Have your say for a healthier, happier Calderdale

Cllr Tim Swift

What helps you to stay healthy and happy?

That’s one of the things Calderdale Council would like to know, in a new survey designed to help improve health and wellbeing support for over-16s living or working in Calderdale.

Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, said:

“The Council, the NHS and community organisations want local people to have healthy and happy lives. This is at the heart of the Calderdale Wellbeing Strategy and the Vision 2024 for Calderdale’s ambition for everyone to live a larger life.

“We’re working together to join up community health and wellbeing services and support for adults. The aim is to help people to live well, connect people to their wider community for support to live well, and increase chances in local communities for people to stay healthy and happy.

“To do this, we want to understand what people need to have good health and wellbeing, and how their communities can support them. Please complete our short survey to help improve services.”

The survey looks at how people find and use information and advice about being healthy, the difference that health and wellbeing support in the community might make, and what being well means to people, with statements to agree or disagree with in the survey such as “I feel connected to others”, “I am physically active” and “I enjoy nature and the local environment.”

The Council, the NHS and community organisations will use the survey results to help shape their work to bring community health and wellbeing services together. Examples of community wellbeing services include support to stop smoking, reduce loneliness and live a more active lifestyle, for people who need extra help to stay healthy and happy and connect with others in a similar situation.

The online survey is available at and can be completed up until 5pm on Friday 25 August 2023.

There are also other ways to have your say on health and wellbeing support, including online and face-to-face meetings and groups. More information about these can be found at

Building a healthy and happy Calderdale supports the Vision 2024 for Calderdale theme of resilience. The year 2024 marks Calderdale’s 50th birthday. Where do we want to be by 2024? Get involved with the debate on Twitter with #VisionCdale2024 and find out more at

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