Category Archives: Social care

Further investment to improve drug treatment and recovery in Calderdale is being discussed at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting. Following recommendations from a National Drug Strategy review, funding has been allocated to councils across the country to help them improve their drug and alcohol treatment and recovery systems. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will look to accept… read more … about Better support for drug treatment and recovery>>

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Calderdale Council has welcomed a report about the provision of care in the borough, and is responding to the concerns raised. The Equal Care Co-op and Open Data Services have published the ‘Buying Our Care: Experiences, Grievances and Hurdles’ report, which investigates service quality in the care system and the experience of people getting support… read more … about Council responds to report on care>>

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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>>

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A new, modern respite care and short breaks centre for people with learning disabilities has opened in Elland. The former Westgarth children’s home has undergone major refurbishment works providing much improved accommodation for people accessing the service and for staff providing support. The Council’s short-breaks service provides safe and comfortable accommodation for adults with learning… read more … about Modern facility supports adults with disabilities>>

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West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP), an integrated care system, has agreed a £12million funding package to support staff in the independent care sector today at its Partnership Board (Tuesday 7 December). Longstanding issues with pay and competition for staff from other sectors have come to a head, particularly in the context of… read more … about Partnership invests in care workers with immediate pay rise>>

Calderdale Council has reached the amazing milestone of distributing over two million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local social care providers since March 2020, as part of its intense, ongoing response to COVID-19. Infection rates have been steadily decreasing in Calderdale, but it is still vital to keep each other safe and continue to… read more … about PPE delivery for social care reaches two million mark!>>

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Calderdale Council and our social care providers are leading on the delivery of social care services to several thousand of our most vulnerable people, every hour of every day, in Calderdale during the pandemic. We are seeing a huge determined effort showing love, kindness and compassion to those who really need our help and support…. read more … about Our social care heroes support the most vulnerable>>

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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>>

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