What's new from Healthwatch Calderdale

People's experience of end of life care in West Yorkshire

April 9, 2024
Trigger warning - These documents include details about death and dying, which some people may find distressing to read. The people in charge of the NHS in West Yorkshire approached Healthwatch after committing to developing an end-of-life care vision to ensure residents of West Yorkshire receive the support they need and can die in a…

Share your hospital to social care discharge stories

March 20, 2024
Healthwatch Kirklees and Calderdale’s latest work is focused on people's experience of discharge from hospital and the social care services that support them once they return home. We are looking at the discharge process and the various ways people get care immediately after including: people’s experiences of home first or reablement when they are discharged…

Volunteering for all in Calderdale

March 13, 2024
Working together Healthwatch Calderdale and Accessible Calderdale would like to hear from people with lived-experience of disabilities, impairments, neurodivergent or long-term conditions, who currently volunteer, have worked as a volunteer in the past, or would like to volunteer. We’d like to know what worked well and what could have improved your volunteering experience. You could…

Helpful Information

Cost of Living Support

If you live in Calderdale, here is a pdf booklet to help support with the cost of living:

An image showing the front page of the Worrying about money pdf support document

< Click here for the ‘Worrying About Money’ pdf > 

Are you interested in learning new skills through volunteering?

Are you someone who’s friendly and approachable and can work as part of a team?

Is it important to you to support other people to make positive changes and have their voices heard? Do you enjoy learning new things? Could you support Healthwatch Calderdale by sharing your skills and enthusiasm and help to make positive changes in your local area?

Find out more

Are you looking for more general advice about health care services?

Family healthcareFind links to information about finding a dentist, registering for a GP, accessing your medical records and much more.

Helpful information and useful links

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 15th May 2024 4:30pm to 5pm - Zoom

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th May 2024 at 4:30 PM via Zoom. If you wish to attend, please contact info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk and we will provide you with a Zoom link for the meeting

The agenda is as follows:

• Introductions and apologies
• Minutes of the previous AGM
• Acceptance of the annual accounts
• Trustee/honorary member
• AOB

Reports


Let’s hear it for women’s health – Health inequalities report

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out how women of different demographic statuses view their health and wellbeing.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings.
• The impact of finance on women’s health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the views of female carers and what they say they need to improve their health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the barriers faced by disabled women and women with long-term conditions when looking after or improving their health and wellbeing, as well as their ideas for improvements.
• How women’s employment status affects health and wellbeing.

By Healthwatch Calderdale
healthwatch calderdale womens health

Healthwatch Calderdale talked to women in our local area to find out what they are currently doing to look after their health and wellbeing and how confident they feel doing so.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings
• Information on the barriers women in Calderdale face when it comes to managing or improving their health and wellbeing
• Data on women’s confidence and ability to manage their health and wellbeing
• Ideas from women in Calderdale on what they need to improve their health and wellbeing

By Healthwatch Calderdale
Mental health Engagement healthwatch calderdale womens health

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out what women in our communities think about their own health and wellbeing.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings
• Barriers to improved mental health for women in Kirklees and Calderdale
• Ways in which women are managing their mental health and wellbeing
• What women say they need to improve their mental health and wellbeing

By Healthwatch Calderale