Public to be consulted

PUBLISHED: 02:01 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 15 June 2010

Wouldn't it be a great idea if the over 50s were consulted about changes to our health and care services before they were made, not afterward? Well, it's going to happen and it's big at 2pm on Thursday, October 23! Why? Because Devon County Council and th

Wouldn't it be a great idea if the over 50s were consulted about changes to our health and care services before they were made, not afterward?Well, it's going to happen and it's big at 2pm on Thursday, October 23!Why? Because Devon County Council and the Primary Care Trust have agreed to consult with over-50s in Honiton over their new proposals for improving services called 'Ageing Well in Devon'.What sort of services? Everything from residential and home care, hospital admission, dementia and strokes services to new ways of providing home support. The idea is they pay us to buy in the kind of support at home we need so that we can retain our independence. Do we agree? Do we want it? Will it work? Is there the money? These are the sort of questions we can ask local cluster manager Geraldine Benson and staff. Local Councillor Vernon Whitlock will Chair the proceedings on behalf of Honiton Seniors. The Senior Council for Honiton has arranged this for local over 50s, so you folks are in the driving seat - not the professionals!Come along. Join us for a talk, a chat over free refreshments at Mackarness Hall at 2pm (note time) on Thursday afternoon October 23. Come along and have your say. After all - they are your services.Tony SimpsonSecretary Senior Council for HonitonAshleigh Road Honiton


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