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Caring Together in Eastern Cheshire

The aim of Caring Together is to deliver a new system of health and social care across Eastern Cheshire that joins-up local care for all our wellbeing.  It’s about the providers of care working with the people who receive care, their support networks, family, friends and carers.

This is your Caring Together Engagement HQ - a place where you can find information, view our latest updates, share your experiences, tell us your views and get involved.

For more information on how to join the conversation, and why, read the campaign leaflet: http://caringtogether.info/document/show/114


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Care Model Survey

The Caring Together team are out across Eastern Cheshire talking to people about their experiences of health and social care services.  From now until the end of June, the team can be found at a range of supermarkets and other outlets across Esatern Cheshire.

If you don't see the team out, then please take the time to complete our survey here.

Remember to register!


Please remember to register for our Stakeholder event on the 25th July in Macclesfield.  Full details on the attached invitation.  Register by the 11th July to ensure you reserve your place.

Caring Together Made Real

Personal experience of the successes and failures of the NHS can be a major motivator for change and this is certainly true for Sam Nicol, the Programme Director for Caring Together.

Her father died in 2011 after suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and the related Lewy body dementia that affected him physically, as well as mentally.

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Caring Together Taking Shape for Stakeholders

Providing more health services in the community, patient-centred care and greater integration between primary and community care were the three key themes that came out of the second Caring Together Stakeholder Panel.

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What about the workers?

The success of Caring Together will depend on developing the programme of change and designing services with the full involvement of frontline staff and leaders and the Office for Public Management is using Eastern Cheshire as a case study of this process.

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Targeted Engagement to Seldom Heard and Hard to Reach Groups

During July will be conducting a series of outreach targeted engagement activities in local communities to try and inform and address concerns of those whose voices are seldom heard in health and social care.

We will be working extensively with our key partners through this process: Cheshire & Wirral Partnership, CVS Cheshire East, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, Plus Dane Group and Age UK.

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Useful Information

Caring Together is not alone in finding new ways of integrating health and social care – it is something services across the country aspire to. In this regular item we point the way towards information you will find useful as we move forward with our local plans.

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Stakeholder Panel Event 3 Confirmed


We are delighted to announce our next Stakeholder event on the 25 July in Macclesfield.  Full details are on the attached invitation.  This is really going to be a very interactive session, so we hope as many people as possible can attend.  Also attached is the report from the last Panel event held in Congleton.

As before, participants may claim their travel expenses and refreshments will be served throughout the day.  Please register by the 11 July as places are limited.  Register by emailing join@caringtogether.info or call  01625 242 511.

Improvements in quality and accessibility revealed as key drivers for health changes


People in Eastern Cheshire want quality of care and accessibility of services to be central to any changes to health and social care services in the region.

Research from the Caring Together stakeholder event held on 14 March revealed that ensuring consistent quality across services is key, with attendees recommending establishing common quality standards across all services.

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Overwhelming agreement that changes are needed to health and social care in Eastern Cheshire


As part of its process to co-design the future of health and social care services in Eastern Cheshire, the Caring Together programme recruited a Stakeholder Panel made up of local residents, frontline health and social care staff and members of voluntary or community groups.  The Stakeholder Panel met for the first time on the 14th March to ‘Join the conversation - seizing the opportunity for better care in Eastern Cheshire.’

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