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The way that adult social care works in York is changing and residents are being invited to have their say on our future focus at a community event next week.

 

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City of York Council’s future focus programme will concentrate on working in a different way so people can have easier and earlier access to face to face conversations with adult social care staff closer to where they live.

As part of this work, City of York Council plans to open hubs across the city where residents can meet with adult social care staff and get support and advice to help them to live independent lives. This will start with a innovation site in Acomb and surrounding areas in the coming months.

The project will look to ensure that residents who want to access adult social care support get face to face advice quicker than before. Such hubs have proven to be successful across the country with areas including Derby, Leeds, Doncaster, Shropshire and Somerset reporting better experiences and outcomes for residents.

Residents and community groups from Acomb and surrounding areas are being invited to find out more and help to shape these plans.

Residents who would like to find out more and have your say please come along to our community event on:

Wednesday 7 February 2018 from 2-3.30 pm, Lidgett Grove Methodist Church, Wheatlands Grove, York, YO26 5NH

Cllr Carol Runiciman, Executive Member for health and adult social care said: “Our approach is built around the principle of effective early intervention and making sure people have access to easier and earlier access to support. Our new hubs will look to provide this support working with our partners in communities across the city.

 “Before we open the first hub we want to hear from residents about the support that would help them most and how they want it to work. All are welcome to attend our event, anyone unable to attend but would like to know more or comment on our plans can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01904 555751.”