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Nominations open for Care Trust Governor elections

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging local people in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven to nominate themselves in their Governor elections. The nominations are an opportunity for members of the public, who are also Trust members, to put themselves forward for a seat on the Care Trust’s Council of Governors, to represent their  […]

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Improved recreational hall at Lynfield Mount supporting patients recovery

Patients at Lynfield Mount Hospital are benefiting from new gym facilities to support their recovery and wellbeing, thanks to funding from Sport England and the Trust’s Better Lives charity. Staff and patients were both involved in creating the new-look recreational hall for the hospital, that provides specialist mental health support for people in Bradford, Keighley, […]

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Australian parenting programme comes to Yorkshire

Local families with young children are to benefit from a preventative, therapeutic parenting programme, now used extensively across Australia where it was developed. The Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) programme supports parents with four key areas vital to a young child’s development – communication, relationships, nutrition and exercise, and oral health. Those who are […]

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Care Trust encourages young people to find their voice during Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is backing Children’s Mental Health Week – 5-11 February 2024. This year’s theme is ‘My Voice Matters’ to empower, equip and give a voice to all children and young people in the UK. The week is part of children’s mental health charity Place2Be’s national campaign, which aims to support […]

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Hospital patients benefit from sensory and edible garden at NHS Trust

People from Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, struggling with their mental health, are benefitting from a sensory and edible garden to boost mood and wellbeing, reduce stress and improve physical health. The garden has been funded through Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s iCare innovation development programme and created by staff to enhance patient care. […]

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Improved recreational hall at Lynfield Mount

Patients at Lynfield Mount Hospital are benefiting from new gym facilities to support their recovery and wellbeing, thanks to funding from Sport England and the Trust’s Better Lives charity. Staff and patients were both involved in creating the new-look recreational hall for the  hospital, that provides specialist mental health support for people in Bradford, Keighley, […]

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Care Trust tips to avoid feeling blue on Blue Monday

With Christmas and New Year celebrations little more than a distant memory and summer seeming a lifetime away, it’s not surprising that some of us struggle with the blues in January. The most miserable day of the year is said to be Blue Monday, which this year falls on 15 January. Derived in 2005 using […]

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Enjoying a neurodiverse Christmas

As someone with a neurodiversity, such as Autism or ADHD, holidays and festive periods can be overwhelming and an unwelcome change to routine. Many autistic adults or children may need some extra support or time to prepare or may have sensory needs that mean they might struggle with things such as decorations. A few small […]

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Sovereign Health Care gives a healthy donation of £15,000 to Care Trust

Bradford-based cash plan provider Sovereign Health Care has donated £15,000 to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, and their charity Better Lives, to support the work of the Trust to develop both staff and services to enhance patient care. The donation will go towards supporting staff training and providing equipment to improve care for Trust […]

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Care Trust charity spreads festive cheer across mental health facilities

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, Better Lives, are spreading festive cheer across wards in mental health facilities this month by supplying over 200 gifts to patients not well enough to be home. Being in hospital at any time of the year can be difficult, but particularly over the festive season. Helping to get […]

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