Park and Warley Project Weekly Digest 14.3.21

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.

Show Your Heart 17th March 9am, Piece Hall – join the movement flyer attached

On Thursday 17th March next week, St Augustine’s invites you to join them and gather at 9am in the Piece Hall courtyard (before it officially opens), to make a giant heart of people and express Calderdale’s support of refugees. 

The image will be captured from above and used in the media as part of a national day of action on the 21st March run by the brilliant Together With Refugees Coalition. 

If you are free, do join us and bring others – this deserves a crowd. It should all be over by 9.30am. More info here, please share:

Ramadan Food-Box 2022 flyer attached

Home-delivered Iftar meals for those in need. For the last 3 consecutive years, Halifax Community Fridge has worked with Sheesh Mahal Halifax to ensure no one goes to sleep hungry in Ramadan.
This year is no different, if you know anyone in Calderdale who has nothing to open their fast with, please get in touch with us. Details on attached flyer.

Registering to Vote

Elections are taking place on 5 May. Have your say on election day. Find out more about registering to vote at .

Register online – it takes less time than making a cup of tea.

Proposed Parliamentary Boundary Changes
The Boundary Commission for England is currently on the second stage of consultation on proposed changed to Parliamentary Constituency boundaries in England. You can look at the proposals and submit your feedback online by visiting The consultation is open until 4 April 2022.

Free 13 week SFSC Parenting Programme

If you have children aged 3 – 18 years old, you are invited to take part in a 13 week study to help shape children targeted services in your area in the future.

Be part of a study on promoting family wellbeing!

Download the flyer here

For more information, contact
Noreen Safdar: 07790 949658 or
Beverley Thompson: 07741 671792

Venue: The Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB

Get INSPIRED looking for work

If you are unemployed and eligible to work in the UK, the INSPIRE programme can help with;

  • Job searching
  • Interview preparation
  • CV writing
  • Training / Re-training
  • Finding an Apprenticeship
  • Starting a college course
  • Finding a University course

A number of local organisations in Park and Warley can support you, completely free of charge with all aspects of job searching, finding education, and in work sup-port once you have found employment. Get in touch with the Inclusive Economy Team today by emailing

Calderdale College Open Evening – 15 Mar

Come along to our Open Evening in March 2022 and discover what it’s like being a part of #TeamCalderdale!

Are you considering your next steps after school? Deciding on the career path that’s right for you? If you want to join the best College in West Yorkshire for student success then you’re on the right track….

Come along to our Open Evening on Tuesday 15th March, 4:30 – 7pm and find out everything you need to know about Calderdale College.

We have a wide variety of Further Education and Higher Education courses, as well as Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ apprenticeships on offer, so there’s something for everyone! Come along and:

• Check out our fantastic facilities

• Meet your tutors

• Enjoy classroom demonstrations

• Speak to current students

• Apply for your desired course on the day Register here

Anne Lister Birthday Festival 2022 flyer attached

Throughout the festival Shibden Hall will be open daily, pay them a visit and see the fantastic new look, you can book your tickets here…/shibden-hall-april…

There will also be a special Anne Lister’s Birthday Weekend Victorian Artisan Market, with over 20 stalls and performances from Brighouse Theatre Productions.

Jane Austin Watercolour will be at work throughout the festival and can be found in and around the grounds of the Hall, so be sure to stop and have a chat if you see her.

Cash boost for cultural projects

In the runup to the Year of Culture, the Council is inviting the local voluntary sector to apply for a share of the Calderdale Cultural Fund 2022 – 2025.

Voluntary organisations can apply for between £5000 and £25,000 a year, for up to three years, to deliver their cultural projects. The deadline for grant applications is Wednesday 23 March 2022.

For more information about the Calderdale Cultural Fund and to apply, visit

Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Park Ward Neighbourhood Forum has submitted a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan. This sets out a vision for the future of the area and planning policies. This will form part of the development plan used to determine planning applications locally. We invite comments on the plan and supporting documents.

For more details, please see: Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan. Hard copies are available at King Cross Library, Halifax Central Library, Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre, and The Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre

All comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday 24th March 2022.

Vacancy! Sessional Domestic Abuse Prevention Worker

As part of the Bradford Survive and Thrive contract; Staying Put, WomenCentre & Family Action are delivering a service to ensure families who have experienced domestic abuse & sexual violence receive the right support at the right time, to make them safe, sooner, and help promote recovery and healing.

Office base will be at WomenCentre offices in Halifax with hot desk facilities at partner agencies on the Survive and Thrive Contract. The postholder will be required to deliver one-to-one and group sessions in community based venues across Bradford and District.

Closing date: 9am Monday 28 March 2022

More info:

Vacancy! Part-time Counsellor

In a bid to complete the existing team of Counsellors and to meet the needs of service users based in Bradford District, we are seeking to recruit one counsellor with community language skills, preferably Punjabi. This post is open to women only- (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 applies).

Closing date: 9am Monday 28 March 2022

More info:

Vacancies! Bluebird Care

We’re recruiting care assistants! This role offers the potential for an amazing and fulfilling experience. Our care assistants provide crucial care and support to customers in all aspects of their daily life.

If you’re passionate about helping others, we want to hear from you.

We PAY YOU FOR EVERY SINGLE MINUTE YOU WORK including travel time! With Bluebird Care you are paid for the whole shift and not by contact time. Shifts are 7am to 2pm and/or 4pm to 10pm. Earn from £57.12 up to £66.64 per shift.

Must have own Car to use for work (but if you only have a driver’s licence, you have an option to rent a car from the business, subject to T&Cs).

For more information or to apply today please contact our friendly team at Bluebird Care Calderdale & Bradford on 07866 369 916 or visit or

Vacancies! North Halifax Partnership

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner’s – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – term time only – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Early Years Practitioner – term time only – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Advanced Administrator – Family Learning Team
  • Advanced Administrator – Innovations Children’s Centre
  • Projects Administrator – Ovenden Mixenden Initiative
  • Staying Well Worker’s – Ovenden Mixenden Initiative
  • Community Organiser – Ovenden Mixenden Initiative
  • Receptionist/Admin Assistant – Wellholme Children’s Centre
  • Site Supervisor – Creations Children’s Centre
  • Cleaner – Ash Green Children’s Centre
  • Cleaner – Elland Children’s Centre

Closing date for these applications is 12 noon on 23 March

More info:

Vacancies! Suma Wholefoods – We’re Hiring!

We are recruiting People Development Co-ordinators to become members of our workers co-op. Deadline is March 18th.

See our website for more information

Vacancies! Calderdale College

More info

Apprenticeship Opportunities – Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council is pleased to share that they currently have exciting apprenticeship opportunities across many of their services. You’ll learn in the work environment, developing practical skills and understanding you need to excel in your role.

  • Achieve a recognised qualification
  • Gain on-the-job experience
  • Earn a competitive salary

Visit the apprenticeships page and search the apprenticeship category for further information, closing dates and how to apply

Have a great week.

Inclusive Economy Team