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Community benefits from Care Trust innovation projects

People from Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are benefitting from innovative projects that have been funded through Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s iCare innovation development programme, created by staff to enhance patient care. The iCare programme aims to help staff make innovative ideas, with growth prospects, happen and support them to create value and […]

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Text Chat Health service for confidential NHS advice and support

Parents, children and young people across Bradford District and Craven now have a simple, easy way to get in touch with a health visitor, breastfeeding support or a school nurse by texting them using the secure ‘Chat Health’ service. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Children’s service has introduced three Chat Health lines. Developed […]

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Care Trust encourages local community to be healthy this winter during Self Care Week

In Self-Care Week (13-19 November), Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is sharing tips and advice to improve overall physical and mental health, and a sense of wellbeing this winter for the local community. People are being encouraged to manage minor ailments at home and choose healthy options such as eating well and keeping active. […]

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Free mouth cancer checks in Bradford and Keighley

photograph of oral health team wearing blue lips for mouth cancer action month

With early diagnosis boosting the chances of beating mouth cancer from 50 to 90 per cent, local people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being asked to check their mouths and seek advice during Mouth Cancer Action Month, 1 to 30 November 2023. Nadiya Suida Clinical Director with the Care Trust’s Community Dental Service […]

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Care Trust staff win at the Helpforce Champions Awards 2023

Catherine Jowitt, Head of Charity and Volunteering at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and the Trust’s Volunteer to Career Programme were both winners at the prestigious Helpforce Champions Awards 2023. The awards provide national recognition of the fantastic contribution to volunteering in the health and care sector. They are also a chance to shine […]

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Student nurse’s career goes from strength to strength with support from award-winning employment service

Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Hirst is excelling in his career as a student nurse, however in 2016, following a dip in his mental health, a career in nursing seemed completely unachievable. After dropping out of school whilst studying for his A Levels, Matthew developed depression and anxiety and began to self-harming. He was referred to the community […]

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Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies launches chatbot to revolutionise access to talking therapies

Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies, which has helped thousands of people with common mental health conditions across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, has recently unveiled an exciting addition to their website – Limbic, an innovative mental health referral chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that will make it easier for people seeking help to […]

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Have fun, stay safe at Halloween

Photography of three health visitors dressed in halloween outfits

No one wants an evening of trick or treating to end up with a visit to A&E, so members of the health visiting and school nursing teams at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust are sharing simple, practical tips to help your family prepare for and stay safe during Halloween. “We want everyone to have […]

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NHS staff benefit from 20-year partnership with workplace nursery

Childrens Place Day Nurseries provide childcare for dedicated NHS staff and are celebrating 20 years of partnership working with the NHS. The nursery was created to support NHS staff by providing high quality, affordable, flexible childcare and education for their children. Debbie Burke, Children’s Place Director, said: “My career began working for the now Mid […]

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Care Trust charity raises over £21,000 at mental health ball

Better Lives charity, the charitable arm of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, hosted their first charity ball at the prestigious Walton View Hotel to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The ‘imagination ball’ raised over £21,000 to enhance mental health services across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. The event was generously sponsored by Enable 2 […]

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