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6 November 2017

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A new service funded by a CCG is hoping to avert health and social crises for patients in a West Yorkshire town.

The Keighley Pathway scheme is funded by Keighley CCG to help prevent people’s problems escalating and having an adverse impact on their health.

It offers weekday sessions to tackle issues including drugs and alcohol problems that could beset some of the town’s 51,000 residents.

There are also meetings about domestic violence and mental health.

A new service funded by a CCG is hoping to avert health and social crises for patients in a West Yorkshire town.

The Keighley Pathway scheme is funded by Keighley CCG to help prevent people’s problems escalating and having an adverse impact on their health.

It offers weekday sessions to tackle issues including drugs and alcohol problems that could beset some of the town’s 51,000 residents.

There are also meetings about domestic violence and mental health.

Staff can also make referrals to other agencies to help people get the best support.

Easily accessible support

NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG’s clinical chairman Dr Jane Thomas said: ‘People who are in crisis generally do not access more traditional health and care services and therefore suffer poor mental and physical health.’

She said she hoped the service would offer easily accessible support to people.

She added: ‘This service will address that unmet need and our volunteers and community services are best placed to deliver the support to these individuals.’

Keighley Healthy Living and Keighley Domestic Violence Services are involved in the scheme, along with drugs and alcohol charity Project 6, the Bangladeshi Community Association and mental health charity the Cellar Trust.

Future commissioning plans

The CCG is currently consulting patients on their priorities at its 16 GP practices as it develops commissioning plans until 2021

Its plans include building collaborations and partnerships with local groups as well as councils to help improve people’s health.

The consultation also looks at prevention and health care, building the workforce, and access to services.

The deadline for comments is December 15.

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