Category Archives: Health and Social Care

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>>

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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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Calderdale Council’s Support and Independence Team in the Lower Valley is celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.  The team helps people who need support to regain independence following an accident, illness or after leaving hospital. The service is based in Brighouse, but supports people in their homes… read more … about Boost for Lower Valley Support Team>>

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The Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (The Joint Committee) met on 23 February to consider progress on the proposed future arrangements for hospital and community health services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield and the work that had taken place to address the Joint Committee’s concerns to aspects of the proposals. During the meeting… read more … about Statement from Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee>>

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An innovative new way of working to better support young people in care has now officially launched in Calderdale.  The Positive Choices programme looks to reduce the number of children being taken into care by supporting young people throughout pregnancy and early years.   A significant number of children who are looked after or care… read more … about Supporting young people to make Positive Choices>>

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The latest statistics from NHS Digital have alarmingly revealed that last year one in five (22%) women in Calderdale aged 25-64 who are eligible for a cervical screening test did not book in or attend their smear test.  The data has found that the numbers of women in Calderdale attending in the younger age group… read more … about Encouraging cervical screening>>

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Everyone likes a good natter with their hairdresser, but with a new Calderdale initiative, that chat could be more important than you think. Calderdale Council has joined forces with West Yorkshire Police, the domestic abuse service Calderdale Staying Safe, Victim Support and the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, to launch a new campaign aimed… read more … about Let’s Be Clear on domestic abuse>>

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