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Current Engagement

Future of adult mental health services in Eastern and Central Cheshire

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We have partnered with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire East Council to review how to provide the best adult mental health services we can within allocated funding.

This includes looking at the role that better community services can play in preventing people from going into crisis; and supporting people in their own homes and within their own support networks where possible. This is considered national best practice.

Eastern and Central Cheshire don’t currently have the wide range of community mental health services available in other parts of Cheshire and in other parts of the country.

Our collective aim is to plan, buy and deliver the best care within allocated funding for people who access services and those who support them. We believe we are more likely to achieve this if we work with and listen to the views of local people.

Local people’s views have already been instrumental in our thinking and we will continue to work with service users, carers, key representative groups and members of the public.

We held listening events for service users and carers in September 2017 at Crewe Alexandra FC and Macclesfield Town FC. Table-based discussions gave participants an opportunity to describe what had worked well for them, what had not worked well and how services might be improved.

To ensure we capture as many views as possible, we have also created an online survey that you can take by clicking here.

View expressed at the events and through the survey will be taken into account alongside clinical evidence, national best practice and financial considerations in the development of options for a 12-week public consultation starting early in 2018. There will be a further online survey and public events to give service users, carers, the public, partners and stakeholders plenty of chance to have their say.

No decisions will be made on the future of adult mental health services until after the consultation has ended.

Click here to register to be kept informed about the engagement and consultation process.

Published by: Cheshire East Council, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG.

 

 

Click here for details of past engagement.