consultation

Single Point of Access mental health services survey

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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.

What does your local library mean to you?

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Library Service Delivery Review

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of community libraries in Calderdale. This is to ensure they meet their needs.

Calderdale Council is holding a public consultation to drive a review of its 15 community libraries. This will take place from Monday 5 March until 30 April 2018.

The way that people use libraries is changing. The Council is looking at what is best for each individual library and community now and in the future. This is to ensure a modern, relevant service which is able to thrive in the 21st century.

You can have your say by using the: Library Consultation form.

Or click below to access information about YOUR local library in the Lower Valley.

Presentations will take place at Ward Forums during April 2018. These will give more information and let attendees have the chance to share their feedback.

You have the chance to give your opinion. This will be used to shape proposals which are due to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in summer 2018.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, said:

We know how much libraries mean to local people. We are committed to maintaining high-quality services that meet their needs. We are reviewing our community libraries to ensure we continue to provide the best possible libraries service to residents. In a cost-effective way to meet the service’s challenging requirement to save £160,000 by 2020. We urge people in each part of Calderdale to share their views.

Calderdale Council Equality Objectives Consultation

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Calderdale Council is committed to ensuring that the services we provide are accessible to all and meet different people’s needs.

Under the new Public Sector Equality Duty, as introduced by the Equality Act 2010, the Council and other public bodies must adopt and publish their equality objectives every four years.

Initial conversation with our communities and partners in 2016 indicated that the following objectives supported the needs and priorities of the people who live and work in Calderdale. We now want to hear what you think about these objectives. Your feedback will be used to help inform our future approach.

Download the survey…

Please email your completed questionnaire by 22nd May 2017 to tahira.iqbal@calderdale.gov.uk

If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire or if you have any questions about this consultation please contact 01422 392467.

How can we make Calderdale more active? Have your say!

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We know activity plays a huge part to promote good physical and mental health and wellbeing in people of all ages.

Last year IBM worked with the Council to identify how to encourage more active, healthy and longer lives in the borough. Their recommendations included working with local organisations and people to create even more activities, and giving residents more information about how healthy they currently are to inspire them to make healthy choices.

On the back of that partnership, a new physical activity strategy, Active Calderdale, has been developed that sets out a range of measures to help us become the most active borough in the north of England by 2021.

Now we urgently need your input to make sure the strategy is right. Join us on the journey to a more active Calderdale by giving your thoughts and feedback by Sunday 5 March.

Read the strategy and complete the survey to have your say at calderdale.gov.uk/physical-activity-strategy-2017 and you can also join the conversation on social media using #ActiveCdale

IMPORTANT! Future of Children’s Centres Consultation dates cancelled

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Please note the following consultation sessions with CMBC around the future of Children’s Centres will no longer be taking place.

  • Thursday 8 September – Creations Community Children’s Centre
  • Thursday 22 September – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
  • Wednesday 28 September – Elland Children’s Centre
  • Thursday 29 September – Innovations Children’s Centre

Please keep a look out for more news about the future of Children’s Centres in Calderdale.

Used Eureka services? Tell us how we did!

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Eureka

Have you used any of our inclusive services or attended our free events and activities?

We’re really love your honest feedback on how we did, by filling in our online survey.

Your feedback will help us to improve our services, plus one person will be chosen at random and will receive a £30 voucher of their choice!

The closing date for responses is 12 September 2016

Latest news from NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres

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Sure Start newsletter
tina Burke
Welcome to our latest newsletter! 

Thank you all for your involvement with Children’s Centres over recent months and for all the feedback on our services, this information has been used to plan courses and activities for our autumn term which can be found inside our autumn newsletter, click here…

You may be aware Calderdale Council are currently reviewing Children’s Centre services in Calderdale. We would like to thank those of you who have already been involved in giving feedback on the future of Children’s Centres it has been much appreciated.

NHP have a contract to deliver Children’s Centre services until 30th June 2017, please be assured that we will continue delivering our services over the coming months to our usual high standard and we will keep you up to date with any decisions that Calderdale may make about future delivery of Children’s Centres.

Tina Burke, Service Manager

Important Notice

Calderdale Council are consulting parents, carers and families about your experience of Children’s Centres. The Council is committed to keeping a strong, effective Children’s Centre service in Calderdale. They want to hear your views about this. This will help them understand how to shape the Children’s Centres service for the future, building on the strengths of what we already have and what you and other partners want.

To find out more about the Children’s Centres consultation, please visit the council’s website at www.calderdale.gov.uk/ChildrensCentres or call Melissa on 01422 392439.

Or why not attend one of the following formal consultation sessions in our centres:

  • Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Thursday 22 September 2016 at 6-8pm
  • Elland Children’s Centre, Wednesday 28 September 2016, 4-6pm

If you value your Children’s Centres in Calderdale, please take the time to give CMBC your feedback.

Help shape the future of Calderdale Children’s Centres

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Calderdale Council are consulting parents, carers and families about your experience of Children’s Centres.

The Council is committed to a strong, effective Children’s Centres service in Calderdale  and want to hear your views about this. This will help us understand how to shape the Children’s Centres service for the future, building on the strengths of what we already have and what you and other partners want.

To find out more about the Children’s Centres consultation, please visit our website at www.calderdale.gov.uk/ChildrensCentres or call Melissa on 01422 392439.

Last Chance to Have Your Say on changes to Hospital Services

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The public consultation on proposed changes to hospital services and further improvements to community services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield will be closing at midnight on Tuesday 21st June 2016.

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.

To find out more, please visit the website www.rightcaretimeplace.co.uk

Changes to hospital services – Greetland

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Wednesday 1 June, 2pm – 8pm at Clay House, Rochdale Road, Greetland, HX4 8AN

 

This Information Session at the Clay House in Greetland, near Halifax will give you a chance to learn more about the proposed changes and for us to listen to your views.  You will be able to obtain a hard-copy of the Consultation Document and survey or even complete the survey online.

There will be local clinicians and health managers on hand to discuss the plans with you.

The sessions are arranged on different days and different times to give as many people as possible the chance to attend.

All the Information Session venues are disabled access friendly.