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Guidance to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities

This document provides a summary of the main guidance produced to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and to manage the impact of shielding and social distancing. It is intended to be an ‘easy access’ document for a range of organisations in local areas who support vulnerable people, groups… Continue reading Guidance to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities

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ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service for children, young people and families

Healthy Futures Calderdale has introduced a new way for school-aged children and young people and families to access advice and support about any physical health or emotional wellbeing   Access ChatHealth: https://chathealth.nhs.uk ChatHealth is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service. To access ChatHealth, TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to… Continue reading ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service for children, young people and families

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Covid-19 guidance for extremely vulnerable translated in other languages.

You can find guidance on shielding and protecting those defined as extremely vulnerable on medical grounds from COVID-19 on the Gov.uk website. This advice is currently provided translated in some foreign languages  (Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu, Welsh). The direct link is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 This guidance is for people who… Continue reading Covid-19 guidance for extremely vulnerable translated in other languages.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert 15.05.2020

This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected. West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 5 15.05.2020 Outline of trending scams: Young mums facebook accounts cloned and contacts approached to ask for financial support Fraudulent Citizens Advice calls claiming to write off 70%… Continue reading West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert 15.05.2020

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert 01.05.2020

This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected. West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 5 01.05.2020 Outline of trending scams: Fraudulent emails to organisation claiming to be from the World Health Organisation offering money from the relief fund Fake Amazon Prime emails… Continue reading West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert 01.05.2020

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Patients encouraged to continue using Emergency A&E services of the NHS

With the coronavirus outbreak, Accident and Emergency services have reported an almost 50% drop in attendance. This is because members of the public may be concerned about the infection or do not wish to burden the NHS, often at their own detriment. The public are advised to exercise caution however, the Accident and Emergency Services… Continue reading Patients encouraged to continue using Emergency A&E services of the NHS

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Youth Digital Services Offer in Calderdale

For anything from careers advice to emotional support, there are services aimed specifically to young people offering digital or telephone support. Youth Works - https://www.facebook.com/Youth-Works-Calderdale Housing and benefits advice, or anything else! https://www.kooth.com/ - Online mental wellbeing community Free, safe and anonymous support for young people CK Careers - https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/ Support advice and guidance, mostly… Continue reading Youth Digital Services Offer in Calderdale

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Inclusive online virtual dance classes from Flamingo Chicks

Calderdale Disability Sports inclusive dance partner, Flamingo Chicks have created new, free, professional online classes that will help get SEND children & young people moving and are also linked to the curriculum. Adaptations are also provided throughout, including ways for parents and carers to support their child/children and ways of translating different movements (including Makaton… Continue reading Inclusive online virtual dance classes from Flamingo Chicks