We want to make sure that people in Kirklees are able to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible, and there's plenty that we can all do to make this happen. Our 2017-18 annual report, published by our Director of Public Health, uses local data to paint a picture of ageing in Kirklees. It looks at how people over 50 are feeling, the issues they face and some of ways they are being supported locally. It covers a range of themes from mental health to mobility, volunteering to isolation.

Director of Public Health Annual Report 2017/18

Ageing Well in Kirklees - Director of Public Health Annual Report 2017/18

To give you a flavour, we've pulled out some of the statistics below - read more in the full report and find out how local services are supporting people.

  • 54% of over 50s in Kirklees feel in 'good health', 33% feel their health is 'fair' and 13% describe it as 'poor'
  • Over half of older people in Kirklees take 3 or more regular prescription medications
  • A quarter of the older workforce have some kind of caring responsibility on top of their job - 10% of these are providing over 50 hours of care a week
  • 94% of older people have access to a park or green space within a mile of their home - 4 out of 5 visited at least once in the last year.