National Shared Lives Week 13 – 21 October 2012

Next week Shared Lives Services across the country will be celebrating the first ever National Shared Lives Week. The Calderdale Shared Lives scheme provides personalised day services, short breaks and long-term living arrangements for young people and adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and older people. The service is provided by forty-six truly amazing and dedicated Shared Lives Carers who have been approved to provide support in their own homes, out in the community or in the homes of people who need extra help and support at home.

If you would like to hear more about Shared Lives please get in touch.

Tel: 01422 363561or E-mail:

Don’t panic Mr Mannering – murder mystery with the Halifax Aachen Society…

Halifax Aachen Society presents a Murder Mystery on Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm in the Maurice Jagger Centre, Winding Road, Halifax HX1 1UZ  (opposite the Bus Station). This takes the form of the Dad’s Army 1952 Reunion Dinner – there will be around a dozen experienced actors who will set the scene, mingle with the audience and eventually one of them will die! Can you work out who will meet their end and who committed the dastardly crime? Tickets cost £15 and that includes a 2 course meal. Everyone welcome – just ring 01422 351324 or 345582 with any queries and to book your tickets. We held a similar event last year and it was so good that we are running this again. Do get a few people together and come along for a good night out!

Run – Jog Sessions for beginners…

Your essential guide to Beginner Running groups – Your opportunity to get fit have fun and be part of a group, all groups are jointly co-ordinated by the Sports Development Team
For further details on any of these please contact the named person below. If anyone is interested in becoming a Run Leader please contact

Just one month to Totally Locally at Townstock…

Just one month to go!

On 5 November the Totally Locally kit will launch at Townstock 2012, and we can’t wait to meet you there.

Townstock is the first national event for people who want to get on and do something about their towns …and the councils, businesses and associations who help it happen. It is bringing together community initiatives from across the UK, policy makers from high street brands like Morrisons and Boots, and national organisations including the Community Development Foundation, Action for Market Towns and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies. See photos of all our speakers!

At Townstock you’ll hear the ideas that are working from award-winning community projects, Portas Pilots, Town Teams, Totally Locally towns, inspirational volunteers, business leaders and social entrepreneurs. You can find out what can be achieved on tiny budgets and make exciting connections for your local community.
And of course there’s a fantastic workshop by the Totally Locally team all about the kit… what’s in it, what it does and how to use it in your town!
You can find lots more information at or email