Test & Trace service survey – we need your help

The Test & Trace service aims to speak to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and identify who they have come into contact with, so that they can isolate and stop the spread of Coronavirus.  In Calderdale, the national Test & Trace service is supported by a local service to help us reach as many people as possible.

We want to find out what you know about the Test & Trace service and how you feel about it. The results from the survey will help us improve the service so that it is effective and works for the people of Calderdale.

All responses will be completely anonymous so please answer each question honestly.  We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.

Test & Trace Service Survey

Walking and Cycling Areas for Improvement in North Halifax – your views

We Need Your Views by Thursday 28th May

The challenges of walking and cycling in North Halifax (including Ovenden, Illingworth and Mixenden) are regularly raised by local residents.

With social distancing restrictions, these issues have become more pressing. We need your help now to understand where and how we can help with changes to roads and pavements. This will help make cycling and walking safer and easier for people to do whilst protecting their health.

Building cycling and walking into your daily routine helps improve your physical and mental well-being, not to mention your bank balance!

The Council is responding to the requirements of COVID-19 social distancing and a general return to work and school. We want to help people to avoid using public transport and to walk and cycle more.

North Halifax, is a priority area as data shows us that in North Halifax people who travel to work on foot is significantly lower than in the rest of Calderdale.  And in both Illingworth and Mixenden and Ovenden wards people who travel to work by bus is significantly higher than almost all other wards in the borough.

As shops and workplaces reopen, we want to support physical distancing measures and ensure pavements are wide enough and clear of obstruction and that cycle provisions are improved to help people ride their bikes. We will do this through, social media, signing, putting temporary measures in to widen footways and by creating temporary cycle ways where possible.

Now we need your help!  Please complete our Walking and Cycling Survey below thinking about how people in North Halifax can walk and cycle more whilst maintaining social distancing.

To achieve these aims, we need your help by completing our Walking and Cycling Survey to let us know specifically where you think the problem areas are, in terms of being able to walk and cycle and do so maintaining social distancing.

Many thanks and please do take this opportunity to tell us what you think, you don’t need to be an expert!


Your Ward Forum – Your Say

We’re reviewing our Ward Forum meetings in NE Halifax to make sure they are meeting the needs of everyone.

If you currently attend a meeting, or even if you’ve never been before, please take our survey and tell us what you think!

Trinity Academy Halifax Admissions Consultation

8brhn8ejpt2r1g1rn1ax_400x400.jpegTrinity Academy Halifax is proposing changes to its admissions criteria for 2020/21. Public consultation closes on 9 January 2020.

For more information and to have your say, click here https://halifax.trinitymat.org/about-us/admissions-prospectus/

Have your say the Bus Information Strategy 2019-24

Still a chance to have your say!

The engagement will close on Sunday 25 August 2019.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is looking at how to provide information about bus services in a way that best meets people’s requirements. We are asking for public feedback on our proposed Bus Information Strategy 2019-24.
Further information is available via www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/bus-information-strategy.

Although the demand for the traditional, printed sources of information is declining, we recognise that there are still a number of passengers who rely on them. We want feedback from people to understand their requirements.

Our updated Bus Information Strategy acknowledges this and sets out how we plan to provide information in the form people want and to increase awareness of the information sources that are available.

Please visit our online consultation and engagement hub for further information and let us know what you think via our online survey.

You can find out more about the engagement through our Your Voice portal at www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/bus-information-strategy or if you would prefer printed information please email yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk or call Metroline on 0113 245 7676.

We will be assessing all the feedback received and will incorporate these views into a finalised Bus Information Strategy which will be presented to the Combined Authority Transport Committee meeting in November.

What would you do to improve health and social care?

The #NHS has released it’s Long Term Plan. Make sure you have your say on how it is used to shape #Calderdale

Please fill in the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NHSwhatwouldyoudo



Single Point of Access mental health services survey

healthwatchHealthwatch Kirklees are engaging with people who have contacted the Single Point of Access (SPA) for adult mental health services in Kirklees and Calderdale.  We’d love to hear from people who have called SPA themselves, or on behalf of a friend, relative or someone they care for.  We’d also welcome feedback from staff who may call SPA on behalf of people they work with.

Here are the links to the surveys:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VCSBP5K  This is the survey for people who may have called SPA for themselves or for a friend, relative or someone they care for.  Please share this with people who access your service/group.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VC6ZB2P  This is the survey for staff who call SPA on behalf of people they work with.

We’re also offering to run an interactive, creative workshop as a way to gather more detailed feedback in a relaxed environment.  If you would like our team to come to your organisation/group to run a workshop, please get in touch to arrange – contact Clare on 01924 450379 or email clare.costello@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk.

Our engagement will run until the end of April 2019.