HomeCareDirect are pleased to be promoting and guiding our clients Kirklees to the health and well-being service offered through Kirklees council. For those with a long term health condition help to learn how to manage is now available through Kirklees Health Trainers.

The Health Trainers are on hand to help you to learn how to manage your health and long term health conditions better.

What support do they offer?

Health Trainers also provide personalised information helping people and their carers to become experts in their health needs, support them to make changes to become healthier by giving them the tools and knowledge they’ll need and by working in partnership with primary and secondary care, community services, social care and voluntary services.

People have one to one consultations with a Health Trainer who will support them in identifying their health needs, how to recognise their triggers and avoid crisis, helping them to care for themselves better to realise achievable goals.

The team are able to use motivational techniques and positive lifestyle changes to help you to:

– Identify your health needs

– Recognise the triggers that set off your condition

– Care for yourself better and achieve your goals

– Make changes to your life to make you healthier and happier

– Help identify barriers that might prevent you from making healthier choices and look at ways to overcome them by listening, empathising and sharing information

To make a referral or speak to a Health Trainer you can telephone 01484 414933 or visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/healthtrainers

We think this is a great local service and hope many people can benefit from learning more about self-care.