Service developments for 2019/20

At the start of 2019, the Care Trust set out its new five-year plan that outlines its approach for developing and delivering services to 2023.
The plan followed the biggest community-wide conversation undertaken by the Trust, attracting almost 7,000 comments and ideas, so it reflects the collective views of staff and local communities across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven, and Wakefield.

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Your chance to get involved...


Mike Smith, Chair, welcomes you to this year's Care Trust Times Online and discusses his final term.

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Governor elections

On Thursday 11 July 2019 the next round of Governor elections will open. In this round there are two public seats available for Bradford South constituents.

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Trust services and support available

Care Trust launches new Stay Well online portal

The Trust launched a new ‘Stay Well’ section of the website last year, it offers lots of stay well advice to help people keep themselves and their families well at home, including social activities to get involved in, treating your child’s earache at home and top tips to help your mental wellbeing.

Initiative launched for new mums’ wellbeing

New mums have welcomed the launch of a scheme which encourages businesses and community settings to provide a welcoming and friendly environment for women to go to, who have recently given birth, as many new mums can feel lonely, anxious or experience low mood.

New community eating disorders service launched

A new children and young people’s community eating disorders service, Freedom Team, was launched by the Care Trust during national Eating Disorder Awareness Week, 25 February – 3 March 2019 to help young people get the help and support they need to tackle an eating disorder.

New services launched for new and expectant mums'

Two new services have been launched to support new and expectant mums', the Specialist Mother and Baby Mental Health service and the Little Minds Matter: Infant Mental Health service. Both aim to support women, their partners and wider family.

New faces at the Trust

In 2018/19, the Care Trust welcomed four new faces to the Trust Board, starting with a new Chief Executive, Brent Kilmurray, Chief Operating Officer Patrick Scott, and two new Non-Executive Directors, Carole Panteli and Simon Lewis. Click on the links below to find out more.

We also appointed new Trust Governors, find out more

Snapshot 18/19 - celebrations, events and awards

Health stars set to dazzle at awards

Local NHS healthcare heroes will be celebrated at the Care Trust’s You’re a Star Awards on the 28 June 2019. The You’re a Star Awards Oscars-style ceremony will honour the hard work, dedication and outstanding work of staff and volunteers.

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Spotlight on..

Kayley Gregory.. from young carer to assistant ward manager

Twenty-two-year-old Kayley Gregory has been caring for her mum with bi-polar disorder since the age of seven. Kayley knows what it’s like to be a young carer and welcomed Young Carers Awareness Day in January 2019, which the Trust got behind by encouraging carers to visit the Horton Park Carers Hub with friends or family members to enjoy quality time together on the day.

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Mental health crisis support

Find out more about the support available for people in mental health crisis from Hannah, who has lived experience of mental health crisis, and chief execs, Brent Kilmurray and Kim Shutler.


Stay steady on your feet

Staff from our falls prevention team share their top tips to ensure you stay steady on your feet and reduce your risk of falling.


Top tips to stay well

Mental wellbeing

Adults and children in Bradford are being encouraged to look after their mental wellbeing by the Care Trust. See how with our self-care top tips, including practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

Falls prevention

Did you know… falls are the biggest cause of accidents in the home and many can be prevented. The Care Trust has put together top tips to help you stay steady on your feet whilst out and about and also at home.

Keeping your child well at home

It can be difficult to know when to phone the doctor and when things can be treated at home when it comes to looking after your children. Our health visitors have put together some top tips to help you understand what your child can be treated for at home, and when it is important to phone a professional.

Good oral health

Find out how to improve your oral health and maintain a healthy mouth, including preventing problems and keeping trips to the dentist to a minimum.

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Dates for your diary

Throughout the year the Care Trust holds various events, which you're welcome to get involved in and keep up-to-date with what's going on at the Trust.

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Contact us

Want to contact us? Find out more about the Care Trust’s key contacts and how to get in touch.

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The Trust tweets regularly with news, stories and events from across our range of services and is a great way to get in touch and stay up-to-date.

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