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Hens bring Batley school children and older people together

Linson Court residents with the school pupils

A food project to reduce social isolation in older people has paired a Batley Junior and Infants School with a local care home, with fantastic results. Food for Life brings schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes, and their surrounding communities together around the core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food. Their latest programme Better Care aims to demonstrate that

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Join with us to unite against Child Sexual Exploitation

Sunday 18 March 2018 is National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day, which aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE and encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse. Simply put, child sexual exploitation involves a young person under the age of 18 being manipulated, forced or coerced into taking part in a sexual act in exchange for something. It

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Announcing the Big Build for Kirklees

House building

This morning, Deputy Leader Cllr Shabir Pandor launched our ambitious plan to deliver 10,000 new homes by 2023, at MIPIM – the world’s leading international property and investment event in Cannes, France. The Big Build is a comprehensive programme of proactive activity to increase the rate of house building across Kirklees, by working with private landowners, major house builders, housing

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Regional careers campaign to inspire young people

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and West Yorkshire Combined Authority is inspiring young people in making decisions about future jobs through their latest high-profile careers campaign. The FutureGoals campaign aims to raise awareness of career opportunities in the City Regions key sectors and offers a wealth of useful support and resources. If you’re a teacher, parent or carer

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