Health and wellbeing services for Kirklees children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to 25 years for children with special needs) and their families have been brought together under one name… Thriving Kirklees.
Thriving Kirklees is a partnership of local health and wellbeing providers all working together to support children, young people and their families to thrive and be healthy.
The Thriving Kirklees partnership also has a Seed Fund providing grants to voluntary and community organisations to help them improve the health of young people and families in Kirklees – the latest round of application for grants to opening soon so keep an eye out for information.
The partnership covers 11 areas of work including:
• 0-19 Team (health visiting and school nursing)
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CaMHS)
• Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service
• National Child Measurement Programme
• Assessment and diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions (through referrals made by a Speech and Language Therapist, Paediatrician, SENCO or Educational Psychologist)
• Support for children and young people with learning disabilities
• Home-Start Family Support
• Healthy child vitamins
Thriving Kirklees involves five different organisations working across the district
Thriving Kirklees is based around the national Healthy Child Programme framework designed to improve the integration of services for children and their families and was commissioned by Kirklees Council, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and North Kirklees CCG.
Our vision for Thriving Kirklees is that we want all children, young people and families living in Kirklees to thrive, be healthy and resilient. We value all families living in Kirklees and caring for and supporting them is at the heart of everything we do.
We work as one ‘family-centred workforce’ with a ‘can do’ attitude, supporting one another to work towards and on behalf of the best interests of children, young people and their families across Kirklees.
We work to ensure that every child and young person will:
• Be healthy
• Stay safe
• Enjoy and achieve
• Make a positive contribution
• Enjoy economic wellbeing
To achieve these outcomes, Thriving Kirklees will:
• build healthy public policy
• create supportive environments
• strengthen community action
• develop personal skills
• Develop health and care services which use primary prevention and improvement in health, especially emotional health and wellbeing.