Health & Wellbeing News

  • The flu vaccination: who should have it and why
    People aged 50 to 64 years old will also be offered flu vaccination this year.  This guide from the Government explains how you can help protect yourself and why it’s very important that people who are at increased risk from flu …more
  • Campaign launched to help public get healthy this summer
    PHE has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage adults across the nation to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and get active this summer. The new campaign offers free evidence-based support and guidance to …more
  • Healthwatch Calderdale Delays Survey
    Healthwatch Calderdale want to hear from anyone who has struggled to access health or social care since March 2020. Maybe you have had difficulties with GP appointments, had tests or assessments cancelled or delayed, or not …more
  • Changing Places Toilets fund now open for applications
    Councils in England are being urged to apply for a share of a £30m fund to install life-enhancing Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) in public places and tourist attractions, providing a significant increase in areas where users want …more
  • Accessibility Guides To Motorway Services Launched
    Highways England has partnered with accessibility information provider AccessAble to produce access guides for motorway services. The government-owned company said the new guides, available online or via the free AccessAble app, …more
  • Centre for Ageing Better Newsletter
    The Centre for Ageing Better creates change in policy and practice informed by evidence and works with partners across England to improve employment, housing, health and communities. Ageing Better is a charitable foundation, …more
  • Hot Weather – How To Keep Cool
    Bright, hot summer days are what many of us look forward to for the rest of the year – especially in cold, wet England! However, while we’re enjoying the balmy days of summer, we should not forget that the  temperature can get …more
  • Coping With The Stress of Change
    Some people love change, however, many people find change hard. As covid restrictions lift there will be people that will relish new opportunities and there will be people who feel anxious about the ‘new normal’, living with …more
  • Memory Lane Cafes Are Open
    Memory Lane Cafe is a local community group providing support for anyone affected by dementia, social isolation or loneliness. Their cafes currently run at two locations in Calderdale as follows:- Sowerby Bridge (St Paul’s …more
  • Introducing Heartbeat
    HEARTBEAT was founded in October 2006 for people in West Yorkshire who had or were at risk of having a cardiac event. Our aim is to improve the quality of life and the life expectancy of our Members. The Charity, registered in …more
  • Patients Being Left Behind in NHS Digital Rush
    As covid-19 accelerates the NHS’s shift to a high tech future, Stephen Armstrong of the BMJ considers the patients being left behind by the digital gold rush The pandemic has already substantially worsened existing health …more
  • Report: Tackling obesity: the role of the NHS in a whole-system approach
    Rates of obesity in England are high and rising, with a strong systemic relationship between obesity and deprivation. Rates are also higher in women than in men, and in some ethnic minority groups compared to the white British …more
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