Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
The Local NHS across Calderdale and Kirklees is working with Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust Hospital and their respective Councils, and we are now able to offer vaccinations to frontline VCS paid workers and volunteers who support individuals with their health, social care or those who are most disadvantaged or vulnerable.
If you have not already heard directly from the vaccination team, but think members of your team who deliver face to face work with clients (or will return to delivering front line services after lockdown) should receive the vaccination, in the first instance please contact; Catherine Bann, Emergency Covid-19 Coordinator, Catherine.email@example.com
About VSI Alliance: All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Please remember not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. This will help get the vaccines to the people who need it most, first.
Along with Healthwatch Calderdale and local NHS organisations, Disability Partnership Calderdale would like to ask you for your help! Have you used any Health or Care services since lockdown began? Or have you visited someone, or helped someone who was attending a health or care setting? For example, a GP surgery, Hospital, Pharmacy or Care Setting?
If so, DPC would really appreciate it if you could spare ten minutes to tell them about it over the phone, so that they can feed your experiences back to the NHS. This can be done by either talking to you or texting you. DPC are currently working in partnership with Healthwatch Calderdale and local NHS organisations to understand the issues, whether positive or negative, that people may have experienced when accessing health and care services during lockdown.
If you would like to share your NHS experiences with DPC, please call or text on the number below to register your interest. One of the DPC workers will take your details and call / text you back at a time to suit you, to go through the ten- minute survey at your convenience.
your input on this matter is greatly appreciated and DPC look forward to hearing from you. Please call or text on 07716 122897
Leaving school or college this year and thinking about doing an apprenticeship? Don’t miss this event!
CK Careers invite you at the Shay Stadium on March 5 between 4 – 7pm, giving you the opportunity to explore apprenticeship options available to you.
Meet companies like Kirklees College, Calderdale College, Calderdale Council, Nufarm, White Rose School of Health & Beauty Huddersfield, KITS, Covea Insurance plc, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and more
You may have seen in the news that the the Personal Child Health Record “red book”, containing your child’s health information is to be made available to parents online, as part of government plans to improve NHS care for mothers and new babies. We do not know the timeframe for this yet in Calderdale but will keep you posted.
Potential benefits for parents include:
access to information so that health and care choices can be made
an online record of their child’s health and development
ownership of the wellbeing of their child through links to guidance on healthy choices and *preventing avoidable poor health
the ability to share their health and wellbeing information with professionals
being able to set preferences for information sharing and to see who subscribes to this information
Digibete is a newly launched website / video platform to share videos and educational resources about Type 1 Diabetes. The content is designed to help support children, young people and families self manage their own diabetes by extending the reach of clinical teams online. The aim to increase Education, Awareness and Training for Type 1 but not a substitute for your own diabetes specialist HCPs.
This is a true collaboration between a clinical team and a parent led initiative. The creation of this site together is a reflection of the wider values of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust:
The site is patient centred – this site is for all children, young people and families living with diabetes. The content of the site will evolve in response to patients’ requests
There is a free to access site for everyone; no registrations, no payment
The team is collaborative – we are all one team with a common purpose, working in partnership with patients and families
The team is accountable – the content is all co-designed with patients and families, clinically accurate, peer reviewed and in line with the NHS Digital safety standard SCCI0129
The site is meant to be empowering celebrating positivity and success by sharing stories.
Whilst there is a clinical team behind the DigiBete site, no personal advice can be given. Individuals should always contact their own diabetes team for information.
A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”.
A Press Release from PHE reports that 4 out of 10 (41%) adults aged 40 to 60 in England walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace.
Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.
It’s the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing. No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!
The free Active 10 app for smartphones and tablet computers (including iPads) takes away the guesswork. It shows how much brisk walking you’re doing and how you can do more. It’s easy to use and helps you set your goals for the day.
A regular 10 minute brisk walk can make you feel better in so many ways. It can boost your energy, clear your head and lift your mood.It can help people with lower back pain and those at risk of high blood pressure.It’s also seriously good for your long-term health – it can reduce your risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Taking at least 1 brisk 10 minute walk a day has been shown to reduce the risk of early death by 15%. A 10 minute walk can contribute to meeting the CMO’s physical activity guidance of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each week. This can lead to health benefits including a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes (by 40%), cardiovascular disease (by 35%), dementia (by 30%) and some cancers (by 20%).
The severity of the current physical inactivity epidemic amongst adults contributes to 1 in 6 deaths in the UK and is costing the NHS over £0.9 billion per year.