Thursday 27th October 2022
The Basement Project, with bases in Halifax and Todmorden, has become a vital lifeline for many people struggling with addiction across Calderdale. They aim to offer support and inspiration for all those suffering from the problems caused by substance misuse and indeed, all their staff have at some point been touched by addiction issues.
Thursday 17th March 2022
By Jilly Walstow
My name is Jilly aka Mamma Strider. I set up a women’s running group in Hebden Bridge just over 4 years ago, I had a year where every ultra marathon I entered resulted in a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) and I was left feeling despondent. I needed to do something - what if I couldn’t run anymore? Maybe encouraging others would be enough…
Friday 26th November 2021
by Ifeoma Isife
I have a son, now 7 years old. I am the main carer and I take him out to ride his bike alongside other activities. I always walk behind while he is on his bike and most times, he would say ‘C’mon mummy walk fast’ or ‘you can’t catch me’ sort of phrase to make me close the gap between us or walk faster. Cycling with my son is the main motivation, his current phrase now is ‘I’m faster than you’ whenever he cycles past me.
Thursday 8th July 2021
When we meet, can we move? That’s the question that we are asking every organisation in Calderdale this summer. We’re asking this because we believe that when we move, we’re stronger – and walking meetings are a great way to get started for many.
Wednesday 7th July 2021
“It makes you feel good in yourself, it’s time to think, time to get away, time to just switch off for a little bit and chat about something that isn’t work, children or families.”Ella King, Active Champion
When we meet, can we move? Local resident and Active Champion Ella King spotted an opportunity to meet & move that fitted into her new daily routine.
Monday 5th July 2021
In June, we visited Ryburn United FC, where Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees have set up their very first walking football session for the people they support, and the general public too.
We paid them a visit to ask them why the session was important to them, and to see the impact it was having on residents.