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Emotional support available for people affected by flooding

Emotional support available for people affected by flooding

There are a number of options available for people experiencing emotional distress following the floods brought on by Storm Ciara. However distress is usually temporary; if it persists into the longer term and develops into prolonged symptoms such as continuous low mood or sadness, or feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, there are services that can…

#FindYourBrave: Calderdale Autism Summit 2020

#FindYourBrave: Calderdale Autism Summit 2020

Young people with autism spectrum conditions shared their experiences of services that support them at Calderdale’s second annual Autism Summit on Wednesday 5 February. Representatives from Calderdale’s education, community and health services gathered at North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax to hear personal stories from young people who rely on their services, and their dreams…

Mental health crisis team for older people to launch in Calderdale

Mental health crisis team for older people to launch in Calderdale

A crisis team for older people with mental health issues in Calderdale will launch following additional investment from Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group. Currently the older peoples Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) operates Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The team provide an initial assessment and support, but there is no dedicated crisis service and the service can…

New website gives mums a voice in development of local maternity services

New website gives mums a voice in development of local maternity services

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched a new website platform for teams of women and their families, commissioners and maternity staff who are working together to develop local maternity care. Part of the NHS national Better Births strategy and the Local Maternity System (LMS) action plan,  Maternity Voices Partnerships…

Decision made on the future of APMS practices

Decision made on the future of APMS practices

The NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Commissioning Primary Medical Services Committee met yesterday to consider the findings of our consultation into the future of Alternative Primary Medical Services (APMS) contracts in Calderdale. The CCG launched a consultation over a six week period from the 28th of October 2019 to 6th of December 2019 to…

Extra GP appointments make sure patients aren’t left out in the cold this winter

Extra GP appointments make sure patients aren’t left out in the cold this winter

Appointments with GPs and practice nurses are available every day over the winter period. People can access routine appointments from 6.30pm – 8.00pm Monday to Friday and weekend appointments from 10:00am-2:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. Appointments are also available between 10:00am – 11.30am on Bank Holidays, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.…

Look out for our neighbours this winter

Look out for our neighbours this winter

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s community campaign ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ is back this winter to help prevent loneliness and social isolation. This next phase builds on the success of the campaign earlier this year when local people carried out over 46,000 acts of kindness in their local neighbourhoods across Bradford…

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