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People Plan 2021-25

This People Plan sets out our ambitions for our ‘one workforce’ which includes those working in health, social care, the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, unpaid carers (approximately 400,000 people, as many do not access formal support) and recognises the contribution made by our education sector in developing the current and future workforce.

As well as the online version, you can read or download the People Plan as a PDF, or in a variety of accessible formats.



Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

Worried Young ManThe health and care system is under unprecedented pressure at the moment and we know that staff are having to work in extremely challenging circumstances. 

Staff wellbeing is our priority across the Partnership, and people can and should expect support for their mental health and wellbeing from their line manager and their organisation. 

If you work in a health and care environment, and are experiencing feelings that are difficult to cope with, our mental health workers are here to support you now and find the extra help that is right for you.

The service is completely confidential, wherever you work, and offers advice and support that can help with a range of issues. 

Workforce in your Place

'One Workforce' Hub

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Bradford District and Craven's One Workforce Hub draws together the whole health and social care sector across Bradford District and Craven to support and grow our workforce.

The Cupboard

The Cupboard is Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust's Organisational Development strategy – it’s about us, it’s our ‘people’ strategy. The strategy is made up of 7 important priorities. These are the 7 things that affect everyone who works at CHFT, and these are the things that we’re going to concentrate on. You’ll find these 7 priorities, our ‘recipes for success, inside The Cupboard.

Does your Place or organisation have a website dedicated to workforce information or your workforce strategy? Please let us know so we can feature it here.

We Work Together podcast

‘We Work Together’ is a podcast about working in partnership to improve health and care for people in West Yorkshire, and the relationships between the partners involved. In this series, people from across West Yorkshire have been talking about mental health. You can listen to all episodes of We Work Together on our website or on our Soundcloud.

Our Psychological Professions Workforce Strategy

The West Yorkshire Psychological Professions Workforce Strategy aims to identify and meet the challenges facing the psychological professions now and in the future, including the targets set in the NHS Five Year Forward View and the NHS Long Term Plan.

You can find out more about the range of careers in the Psychological Professions by checking the Psychological Professions Network Career Map.

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Health Education England has launched two new resources to support systems with their workforce redesign efforts

The Roles Explorer is a collection of resources to support those responsible for planning and delivering workforce redesign to introduce new roles, or innovative adaptations to existing roles already being deployed within a service or system. It provides information on the capabilities, training requirements and career frameworks for different roles, enabling workforce planners to choose the best fit for their service model. It also contains a wealth of resources to support the introduction of new roles, including best practice planning methods and case studies which illustrate how roles are being deployed across different system priorities. Initially including information on roles within Primary Care and Mental Health, the tool will be expanded to incorporate all system priorities over the course of 2021-22.

The MDT Toolkit provides a comprehensive guide on building and developing effective multidisciplinary teams across a broad range of professional groups and system structures. It is designed to be relevant in any setting, to any objective, to progress a ‘one workforce’ approach: a workforce drawn from a range of health and social care disciplines, working seamlessly as a productive, multi-functional team across clinical pathways, for the benefit of patients/service users.

These are just two of the assets provided by the national Workforce Transformation Team. Find out more on the HEE website.

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