Seated Pilates

 New Payment Structure:

Monthly payments of £5 per class can now be made in advance with no refund for non attendance. Alternatively payment can be made for individual sessions at a rate of £7 per class. People can mix and match as they wish ie: advance payment for months in which they expect to attend all classes, weekly rate where they know in advance they will be missing some classes. People who know in advance that they will be missing for 4 weeks or more will not be charged for that period as long as they have informed us.

Home Instead Winter Newsletter

  Welcome to Home Instead’s Winter Newsletter     A happy new year to all our clients, care professionals, partners and friends and welcome to our first newsletter of 2024.  For many people with older relatives, the Christmas and New Year period can be a time of conflicting emotions as families observe changes in the health and condition of their loved-ones at a time of celebration. Starting with companionship care or home help from a provider like Home Instead can be a good way to begin the care journey while making life a little more comfortable for the person you love.

In this edition we bring you news of Home Instead’s research into the struggles of family carers, an update on our 2023 Santa-gram campaign, new companionship groups for older people and you can find out how to get copies of our popular Scam guide. 
Home Instead’s Take Care Campaign has struck a chord with families!     Unsupported, under-appreciated, under pressure! This was the recurring feedback we got when we undertook the first definitive research into the situations and mindsets of 2,000 family carers across the UK.  Our latest campaign ‘Take Care’ follows the busy lives of family caregivers, exploring the raw and real impact of caring for an older loved one.
    Home Instead Santa-gram campaign delivers again       Every year we work with local schools to create and deliver hand-made cards and letters to elderly, lonely or isolated people in the run up to Christmas.  Pictured is this lovely group of school children from Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Halifax who made some of the beautiful Christmas cards we received. This year we delivered over 500 Santa-grams and also woollen blankets to the elderly via Age UK, Calderdale Dementia Hub, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Memory Lane Cafe and local pharmacies.  

NEW Home Instead Activity & Social Group in Brighouse     We recently partnered with loneliness charity Re-engage to run a new Activity & Social group for older people in the Brighouse area. The two afternoon events held so far have seen our visitors making new friends and having a go at Boccia – a type of indoor bowls which works well in limited spaces – as well as a range of activities and board games. The next event is on Thursday 18th January from 2pm to 4pm at the Brighouse Rest Centre on Park Row, Brighouse, just behind the Overgate Furniture Shop. This free event is open to anyone aged 70 and over.  

Home Instead expands into Bradford   Home Instead has been providing home care and live-in care services across Calderdale since 2013 and in Kirklees since 2019.  An opportunity has now arisen to bring our exceptional levels of home care to the districts of Bradford that are closest to Calderdale including Queensbury,Thornton, Allerton, Clayton, Denholme and Wibsey.  We are now recruiting Care Professionals in those areas. For more information about care at home or to find out about joining the Home Instead team call us on 01422 292424 or email  

Get your guide to staying safe from Scams   Scams come in many forms; by email, text message, letter, telephone and door-to-door callers. Scammers try to capture your personal data or make false promises to con victims out of money; often with flashy, official looking documents or websites, or convincing telephone sales patter. They call at your house under the guise of a public official or tradesperson offering a seemingly legitimate service.  Our Guide to Scams gives you the tips to start understanding how to protect yourself and is available to download from our website.

New Companionship Café at Age UK’s Centre in Halifax   Make new friends at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees’ Companionship Café at Rimani House in Halifax. With free refreshments, a variety of activities and plenty of good conversation, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. The Café runs from 1:30pm-3:30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in joining, feel free to come down and meet the team. They’d love to see you there! 
    Home Instead welcomes new Care Manager, Kelly Beck to the team     Kelly joined Home Instead in September after our long-standing Manager Naomi Lanigan left to progress her career in the adult social care sector in Bradford.  Kelly has been working in adult care for over 15 years and we are delighted to welcome her to the team. With her experience of delivering outstanding care to adults of all ages, she plans to maintain our excellent standards of home care while looking for ways to improve the business, grow our team of Care Professionals and develop strategies for smarter working.
    Loneliness is now a global issue!     The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared loneliness to be a global issue and has launched an international commission to combat it. The new commission will run for the next three years and will look at how loneliness and social isolation can affect physical, mental and emotional health. Those leading the new commission into loneliness say investment in rebuilding the social fabric of society must be given the same level of investment as other global health concerns, such as tobacco use, obesity, and addiction.  Loneliness charity Re-engage has more details.
About Home Instead   We specialise in the care of older people and help them stay connected to their community by providing high quality, tailored support that is adaptable as needs change. Whatever your circumstances, our lovely Care Professionals are here to help.   Join us on social media

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National Trust Supporters’ Group, Halifax and Huddersfield (Holme and Calder)


Saturday 23rd March, Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax. 2.0pm for 2.15 start.

Dan founded this registered charity 18 years ago. He will tell us about swans’ lives and habits in general, then explains how, working with volunteers and vets, they are dedicated to the rescue, treatment and eventual release of injured swans and wild animals across Yorkshire and the adjoining counties.

H and C members £4.00, non-members £4.00 (includes refreshments). All welcome. Enquiries 07779233048

Calderdale Family History Society


MAY 23rd – My American Cousins – Stuart Wilkinson

JUNE 27th – Yorkshire Waterman – David Scrimgeour

JULY 25th – Heroes & Ghosts – Michael H Hallett

AUGUST 22nd – Hartshead, its people and environs – Margot Atherton

SEPTEMBER 26th – DNA Q&A, I know who I am, thanks to DNA – Graham Farmer

Check out the CFH website for a brief resume of the next meeting