Going into 2022 – revisiting AGM & board updates

Here’s to 2022 being another year of successful co-operating, learning, growing and offering great care and support in our community! We were really pleased that many of you were able to join us at our AGM in November 2021. We want to share what we discussed, agreed and are taking …

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Our AGM on 25th November

We would like to invite you to our Society’s Annual General Meeting, which will happen on Thursday 25th November at 7pm. We hope that you’ll be able to join us – we will hold the meeting online using Zoom. We are finalising our work with the accountants and preparing our …

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Mobility Mindful campaign

Mobility Mindful Campaign Meltham

We wanted to share a recent Facebook post from one of user members and an all-around inspiring person, Alice Barker. Alice has set up the Mobility Mindful campaign in Meltham and she joined us last week at our community outreach stall at Morrisons Meltham to support us and to promote …

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Life-saving training in the Colne Valley

Defib CPR training Colne Valley

Would you know what to do if someone needed a defib (defibrillator)? These are increasingly provided in many towns and villages and housed inside yellow boxes which are fixed to the walls of shops or businesses. We recently worked in partnership with Steve Moss at Purple Dog Ltd (delivering blended …

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The Sharing Care initiative and our latest webinar

cooperative care colne valley Sharing Care webinar

We held our April ‘Sharing Care’ webinar recently and realised we hadn’t spoken so much about what that initiative is, here on the website. So below is some background for you, if you would like to know, more please do get in touch with Veronika, our Sharing Care Coordinator. This …

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Support for those living with dementia

Dementia Friends dementia care logo

We are pleased to say that we have registered our organisation with Dementia Friends, which offers a platform for lots of resources and information aimed at helping our staff members understand more about dementia and how it may affect a person. What is Dementia? Dementia is a syndrome – a …

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Supporting LGBT+ History Month

New Pride LGBT+ flag social care blog post

February is LGBT+ History Month promoting equality and diversity and increasing the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. Here at Co-operative Care Colne Valley, we want to be a part of celebrating this fantastic message, so we are sharing a couple of thoughts in the context of our home care services …

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Time to Talk Day 2021

Time to Talk Day graphic

Time to Talk Day 2021 takes place on Thursday 4th February. This year focuses on the power a small conversation can have to help make a difference to someone. The campaign aims to highlight mental health and help end the stigma. “A small conversation about mental health has the power …

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Dignity Action Day

Image of an elderly man illustrating home care in the Colne Valley Huddersfield Kirklees

Dignity Action Day on 1st February is an annual event which gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and celebrate everyone who receives care. It aims to ensure that people who use care services – in our case that is home care / home support …

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Now’s the time to Build Back Better in Social Care

Home Care image for Cooperative Care Colne Valley

The Covid 19 Crisis has proved that we need a better sort of domiciliary social care. More holistic and person-centred. One that moves beyond providing just basic care and allows people to lead fuller lives. One that treats care professionals with the respect they deserve. The crisis has also revealed …

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