Category Archives: Health and Social Care

Calderdale’s unpaid carers are urged to come forward for support that they might be missing out on. As part of national Carers Rights Day (Thursday 24 November), Calderdale Council is helping local unpaid carers to know what support they’re entitled to, and has launched a new web page where they can get the help they… read more … about Supporting Calderdale’s unpaid carers>>

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Work has officially completed on a £14million extra care housing scheme that is set to benefit older people across Brighouse. Energy and regeneration specialist Equans has collaborated with housing provider Home Group and Calderdale Council to construct the complex, which encourages independent living. The extra care scheme, named Railway Bridge View, contains 65 one- and… read more … about New over 55s housing complex opens in Brighouse>>

A Calderdale care home has been praised for providing a high-quality place to live and be supported. Positive feedback from residents and families about Bridge House Care Home in Brighouse, such as “safe”, “caring”, “comfortable”, “friendly” and “helpful”, was highlighted in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it rated the home as… read more … about Teamwork drives transformation at Calderdale care home>>

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Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter. The latest version of the Winter Wise guide is being sent to all households in Calderdale, with updated advice on a range of topics to help support residents through the winter period. The guide has… read more … about Helping you stay safe, well and Winter Wise>>

Winter wise

I want to take the opportunity to update you on what we know about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, what it means for Calderdale and the action being taken to delay the variant spreading. The variant was first identified in Southern Africa and has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the World Health… read more … about Message from Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

The Chief Executive of Calderdale Council has been appointed as the Accountable Officer for NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), uniting health and care services within the borough. Robin Tuddenham, who has been the Chief Executive of Calderdale Council since May 2017, will take up the additional role in the Autumn, ensuring that commissioning and… read more … about Health and care join forces in Calderdale>>

Robin

As the country moves towards the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calderdale Council, in partnership with public, private and community sector organisations, is planning the local recovery and reset of how we will work to ensure a safe future for everyone and to rebuild our place and our economy. The Government is due to… read more … about Building a safe and strong future for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

In the fight against COVID-19, Calderdale Council is working with local organisations who are donating or producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our hardworking staff in the NHS and social care, and is calling on Government for an urgent, longer-term solution to the national PPE shortage. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “We… read more … about Calderdale gets to work on personal protective equipment>>

Nick Barber

Calderdale Council and our social care providers are leading on the delivery of social care services to several thousand of our most vulnerable people, every hour of every day, in Calderdale during the pandemic. We are seeing a huge determined effort showing love, kindness and compassion to those who really need our help and support…. read more … about Our social care heroes support the most vulnerable>>

Cllr Metcalfe