Services in Calderdale
We provide the following services to the people of Calderdale:
- Mental health
- Health improvement
- Substance misuse
- Learning disability
You can read all about these services in our service offer document. Some of our services also have more detailed information in their own dedicated web pages in this section.
We also run a number of services in partnership, with Calderdale Council as the lead provider.
Calderdale health issues
The health of people in Calderdale is mixed compared to the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and 8,680 children live in poverty.
Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. Statistically, men from Calderdale live 1.5 years less then the average English man. Women live 1.1 years less. Early death rates from cancer and from heart disease and stroke have fallen and the latter is worse than the England average.
17.8% of Year 6 children are classified as obese (in line with national average), along with 27% of adults (above average).
Estimated levels of adult ‘healthy eating’, smoking and obesity are worse than the England average. Rates of road injuries and deaths, smoking related deaths and hospital stays for alcohol related harm are higher than average.
Calderdale’s identified health priorities include reducing the inequalities gap, alcohol misuse and smoking.
Calderdale needs assessment
The Calderdale Needs Assessment of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which health providers in Calderdale and Calderdale MBC work together to understand the future health, care and wellbeing needs of the community.
The Needs Assessment aims to improve local people’s wellbeing by ensuring that services meet their needs. It is designed to inform and drive future investment priorities and help to plan services more effectively. It will only succeed if the knowledge that the data yields is acted upon.
How our services respond to these challenges
Responding to meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in Calderdale is complex. We know that for some the picture is improving but for many it is not. We are using the findings from the Calderdale Joint Strategic Needs Assessment [external site] to target our services better at people in a way that reflects their level of need. This will support a reduction in the differences in health and wellbeing between groups of people and between different areas. This is not a quick fix but an ongoing, long term process which requires our partnership approach with commissioners, local organisations, local people, their families and their communities.
People who need to use our mental health services must be able to access them quickly, effectively and safely. Our Single Point of Access services ensure people are quickly directed to the most appropriate service at the start of their journey.
As part of the Trust’s transformation work a review is currently underway into SPA to ensure consistent procedures in each of our SPA services.
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Page last updated on October 23rd, 2013