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Kirklees community blooming after lockdown isolation is shortlisted for award

Social Prescribing Awards 2022 finalist

A collaborative project to tackle isolation in Huddersfield has been shortlisted in the Social Prescribing Network Awards 2022. The Growing Friends of Community Activity in Lindley (FOCAL) project has been shortlisted for the Award for Best Community-based Organisation in Social Prescribing. Who’s involved? Our Social Prescribing team worked alongside anchor organisation Local Services 2 You to help residents come together

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Claire’s Cinderhills Community Blog

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Claire Baldwin is a Community Co-ordinator based in Holme Valley South. Claire spends a lot of her time talking to residents about their local area, how they feel about it and sharing ideas of what improvements they’d like to see.  This is Claire’s first blog about the Cinderhills project.  Hi, I’m Claire Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I often worked from Holmfirth Library and supported a baby weighing clinic at Holmfirth Memorial Hospital. It

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Council and NHS join forces to support care sector in Kirklees

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We’re proposing to join forces with the NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to support the independent care sector in Kirklees. What is being proposed for the care sector? Under new proposals going to cabinet next week, existing support for the care home market will be bolstered by an investment of £119,000. The funding will be used to support the

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Plans to invest £11m to develop dementia day care facilities revealed

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Councillors will consider proposals to fund two new day care facilities to support adults living with dementia in Kirklees. Where will the investment be? Next week  (21 September) Cabinet will be review an £11m proposal to build new dementia day care facilities at Knowl Park House in Mirfield and The Homestead in Almondbury. This will make sure people continue to receive

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