Category Archives: Public Health

Ten years on from Public Health transferring from the NHS back to local government, Calderdale Council is reflecting on achievements and the difference made to communities during the past decade. On Saturday 1 April 2023, it’s 10 years since Public Health departments across the country moved into councils, which the Local Government Association describes as… read more … about Public Health celebrates decade at the heart of Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

A new network of family hubs has been given the go ahead in Calderdale, providing local families with information and advice on a wide range of issues. Calderdale Council is one of 75 local authorities across the country to receive funding from the Department for Education’s Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme. Family hubs… read more … about Local families at the heart of new support network>>

Family journey

The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. The Council worked with Neil Davidson from the Community CPR Fund to identify where they were needed most, and gifted 10 defibrillators to… read more … about New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale>>

A Calderdale Council employee has won a prestigious national award for her outstanding role in safeguarding adults. Niamh Cullen, a Public Health Manager, came top in the Innovation Champion category in the National Safeguarding Adults Board Excellence Awards during Safeguarding Adults Week in November 2022. Niamh was one of 11 Innovation Champion nominees, and Calderdale… read more … about National recognition for Niamh>>

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Age Friendly events, supported by Council grants, have been taking place across Calderdale to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. International Day of Older Persons is a worldwide awareness day created by the United Nations and celebrated on 1 October every year. It recognises the valued contribution of older people in society and raises… read more … about Events celebrate an Age Friendly Calderdale>>

Annapurna Dance

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 will soon arrive on the doorsteps of all households in Calderdale. The guide has been created by Calderdale Council in partnership with the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care… read more … about Showing kindness and staying Winter Wise>>

Winter wise