NHP are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Do you live or work in Illingworth, Ovenden or Mixenden?

We are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Founded in 1998, North Halifax Partnership Ltd is a resident -led charity working for  and with local people

We don’t just work in North Halifax. We provide many services and activities to improve personal and community health and wellbeing across North and East Halifax and the Lower Calder Valley. They include  community projects, children’s centres, family support, Staying Well , family  learning, and work support.

We are one of the Community Anchors of Calderdale and we bring people and organisations together in local places.

We would love to hear from both from people who have no previous experience, and those looking for a new trustee role on a friendly and dedicated board. We’re particularly looking for applicants who:

  • Living or working in Illingworth & Mixenden or  Ovenden wards
  • Finance, Audit and Risk management in an SME or large business
  • Senior Management experience in NHS, Police, and Schools – with a passion for best practice delivery involving local communities
  • Raising educational aspiration and attainment in local communities though increased participation

We want to increase the diversity of our board to reflect our community and particularly welcome ethnic minority applicants.

Have a look at what some of our board members say about their experience as an NHP Board member.

Download an application pack:

NHP Trustees Application form

NHP Trustee Application Pack

or contact  Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk

For an informal conversation about being a trustee at NHP  contact Tina Burke Chief Executive on 01422 251090 or email Tina.Burke@nhpltd.org.uk

More information about NHP is at https://northhalifaxpartnership.org/

 You can also look us up on the Charity Commission and Companies House websites

Shared on behalf of one of our partners, ONUA at the climax of Black History Month:

It’s already half term! With the children coming home to local and national restrictions, we have thought about how we could provide support whilst our children are home for the break, as we climax Black History Month . Please click on the links below which will take you to all the activities based around Black History Month. Each link will send you to a folder:



Each folder has a video of the resource and then some activities children could do after they’ve watched the videos. From a general overview, we can say that these activities would cover areas in the curriculum including understanding the world, creative art and design ,communication, literacy , ICT and community just to mention a few!

New What’s on Guide for October and November

Welcome to our Autumn edition of our what’s on
guide, it’s jam packed full of information about
the sessions we are running throughout October
and November!

Click here to download the guide

We are celebrating World Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2020

Throughout the month of August 2020 we will be inviting you to complete an online quiz to see what you know about Breastfeeding. We will be testing your knowledge to see if what you know is actually true as there are many myths about Breastfeeding………and as a thank you we will be putting your entry into a Grand Draw to win a Pamper Hamper.

To take part in the short quiz and to be in with the chance of winning one of the 7 ‘Pamper Hamper’s’ please click here and complete the online quiz

Closing date is Friday 4th September 2020.

Winners will be picked randomly during w/c 7th September 2020.

Good Luck!

Recipes Galore

Recipes Galore

Here at NHP we have been busy putting together lots of healthy affordable recipes for you to try. The recipes are quick and easy to make so why not give them a try. Click on the link below which will take you to 30 mouth-watering recipes.

Have a go and feel free to send us pictures of your creations and give us any feedback.

Ready – Steady – now start cooking!

Child Safety Week

As part of Child Safety Week The Child Accident Prevention Trust have put together a useful booklet with lots of hints and tips on keeping children safe in the home.

Click here to see the Child Safety Booklet    

Quality for Health Level 2

qual for health

North Halifax Partnership has had Quality for Health assurance since 2016.  Most recently we were delighted to be assured at Level 2 in May 2019, when the assessor reported:

Overall, I found the service to be excellent, in its impact upon individual lives and the larger community.

We have 20 years’ experience of connecting local people of all ages with opportunities and support through our Children’s Centre services; Ovenden & Mixenden Initiative community programmes; and Staying Well  providing  in the words of our assessment an entirely person centred approach across all services.


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                                ….because babies don’t come with a set of instructions.

We know that dads want important information on how to care for their new baby, and what to expect. The DadPad® can help, by giving you the knowledge and practical skills that you need in order to give your baby the best start in life, look after yourself and support your partner.

What you need to know about The DadPad:

Is an easy-to-use, up-to-date resource for dads-to-be and new dads

  • It covers topic such as
  • Feeding, holding, changing and cleaning your baby
  • Surviving without sleep and coping with crying
  • Getting to know your baby
  • First aid
  • Child development
  • Looking after yourself and supporting your partner

How do I get a Dadpad?

The DadPads are for first time fathers -to -be and will be given out when you attend Antenatal Clinics when you attend with your partner. If you cannot attend don’t worry….. your partner can bring a consent form home for you to complete as we will need to contact you after a few months for some feedback and once the signed consent form is returned we will hand out your DadPad (while stocks last)

Quote from Julian Bose, Director of Inspire Cornwall CIC:

“The DadPad was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions, and dads told us that there was important information that they wanted to be given on what to expect and how to care for their baby.  We listened to what dads, their partners and health professionals asked for and combined it all in the DadPad.

“We are excited to have been given the opportunity by the team at North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres to launch the DadPad in Yorkshire for the first time.”