Category Archives: Health and Social Care

Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 15 councils in the country for adult social care. In a major independent survey, public service consultancy, IMPOWER has named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide for the second year running. The IMPOWER index measures which councils are spending their… read more … about Calderdale ranked as one of top UK councils for adult social care>>

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Supporting frontline services which protect vulnerable children and adults is the priority within the Cabinet’s budget plans for 2020/21. The proposals were presented at a Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 January 2020, marking the start of a 28 day public consultation. The Government has not yet announced the level of funding for local authorities beyond… read more … about A budget for a sustainable future>>

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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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New figures show that the cost of smoking-related social care to Calderdale Council is over £3 million per year. Last year, smoking killed 78,000 people in England. But the cost of smoking doesn’t stop there – for every person killed by smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking is the… read more … about Counting the cost of smoking>>

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A year since the launch of Calderdale Cares, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will mark the progress which has been made in bringing together health and care services across the borough.    Closer partnerships between the Council, Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospital Trust and the community and voluntary sector are already having a significant… read more … about Calderdale Cares about communities>>

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Calderdale Council has been ranked as one of the top 10 councils in the country for adult social care. Public service consultancy, iMPOWER named the Council as one of the most productive local authorities nationwide, in a major independent survey released today. iMPOWER ranks 150 local authorities by examining performance using 25 indicators across three… read more … about Calderdale Council is one of the best for adult social care>>

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Keeping children safe and working with families who need extra support are the key responsibilities for a new Assistant Director appointed by Calderdale Council. Victoria Gibbs will be joining the senior leadership team in Children and Young People’s Services directorate as the Assistant Director for Early Intervention and Safeguarding in January 2019. She replaces Julie… read more … about Victoria boosts Children’s Social Care team>>

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There’s now less than a month for LGBTQ+ people to have their say about the support available in Calderdale and how they feel about their own mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health issues and national studies suggest a higher level within the LGBTQ+ community. Calderdale Council is asking anyone… read more … about Tell us what you think about our LGBTQ+ support>>

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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