Tag Archives: warmth


ver de gris call for volunteers

vdg volunteer flier Jun 15-page-001


Angels Rest Cafe

Angels Rest Cafe 

Street Angels have opened a Cafe in the centre of Halifax

Angels Rest is a friendly new cafe conveniently located in the centre of Halifax, just away from the hustle and bustle. Open every weekday lunchtime, we’re perfect for a tea break from your shopping, or why not pop in for a panini at lunchtime. Our prices are very competitive and all our produce is locally sourced wherever possible. Come along and give us a try – you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome, we’d love to see you soon!

Find us at Angel’s Rest Cafe, 15 Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UG, Open Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm.

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are having an Electric Blanket Screen Testing day at the Age UK Choices Centre, The Square, Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ on Thursday 28th February 2013 between 10.00 am and 4.30 pm.  We have the capacity to test up to 100 blankets. 

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 Blankets will be tested by G.E.M.S. (SW) Ltd  who specialise in electrical testing and inspection and have worked with Age UK’s for many years. 

 Please note we are expecting a large number of blankets to be tested so clients will need to make a booking in advance by ringing the Choices Centre on 01422 399830

 The testing is for ONE day only.  We will not be providing it at any other time this year.

 Please also note that we only carry out a safety screening/electrical test on  blankets.  We do not provide repairs and clients must make their own arrangements to bring their blankets to the centre for testing. 

 If a blanket fails the screening tests we can replace it  free of charge with a washable electric mattress topper of the same size (that is we will replace a single for a single, double for a double, king for a king).  We are unable to offer any other free replacement alternatives such as overblankets. 

 Whilst clients are waiting they can take the opportunity to chat to any of our friendly staff and volunteers to find out more about us and our services.


Affordable Warmth for Calderdale Residents

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 heat@calderdale.gov.uk or see our web pages at http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/housing

Age UK ‘Bobble Day’

Winter months have a devastating impact on many older people and that’s why Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is inviting you to join thousands of others across the UK raising money for Age UK’s Bobble Day on Friday 8th February 2013.Capture

Any money that you raise will help Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees warm up our older people. We help by:
• Providing information guides and tips on how to stay warm in your home
• Providing thermometers, so older people know when to turn on your heating
• Offering benefits checks and advice about winter benefits
• Administering grants to those in need of winter warmth . Click here to find out more.

Get Involved:

Wear it Woolly
We are asking everyone to come to work, your local community venue or even school on Friday 8th February dressed in anything woolly. Be it a funny jumper, a sherpa hat or a colourful scarf. Each person pays £2 to take part, helping raise money and awareness. Every woolly item worn will help us Warm Up Calderdale and Kirklees and reach out to even more older people.

Warming Morning
Get Bobble Day off to a great start with a Warming Morning. Whether you serve up speciality teas, frothy coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream, you can ensure your friends and families begin the day with a warm feeling inside. Why stop there? Give your guests home-baked cookies to dunk or serve up bacon butties for breakfast.

Do Bobble Day your own way
There are a whole host of different ways you can help us warm up Britain. So let your imagination run free.
If you would like to get involved contact Judith Churley at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01484 535994 or jchurley@acck.org.uk

Please take the first step to help rough sleepers