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Posted on 09. Jul, 2014 by in Featured, Health

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The County Council write:

Back in 2010, we launched Meeting the Challenge and we are on track to make £114million of savings. We have reduced our staff by 2,500, including 25% less managers, reduced our debt by £30million and have 82 less buildings.
We are now in the process of having our next big conversation, Meeting the Challenge – Together We Can, to explain to the public/partners what the new direction could look like and to find out what people think.
We are  looking to make further savings of around £75million over the next three years.
Working with partners, we are  looking at a fundamental re-think of how support is delivered to individuals, families and communities.
We are  looking at a four-stage approach to support:
·         Supporting active individuals: intervention and support to help people make the right life choices, like being fit and healthy. Providing support for people to do more for themselves and their families in their own communities

·         Supporting active communities: communities offering support closer to home. Valuing community capacity and building on existing support to signpost people to what they need within their own local area

·         Getting people back to independence: investing in providing intensive help to enable families to recover from a crisis or managing long term conditions. That way people can get back to normal as soon as possible without the need for long term care or support.

There when we’re needed most: working with our partners to provide specialist support for those who really need our help. We will target our resources on people and families with the most complex needs and ensure that the right decisions are made for the long term.

We would value  your views on our plans and to do this we are holding a series of meetings around the county.

Stroud District’s consultation event is on Thurs 31 July 6:30-8:00pm at GL11 Community Project ,Fairmead, Cam, Glos. GL11 5JS. Telephone to book plave before 16th July: 01452 328524

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