Category Archives: Health

Green-fingered Calderdale residents can now apply to use Council land for growing schemes which encourage people to plant and pick their own fruit and vegetables. The Council’s community growing scheme has been running in the upper valley of Calderdale for over four years after an initial successful pilot in Todmorden. The scheme has now been… read more … about Community scheme grows across borough>>

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are establishing a new Board to strengthen joint working arrangements between all organisations involved and most importantly to further improve health and care for the 2.6 million people living across the area. Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board… read more … about West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Board to Bring NHS, Councils and Communities Closer Together>>

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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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The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, has written to the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, welcoming a shift in direction on future delivery of accident and emergency services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.   The shift is in response to the letter received in May this year,… read more … about Calderdale Council calls for urgent decision on major investment into urgent care>>

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Calderdale Council is helping the NHS celebrate its 70th birthday by lighting up Wainhouse Tower in blue. Halifax’s prominent landmark will join other iconic buildings across the country to mark the big day on Thursday 5 July 2018. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Happy birthday to the NHS! We’re really proud to be… read more … about Wainhouse Tower to light up blue as the NHS turns 70>>

Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle child obesity has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Council is a finalist in the Public Health Improvement category of The MJ Achievement Awards 2018. It has created strong partnerships with organisations across Calderdale to seriously address the issue of poor nutrition when tackling child obesity. Cllr… read more … about A taste of success for healthy eating scheme>>