Woodlands Trust Jubilee Woods project.  This event is organised by members and friends of Boothtown & Southowram Methodist Church.




SOFA are to hold their first AGM on

Tuesday 17th April 2012, 2.00pm

at Southowram community centre off Law Lane

All members are encouraged to come along and celebrate the groups independance from Calderdale Council and share ideas of how your group can progress in 2012. There will tea/coffee and cakes served after the meeting.

Southowram Over Fifties’ Activities (SOFA) Go Independent

On Friday 30th March the Neighbourhood Scheme group SOFA became an independent group. After only 9 months of being together the steering group took over the running of SOFA. Members had been paying £2.50 for each activity  attended and as a start up grant 50% of monies paid were reimbursed. As a cabinet member for Adult Health and Social Care and also as one of the ward Cllr’s Cllr Bob Metcalf kindly agreed to hand over the cheque which totalled £1700.

The group run activities on Monday afternoon from Southowram community centre which includes an art group, Tal Chi and chess and Thursday afternoons from St Ann in the Grove community rooms which includes New age Kurling, dancing and table tennis. If you would like to know more about SOFA please visit their web site


 Cllr Bob Metcalf handing over the cheque for £1700 to John Nicholson SOFA treasurer 

Speaker for Southowram

Are you paying too much for your energy?

Gas and electricity bills burning a hole in your pocket?

 Southowram Over 50 Activity Group (SOFA) has invited a representative from Age UK to give advice on how you might be able to save money and get the best deal from your energy supplier

 Come along to

Southowram Community Centre on

Wednesday 8th Feb at 2.00pm

and find if you could save on fuel cost.

 Entry is FREE with tea, coffee and biscuits provided for a small donation.

 Visit our website to see what SOFA can offer you