Survey of autistic people’s experiences of barriers to urgent, crisis and emergency care launched

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched a survey for autistic people to tell us whether they experience barriers to access when trying to use urgent, emergency or crisis care services for…

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New support group launched for neurodivergent people in Calderdale

A new service to connect neurodivergent people in Calderdale has launched. People in Calderdale who are neurodivergent may become increasingly isolated and vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected aims to support…

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COVID- 19 health and wellbeing resources for families

We know this is a worrying time for everyone. Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From school closures and social distancing…

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Celebrating Covid Heroes

Many thanks to everyone who nominated in our Covid Heroes campaign. We wanted to celebrate all of the fantastic work happening around Calderdale. The two winners were: Amy Turtle Houghton Robin Varley Here is a…

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Overgate Hospice is ‘hear for you’

Overgate Hospice’s Hear For You has launched to help us all through difficult times. A telephone service has launched to provide emotional support in Calderdale to: Relatives of patients being cared-for in any health or…

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Changes to Calderdale CAMHS during Covid-19

Calderdale’s Open Mind Partnership (OMP) has updated how it is working during the Covid-19 pandemic. The OPM, which is the name for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) locally, has had to make some…

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Temporary suspension of NHS walk-in services

Temporary suspension of Calderdale NHS walk-in centres During this period of unprecedented demand on the NHS, there will be times when we have to re-deploy our staff and resources to other places to bolster our…

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Changes at Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale during the coronavirus outbreak

It’s important to Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale that we follow the guidance and advice issued by the government, Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), as it helps us to take the right steps…

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Dementia carers invited to join the new Tide network

A network of carers of people living with dementia is looking for Calderdale carers to get involved. Tide – together in dementia every day – is the UK wide involvement network for carers and former…

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Unique Ways launch coffee morning and support group for parents of children with Autism

Unique Ways, a parent-carer led organisation supporting disabled children and their families, have launched coffee mornings for parents with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder waiting list. The events, throughout Calderdale, are designed for parents…

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