Public invited to talk about health and social care

Checks on health

Three events taking place in Liverpool this month will give people the opportunity to discuss health and social care plans.

Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have organised the joint events to provide an update on their approach to improving health and wellbeing locally, and to understand more about how people would like to be involved in developing future proposals.

The three events are as follows (the content of each will be the same so people only need to attend one):

• 10am -1pm, 24 January 2014: The Communiversity, Altcross Road, L11 0BS
• 1pm – 4pm, 29 January 2014: Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Road, L19 4XR
• 1pm – 4pm, 31 January 2014: The Florrie, 337 Mill Street, Toxteth, L8 4RF

Dr Nadim Fazlani, Chair of Liverpool CCG, said: “We’re at an important stage in developing our strategy for the next five years, so these events will be a chance for people to hear about where we’re up to in the process and contribute their views.

“We want to explain our approach to tackling the health issues the city faces, and how we are working in partnership with others to develop services which meet the needs of our population.”

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for adult health and social care, Councillor Roz Gladden, said: “We face major challenges over the coming years due to significant pressure on our budgets and rising demand for care, and it is important we involve local people in the process.

“I would urge anyone with an interest in social care or health to get involved and have their say over where they believe our priorities should lie.”

People are asked to reserve a place in advance by emailing gail.jordan@lcvs.org.uk or calling (0151) 227 5177, stating if they have any particular requirements such as large print materials, a signer, a hearing loop, dietary or mobility issues.