Health Challenges and Living with Disability beyond Covid-19

Parasol Disability Group are hosting a community research event at Todmorden College on
Thursday 22nd September 2022 from 1.30 – 3.30pm
to publicise research about Disability and Health as we move beyond the Shadow of Covid and make positive recommendations for the future.

The event may be held in Todmorden but we will be promoting our research across Calderdale – by including community groups and other potential allies who are based in Todmorden, Hebden Royd, Halifax and other areas of Calderdale.

Register here : Community research event:
Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets

Download Flyer here (PDF)

In the first half of the meeting we will be going through the 7 headings of our research findings about Disability and Health – as we did previously with our on-line meeting in April.  This includes Professional Support, Voluntary Sector Support, Friends and Family, Personal Care, Family Carers, Getting Out and about, Friends and Community, Disability Rights and Access.

In the second half of the meeting, we will be discussing our recommendations in an open forum.  These themes include Listening to and involving local citizens more in local decision-making, tackling inequalities and upholding the rights of disabled people.  We welcome your ideas or suggestions on how we can follow-up our initial research in practical ways.

Register at Community research event: Health challenges and disability beyond Covid-19 Tickets, Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 13:30 | Eventbrite

Long Covid Peer Support Survey March 25

Calderdale Council Public Health are interested in the experience of people with Long Covid to help identify what support is needed.

If you think you have had any symptoms of Long Covid, we invite you to please share your experience by completing our short survey.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is March 25th  2022.

Your valuable feedback will help us to understand experiences of current Long Covid support and what is missing.

All answers are confidential and your information will be protected and stored securely in line with data protection rules. To access Calderdale Council’s privacy policy, please visit Our Privacy Notice | Calderdale Council.

If you have any questions about this survey, please email Laura Wilkinson at laura.wilkinson@calderdale.gov.uk.

Click here to complete the survey

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

Dis you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

Creative Minds – Walking Netball

Want to get fitter? Have fun? Meet new people?

Why not try walking netball?

Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Salem church Richmond St, Halifax HX1 5SX

Contact Debs.Taylor@swyt.nhs.uk or 07342 078614 for more details.

Creative Minds help people reach their potential and live well in their communities by providing high quality care in the right place at the right time. It is all about the use of creative approaches and activities in healthcare; increasing self-esteem, providing a sense of purpose, developing social skills, helping community integration and improving quality of life.

 

‘FREE’ Trampoline Sessions for Disabled Children and Young People

Calderdale Local Offer are offering FREE trampoline sessions for disabled children & young people aged 6 – 18 years.

Thursday 22 June 3.30 – 5.30pm (half hour sessions) at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Trampolining provides a host of stimulating sensory experiences. Your child can enjoy the sensation that bouncing on a trampoline brings, acquiring new skills and developing a sense of achievement and self-confidence.

Please contact Debbie Greenwood to register your child on a convenient ‘time slot’.

Email: debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk Phone: 01422 341527

Understanding How the Local NHS Works – VAC Training

This session on Friday 23 June 10am – 12pm will describe the national landscape and local responsibilities for commissioning and providing NHS services.

Participants will gain an understanding of how the NHS fits together and who has responsibility for providing specific local services.  The purpose of this session is to provide an overarching understanding of a complicated system and provide a who’s who and who does what within the local NHS.

Who is this session aimed at?

The session, to be held at VAC, 8B Hall St, Halifax HX1 5AY, will be useful for Engagement Champions and voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups who want to provide local services in partnership with the NHS.  It would also be useful to those who just want to understand how the NHS fits together.

Costs range from £30 to £80 depending upon the structure of your organisation. The course is booked online at http://cvac.org.uk/training but for further information email the training administrator at training@cvac.org.uk  or call 01422 348777.

Healthy Minds Forum – next meeting 21 June

Healthy Minds Forum

What’s the future for the Forum?

The Forum began in January 2013, as a new incarnation of the MPower service user group that had previously run for several years. Since then, the Forum has been integral in influencing the development of Healthy Minds Calderdale’s service provision as well as taking on national mental health concerns at a local level.

The Forum has tackled issues such as;
• Restraint policy and procedures in mental health
• Cutbacks in Art and Psychotherapy provision
• Development of a local crisis care SafeSpace

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