DOZENS of healthcare workers from across Kirklees gathered for the caring for YOU roadshow, to share information, products, and advice for mental and physical wellbeing.
The “Caring for YOU” roadshow came to Aden Court Care Home, Birkhouse Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, for the latest gathering of the region’s care staff.
The initiative is organised by Kirklees Health and Care Partnership, Kirklees Care Association, and Calderdale Cares Partnership as a way for various organisations to share their products, services, information and advice.
Among those to host stands at the event was The Health and Wellbeing Academy, part of the University of Huddersfield, who offered free health checks to attendees.
Halsa Wellbeing gave diet and nutrition advice, alongside free samples of various teas, dried fruits, breakfast pots and vitamin D sprays.
Calderdale Cares Partnership was there to give advice on mental health and finances, as well as the Kirklees and Calderdale Integrated Schwartz Rounds Network, a forum for clinical and non-clinical staff to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.
Diane Roberts, operations director for the Hill Care Group, which operates Aden Court Care Home, was one of those in attendance.
She said: “We were delighted to be able to host an event where we could focus on the health and wellbeing of social care staff in Kirklees. This is a great initiative and feedback from our staff shows it has had a positive impact. We plan to build upon this in the future.”
Wendy Waddicor, director and chair of the Hill Care Group, added: “We were delighted to host this event in collaboration with various health and social care partners for all care home staff in the Kirklees area.
“The care and welfare of our staff is as important to us as the care and welfare of the people we all look after. It’s essential that we look after ourselves and these health and wellbeing events are a great support and source of information for our staff.”