Category Archives: Health

Pupils across Calderdale have been walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting their way to winning new equipment for their schools. In partnership with Active Calderdale, primary schools across the borough have been taking part in the Big Walk and Wheel challenge, an annual event organised by Sustrans, the UK charity dedicated to enabling people to walk… read more … about Schools get active as part of the Big Walk and Wheel challenge>>

Active schools Walk and Wheel challenge

Businesses and venues across Calderdale are offering a warm welcome to breastfeeding mothers as part of a new scheme being launched in the area. Open to all local venues, Welcome to Breastfeed Calderdale sets out a series of simple standards that businesses and venues should adopt so that mothers have a comfortable welcoming space in… read more … about Calderdale offers warm welcome for those who are breastfeeding>>

Calderdale’s commitment to jointly providing health, care and wellbeing services, to meet people’s needs within their own community, is set to be strengthened with a proposed new partnership agreement between the key organisations. Since 2018, Calderdale Cares has brought together health, care and wellbeing services across the borough. Closer partnerships between health and care organisations,… read more … about Together, Calderdale Cares>>

Calderdale Cares

Calderdale residents are being asked for their views on pharmacy services in the borough. Calderdale Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board is undertaking what’s known as a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – a legal requirement assessing local people’s current and future needs for community pharmacy services. The results are used to inform decisions by local authorities, NHS… read more … about Have your say on Calderdale pharmacy services>>

Cllr Tim Swift

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 is being sent to all households in Calderdale, with updated advice on a range of topics to help support residents through the winter period. The guide has… read more … about Helping you stay safe, well and Winter Wise>>

Winter wise

Joint press release with Calderdale CCG The NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Calderdale celebrates its first anniversary this week having helped to protect people from the serious effects of COVID-19. One year ago today (15 December) Calderdale administered its first vaccine to Resham Bi from Halifax and since that time, through an amazing collective effort,… read more … about Happy anniversary Calderdale vaccination programme!>>

First vaccine

I want to take the opportunity to update you on what we know about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, what it means for Calderdale and the action being taken to delay the variant spreading. The variant was first identified in Southern Africa and has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the World Health… read more … about Message from Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Calderdale Council is backing World Suicide Prevention Day(external link) (Friday 10 September 2021) to help share the message that suicide can be prevented. One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide, which has a deep and long-lasting impact on individuals, families and communities. In England in 2020, there were 4,912 registered deaths… read more … about Creating hope through action this World Suicide Prevention Day>>

World Suicide Prevention Day

Calderdale residents are invited to put their questions about the end of national COVID restrictions to a panel of experts at a live online Q&A event this week. Calderdale Council’s Facebook page will host the next in a series of popular question and answer sessions, live from 7pm on Thursday 22 July 2021. The event… read more … about ‘What’s next?’ – ask our expert panel>>

Q&A event