Hello! With so much going on we couldn’t wait for our next newsletter so here is a quick update of some of the latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.
Missed our December Park and Warley Newsletter? Never fear!
All our newsletters are available online here, as well as information about Project Grants and Grants for new business start-ups.
Next Monday is Brew Monday 2022
This Brew Monday, 17 January, the Samaritans is reminding everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a virtual catch-up with friends, family members or colleagues.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a Monday morning or a Saturday night, or if you’re drinking green tea, black coffee or orange juice, if you’re sharing a cuppa and listening, you’re doing it right; just taking time to really listen to another person could help them work through what’s on their mind.
Because now more than ever, sharing a cuppa is more than a drink – it’s about reaching out, checking in and staying connected.
U6s and U7s Players Wanted
Come and join King Cross Park RLFC on a Sat morning, you’ll make new friends and learn a great sport. lndoor training every Sat morning at the Halifax Academy between 10 and 11. U6’s school year 1, U7s school year 2.
See flyer for more info
This Weekend! Women’s Wellness and Beauty Open Day
Drop into the Jubilee Mill, Halifax to find out about the fabulous fitness classes, personal training and beauty treatments on offer from Sharon Porter Fitness, Buggy 4 Fitness and Go Beauty at Jewels Gym.
Health and Fitness
Pregnancy and postnatal exercise
Women’s fitness classes
Buggy 4 Fitness Classes
New Year Reset 6 Week Challenge
Hot Stones Massage
Prize draw and demo’s on the day.
Healthy Minds Wednesday Drop-in is back
These sessions are an opportunity to get help, support, or to chat to us and find out more about our services. To stay as safe as possible, the drop-in will be by appointment only.
Please book by texting or calling: Hayley 07845014927, Main office 01422 345154
Find us every Wednesday 1pm -3pm at: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR
For more information see the attached flyer
Could you be a telephone befriender?
The Staying Well team are recruiting volunteers for this vital service (you only need 30 mins per week).
The Calderdale Survey 2022
As we look to rebuild in 2022, your views of our place really matter. They change where we’re going and how we get there. If you’re 16 or older and live in Calderdale, please take a few minutes this January to tell us about your life here.
Complete the survey here for a chance to win 1 of 6 three-month fitness memberships for our sports centres in Brighouse, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge or Todmorden. Please ask friends and family to take part too – the more the merrier.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 Commemoration Event
Calderdale Interfaith would like to invite you to a Holocaust Memorial Day event on Tuesday 25th January at 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Hosted by the Calderdale Interfaith, the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, and Calderdale College.
Online via ZOOM.us
Meeting ID: 775 9449 8386. Passcode: CIFHMD
Anti-Poverty Partnership event – Working Together to Strengthen Money & Debt Support in Calderdale
Join Calderdale’s Anti-Poverty Partnership for a thought-provoking and informative afternoon on 28th February.
Tickets need to be booked on Eventbrite by Monday 21st February. Click the link here.
This virtual event will include a combination of presentations and workshop discussions.
Come along to this event to find out…
• What is the data telling us about the problems?
• How does debt impact on mental health and wellbeing?
• How can we eradicate the stigma of debt?
• What services are in place and how do they help people?
• How you can help signpost and refer people to the right services?
Who should attend……
• Staff from all organisations supporting vulnerable people / households
• Service providers of welfare and debt information and advice
• Housing associations
• Voluntary sector
• Council staff
• Clinical Commissioning Group
Discussions will focus on how we can work together to meet future challenges. The feedback will then be incorporated into the Anti-Poverty Action Plan.
Work With Me (flyer attached)
A free training session about communicating with people who have learning disabilities, autism, a neurodiverse condition, sensory or speech impairment. This training is for those who need to be able to deliver personalised care, considering individual needs, preferences, and circumstances.
This 2-hour interactive course is for people delivering personalised care and is suitable for health and care staff and volunteers in the statutory and voluntary sectors across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
Meetings will take place in January, February and March 2022 on Zoom
Fund launched to help celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee this year
It’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year and CFFC have launched grants to fund community organisations to celebrate through creative and cultural activities. We are encouraging groups to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations. If you are looking for between £750 to £5,000, please have a look to check your eligibility and to apply at https://cffc.co.uk/lets-create-fund/
Are you taking part in Veganuary this year? Even swapping a few meals can improve your health and reduce your impact on the planet. We will be sharing some vegan meal ideas in future e-calls but, in the meantime, if you need recipe inspiration check out the official Veganuary site. We’d love for you to share your experiences and find out how other people in Calderdale are rising to the Veganuary diet challenge over on Twitter using #VeganuaryCdale.
Need a bit of extra help?
StepChange Debt Charity offer the widest range of debt solutions to help, no matter what you’re dealing with. For free, impartial debt advice over the phone call 0800 138 1111 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-4pm)
The Citizens Advice Bureau give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. They offer confidential advice online, over the phone and in person, for free.
Ward Forum Grants
Ward forum grant funding is still available for this year, apply now to receive a grant before 31 March 2022.
Calderdale Council has made a total of £5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2022. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.
Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:
Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward
The maximum grant per application is £500.
Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get an application form by contacting us on 01422 365948 or email HCI@calderdale.gov.uk or contact us for more information.
West Yorkshire Be Prepared Community Grant Initiative
The Community Grant Initiative will provide communities across West Yorkshire with £50,000 of funding for projects, which will help to boost resilience and preparedness in the region.
Whether for flood prevention and protection, essential communication devices or emergency response equipment, our aim is to enable more to be done at a local level by providing small, one-off grants where communities need it most.
We will be awarding amounts of up to £5000 to community groups and voluntary organisations for small community initiatives and projects, which will provide a direct benefit to local communities.
This initiative is open to all, but we would particularly welcome applications from community and voluntary groups working in more deprived communities and/or areas in which there are clear and present risks.
The closing date for applications is 31st January 2022.
Find out more here… https://www.westyorkshireprepared.org.uk/community-grant/
ESF Community Grants in West Yorkshire
ESF Community Grants will close to applications on or before 31 March 2022. We will continue to award grants as applications come in, and if all the funding is allocated before March, the fund will close early. We strongly encourage applications as soon as possible for your best chance of being successful.
If you’re thinking of applying, we really recommend getting in touch with one of our expert Enablers. We can talk through any questions you might have and help you make your application as strong as possible. We particularly want to hear from organisations who haven’t applied before and can support you through the process. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Improve your confidence and employability skills in the New Year
Calderdale Adult Learning has teamed up with award -winning Proper Job Theatre Company again to offer the LAB Project Online. For those who want to start making that first move back to training or work, the online LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course may be ideal. LAB Online uses drama and media communication techniques to develop confident communication skills for interviews and work – online and off.
Online LAB Confidence, Communication and Teamwork course – 21st January – 4th February.
This 2 week online course offers a nationally recognised qualification in Communication and Team work for Further Learning and Employment.
For enquiries or to book a registration appointment please email Phoebe at Phoebe@properjob.org.uk Mobile: 07716638757
To see the Proper Job leaflet, click here.
New Year, New Courses, New You – Courses starting at the University Centre Calderdale College!
Looking for a new challenge or need a qualification to be able to progress in your current role? It’s not too late to make a change! Kick off 2022 the right way with one of the University Centre Calderdale College courses starting in the New Year:
- Access to HE Health FastTrack
- Supporting Teaching and Learning (STL)
- L3 Award in Education and Training
- L4 Certificate in Education and Training
- Book-keeping Level 2
- Computerised Accounts Level 1
- L4 Certificate in Leadership & Management (ILM)
- L3 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Further education courses also available – visit https://www.calderdale.ac.uk/courses-starting-in-the-new-year/ to find out more!
Want further information about any of the above courses? Get in touch with the College’s Admissions Team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01422 399 316.
Calderdale College is an official provider of T Levels! The most up to date qualification designed by the Government with businesses, to make sure students walk away with their qualification and all the current skills and knowledge they need to get on the job market and start their career.
This two-year qualification for 16-18 year olds combines industry experience with classroom study – think of it as a mixture between an apprenticeship and a BTEC! All T Level students get to spend 45 days on an industry placement where they will get the opportunity to put skills into practice, with the help of a local employer.
Calderdale College are currently looking for local businesses to come on board and deliver high quality industry placements for T Level students. Those getting involved can claim £1,000 incentive payment for every placement student – this incentive is open to businesses of all sizes and is available for any placement that commences between 27 May 2021 and July 2022.
Vacancies! Sure Start Children’s Centres recruiting now
North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres is excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. We have a variety of day/hours are currently available within our day care settings.
For more info visit For an application pack visit our North Halifax Partnership work support or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk
Help and open day sessions – Need some support filling in your application form, or want to know about our Children’s Centre Nurseries and working for us?
Why not come along to one of our recruitment events, meet the staff, find out about the benefits of working for North Halifax Partnership. For more information, please contact Nicola Earnshaw 01484 714768 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wellholme Park Children’s centre 19th January 2022 – 4.30pm – 6.30pm
- Innovations Children’s Centre 20th January 2022 5pm – 7pm
- Hair Professional Apprenticeship at Hair @ The Stables. Location Elland, HX5 area
- Business Administration Apprenticeship at Southern & Redfern Industrial Solutions Ltd. Location: Halifax, HX3 area
- Accounts Book Keep Apprenticeship at Southern & Redfern Industrial Solutions Ltd. Location: Halifax, HX3 area
- Apprentice Electrician Apprenticeship at Complete Electrical Services (CES) Ltd. Location: Halifax, HX2 area
- Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship at Touchstone glazing Solutions. Location: Brighouse, HD6 area
Have a great weekend!
Inclusive Economy Team