Health & NHS News & Advice

  • Illingworth & Bradshaw Accessible Fitness Sessions
    The Local Activities (LA) Group in Illingworth and Bradshaw was formed specifically to improve the health and wellbeing of people over 50 in this area of Halifax. If you are interested in meeting new friends and doing new …
  • Long Covid Support Group Calderdale
    Calderdale’s Long Covid Support Group is now open. This group offers peer support for people with Long Covid in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, UK and is a community-led. If this group interests you, you are welcome to join …
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    Cold Weather Payments – When Do They Kick-In?
    Households receiving certain benefits could be eligible for extra money to help keep warm during the cold weather between now and the end of March 2023. DWP’s Cold Weather Payments are an automatic bank top-up of £25. The …
  • Short, Easy-Paced Walks For Women
    Interested in getting fitter and finding out about green spaces in Halifax? Like to know more about the benefits of walking and appreciating our connections to the natural environment? Greener Together is running a series of FREE …
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    Live Healthier With The Better Living Service
    Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing?  Do you feel you need some support to get started?  The Better Living Service are here to do just that!  They support the residents of Calderdale (aged 18+) to lose weight, …
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    Local Hospitals’ Support For Carers
    Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospitals, which work closely together, have provided a couple of useful documents to help carers get the best support, if the person they care for is taken in to hospital. This includes a really …
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    How have covid symptoms changed?
    With new variants and a changing landscape of vaccination and immunity, what do the symptoms of covid-19—and our understanding of them—now look like? The BMJ’s Mun-Keat Looi reports. How have covid symptoms changed since …
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    Domestic Violence Support in Calderdale
    Calderdale Staying Safe is a service for any individual aged 16+ who experience domestic or relationship abuse. Their service is free and confidential, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, disability, religion or ethnic …
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    West Yorkshire Healthier Together Website
    The West Yorkshire Healthier Together website is a treasure-trove of useful medical advice and support. Add it to your favourites and turn to it if you need help or information. New pages live on the site in the last few weeks …
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    Lift Someone Out Of Loneliness
    https://youtu.be/edeNeq-DPHI The Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will soon be launching their new loneliness campaign activity as part of the Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign. …