Healthwatch Kirklees is working with carers and other local organisation to introduce lanyards as a way to help staff identify and support carers. This project came about after one of our volunteers, who is also an unpaid carer, told us they are often asked: ‘who are you and why are you here?’ They do not feel that their role as a carer is always recognised and understood.
This project will launch during Carers Week, 6-10 June 2022.
The waiting game
Since March 2020 we have had a lot of feedback from the public telling us about delays, difficulties and changes in NHS and social care services, due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting how these services were run. Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked collaboratively during 2021 to collect the experiences of people living in Calderdale and Kirklees during the Covid-19 pandemic who had experienced delays to health and social care for non-Covid related conditions since March 2020.
“I still need my medication, even in a pandemic!”
What people in Kirklees told us about ordering, receiving, changing, and reviewing their medication in challenging times
Local people are being encouraged to share their thoughts on the standards of care they receive at GPs, dentists, hospitals … Read more
Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield Transforming Care Partnership is developing some new services across the area to prevent people with a … Read more
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