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Current Engagement

Future of adult and older people's specialist mental health services in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal


We have partnered with NHS South Cheshire CCGNHS Vale Royal CCG and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) to review how to provide the best specialist 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 Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal 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.

Views expressed at the events and through an online survey have been taken into account alongside clinical evidence, national best practice and financial considerations in the development of options for a 12-week public consultation expected to start in February 2018. There will be a further online survey and six public meetings 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 and older people's specialist mental health services until after the consultation has ended.

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

Click here if you're interested in helping shape the new model of care for adults and older people with complex mental health needs.
We need your help with tasks including:

  • Making site visits to places where excellent mental health services are provided
  • Attending workshops to help design new ways of working
  • Asking service users and carers about their needs
  • Reviewing documents before they are published.


The partners have produced a Pre-Consultation Business Case which explains why change is needed. Click here to read a summary of the business case.

If you wish to raise a concern, ask questions or feedback your comments about the future of adult mental health services in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal please email:  

Published by: NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG, NHS Vale Royal CCG, and CWP.

Click here for details of past engagement.