VAC: New Creative Project

New creative project launched in local residential care homes

VAC (Volunteer Action Calderdale)  is a local charity that provides a number of different services aimed at improving local lives. They have recently launched a new pilot project called “Molly and Bill”, an acronym of ‘making our lives lively and being involved in local life’. The project is working with 5 Calderdale residential care homes and the Community Place at Calderdale Royal. VAC is partnering with the venues to provide an activity programme for their residents and guests. Creative and meaningful activities will be delivered across the venues by community groups, individuals and volunteers.

Liz North, co-ordinator for Molly and Bill, said

“We are really excited to be delivering this innovative project with our partners and are looking forward to working together to provide additional meaningful activities in the venues and also supporting residents to feel more connected to their local community. We are hoping this will be of real benefit to all involved.”

To make the project a success, VAC are currently recruiting volunteers who will support the activity provision, escort guests to community resources and provide one to one befriending.

In addition, VAC are also looking for organisations and individuals who have an interest in delivering creative, meaningful and healthy activities and be part of an extensive and exciting programme for residents and guests to access.

If you are interested in being involved please come and join VAC at one of their market stalls taking place throughout February:

Sowerby Bridge market on 14th, 8:30am to 14:00pm
Hebden Bridge market on the 16th, 8:30am to 14:00pm
Elland market on the 17th, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Halifax market on the 24th February, 8:30am to 14:00pm

Alternatively, if you can’t make one of the stalls please email or call 01422 348777 for more information. Molly and Bill is funded by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the National Lottery.

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