The Health and Wellbeing Board operated in shadow form from early 2011 in preparation for the introduction of the Government’s statutory arrangements. It became a formal committee of the Council on 1st April 2013.
The Board leads on the strategic co-ordination of planning and the buying of: local health services; social care for both children and adults; and, public health services. It promotes more local control over those services.
All organisations working in these areas will develop a shared understanding of local need and agree the best strategy to meet that with the funding and resources available.
Calderdale Health & Wellbeing Board produced its first Wellbeing Strategy in January 2013.