Category Archives: Health and Social Care

A year since the launch of Calderdale Cares, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will mark the progress which has been made in bringing together health and care services across the borough.    Closer partnerships between the Council, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospital Trust and the community and voluntary sector are already having a significant… read more … about Calderdale Cares about communities>>

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Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Public service consultancy, iMPOWER named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide, in a major independent survey released today. iMPOWER ranks 150 local authorities by examining performance using 25 indicators across three… read more … about Calderdale Council is one of the best for adult social care>>

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Keeping children safe and working with families who need extra support are the key responsibilities for a new Assistant Director appointed by Calderdale Council. Victoria Gibbs will be joining the senior leadership team in Children and Young People’s Services directorate as the Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in January 2019. She replaces Julie… read more … about Victoria boosts Children’s Social Care team>>

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There’s now less than a month for LGBTQ+ people to have their say about the support available in Calderdale and how they feel about their own mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health issues and national studies suggest a higher level within the LGBTQ+ community. Calderdale Council is asking anyone… read more … about Tell us what you think about our LGBTQ+ support>>

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has revealed its priority funding areas as part of a far reaching health and social care workforce strategy. A one million pound funding envelope, from Health Education England and the Local Workforce Action Board, has now been made available to support a range of high impact workforce… read more … about Green light for million pound health and social care workforce plans in West Yorkshire & Harrogate>>

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Ten years after smoking was banned from public places there has been a significant drop in the number of smokers in Calderdale.  On 1 July 2007 it became illegal to smoke in restaurants, bars, clubs and other public places, protecting staff and guests from breathing second hand smoke.  New figures from Public Health England show… read more … about Healthier Calderdale after 10 year smoking ban>>

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Disabled people should have equal access to all areas of Calderdale so they can live independently within the community according to a new strategy which will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.    An estimated 37,600 Calderdale residents have some form of disability, whilst Government figures suggest that around 2700 school children in Calderdale have some… read more … about Calderdale cares for all ages>>

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A new way of providing adult social care is launching in Calderdale to boost the health and wellbeing of local residents. Calderdale Council is piloting the new service, known as ‘Better Lives at No. 42’, at 42 Market Street, Halifax. The shop, which will be run by social workers, will open its doors to the… read more … about Pop in to No. 42 for a better life>>

Local disabled people should have equal access to all areas of Calderdale so they can live independently within the community.    Calderdale Council is developing a new strategy to support disabled people and re-design services which may prevent people from being independent.    The Council now wants to hear the experiences of disabled people, family members, carers,… read more … about Have your say on the All Age Disability Strategy>>

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