Working together to give the best care

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People across Calderdale will soon be more involved in designing adult care and wellbeing services, based on their experiences and ideas.

Calderdale Council wants people who use adult social care services, and those who may use them in the future, to contribute to positive change in the way services are provided.

To do this, the Council is developing a Coproduction Strategy. This will set out how it will work together with people and their carers to plan and review the support they need.

The Council is inviting people to an informal event in Halifax to help build its new Coproduction Strategy.

On Wednesday 1 May at The Kings Centre, people can have their say on how they would like to be involved in adult services in Calderdale, from design to delivery.

People can book on one of two sessions: 10am – 12.30pm, or 1pm – 3.30pm.

The Council is running the workshops in partnership with Imagineer Development UK CIC. They will be a fun and creative way to share ideas and shape how the Council will work with communities more effectively.

Cath Gormally, Calderdale Council’s Director for Adult Services and Wellbeing, said:

“We want people to be supported and enabled to live their lives fully and get the right care and support, when and where they need it. People with experience of receiving or giving care are best placed to say how services can make a positive difference to their lives.

“We have always taken people’s views on board when designing our services, and now we want to formalise and expand on our communities’ involvement through our Coproduction Strategy.

“We would love people to come along to our event on 1 May and talk to us about how we can work more closely with all our diverse communities, and how they can help shape the best ways to provide the services they need.”

Coproduction is an equal relationship between people who use services and those responsible for services. They work together on the design, development, delivery and evaluation of services, so that everyone has the opportunity to meet needs together.

This is in keeping with the Vision 2024 for Calderdale, which aspires to give a voice to people who may have felt unheard in the past. Through coproduction of services, everyone’s input is valued equally, and people remain at the heart of discussions and decisions.

The event to build Calderdale Council’s Adult and Wellbeing Services Coproduction Strategy is taking place on Wednesday 1 May 2024 at The Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax, HX1 2TS.

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If you would like to get involved in coproduction with Calderdale Council but can’t make it to the event, please contact Hayley Parkes, Coproduction and Engagement Lead, at

Calderdale reached its 50th anniversary on 1 April 2024. This is the ultimate year for the Vision 2024 for Calderdale. Find out more about it here:

As 2024 closes, the transition to the new Vision 2034 for Calderdale will begin, encouraging local communities to be bold and ambitious about what we can do next to make Calderdale a better place for all.

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