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May 2021

 

 

 

FREE Online Course

Come Dine With Us Course from Fusion Learning

 

We are running a Come Dine With Us from Monday 17th May, this is made up of 2 sessions per week, running for 2 weeks. 10:30am-11:45am. 

 

Come Dine With Us has been designed to aid clients with confidence in the kitchen, learn about the food groups and healthy eating. 

 

Upon completion of the course participants will receive a £10 Love 2 Shop Voucher

 

All workshops are being run in a safe environment and are fully inclusive. 

 

In order to access these workshops, you would need a smart phone/ laptop or tablet with internet access. 

We welcome learners of all abilities - eligibility is 19 years or over,  unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week. 

For more information on this course please call Tony Bradley on 07872 602838 or Linda Wood on 07872602829

To secure your place please call 01484 532280 or email learning@fusionhousing.org.uk.

Alternatively, you can follow the below link to register.

 

https://my.kirklees.gov.uk/service/Schools_and_education___Kirklees_Council_Learner_Enrolment_Form_2020_2021

 

Full Time Meals

Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge launch 'Full Time Meals' project to help families cook healthy on a budget

As part of the #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign, footballer and campaigner Marcus Rashford has launched Full Time Meals. With chef Tom Kerridge, he'll be posting a video each week of "pocket-friendly, easy-peasy recipes for mega-tasty, super-filling, hearty home cooked grub." You can encourage parents to watch these on the website, or to follow Tom Kerridge @ChefTomKerridge on Instagram.

 

 

The #EndChildFoodPoverty website has other resources to support families at risk of going hungry.

Kirklees Council Local Welfare Provision has information about help anyone can access here in Kirklees.

 

Mental Health Support

Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity

Small Community Grants 2021/22

See attached document

If you are interested in applying for one of the available projects, please contact Karen.millson@kirklees.gov.uk and outline which project application you would like. Karen will then send you the relevant project application form. The deadline for all applicants is lunchtime Friday 28th May.

 

Autism from the Outside

Raising awareness, understanding and acceptance of Autism and how as a community we can make a difference

Sunday 16 May

See flyer

Virtually with Pursuit of Happiness CIC

Women Together

Do you want to be part of something which supports, guides, educates and offers women a voice on issues close to us all. By offering a voice and sharing our stories we can empower and form lasting friendships

See flyer

For more information please contact Claire Ewart cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk

 

Remembering Srebrenica

Learning from genocide to fight racism in our communities

Every year on 11 July this tragedy is marked by commemorations across the world. As well as remembering the victims, we also use this opportunity to think about how, in the space of only a few months, a society where different religions had lived side by side for decades could descend into genocide.

 

We’d like you to tell us in less than 20 words what you yourself could do to help fight hatred and division in our communities. Send your suggestions to cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk before 1 July and we’ll share them via social media in the days around 11 July. Thank you for your support in making our communities stronger, kinder and better places to live.

Virtual Session to Support those thinking about Fostering. –

Women’s session.

Monday 17th May, 10.00 am till 11.00am.

Come along and find out more information on becoming a foster parent.

Listen to parents who have already been through the process, with the opportunity to ask questions from those who know.

If you’ve thought about fostering and would like to find out more this is a great opportunity to meet a foster carer and chat to a member of our friendly team about the process. 

 

Come along and find out more information on becoming a foster parent.

Listen to parents who have already been through the process, with the opportunity to ask questions from those who know.

If you’ve thought about fostering and would like to find out more this is a great opportunity to meet a foster carer and chat to a member of our friendly team about the process. 

To register please follow the link below: Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/fostering-awareness-session-tickets-153458318963

 

Neighbourhood Watch

Spring Crime Prevention Newsletter

Attached

Paid research project

PHD Student looking for people under 60

She is at Huddersfield and for the current phase of her research, she looking for any people under 60 who have no addiction problems to take part in this important research to test new approaches to addressing addiction problems.  They are paid a small amount for their time

Contact Mithu Komarnyckyj <mithu@ls2y.co.uk>

Volunteering

FREE Online Volunteering Course Starting 1st June 2021

This course is a great way to explore volunteer opportunities and, help you get involved in your local community .

 

All workshops are being run in a safe environment and are fully inclusive. 

 

In order to access these workshops, you would need a smart phone/ laptop or tablet with internet access. 

 

We welcome learners of all abilities - eligibility is 19 years or over,  unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week. 

 

For more information on this course please call Tony Bradley on 07872 602838 or Linda Wood on 07872602829 at Fusion Housing

To secure your place please call 01484 532280 or email learning@fusionhousing.org.uk. Alternatively, you can follow the below link to register.

 

https://my.kirklees.gov.uk/service/Schools_and_education___Kirklees_Council_Learner_Enrolment_Form_2020_2021

 

Course Code: SH2021017

 

Tuesday 1st June, 4 sessions (Every Tuesday) 2pm-3:15pm- Via Zoom

 

 

The Power Of Protest – Tracing Black Abolitionist History In Kirklees – A virtual Tour

A partnership approach: A collaboration between the West Yorkshire Archive Service; Kirklees Libraries and Kirklees Council’s BAME Network and Community Cohesion Team has produced a virtual tour with the University of Edinburgh that shines a light on five abolitionists who campaigned across Kirklees to end the cruel trade.

Curated collection from Kirklees Libraries: Alongside the tour, a special e-book collection of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Fredrick Douglass, The Poetry of Phyllis Wheatley by Phyllis Wheatley, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, will be available from Kirklees Libraries.

 

 

We are very pleased to be part of Kirklees Libraries’ amazing project (please see attached poster) which will be streamed live on the 20th May 2021 at 1 pm. You can watch the tour live on Kirklees Libraries’ Facebook page or on their YouTube channel or you can catch up another time as the video will be available online.

We are also collating your questions for Dr Hannah-Rose Murray in case you can’t join the live streaming so your relevant questions can get answered during the virtual tour. Please send them to cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk

 

Job opportunities

Year of Music 2023 – (Mental) Health and Wellbeing
Coordinator & Producer

HOOT is looking for an exceptional candidate to realise the ambition and opportunity of this post in developing a sustainable role for participatory music making in support of the mental health and wellbeing for people across Kirklees in the build-up, delivery and beyond the Year of Music 2023.

Successful applicants will become part of the experienced and committed team here at Hoot  Creative Arts and work in an agile way between our offices and studios in central Huddersfield, home working and other venues as and when required.

Please apply by reading the job pack and completing the application form below, stating why you are interested in working for Hoot on this exciting and ambitious new development.

 

Download the application form and application pack on the HOOT website: www.hootcreativearts.co.uk/jobs

Return your completed application to: info@hootmusic.co.uk with ‘Year of Music 2023 Recruitment’ in subject box.

The closing date for receipt of applications is : 12.00pm midday on Wednesday 2nd June 2021

 

Useful links

Connect to Support

Kirklees Council is working in partnership with the 3rd Sector to redesign the Connect to Support webpage. The Connect to Support webpage is an online resource for people looking for adult social care services, advice and support which includes links to information, specialist advice, local activities and community groups. As members of your communities who have been supporting vulnerable and isolating adults and families, we want your views. Initial views and feedback are being captured through an online survey. Please note that the survey is anonymous, will take 5 – 10 minutes to complete and closes on the 19th May 2021. To access the survey please follow the link

 

 

 

Connect to Support Survey

 

Grants

The ‘Stop Loan Sharks’ Community Fund is now open

The deadline for applications is 

Wednesday, 30th June 2021.

 

Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.  Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities.

Read the full story and learn how to apply on our website at www.stoploansharks.co.uk/groups-urged-to-bid-for-share-of-loan-sharks-confiscated-cash/

 

Volunteers

Kirklees Volunteers’ Week 2021

‘Thank You’ Fund

for Volunteer-Run Groups

The deadline for applications:

Monday 24th May 2021

 

National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is an annual event to recognise the contribution that millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.  It is an opportunity for us to formally recognise and say ‘thank you’ to volunteers in Kirklees.  This year the TSL Kirklees Volunteering team want to help groups in Kirklees say thank you to all their volunteers, particularly those who’ve done such incredible work over the last year, supporting people through the pandemic, either in person or from home.  (See Flyer)

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Bracey, Volunteer Development Manager, tel: 07776588691.

 

Third Sector Leaders

April 2021 Bulletin

TSL Kirklees Bulletin April 2021: Latest Lockdown Easing News, COVID Updates and Funding Opportunities (mailchi.mp)

 

1.TSL Kirklees News
2.Training and Events
3.Latest Funding
4.Third Sector News
5.Third Sector Jobs

 

FREE Online Webinar

Lessons from the pandemic:

Working with families in poverty in Kirklees

Tuesday 27 April 2021 17:00 to 18:00

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lessons-from-the-pandemic-working-with-families-in-poverty-in-kirklees-tickets-150738854973

 

Men’s Mental Fitness programme

Offload is a 10-week Men’s Mental Fitness programme delivered by current and ex rugby league players

(See flyer)

The first programme starts Wed 21st April 6pm and runs for 10 weeks at The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, HD1 6PT.

Please take a look at our video which gives a brief insight into the programme from a couple of our players presenters, men who have attended the programme and Huddersfield Giant Community Trust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qu1FXLNY4g

 

To sign up for the first programme or to find out more information

Contact Dan Wilczynski

Email: Dan@hgct.co.uk

Website: www.rugbyleaguecares.org/offload

 

 

Mental Health Support

Richmond Fellowship –  Making recovery a reality

Online workshops April to June (See Flyer)

Email:

karl.jackson-lander@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Phone: 07909 993203

Mental Health Support

Richmond Fellowship –  Making recovery a reality

Coming Out Of Lockdown – Online

(See flyer and Application Form))

Email:

karl.jackson-lander@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Phone: 07909 993203

Vaccine Hesitancy

Up to £1,000 is available for community groups in Kirklees to encourage vaccine uptake and community testing in your area. Find out more on the TSL website:

 

Funding for creative ideas to tackle vaccine hesitancy

 

Covid Vaccine POP-UP Clinic

Friday 23 April

7.30pm to 10.00pm

Masjid Riza mosque, Birkby

Gemma Jenkinson -  Community Plus

Community Coordination Manager (Rural)

T: 01484 225224

M: 07976 681316

@Skype: gemma.jenkinson@Kirklees.gov.uk

 

Healthy Start Voucher

Previously, eligible families received vouchers worth £3.10 to use on fresh fruit, veg and milk, this has now been increased to £4.25 from 1st April.

 

A person/family who is pregnant or has a child under 4 and is on certain benefits (this includes Universal Credit) they could be eligible to receive these vouchers

Parents can visit https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/how-to-apply to check their eligibility and then call Healthy Start on 0345 607 6823 to request a freepost application form.

Read Kirklees from Home

Newsletter

  • Library update: Reopening our buildings
  • Birkby Fartown Library
  • Exploring Words and Colour
  • Overdrive Spring collection
  • World Book Night
  • Virtual History walk

Read Kirklees From Home: April 16, 2021 (govdelivery.com)

 

Kirklees Choldren’s Summer Camps

Children aged 9-12 can come to one of the 6 camps throughout July and August. Each camp is 4 days and 3 nights which is spent in tents with their friends.

 

We have not used up our full allocation of assisted places so we particularly want to reach people from low income families. So please could you share our info through your contacts and newsletters.

 

As in previous years the camps will include a variety of games and activities, including the final night disco and campfire, waterslide and games in the woods. The children are collected and returned to one of 3 central pick up points in Huddersfield, Dewsbury and the Woolley Edge services on the M1. The cost of a full price place is £61.04 with reductions when siblings are booked together and, because of our successful fundraising, we have reduced the cost of an assisted place to £20.50 for this year. The fees cover pick up from a central point, all food and activities. For more information about assisted places, contact kirkleescamp@btinternet.com

 

More info and booking at www.kirkleessummerplaycamp.com

 

 

Back to School resources

Grow to School

Wellbeing and recovery curriculum  outdoor packs. They are applicable across all primary key stages (EYFS-KS2)

Grow to School CIC

Sign up to our newsletter Grow to School Newsletter

Web www.growtoschool.co.uk 

FB GROWtoschool

Twitter Growtoschool

Ama Chaney: 07710084388

 

Money Management

Free course starts 04.05.21 (See flyer for details)

For further information, please contact Stephen either by e-mail stephen@flipside.uk.com or Mobile: 07803 184300

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