Calderdale & Local News

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    Preparing for Adulthood In Calderdale For People With a Learning Disability
    What Next in Calderdale – Preparing for Adulthood is a booklet from Calderdale Council which provides information about the supportive framework available from the Council for young people aged 18+ with a learning …
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    Active Calderdale – Seated Exercise Video
    As part of the Active Calderdale programme, which we signed up to in November 2022, we have worked in conjunction with VAC (Voluntary action Calderdale) to produce a video of seated exercises. It’s presented by Julie Stott …
  • Community Transport Calderdale – An Alternative To Taxis
    Community Transport Calderdale’s Peter Hancock was a very welcome visitor to our November 2022 Open Meeting. He explained the various services offered by Community Transport Calderdale (CTC) and fielded questions from our …
  • Warm Space – Salvation Army Brighouse
    The Salvation Army, Brighouse is the latest organisation to offer a Warm Welcome Space in Calderdale. They are open Wednesday 9.30am – 1pm during which time they offer hot drinks and activities available throughout the morning. …
  • Family Christmas Concert @ Halifax Minster
    The Rotary Club of Halifax invite you to joins them for a fabulous Christmas ‘Comfort & Joy’ concert at the Halifax Minster on Saturday 10th December.All proceeds will go to Healthy Minds! Everyone is welcome. This promises …
  • Piece Hall Christmas Events
    Christmas is a high point in the Piece Hall’s calendar and this year they’ve got a great line-up of activities: Ice SkatingThe lights are on, the tree is up and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The …
  • Our Christmas Party – 20th December
    Disability Partnership Calderdale would like to invite you along to our annual CHRISTMAS PARTY. It’s totally free to attend and includes a big Christmas buffet. Once again, we will be back at the popular Old Rishworthians …
  • What’s On At The Space, Rastrick
    There are some great activities at The Space @ Field Lane in Rastrick – this is an accessible venue with gentle exercise and art lessons amongst the activities.…
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    Calderdale Council Puts Leisure Centre Work On Hold
    Calderdale Council faces severe financial pressures which will have an impact on delivery of proposed development projects across the borough. The challenges of rapid inflation, loss of income, uncertainly about funding local …
  • Calderdale Museums – What’s On? What’s Coming Up?
    Shibden Hall’s annual winter craft fair returns for 2022. The Hall will re-open especially for the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November, and will host a selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for …
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    Calderdale Directory of Financial Support & Debt Advice
    Calderdale Council have produced a new leaflet to help people with money worries. You can download a copy below: Calderdale’s Worry About Money Leaflet Here is some of the content: SUPPORT OPTIONS Council Support Schemes …
  • Computers & Internet Help Sessions At Libraries
    A range of help with computers, IT and the internet are available in Calderdale’s libraries – full details below: Central Library Halifax Activity: Volunteer led 1:1s When: Tuesdays between 2&5pm and Thursdays …
  • Calderdale’s Libraries – Warm Spaces This Winter
    Calderdale’s libraries are opening their doors this winter to help people stay warm. They will be welcoming anyone who needs a warm place to relax, rest or work, with places to charge your devices too. There will also be …
  • Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter
    Here’s the latest edition of the Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter. Foreword from the Chair Dear Members and colleagues, welcome to our Autumn Newsletter! As the days get shorter, I start to think about my top tips …
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    Participants needed for floods research project  
    Can you help? Are you a woman with a physical or mental health condition (diagnosed or undiagnosed)? Have you experienced a flood in England? Participants needed for research project Are you interested in participating? If you …
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    Calderdale Council’s Monthly Newsletter
    The News Thread is Calderdale Council’s main newsletter and it’s emailed to subscribers monthly. It aims to keep you up to date with news from Calderdale Council. This month’s newsletter includes news of …
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    Winter Warmer Lunch Club For Carers
    Starting on Thursday November 3rd, a new Lunch Club will be run by the carers’ organisation,  Making Space. Its aim is to help carers through the winter months. Each Thursday they will be providing a quality warm meal, hot …
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    New Calderdale Carer Recruitment Website
    Locally and nationally, care homes, home care and supported living providers are struggling with staff shortages and this is putting a massive strain on their services. Calderdale Council are launching a new recruitment website …
  • Calderdale Bonfire/Fireworks Displays 2022
    Elland Bonfire Saturday, November 5 from 5.30pm to 8pm at Hullen Edge Recreation Ground. Organised by Elland Round Table. Tickets available from https://buytickets.at/ellandroundtable Siddal Fireworks Disco Friday, November 4 …
  • Halloween Trail at The Piece Hall
    Spooky season is upon us!  Between 27 – 30 October join the Piece Hall for some spooktacular Halloween fun! With prizes for the best costumes, kids can wear their scariest fancy dress and trick or treat around the shops with our …
  • Half Term – Healthy Holidays & Children’s Centres
    Join #HealthyHolidaysCalderdale for a variety of activities during October Half Term, 24th October to 28th October 2022 Calderdale Council are providing FREE activities for young people eligible for free school meals aged 5-16. …
  • Viaduct Theatre’s Panto at Dean Clough
    The Viaduct Theatre at Dean Clough in Halifax recently launched this year’s PANTO – ALADDIN and it’s going down a storm. Not only is it a fabulous tale, the theatre is in a unique, underground location. They have several dates …
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    Hebden Bridge Access Map Re-Launched
    Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, HBDAF, has just published its updated Step-Free Access Map and Guide to Hebden Bridge town centre. The map was first published in 2018 but is now fully updated to September 2022. ​Previous …
  • What’s On From DEX – Including BSL Info
    Here’s the latest “What’s On” email from DEX, who provide events for young deaf people in West Yorkshire. There are several BSL videos to go with it! We have been busy planning all of our FREE DDYC events …
  • Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter
    Our sister organisation, Calderdale Forum 50 Plus has published its October e-newsletter: They’ve given the newsletter a minor makeover for this edition. Here’s the intro – you can view the newsletter in full …
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    Together Housing Supporting Older People
    Together Housing are now providing a FREE OF CHARGE Older Persons Support Service across Calderdale to anyone in Calderdale aged 60 and over. Although this is not specifically aimed at people with disabilities, it’s a …
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    How To Report Dog Fouling
    Unfortunately there are some dog owners who act irresponsibly and do not clean up after their dog. You can do something about this by reporting offenders to Calderdale Council’s Environmental Health by going online – this …
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    Safespace – Evening & Weekend Mental Health Support
    Safespace offers emotional support for people in distress during evenings and weekends. Safespace workers provide a listening ear when everything gets too much. ​The service is free and for anyone over 16 in Calderdale. Safespace …
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    Visiting Calderdale Council’s Customer First Service In Libraries
    Calderdale Council’s Customer First Service is now open and operating from Halifax Central, Brighouse and Todmorden Libraries. If you need help with any council service or have a complaint, then you can now call into the Customer …
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    Burglary Prevention Tips
    There has been a slight rise in burglaries in Calderdale and West Yorkshire Police has a new initiative in force to tackle this crime and make your home safer. “Easy Street” is about informing you how to make your home less …
  • Starting Line pre-employment training course
    Scope have free places available on their next Starting Line pre-employment training course starting on Tuesday 27th September. Scope are able to support and work with people with any disability, learning difficulty, mental …
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    Let’s get Greener together
    Let’s get Greener together Greener Together is a new and exciting programme launched in Calderdale to help you get green for a brighter future. Learn Green Skills Professional qualification in landscaping (LANTRA) and Facilities …
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    Nominations are open for Calderdale Community Spirit Awards
    It’s time to nominate a community spirit champion. The Community Foundation for Calderdale host the Community Spirit Awards celebrating the often unsung champions who work in our community, often in extremely challenging …
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    Election Update At Next Meeting
    Ian Gledhill our local Electoral Outreach Officer will be attending the next Disability Partnership open meeting on Tuesday 25th October. He will give information about the progress of the Annual Canvass of Electors for 2022, …
  • Our Next Open Meeting: Tuesday 25th October 2022
    Our next Open Meeting will be on Tuesday 25th October 2022. We’d love you to join us for this friendly, sociable get together which is free to attend, includes a free buffet lunch and where you can also claim your travel …
  • Seated Exercise at Hipperholme Christ Church
    There’s a Seated Exercise class at Hipperholme Christ Church every Tuesday. Active Rainbow come to Hipperholme Christ Church every Tuesday morning to offer seated exercise sessions! This is a very friendly class and they …
  • Disability Sport From Calderdale Council’s Sports Services
    The link below takes you to the Disability Sport section on Calderdale Council’s Sports Services website giving details of current programmes & sessions along with other relative information and ‘access’ information at …
  • Free Cycle for Health Course in Halifax
    The next Cycle for Health course in Halifax is enrolling, details as below;  Where: Spring Hall Athletics Track, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, HX3 0AA When: Saturday 2pm – 4pm Start Date: Saturday 24th September Cycle for Health is …
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    Vacancy: We’re Looking For A New Development Worker
    The Disability Partnership Calderdale ( DPC ) Engagement of Self Employed Development worker To be engaged for 16 hours per week. Annual contract value £32,785 for 33 hours per week pro-rata Actual contract £15,895 per annum. ( …
  • Calderdale Museums – Current Exhibitions
    Spooky Shibden What dark and macabre secrets does Shibden Hall hold? What phantoms and beasts hide in the dark woods? Join us on Friday 28th October, for a walk through the narrow and shadow-filled rooms of haunted Shibden as you …
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    Home Security Support
    As the nights start drawing in it is time to think about the security of your home. Simple things like leaving a light on when you are out can reduce your chances of being a victim. Checking the security of the perimeter of your …
  • benefits and money news
    Bus Fares Cut in West Yorkshire
    Great news – buses are getting cheaper! From Sunday 4 September, you can travel for less thanks to the introduction of “Mayor’s Fares” across the region, as the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, helps ease the cost of …
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    Calderdale Council Newsletter
    Celebrating Our Stars The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local partner organisations was celebrated at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony earlier this month. The event, at the Shay Stadium …
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    Travelling Companions For the Over-50s
    A new free service starting in September from Age UK.  …
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    StreetSafe – Helping you Make Calderdale Safer
    You may have been going to the shop, to study or walking back from work and found yourself feeling unsafe. There might be a street in your area which does not have adequate lighting when it gets dark or there may be an abandoned …
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    Fully funded attic room insulation for eligible applicants
    Keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter with fully funded attic room insulation, delivered by Calderdale Council in partnership with Eclipse Energy and Better Homes Yorkshire There are limited spaces available for …
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    Wanted: New Trustees
    Disability Partnership Calderdale is looking for up to four new trustees to join our committee and help with the running of an organisation that is growing rapidly. As a trustee, you will join us for our monthly trustee meetings, …
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    Hosepipe Ban – What Are The Rules?
    Although only 34% less than the long-term average, rainfall since March has been low enough to mean that Yorkshire Water is putting a hosepipe ban in place from 26 August 2022. During the ban the following activities are …
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    Work at Halifax Station Set To Make Platform Access Step-Only
    We have received the following letter asking for feedback on proposed work to repair the footbridge at Halifax Railway Station. It looks like the process will involve shutting the footbridge and replacing it with a temporary …
  • Free Days Out in Calderdale
    Healthy Minds, the local mental health organisation have come up with a great selection of free days out in and around Calderdale to keep you occupied this summer and autumn. Shibden Park Shibden Estate is one of West …
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    Together Housing Roadshow
    Over the summer Together Housing will be visiting some of our neighbourhoods so residents can find out more about their services. At the Together Housing trailer you can speak to their Neighbourhoods, Repairs, and Welfare …
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    More Changing Places For Calderdale
    Calderdale Council has announced plans for three new Changing Places toilets to be installed in the borough, improving facilities for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a …
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    Calderdale Council’s Money and Wellbeing Info
    Dealing with money related matters can be off-putting, but there is lots of support for you on Calderdale Council’s website. Below is a list of the sections of information that are available to help everyone, with lots of …
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    Long Covid Support Group Calderdale
    A local Long-Covid peer support group has been set up. The poster below includes contact details to help you get involved.…
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    Hot Weather Health Tips
    Heat rash is uncomfortable, but usually harmless. Symptoms include small, raised spots, mild swelling and an itchy, prickly feeling. Here is advice on how you can treat or prevent heat rash yourself: …
  • New Men’s Group – Rastrick
    Come along for a cuppa & a friendly chat, make new friendships The group is also looking for new ideas and activities. Regular activities will include: – Kurling – Dominoes – Pool table (free) – Table …
  • Accessible Visit To Calderdale Nature Reserve
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    First 2021 Calderdale Census Data Out
    The first results from Census 2021 were published on Tuesday 28 June 2022. This information includes population and household estimates at local authority level rounded to the nearest 100, statistical bulletins, a report on the …
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    Elland Set For Major Sustainability Investment
    The town of Elland is to receive a big funding boost as it works towards a more sustainable future. More than £30m is on its way to make sure that Elland, West Vale and the surrounding area are places where people feel safe, …
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    Hot Weather Health Tips
    Heat rash is uncomfortable, but usually harmless. Symptoms include small, raised spots, mild swelling and an itchy, prickly feeling. Here is advice on how you can treat or prevent heat rash yourself: …
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    Video: What Does a Net Zero Calderdale Mean For Us?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX_fgvud_CI&t=1s You may have noticed that in the last decade, flooding in Calderdale has been worse than ever before. Worryingly, this is a pattern that is also being seen across the …
  • Our Next Open Meeting: Tuesday 23rd August 2022
    Our next Open Meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd August 2022. We’d love you to join us for this friendly, sociable get together which is free to attend, includes a free buffet lunch and where you can also claim your travel expenses! …
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    Living With Covid – Our Trustee Donna tells her own story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ7Z4OCTZZI&t=5s…
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    BSL Video & Text: Calderdale’s sign language resource
    This information in sign language is about the sign language team/service at Calderdale Council, signed by Pauline Connolly. (a transcript of the video is available below it). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtHIXJL6YTQ&t=2s
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    Local NHS Updates
    NHS Calderdale CCG Ends NHS Calderdale CCGs annual statement of involvement has now been published.  This report provides an overview of the engagement and consultation activities that have taken place over the past year from 1 …
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    How To Report Dog Fouling
    Unfortunately there are still some dog owners who act irresponsibly and do not clean up after their dog. You can report offenders to Calderdale Environmental Health by going online They can take action in relation to complaints …
  • benefits and money news
    Calderdale Residents Offered Support To Insulate Homes
    Homeowners and landlords in Calderdale could be eligible for new FREE energy upgrades to their homes. The information below has been circulated by Calderdale Council. Residents in the area have already had free attic room …
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    Calderdale Covid-19 Update
    Latest data for Calderdale, up to 27 June 2022: 430,498 Vaccinations administered to date to Calderdale residents of which 119,182 first boosters/ 3rd doses (data source: Vaccinations in Calderdale | Coronavirus in the UK …
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    Together We Can
    https://youtu.be/E0CBnJlxrig Please choose the right service for your needs Self Care Many minor issues like coughs, grazes and sore throats can be treated at home Pharmacy Medical advice and treatment for things like colds, …
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    Video: Fire Prevention Tips & Support
    Mr Dave Manning from The Fire Prevention Service gave a fascinating talk on fire safety to our 28 June 2022 Open Meeting. He covered a huge range of topics, including Safe & Well visits, where they visit those at most risk …
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    Video: Meet Malcolm
    Disability Partnership Calderdale’s Malcolm Kielty shares his remarkable personal story as a person with a disability, with particular emphasis on the part that sport has played in his life. https://youtu.be/E1WVKXIA7JQ…
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    Calderdale Direct Payments User Group
    Do you or someone you care for receive a Direct Payment from Calderdale Council? Are you interested in finding out more about Direct Payments? Why not join the Calderdale Direct Payments User Group for their next online meeting. …
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    The latest newsletter from Calderdale Council
    Station plans on the right track Plans are on track to improve Halifax Rail Station and the surrounding area, with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project. The £30million-plus project, which is being …
  • Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme
    The Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme is back for the Summer! Free places are available at Summer holiday clubs across the Borough for children aged 5-16 eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Bookings go LIVE on …
  • New Learning Disabilities Walking Group
    Join a new weekly walking group for adults with learning disabilities run by Lead the Way. When: Every Wednesday at 1pm Where: Meeting at the Kings Centre Coffee House, Park Road, Halifax HX1 2TS…
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    Safeguarding Week 2022
    Various Calderdale organisations are promoting Safeguarding Week 2022 (20-24 June) to raise awareness about safeguarding children and adults and the importance that safeguarding is everyone’s business. This virtual Safeguarding …
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    Our next Open Meeting: Tuesday 28th June 2022
    Our next Open Meeting will be on Tuesday 28th June 2022. We’d love you to join us for this friendly, sociable get together which is free to attend, includes a free buffet lunch and where you can also claim your travel expenses! …
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    The Great Get Together – Sunday 3 July
    The Great Get-Together Charity Gala is in Crow Wood Park, Sowerby Bridge. We’ll have a stall on the day. Why not pop by and say hello. It runs from 11am till 4pm. More Info: Charity run: 2022 GGT Burner Cake …
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    Queen’s Award For Disability Support Calderdale
    Disability Support Calderdale have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The charity will receive a glass crystal award, a framed certificate personally signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 and an invitation for …
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    Inclusion North Meeting: Reaching out to LD Families
    Inclusion North are hosting a zoom meeting about Reaching out to Families on Friday 17th June 10:30am-12pm for family carers supporting relatives with a learning disability, autistic people and neurodiversity. For further info …
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    Video: Jubilee Garden Party
    He’s a short video we shot at our Jubilee Garden Party last week – we hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day as much as we did! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZK4KpwY1GI…
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    Performing Arts Course for people with learning disabilities/autism
    Mind the Gap’s industry leading Academy training is coming to Calderdale from October 2022. They are running a new one day per week performing arts course for people with learning disabilities and/or autism over the age of 18 at …
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    Dance For Wellbeing – Accessible Movement & Stretch
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    Calderdale All Ability Fun Kurling
    Venue: Heath United Reform Church, Free School Lane, Halifax HX3 0DW – fully accessible. On the 574 and 577 bus routes. More Info: 07966038926 / disabilityroadmap@gmail.com When: Mondays 11am – 1pm (excluding Bank …
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    Flower & Music Festival Halifax Minster
    Here’s a busy 5 days at the Halifax Minster, celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee!…
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    Money, benefits and financial support
    Calderdale Council have a really useful page on their website looking at money, benefits and financial support. Dealing with money related matters can be off-putting, but there is lots of support for you. Visit the …
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    Dress Up and Dance through the Decades
    Carers Wellbeing Service would like to invite carers (and the person(s) they care for) to dress from their favourite decade and join them for an afternoon of singing and dancing to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, Carers Week …
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    Calder Crocs mixed ability racketball team
    Calder Crocs is the UK’s first mixed ability racketball team. Their first session will be taking place at the Old Crossleyans squash club on the 25th of June. http://www.facebook.com/caldercommunitysquash
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    Cycle for Health Sessions
    Start Date: Saturday 28th May Where: Springs Hall Athletics Track, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, HX3 0AA Time: 14:00 – 16:00 Cycle for Health is delivered over 12 weeks and free to access. Delivered as a 2 hour session, once per …
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    Active Calderdale Survey
    Active Calderdale are gathering information on physical activity habits, and opinions on how the local area can influence people to be more active. They’ll use this information to make sure that their work targets the people who …
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    Scope – places available on employment training courses
    Disability charity Scope have free places available on the next Starting Line pre-employment training courses. They have both online and face to face courses that will be delivered in Leeds and Manchester (venues tbc but likely …
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    Calderdale NHS Covid-19 Update
    Calderdale NHS are still encouraging everyone eligible for a Covid vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. Latest data for Calderdale, up to 5th May 2022: 427, 937 Vaccinations …
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    Arts & Craft For Adults With Learning Disabilities
    Vi Cruz is running Arts & Craft For Adults With Learning Disabilities at Todmorden College. Learn about ART and how to make it – including painting, paper mache, printmaking and origami. Feel proud of your achievements. …
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    New Healthwatch Videos: How To Get More From Your Pharmacy
    Healthwatch Kirklees & Healthwatch Calderdale have released a small series of videos aimed at helping local people to get the most out of their pharmacies. The videos each address a different subject and help explain the …
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    Our Jubilee Garden Party
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    Video: The Impact of Covid in Calderdale
    Jess March from Calderdale’s public health dept and Lucy Bradwell the communications manager from Calderdale Council spoke at our April 2022 Open Meeting . They were looking to find out people’s thoughts on Covid and the …
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    Access for all at Calderdale sports centres
    Calderdale Council is introducing changes to its car parks at Todmorden Sports Centre and Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, to ensure that disabled parking spaces are used correctly. As an inclusive organisation, the …
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    Celebrating the Jubilee – Calderdale Events
    Information from Calderdale Council on the Jubilee Calderdale is gearing up to make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee an occasion to remember for years to come. Communities across the borough will come together to celebrate 70 years …
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    Healthy Minds Events & Sessions April – June
    Healthy Minds runs free groups and activities across Calderdale to help you feel well. Contact your local R&S Worker listed in the programme below to book or enquire about a group or activity, or call their main line: 01422 …
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    Calderdale: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Events
    Here are just some of the events and activities in Calderdale to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail Starting in May, this is a specially created, augmented reality, outdoor trail …