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Quality 4 Health and Wellbeing

Monday 26th February 2024

Calderdale groups and organisations have been signing up for the Quality 4 Health and Wellbeing (Q4H) accreditation in their droves recently, and as a result, will benefit from a £500 windfall.

The accreditation is designed to provide evidence to commissioners and funders that organisations have achieved exceptional standards of health and wellbeing service delivery. This is closely aligned with Active Calderdale principles, with physical activity being one of the key elements.  

  1. Creating active health & social care

Stepping Stones to Fitness

Wednesday 21st February 2024

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of people’s lives suffered greatly and access to physical activity provision was no exception. That was the case for a group of ladies from Stones Methodist Church, who used to attend a keep-fit session there before the Covid lockdown drastically affected their daily routine.

More recently, however, interest had been growing in setting up a new fitness class and in December 2022, Stones Methodist Church was supported to enable a tutor to provide 13 weeks of gentle exercise classes.

  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

Active at Home - Carers Wellbeing

Tuesday 20th February 2024

Carers Wellbeing Service Calderdale currently offer a wide range of services to unpaid carers in Calderdale with over 2,500 unpaid carers registered with them. These services include information and advice, access to carers needs assessments, support groups and social activities. 

  1. Creating active health & social care

Wellbeing and Physical Activity – The Perfect Match for VAC

Monday 5th February 2024

The ‘Weekly Wellbeing Hour’ is the brainchild of CEO Julie Robinson, and as a result, colleagues have been utilising this hour to look after their general wellbeing, which for some has naturally led to an increase in physical activity.  
  1. Creating active workplaces

Active Threads: Creating Inclusive Communities

Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Active Calderdale envisions a community where everyone has the capability, motivation, and opportunity to lead an active lifestyle. Our mission is to work collaboratively with communities, making physical activity an integral part of daily life. To achieve this, we engage and support partners, embedding the promotion of physical activity into their initiatives.
  1. Creating active community assets
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Diamond Award for New Road Primary

Thursday 18th January 2024

New Road Primary School in Sowerby Bridge has set an unprecedented standard for health and wellbeing, achieving the highest recognition in every category of the Calderdale Healthy Schools award program. Recognised for its exceptional efforts in mental and emotional wellbeing, physical activity, and food and nutrition, the school has become the first in Calderdale to secure Gold level awards in all three criteria.

  1. Creating active educational settings