Have your say on health services at consultation events

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Members of Calderdale Council’s People’s Commission are visiting venues around Calderdale in a series of public consultation events.

The People’s Commission is currently reviewing local health services and these events will give people an opportunity to debate what services are needed in Calderdale now and in the future.

The commission is made up of a panel of representatives, including Calderdale councillors from the three main political parties and an independent chairman, Professor Andrew Kerslake, an associate director of the Institute of Public Care and an Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University.

Between Monday, August 4, and Tuesday, August 19, members of the panel will host a number of events where they are particularly keen to hear the views of residents.

The meetings will take place as follows:

Monday, August 4 – Central Library, Halifa, 4pm until 6.30pm.

Wednesday, August 6 – Todmorden Town Hall, 4pm until 6.30pm.

Thursday, August 7 – Threeways Centre, Halifax, 4pm until 6.30pm.

Friday, August 8 – Brighouse Civic Hall, 4pm until 6.30pm.

Wednesday, August 13 – Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre – 4pm until 6.30pm.

Tuesday, August 19 – Clay House, West Vale, 4pm until 6.30pm.

Coun Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “These public events will really help the panel find out what is important to the people of Calderdale.

“We want local residents to come along and tell us what they think the way forward for health services in Calderdale should be, and what they value.

“Different members of the panel will be attending events around Calderdale, so we can then get together and discuss issues that have been raised.”

For those who are unable attend the meetings, the People’s Commission can be contacted in the following ways:

Writing to People’s Commission, Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UJ

Emailing peoplescommission@calderdale.gov.uk

Or via Twitter at @Calderdale using the hashtag #HealthyViews

The closing date is Friday, August 1, although the panel will continue to review people’s comments until the commission closes later this year.

The People’s Commission is expected to report its recommendations to full council and the CCG in autumn 2014.