Category Archives: Public Health

Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people with diabetes to access the support available to them, to help stay safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as NHS England introduces extra ways to help people living with diabetes, because new research shows they are at greater risk of… read more … about Extra support for people with diabetes during coronavirus pandemic>>


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 is committed to promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the borough and is raising awareness of the support available to minimise the mental health impacts of COVID-19. The impacts of COVID-19 on physical health are well documented and residents should all follow national guidance on social distancing(external link) (limiting social contact to… read more … about Looking after your mental health>>

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Calderdale Council is doing all it can to support the borough’s most vulnerable residents as part of its response to COVID-19. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (COVID-19).  This includes people with serious underlying health conditions such as specific cancers… read more … about Support for the extremely vulnerable>>


Calderdale Council has boosted its leadership team with the appointment of three new senior officers. The Council has recruited a new Director of Public Health; an Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in Children and Young People’s Services and a new Assistant Director for Adult Social Care Operations. Deborah Harkins, currently the Director of… read more … about Hat-trick for Calderdale>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Joint press release from Calderdale Council and Public Health England PHE has confirmed that a resident of Calderdale has tested positively for COVID-19. Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with Calderdale Council and NHS colleagues following a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr Andrew Furber, Centre Director for Public Health England Yorkshire and… read more … about COVID-19 case confirmed in Calderdale>>


Storm Ciara brought devastating flooding across Calderdale on Sunday 9 February. Heavy and persistent rain led to widespread flooding, causing several road and building closures and flooding to homes and businesses. Local residents, flood wardens and teams from Calderdale Council and other organisations showed their amazing community spirit, braving the bad weather and working around… read more … about Calderdale’s response to flooding>>


Calderdale Council has signed up to the national Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health(external link) from Public Health England (PHE), to build on its commitment to preventing mental health problems and promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the borough. Working closely with PHE and other organisations, the Council is making significant steps towards tackling… read more … about Council makes ground-breaking commitment to tackling mental health issues in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council is furthering its commitment to tackling the obesity crisis by considering adoption of the Local Government Healthy Weight Declaration. The declaration is a council commitment to promote healthy weight and looks to ensure that the healthy choice is the easier choice. Initially developed by the Food Active programme, the declaration has already been… read more … about Creating a healthier future for Calderdale>>

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