Consultation on proposals for Care Services in Allerdale
The Council has looked at key statistics on changes in the population of Allerdale, including the rising number of older people, the rising expectations of service users in the future, government priorities and current gaps in services in Allerdale. It became increasingly apparent that we had to change our services for older people and a plan was then written which details the types of services that will be required in the future. This document sets out the proposals for these changes to services in your area.
Why We Are Consulting
Older people’s needs are changing and in response, new services are being developed which means many people who previously would have had to leave their home to move to residential care, now have a choice. People can now receive intensive home care services assisted by technology that helps them to remain living an independent life at home. Sheltered housing, now known as ‘extra care’ has also evolved to include on site 24 hour care teams which also provide an additional option for people who otherwise may have moved to residential care.
We think these proposals for re investing funds into modern services will be of great benefit to people living in the Allerdale area but we want to know what you think. We will gather feedback in a number of ways, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have their say.
What Happens Next
The consultation feedback will be compiled into a report. Printed copies will be available from the care homes, libraries and public offices. Electronic copies will be circulated widely and will be available on our website. Copies will be sent to family members and made available to residents and staff at the homes.
Please see attached documents for results of the consultation
- Concern sheet.doc, 264.0 kB (Microsoft Word Document)
- Consultation report Allerdale Distington 20 3 12 (2).pdf, 1.5 MB (PDF document)