Residents urged to help shape Council's dementia and falls strategies
5 September 2016West Cheshire residents are being asked to help shape the Council's strategies for identifying and delivering effective dementia and falls services in the future.
The Council would like to hear from anyone who has first-hand experience of dementia or falls, either as patient, carer or family member, before the borough-wide strategies are set for the next four years.
A number of pre-consultation events are being organised, looking to reach as many residents as possible and capture their hopes and aspirations for the future.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins, said: "The experiences of every person with dementia or those who have suffered a fall can be very different from each other. The same can be said of the family members, professional carers and loved ones who support them.
"We are hoping to hear from as many people as possible with direct experience of coping with dementia and falls, either as a patient, close family member or carer to identify what works, highlight where things could be done better, and identify where further support and focus is needed.
"If you have a story to share and would like to help shape how services aim to be delivered in the future I would urge you to attend one of our pre-consultation events.
"For those who would like to contribute but cannot attend an event don't worry, there will be another opportunity for you to share your views as part of the full 12-week consultation which will follow later this year."
To ensure that the strategies are reflective of the needs and aspirations of residents there are a number of pre-consultation events taking place at locations across the borough: