Health & Wellbeing

Welcome to our health & wellbeing page. Below you will find links to essential information to help Calderdale’s older people with their health & wellbeing. We’ll be adding to it all the time and on the right of this page are all the news stories with health & wellbeing issues in them.

Essential Links

NHS Together we Can Choose Well campaign
To help the NHS, we all need to know which service is best suited to our medical needs.
On this page you’ll find a guide to help you. 

Watch the video.

Healthwatch Calderdale
Healthwatch Calderdale gathers and represents the views of people living or using services in Calderdale. If you have concerns about the service you are receiving from local healthcare providers, then you should contact them and share your views. They have three goals:

1.To tell the people who run health and care services about your experiences and hold them to account.
2.To investigate problems and seek solutions.
3.To have a say in how local services are delivered and designed.

Find out more
Provide feedback

Calderdale Council Adult Health & Social Services
Your first point of contact for help and advice is Gateway to Care

Community Care from Calderdale Council
Find out about support for non-residential social care in Calderdale.

Hospital Parking
Here is information on parking at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust hospitals including Calderdale Royal Infirmary.

Hospital Parking Charges Set To Return (published June 2021)

Keeping Active
Advice on how to stay active for the over 50s, ideas for keeping fit, links to exercises to do at home and easy-to-follow videos plus tips for losing weight.
Find out more

Looking to walk more or to find new walks?
See our 3-2-1 Walks initiative

Winter Health Information
Advice and information on getting through the winter safely.

Optometrists issue warning to older motorists to get an eyesight check this winter

Seven ways to help the NHS cope this Winter

Help from Citizens Advice Bureau to keep warm during winter

Take Vitamin-D this Winter

Age UK information guides.
These short and easy to digest guides, give an overview of each relevant topic.

An Introduction to Public Health
Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness.
Read on for the Government’s 8 key policies on public health…

COVID-19 Information
Latest Coronavirus News and info
COVID-19 Support Hub with up-to-date information on the local and national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government advice on Face Coverings and masks
Local food delivery directory – suppliers that deliver during lockdowns
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at the same time – is it safe?
Report: Pandemic’s Impact on Older People’s Mental Health


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