Services in Calderdale
Calderdale district director
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.
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.
To help deliver high quality care and continue the development of secondary mental health services in Calderdale, a Single Point of Access (SPA) for all new referrals to working age adults and older people services commenced in April 2012.
The SPA provides steamlined access to services through a clear pathway following a referral agencies. This system aims to reduce the number of referral routes and provide a consistent response to referrers – effectively a “one-stop shop”. The SPA operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
All referrals both urgent and non-urgent to secondary mental health services are now received and managed by the SPA and are triaged to the appropriate service. This approach has been developed following wide-ranging discussion with a cross-section of staff who will also be involved in ensuring the success of the SPA.
All new referrals to working age adults and older people services in Calderdale are now received and managed by the Single Point of Access (SPA). All referrals both urgent and non-urgent will be received at the SPA and will be triaged to the appropriate service.
More information about Calderdale SPA
Phone: 01422 222888
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Page last updated on September 6th, 2012