What's new at Healthwatch Kirklees

Share your hospital to social care discharge stories

March 20, 2024
Healthwatch Kirklees and Calderdale’s latest work is focused on people's experience of discharge from hospital and the social care services that support them once they return home. We are looking at the discharge process and the various ways people get care immediately after including: people’s experiences of home first or reablement when they are discharged…

Pharmacy First: what you need to know

February 5, 2024
  The aim of Pharmacy First is to give the public a chance to get treatment for common conditions from pharmacists instead of having to make an appointment at their GP practice.   What can pharmacists now treat? Sinusitis - for patients 12+ Sore throat - for patients 5+ Earache - for children aged between 1…

Annual General Meeting

May 14, 2024

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th May 2024 at 4:30 PM via Zoom.  If you … Read more

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Cost of Living Support

If you need help with financial support and debt advice, keeping your house warm and reducing energy bills, support with the cost of food, open warm spaces or mental health support then please visit:

Kirklees Council

Giving a voice to people who need it most

We’re working creatively across Kirklees and Calderdale to give a voice to people who feel unheard and/or who find it hard to access current ways of giving feedback to health and social care services.

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Helpful information and useful links

Links to information about finding a dentist, registering for a GP, accessing your medical records, and much more.

Helpful information and useful links

Annual General Meeting 15th May 2024 4:30pm to 5pm Zoom

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 15th May 2024 at 4:30 PM via Zoom.  If you wish to attend, please contact info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk and we will provide you with a Zoom link for the meeting

The agenda is as follows:

 

  • Introductions and apologies
  • Minutes of the previous AGM
  • Acceptance of the annual accounts
  • Trustee/honorary member
  • AOB

Reports Hub


Healthwatch Kirklees talked to women in our local area to find out what they are currently doing to look after their health and wellbeing and how confident they feel doing so.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings
• Information on the barriers women in Kirklees face when it comes to managing or improving their health and wellbeing
• Data on women’s confidence and ability to manage their health and wellbeing
• Ideas from women in Kirklees on what they need to improve their health and wellbeing

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
women's health Engagement

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out what women in our communities think about their own health and wellbeing.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings
• Barriers to improved mental health for women in Kirklees and Calderdale
• Ways in which women are managing their mental health and wellbeing
• What women say they need to improve their mental health and wellbeing

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Mental Health Engagement women's health

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out how women of different demographic statuses view their health and wellbeing.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings.
• The impact of finance on women’s health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the views of female carers and what they say they need to improve their health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the barriers faced by disabled women and women with long-term conditions when looking after or improving their health and wellbeing, as well as their ideas for improvements.
• How women’s employment status affects health and wellbeing.

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Engagement Inequalities Health Inequalities women's health

women staying well running near Batley train station

Let your voice be heard

Between now and 30 November Healthwatch are taking an essential step to ensure that all women in our community are represented in how the health and social care system supports your health, wellbeing and ability to self-care. 

We’d like to invite women, girls and those who identify as female over the age of 16 to come and talk to us about: 

  • Health Management: How are you currently managing your health and wellbeing? 
  • Confidence Levels: How confident do you feel in your ability to self-care effectively? 
  • Ideas for Support: What do you think is needed to help women look after their health and wellbeing? 

Taking part is easy 
It’s quick and easy to share your experiences 


Have your say 

Thank you, your voices matter and you can find out how our engagement projects make a difference on in our project pages. Your feedback will be kept anonymous and gives health and social care service managers the information they need to make changes everyone in our community will benefit from. Find out more and read the Healthwatch self care secrets.