November 2020

English for Life in the UK – Values and Principles of British Society

Season 2, Episode 1 The Government handbook identifies 5 principles - democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance, participation. We discuss each of these and suggest some others. Download Transcript Transcript Episode 1: Values and Principles of British Society Mark Well - hello, Christine - how are you? Christine Oh, hi, Mark - - I'm not bad, not bad yeah, thank you. It's quite a nice day. It was a very wet day, this morning - I went for a walk and got properly wet, but now I'm sitting at home, and feeling quite cosy. What about you? How are you? Mark Well, I've had a cold - it's been ... a heavy cold really. I've had it over [...]

Lockdown November 2020

We will limit face to face contact as much as possible. Food Activities Food: Hot lunches are still available to takeaway on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm. You must wear a mask. DIY and Gardening groups will not meet in lockdown. Support We are still here to help you. Please call 07743 045624 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10-3. The reception cabin will be closed from Thursday 5 November. Our welfare volunteers will be calling centre users to offer support and guide to other services. If you are in need of any of these items we may be able to help you: clothes, coats, shoes, hats, gloves, children's toys and books, stationary/art supplies & hygiene items. Please call us 07743 045624.  Nursery Nursery is [...]

Season 2 – Preview

What is this podcast? What have we done so far and what are our plans for season 2? How to use this podcast to improve your English and learn more about life in the U.K. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to a special episode of the podcast, English for Life in the UK. This is a preview episode for Series 2 of this podcast. For those of you that are new to the podcast, this will tell you a bit about who we are, what we do on the podcast and how you can make best use of it. For those who've listened before, this is a reminder and will tell you a bit about what's coming next. [...]

October 2020

Where are you most likely to get Coronavirus?

Thanks to the many people around the world who translated our social distancing diagram into (so far) 28 different languages. I'll post them all in this thread. Here's the English one, along with the explanation. — Trisha Greenhalgh 😷 #BlackLivesMatter (@trishgreenhalgh) August 30, 2020 A professor of Primary Care at the University of Oxford has tweeted some extremely helpful diagrams that show how effective social distancing and wearing masks are in preventing the spread of coronavirus. With infection rates rising in Calderdale and the UK, it is very important that we wear masks indoors and keep 2m distance from others. English Arabic Chinese Ethiopian Farsi French [...]

Coronavirus in Calderdale Update October 2020

The number of people getting Coronovirus is rising again across the UK. You must continue to keep yourself and others safe. Wear a mask when in public and when visiting St Augustines - we have free masks at St Augustines which you can collect. Keep 2 metres apart. Wash or sanitise your hands regularly. This is a difficult time as the days are colder, and we are here to help you. Please look after your mental health by continuing to exercise and being in contact with people safely. If you are struggling with loneliness or isolation please call us on 07743045624. Government guidelines from Wednesday 14th October tell us that you CANNOT: CANNOT meet people you don’t live with anywhere inside a building. [...]

Move The Calderdale Way

Collectively as a team of 50, we walked, ran or cycled 4983 miles in September! Almost 5000 miles - the distance between here and Syria. Next year 9 year old puppet girl ‘Little Amal’, will be walking this distance, see here for more details. We hope very much to be a part of this extraordinary and vital event. Together we have raised... £2500 so that we can continue to develop our open garden next year – THANK YOU! Please find the Go Fund Me link here for any last minute donations We've had some great stories over the month. Here's just a few: Andrew, one of our Trustees who broke his knee bones in the Spring, has used this challenge as part [...]