Author: Robert West

International Women’s Day 2022 @ Diamond Wood Community Academy

On Friday 4th March the local community of Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022. The event was held at Diamond Wood Community Academy and attended by over 150 parents, children and members of the local community. Kirklees Wellness Service, Community Plus, Prevent, RASAC, Road Safety, Kirklees Apprenticeships, S2R, Community Cohesion, Uniform Exchange and Locala were just some […]

Are you supporting a family member or friend with a long-term condition? See our latest support sessions

What sessions are available? Building Resilience A reflective and motivational session exploring a number of topics to help carers build on their existing strengths and knowledge to be able to look after their own emotional and physical wellbeing and better manage their caring role. Topics explored include acceptance, managing difficult emotions such as guilt, fear and resentment. We also look at […]

NEW….KAL Exercise Referral Programmes

  Both KAL’s Livewell and Fitness for Health programmes require a referral from a Health Care professional. If you would like more information from KAL about our exercise referral schemes, please contact KAL Wellbeing – Fitness for Health & Live Well Programmes (

Soup glorious soup!

Dewsbury Soup welcomed a great turn-out of North Kirklees’ Third Sector movers and shakers at their 7th gathering. The regular event, which organisers are keen to stress is ‘not just for Dewsbury’, was held at Ponderosa Business Park this time but moves venues for each meeting. Dewsbury Soup has an innovative and effective format: Community groups submit an application with a […]

Warmer Winter Drop In

Are you staying warm and well over winter? Come for a free cup of tea and a chat at the Greenwood Centre in Ravensthorpe between 1.30pm and 4pm on Thursday afternoons to discuss your wellbeing. The Wellness Service and Community Plus are there to chat with you about your personal wellbeing, as well as having the Green Doctors on hand to […]

Partnership-building at Community Plus

Earlier this year, Community Plus welcomed a new team member to support the Coordination Managers in delivering the Do Something Now fund. Community Partnership Manager Dianne Watkinson is now the fund’s single-point-of-contact for enquiries, applications and monitoring, supporting Kirklees’ thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Dianne said: “Do Something Now is about ‘people helping people’ and, at Community Plus, we work in […]

Thinking of replacing cigarettes with a Vaping Device? We can help you…

Read first-hand experience from someone who recently swapped cigarettes for vaping I have recently traded in a 10-year smoking habit for an E-Cigarette and it is the best thing I have ever done, but not for the reasons you might think. I didn’t even really want to stop smoking! I have always said I’d quit, and I never thought I’d have […]

What does Kirklees Active Leisure offer?

At KAL, we want people to be more active, more often which is why, through our memberships, members get access to any of our centres through multi site usage. This gives members the opportunity to make the most of the facilities at any of our 9 centres. We also offer a wide variety of group fitness classes across our centres which […]

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Healthier You | Diabetes Prevention Programme ( A record number of people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes. This figure has more than doubled since 1996. Sadly many people will experience potentially preventable complications because of diabetes, simply because they don’t know enough about their condition and how to manage it. The good news is if you’re at […]

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