Park and Warley Weekly Digest 13.5.22

Hello!  Here is a quick update of some of the latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.

Mental Health Awareness and Combatting Loneliness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week,  and this year’s theme for the week is loneliness. Never before has it been more important to give mental ill health the time it deserves and break down the stigmas associated with this devastating and destructive illness that so many of us suffer with.

VitaMinds is here for you. See attached flyer for more information and to book an appointment

Do you get a State Pension?

There’s an estimated £6.8 million of unclaimed Pension Credit in Calderdale. You, or a family member could be entitled to a top-up to help with living costs.

Check online: or if you need help call 01422 288005

St. Augustine’s Centre Halifax – ‼️ WE NEED YOUR HELP ‼️

We currently need:  NEW men’s socks & underpants, good quality men’s clothes (seasonally appropriate), men’s shoes and trainers.

We are also in great need of second-hand laptops.

If you have donations, please get in touch to arrange a drop-off first.

If you are a business or organisation and can hold a collection point for us, get in touch for a chat!


Thanks as always for your support

Active Calderdale Survey

Active Calderdale is 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 need it most, to tackle inequalities in Calderdale. Please complete and share the survey as below:

“No matter how active you currently are, this is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that the right changes can be made to support you, your friends and your family.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and can be found here:

Calderdale Dementia Hub

Calderdale Dementia Hub is looking for people living with dementia who might be interested in joining their DEEP involvement group. The group will help to ensure services and information across Calderdale is accessible for people with dementia, and to influence change. It’s also an opportunity for people with dementia to talk about what is important to them.

Anyone interested should contact Lisa Berrett

What’s On – Activities and Events

FREE Gardening Workshops

Tuesday 17th May 1pm – 4pm – Week 1 – Vertical gardening (great for small spaces and for providing green insulation)

Tuesday 24th May 1pm – 4pm – Week 2 – Flowers for pollinators and the basics of beekeeping.

Limited places so booking essential. Please see the attached flyer

Cooking on a Budget

Join us in the Outback Community Kitchen for one of our Cooking on a Budget taster sessions. Learn how to make delicious, healthy and budget friendly meals using minimum equipment.

Sessions will be fun and friendly and help you to build your confidence in the kitchen.

Wednesday 18th May 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday 25th May 10:00am – 1:00pm

Places are limited. To book, please see the attached flyer

Sharing Mary – Bible And Quran Side By Side

Calderdale Interfaith Council are please to present this talk and discussion led by Madeleine Russell on Tuesday 24th May, 1.30pm at Halifax Opportunities Trust, Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, HX1 5PG.

This is a women only event.

Please RSVP Perveen on 07776107362

Mary Hackett, Belle Vue, Model Village, Bombsite And Gibbet

On Saturday 28th May, 11am David Glover, local Historian will lead a walk starting at Francis Lister Cemetery gates, visiting Francis Street, People’s Park, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, the little known Model Village at West Hill Park, and the site of the Hanson Lane Bom.

Address for starting point is: 109 Lister Lane, HX1 5JZ

Open to all. Please RSVP Perveen on 07776107362

More events being added daily – keep an eye on our website for what’s on!

People’s Park Multi Sports Fun Day with Healthy Holidays – 1 June flyer attached

Wednesday 1st June, 12pm – 4pm at People’s Park Halifax.

Local children young people and families are invited to this FREE outdoor fun day from Healthy Holidays providers: HIMMAT, Unique Community Hub, Calder Community Squash, West Yorkshire Police and Jubilee Children’s Centre.

Attractions include: Climbing wall – Caving – archery – zorbing – Relay races – Squash – penalty shoot Out – mini Olympics – Face painting – arts & crafts and more…

Healthy snacks from J Food Fitbox and ice creams from Immy’s Whippy.

Warley Celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event flyer attached

Saturday 4 June, 2pm – 5pm at The Warley Vandals Rugby Club

Coconut shy, tin can alley, bat the rat, licenced bar, face painting, bran tub, tombola, live music, fire engine and lots more.

Best crown and fancy dress competition (1950s theme fancy dress optional)

Outback Community Kitchen and Garden Open Event

Tuesday 7th June, 1.00 – 3.00pm

Join us in the Outback Garden for our open afternoon. Find out more about what fruit and veg we are growing and how to get involved.

The event will include cook and taste demos, an information session about the basics of beekeeping and tours of our community garden.

No need to book, please just come along.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail – on until 12th June.

Join in on this FREE, magical augmented reality story-trail.

Located around Halifax town centre are seven magical characters on a day trip from Buckingham Palace. Join Sir Barnaby Beacon on the trail as he visits his friends, you’ll be able to see them augmented reality, decide what happens next in the story and even win a free digital fun pack at the end. Not only that, but each of the characters will tell you about a decade in The Queen’s historic seventy-year reign.

To learn more or start the trail, go to

Grab a taste of Market life in Calderdale – 25 – 26 June stall booking information attached

Try out your business idea this June in the low-risk space of a market with the support of the friendly and experienced markets team.

Street food, local produce, handmade crafts…#FLAVOURFEST is the perfect opportunity to sell your wares this June 25/26 June at Calderdale College car park.

Any Calderdale-based food business is able to apply for a market stall, including market stall holders. Priority will be given to businesses based in Park or Warley wards to showcase the area’s enterprising and distinctive nature.

Reduced rates available and further discounts for new traders making it the perfect opportunity for new or potential start-up businesses to get involved and try out a business idea.

Stallholders will be provided with either single or marquee type stalls and counter-top tables. Spaces are also available for catering vehicles and self-build gazebos.

Get in touch to request a stall now.

Email  or call Vicky (07712 305025) or Asif (07594 510712)

Employment and Training

Three new free employment support offers

The Employment Hub are running three different free offers to support people around employability, CV-building, interview skills and work experience.

Please see attached flyers or contact for more information.

Calderdale Libraries Job Club is back!

Central Library job club returned on Tuesday 3rd May from 10am to 12pm.

We are very friendly and have helped many customers over the years, so if you need a bit of support then come and see us on the 2nd floor.

Help with job searches, CVs and advice. No booking required.

Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer?

West Yorkshire Police is committed to recruiting from under-represented communities as they believe that a more diverse workforce will allow them to become more effective in preventing and reducing crime, keeping people safe and caring for victims. They are currently under-represented by females and people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds and so are encouraging people from these groups to apply to become Police Officers or members of Police Staff.

Friday 20 May between 9am and 4pm will be an event at Halifax Police Station for women and people from ethnic backgrounds to speak to us about what it’s like to be a police officer.

Email to book a half an hour appointment or visit:…/recruitment…

Do Your Own Thing – Self Employment Programme for Women flyer attached

Currently Unemployed? Would you like to work for yourself? Are you female and live in West Yorkshire?

FREE friendly 14-week courses start May & June 2022

  • Building self-confidence and assertiveness skills
  • Turning your business idea into reality
  • Managing your money and selling your stuff
  • Managing your stress, time and work-life balance

Contact Louanne at SEE Ahead for more information or to book email: Tel: 07980 292146

For Business and VCSE

Want to know more about working with the public sector?

Join Calderdale Council, local business owners and industry professionals on Thursday 19 May to take a closer look at Council Procurement and opportunities, working as a part of a supply chain, and an introduction to the Councils partnership with Go4Growth, supporting SMEs and VCEs in going for public sector business. Guest Speakers:

  • Gillian Askew FCIPS – Go4Growth Support Services
  • Tim Bowers – Galliford Try
  • Lucy Beever – Calderdale Council – Contract Manager (Corporate Asset Facilities Management)
  • Deborah Gaunt – Calderdale Council – Corporate Procurement Officer

Time: 8am – 10am. Venue: Berties Banqueting Rooms, 8 Brook Street, Elland, HX5 9AW

Book hereDoing Business with the Public Sector Tickets, Thu 19 May 2022 at 08:00 | Eventbrite

Invest In Digital And See Your Business Grow flyer attached

Digital Enterprise can support you in the understanding and adoption of technologies that can help you to improve productivity and increase profit.

Our Digital Growth Vouchers, which are worth between £2,000 and £12,500 are designed to help small to medium sized businesses that are looking to grow, by covering some of the costs of their digital or IT investment, so that they can achieve greater profitability and reach their full potential.

To register for the Digital Growth Voucher scheme, visit

To find out more about the support available from Digital Enterprise please see the attached flyer

West Yorkshire Digital Boostcamp for Small Business flyer attached

Working with expert partners the Lloyds Bank Academy are offering free digital and tech support sessions at their Digital Boostcamps in Halifax town centre.

Every Tuesday 7th – 28th June

Register here

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

Calling all business owners! You may be able to apply for the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) if your business was previously ineligible to receive any funding or grants support through COVID-19 pandemic.

Was your business previously ineligible to receive any funding or grants support through COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you may be able to apply for the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF).

Applications are open until the end of May for businesses such as:

  • Hospitality/leisure supply chain (breweries, caterers)
  • Events/exhibitions supply chain
  • Animal boarding
  • Travel and tourism businesses (If not already covered by the Local Retail Discount)

Applications are open now until the end of May! For further information or to submit your application, please visit Calderdale Council website –…/relief-and…/carf-2022

Latest Jobs

Vacancy Office Coordinator – Community Foundation for Calderdale

Community Foundations make a difference by bringing together local philanthropists with dynamic local organisations who need funding and other resources.

The role includes leading on HR and the management of volunteers, supporting the Chief Executive Officer, servicing the AGM and minute taking for quarterly board meetings and sub committees, and assisting with the Foundation membership scheme

Closing Date: 24 June 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Trainee Debt Caseworker – Citizens Advice Calderdale

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our dedicated debt caseworker. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 months’ experience of delivering debt advice casework in an advice agency.

Closing date Sunday 15 May 2022

For full details click here

Vacancy! Receptionist at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre

Halifax Opportunities Trust  is looking for a passionate and enthusiastic team member, to act as a central reception point for staff, tenants and visitors to the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre. You will carry out reception duties including welcoming visitors, answering telephone enquiries and performing general administration work for the Business Centre’s Lead and other Trust staff.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Early Years Practitioner

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking for passionate and enthusiastic team members to work in our nurseries. We provide a warm, secure and stimulating environment and for children aged between 0 – 5 years. You will be the key person for a number of children supporting them in reaching their full learning potential.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Senior Early Years Practitioner – Room Leader

Halifax Opportunities Trust is looking for passionate and enthusiastic team members to work in our Todmorden Children’s Centre. We provide a warm, secure and stimulating environment and for children aged between 0 – 5 years. You will be the key person for a number of children supporting them in reaching their full learning potential.

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

More details…

Vacancy! Migration Coordinator – Calderdale Council

Calderdale has long been a place of welcome to people seeking a new life of safety in the UK and has been part of the national asylum dispersal scheme since its inception.

This role will work with colleagues across the Council, external organisations and key partners including health, education and the voluntary, community and faith sectors to develop and sustain strong and effective working relationships and partnership working. The post will lead on a range of support responses across asylum, refugee and migration programmes.

Closing Date: 18 May 2022

More details…

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team