Category Archives: Health

A new campaign to encourage people to leave their car at home one day a week will launch in Calderdale this April. By persuading people to take at least one in five of their journeys by bike, foot, train or bus, Calderdale Council hopes the campaign will encourage people to be more physically active, improve… read more … about Leave the car at home for 1 in 5>>

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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 has launched a new scheme to help keep local people safe when getting a tattoo. The licensing and environmental health teams have set up the Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme to help people find registered tattooists in Calderdale that meet high standards of hygiene and professionalism. Calderdale has seen an increase in the number… read more … about New tattoo hygiene rating scheme to help protect local people>>

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The first 1000 days of life are the most important in a child’s development according to a new report published by Calderdale Council. The Calderdale Public Health Annual Report 2016 focuses on the earliest stages of a child’s life, from conception to their second birthday, and explores how to make sure they thrive. All Directors… read more … about From womb to world in Calderdale>>

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Press release from Cancer Research UK Smokers in Calderdale are being targeted by a new campaign to highlight the effectiveness of local Stop Smoking Services.   Cancer Research UK has launched an advertising campaign, supported by NHS Smokefree, aimed at increase awareness and encourage people to get help from their local Stop Smoking Service, which give smokers… read more … about Campaign highlights best chance of quitting for Calderdale smokers>>

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Calderdale food businesses who commit food hygiene offences now have the opportunity to attend hygiene awareness courses to help them to improve.  This innovative scheme allows offending businesses, who may formerly have faced prosecution, the alternative option of attending Calderdale Council’s Food Hygiene and Safety Awareness Course, to educate them in the importance of hygiene… read more … about New course of action for hygiene offenders>>

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This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 8 March), people in Calderdale are invited to ‘Know your CO’ with free Carbon Monoxide testing available. From Monday 6 to Friday 10 March, Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale is offering free testing of people’s Carbon monoxide levels, every morning from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing… read more … about Know your CO this No Smoking Day>>

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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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Calderdale Council is inviting residents to comment on a new strategy designed to help people become more physically active across the borough.  Physical activity has many health benefits.  It can significantly reduce the chances of people developing dementia, depression, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.    However almost 30% of adults in Calderdale are… read more … about Help us become the most active borough>>

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