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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.

By Clare Costello
General Practitioner (GP) Social care Engagement

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.

NHS Report Delivery Plan For Tackling The Covid-19 Backlog

Covid-19 Council and Clinical Commissioning Group Engagement

“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 

By Rio Kisjantoro
Covid-19 Engagement

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We are Recruiting

June 24, 2022

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale are recruiting for an Office Administrator to work across Kirklees and Calderdale for 25 hours … Read more

Learning Disabilites Week 2022 Event Listings

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Kirklees Involvement Network (Cloverleaf Advocacy) has been working hard to put together a week full of events to celebrate Learning … Read more

Kirklees May Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times 2022

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If you need to visit a pharmacy over the May Bank Holiday Monday on 2nd May, you can find out … Read more

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