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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Dr Sara Munro, CEO for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Keir… more>>

Community Covid-19 Champions

Would you be interested in a new volunteering opportunity that will help people to stay safe and support your local… more>>

Memory Lane Cafe is back in business!

On Saturday 26th September, Memory Lane ran their first café in Sowerby Bridge since March – 22 members came along… more>>

Flu vaccine information

The vaccine is free if you are: 65 years old or over Pregnant Have certain medical conditions Living in a long-stay… more>>

Do Your Own Thing – FREE Self-Employment Programme Dates Announced

The first cohort start date is 1st October, with a second cohort starting on 13th October. The aim of the… more>>

The knock-on effect of panic buying – a plea from the Voluntary sector

In response to the announcement made by Boris Johnson on Tuesday 22nd, supermarkets across the country have seen an increase… more>>

One Minute Motions

Do you have a minute? A minute is all it takes to calm your mind and body. Have you ever used… more>>

Calderdale Anti-Poverty dashboards – evidence of need across Calderdale

This is a collection of dashboards and data sets showing selected statistics on poverty in Calderdale. The site may be… more>>

Report: Calderdale Voluntary and Community Sector’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report has been brought together by the VSI Alliance using evidence and insight drawn from across the diverse voluntary… more>>

Fully Funded Courses from Calderdale College

Calderdale College currently have 3 courses live that are fully funded via a number of funded contracts (funding is subject… more>>

Coronavirus Support for vulnerable and at risk people in Calderdale

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped secure support for people… more>>

Do Your Own Thing: self-employment programme for women

Do Your Own Thing is a free 12-week programme to support women in Calderdale to set up their own business.… more>>

£12 million boost for flood protection in Hebden Bridge

Calderdale Council has welcomed an extra £12 million to build on essential flood protection and resilience work in Hebden Bridge.… more>>

The Great Get Together’s Virtual Balloon Race

Join the virtual balloon race and compete against your family and friends to see whose balloon goes the furthest! Pick… more>>

Calderdale Climate Collective

A group of community organisations coalesced earlier this year to bid for the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund. Although unsuccessful… more>>

Nominations are now open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2020

The Community Foundation for Calderdale and its headline sponsors Covea Insurance, Riley & Co, BCA Leisure and Rathbones Investment Management… more>>

Fully funded short courses and qualifications 2020-2021

Calderdale Adult Learning have secured funding for the next academic year that enables residents of Calderdale who are 19 years… more>>

Online Network Forum for Men’s support groups

Do you work with men who are vulnerable to suicide and self-harm? Are you offering support to men within your… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s Leadership Message comes from Mike Doyle, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Suicide Prevention Lead and… more>>

Letter to Calderdale Residents: ‘We need your help to beat coronavirus in Calderdale’

Click here to view a copy of the letter from the Leader of Calderdale Council, and Leader of the Council… more>>

Calderdale CCG translation services available for GP appointments

NHS Calderdale CCG have produced some videos on the translation services that are available to help people during GP appointments.… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Alistair Walling and Justin Tuggey, joint Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIOs) for the West… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Hilary Thompson, Chair of Third Sector Leaders in Kirklees and Senior Responsible Officer for… more>>

Worry Flashcards for Students Returning to Education

16 Calderdale young people have worked together remotely to create 13 flashcards to support their peers when returning to education in… more>>

Free Cricket Summer Activity Camps

The Cricket Asylum Foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11-year-old children. There will be… more>>

The Studio Rooms Venue Hire and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop

Spacious rooms for hire at affordable prices - The Studio Rooms have some availability at in the ‘upstairs’ Studio during… more>>

Resilient Families Workshops

If you want to feel more confident in addressing the risks of online radicalisation and extremism with the parents and… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Beate Wagner, Director of Children's Services at Wakefield Council and Tim Ryley, Chief Officer for NHS… more>>

Advertising on Phoenix FM – current offer during COVID-19

Phoenix FM are inviting organisations to send across information and publicity about current service offers to children, young people and their… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #14

West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams. Holiday scams set to increase as UK lockdown is eased.… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form… more>>

Extension to Food for Life free membership

Food for Life’s free membership programme will be extended until October half term. Amidst uncertainty as to the way education will… more>>

FREE Islam Awareness Course

Each session will be for maximum of 90 minutes, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Each session will start… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes in the form of a video blog from our Partnership CEO Lead, Rob Webster. Rob… more>>

Calderdale COVID-19 Outbreak and Control Plan

Calderdale Council, alongside multiple organisations and partnerships across the Borough, has been working to support a range of settings (e.g.… more>>

100 Days of COVID – a story of ordinary people, extraordinary efforts

100 days since full lockdown was announced across the United Kingdom, leaders in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care… more>>

The Grief Project

verd de gris arts are offering a series of intimate online support sessions for people affected by grief. This means… more>>

The Big Thank You Campaign

The Halifax Courier are creating a special supplement that thanks all the individuals, organisations, community groups, charities, support teams, volunteers, and… more>>

Scope services supporting people with health conditions and disabilities into employment, training & volunteering

During these difficult and uncertain times, disability equality charity, Scope, wanted to make people aware of some their services on… more>>

Make the Most of You at Home

The next course from C&K Careers is due to start on Tuesday 23rd June and will be delivered every Tuesday and Thursday for 2 weeks,… more>>

Creative Network Meeting – West Yorkshire

Voluntary Arts has been running daily Creative Network Zoom sessions every morning for the past few months. This is a daily… more>>

Refugee Week 2020 events across Calderdale

Refugee Week, the UK's largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees, will take place between 15 and 21 June 2020.… more>>

The Brew Project

The Brew Project is a new and simple concept: A child or young person (aged 5-17) can access a confidential… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message is a video blog from Dr Sal Uka, Consultant Paediatrician at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation… more>>

Exploring Recovery Through Art

Calderdale Recovery College are really pleased to offer a collaborative arts project in partnership with Calderdale Adult Learning called Exploring… more>>

Safeguarding Week 22nd-26th June 2020

The Children’s Safeguarding Partnership and the Adults Safeguarding Board are pleased to announce that, despite limitations, they are going ahead… more>>

Skills for Volunteering Online Course

The Recovery College in partnership with WEA are offering their Skills for Volunteering Course Online, starting on Tuesday 9 June… more>>

Brighouse Arts Festival launches Creative Art Challenge

Having seen many of the amazing art responses to Covid-19 that people have been displaying in their windows, the organisers… more>>

Wellbeing and Live, Learn & Earn Sessions

Online workshops from The Prince's Trust for young people aged 16-30. Wellbeing and Why It Matters Series of weekly sessions… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Professor John Wright, Clinical Epidemiologist at Bradford Royal Infirmary (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #10

West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams. The current pandemic has seen a huge increase in the… more>>

Latest news from Calder Valley Community Land Trust

Calder Valley Community Land Trust is still keeping very active and have a date for a virtual AGM. Read more… more>>

West Yorkshire Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service information sessions

The West Yorkshire Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service will soon be  running Skype information sessions for professionals working within… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Partnership Director; Ian Holmes, and Tony Jamieson, Director of Transformation for Yorkshire & Humber… more>>

Partnership pays tribute to vital role of volunteering as part of National Volunteer Week

Press release from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP)… more>>

Here I Am

Here I Am invites people living in the Borough to make something about them during this time: a self-portrait, a… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #8

West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams. What is happening at the moment in West Yorkshire? An… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update

This week’s leadership messages come from Richard Stubbs, CEO for Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network; Jo Farn, Programme… more>>

Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected in Calderdale

The Society 4Neurodiversity's Keeping People Connected Service is free and available now for people with neurodiverse conditions such as autism,… more>>

New board formed to lead West Yorkshire’s economy out of the pandemic

Leaders from organisations and businesses across West Yorkshire are coming together to form an Economic Recovery Board to plan the… more>>

The Listening Line

Whilst we are in a period of lockdown, the work that Time Out was doing in schools has been put… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #7

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams. What scams are trending at… more>>

Managing your VCSE organisation through Covid-19 – funding, furlough and more

Date: Friday, May 29th Time: 10am till 12pm Presenters: Pippa Robson, Claire Etheridge Forum's Sector Support services would like to… more>>

Local coronavirus testing for essential workers and their households

One of the most challenging things about coronavirus is the uncertainty: not knowing who has the infection and, for our… more>>

Together in Halifax

Woolshops Halifax has put this health and wellbeing pack together to highlight some of the local charities and services providing… more>>

Frequently asked questions for vulnerable residents

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been put together to help people understand what help is available during these difficult… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #5

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams. What scams are trending at… more>>

Scope Starting Line

Scope Starting Line services offer adults with disabilities or health conditions in the Calderdale area employment support and help to… more>>

Emotional Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People 5 Key Updates – April 2020

For information, advice and signposting on emotional health and wellbeing services please go to www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk Temporary arrangements for the Open… more>>

Calderdale Disability Charity Changes Tack to Counter Coronavirus

Local charity Disability Partnership Calderdale (DPC) has just experienced its busiest ever month, helping the area’s vulnerable and disabled people… more>>

Preparing Your Financial Information for Funders

Prepared by Sophie Michelena & Hugh Rolo: www.locality.org.uk While we are seeing new announcements of funding available in response to the… more>>

Fancy Joining the Arts Drop Bag Packing Team?

The Creative Learning Guild co-ordinate Calderdale’s ‘Local Cultural Education Partnership’ (or LCEP). The LCEP is a consortium of individuals and… more>>

Promote virtual activities for free

The Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF) Activity Finder now shows virtual activities, and is free to use. Here are the virtual activities… more>>

St. Augustine’s Centre Appeal

COVID-19 is especially affecting the most vulnerable among us. St. Augustine’s Centre in Halifax is supporting over 600 refugees, asylum seeking… more>>

Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #4

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams. What scams are trending at… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Rob Webster, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. Read… more>>

Calderdale Primary Care Networks

100% of Calderdale’s geographical area is covered by the five PCNs. The nominated payee for Upper Calder Valley, Lower Valley,… more>>

Missing your Northern Broadsides fix?

New videos every week by Northern theatre makers and playwrights in response to the current global pandemic we are living… more>>

Looking after your mental health

For any of us who have been on an aeroplane, we have seen the safety message from flight attendants who… more>>

COVID-19 Third Sector Resilience Survey

Closing date: 24th April We know that this is a challenging time. We want you to be able to continue offering… more>>

Update on the Volunteering for the Virtual Volunteer Hub

Calderdale Council set up a Virtual Volunteer Hub to help coordinate community support as part of the Council’s 10-point plan… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Rob Webster, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: https://sway.office.com/6AGihdHv7vFIfv7I?ref=Link more>>

Updates from the Calderdale Safeguarding Boards

Developing Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers - both children and adults (this guide is useful… more>>

Locked down or self isolating? You are not alone

Via North Halifax Partnership: If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation, financial hardship or cannot get out… more>>

Alzheimer’s Society in Calderdale

Alzheimer’s Society is continuing to offer services to people with dementia, carers, relatives and friends across Calderdale. Staff are working… more>>

Parking charges suspended until further notice

Council-run car parks and on-street parking bays in Calderdale are now free to use, as part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing… more>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update

This week’s leadership message comes from Rob Webster, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: https://sway.office.com/Wxyrs4sEEqkB3JYS more>>

New Digital Arts Hub

Northern Broadsides are offering nine commissions worth £1,000, aimed at theatre makers struggling to make ends meet in these difficult times.… more>>

COVID-19 Food Parcel Delivery Service – how you can help

Earlier this week, Halifax Opportunities Trust shared details of their new partnership work with Himmat and St. Augustine's Centre to… more>>

Calderdale Council Updated Coronavirus Advice & Guidance

More information about the virtual hubs and support from the business team. Also see how the Council is responding: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/health-and-social-care/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-updates more>>

Orange Box Choir

You’ve probably heard the sad news that Square Chapel has gone into administration and are wondering what this will mean for the… more>>

Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership Update: Safeguarding Services for Children – COVID 19

Important information from the Partnership detailing changes to safeguarding services supporting children and families during COVID 19: Children’s social care… more>>

Virtual Volunteer Hub

From Calderdale Council: Want to help? Look online for how to contact groups in your area. We are creating a… more>>

Share Your COVID-19 News With Calderdale’s Disability Community

Disability Partnership Calderdale has re-organised its website (www.disabilitypartnershipcalderdale.org) to enable it to carry a high volume of news and advice… more>>

Changes to Sexual Health Service provision

Important notice from the Integrated Sexual Health Service: Queue and wait clinics are suspended until further notice. If you require… more>>

Funding for creatives affected by COVID-19

From the Calderdale Local Cultural Education Partnership: We know that this situation is a nightmare financially for pretty much everyone… more>>

Emotional health and wellbeing support for children & young people during COVID-19

Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news around coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable, especially for those children and young people who… more>>

Arts Council England Update during COVID-19

Arts Council England has announced that its regularly funded organisations will continue to receive funding and that funding conditions will… more>>

Food and Support Drop-In Update

Donations - tinned meats and fish are priorities at the moment. Other shortages include: tinned pies, tinned meals, tinned vegetables, tinned… more>>
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