Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group
The Calderdale and Kirklees police liaison scheme has been nominated for an HSJ Award 2016, recognising the scheme for its innovation in mental health and the way that it has improved experiences of service users in crisis.
The HSJ Awards celebrate the finest achievements in the NHS and are seen as the most sought after accolade in British healthcare, being the biggest awards scheme of its kind in the world.
The police liaison scheme is run in Kirklees and Calderdale and involves mental health nurses working alongside officers at Halifax and Huddersfield police stations to recognise the signs of mental illness.
This ensures fewer people with mental health conditions are placed on Section 136 of the Mental Health Act, held in a cell or admitted to A&E when there are more appropriate ways of providing health care for them. The scheme also enables practitioners to visit victims and witnesses at home and support police officers at the scene of an incident.
The police liaison scheme is supported by the clinical commissioning groups in Calderdale and Kirklees and has had its funding extended, demonstrating how much of an impact the scheme has had in improving mental health services.
Read more about the scheme at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk
Engagement Champions Training sessions will take place on the following dates from 4.15pm to 8pm at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY
- Tuesday 3 May – Why Engage
- Tuesday 10 May – Skills for Engagement
- Tuesday 17 May – Equality in Practice
- Tuesday 24 May – Safeguarding Adults at Risk
VCS Organisations taking part in the Engagement Champions programme give their service users real involvement in Calderdale CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) engagement and consultation processes.
The training is suitable for; service users, volunteers, staff and committee members and brings useful skills to individuals and organisations as well as giving your organisation influence in local health service development.
The Council, the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners are working to improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.
In Calderdale, when we talk about emotional wellbeing, we usually include:
- Emotional wellbeing
- Psychological wellbeing
- Social wellbeing
The aim is to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people by making sure they have support from their parents and carers.
This scheme will give one-off cash grants to organisations working with or for parents, including public sector agencies, schools and voluntary organisations. This money will be used to strengthen or start up any projects that support parents and carers in a way that helps their children’s emotional wellbeing.
Any public sector, schools or voluntary organisation can apply for anything from £5,000 to £20,000 and a Grants Panel made up of people from the Council and from the Emotional Wellbeing Taskforce, which includes representatives from health, schools and other partners will decide who gets a grant.
If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, please read the supporting documents below for further information and complete the application form before returning it to: Naomi Whenham at Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting documents – Please read before submitting your application
Deadline for applications is Friday 29 April 2016 and you will be informed of a decision in the week commencing Monday 23 May 2016.
A public consultation starts today, Tuesday 15 March 2016, on proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.
The consultation will run for 14 weeks until midnight on Tuesday 21 June 2016.
A number of public consultation drop ins are also being held across the borough. Please visit www.rightcaretimeplace.co.uk to find out more.
A major consultation will be launched on Tuesday 15 March 2016 on proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.
The Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation is being led by NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and supported by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
The consultation will run until midnight on Tuesday 21 June and a series of information sessions and public meetings will be taking place over the fourteen-week consultation period, where people can find out more about the proposed changes, ask questions