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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.

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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Skills for Health and Age UK Cheshire East case study

A unique partnership in Eastern Cheshire between the voluntary sector and the NHS has led to the creation of the role of Wellbeing Coordinator.
Skills for Health supported the partnership in developing the role, which aims to help older people to enjoy improved health and wellbeing, and it is hoped will lead to fewer GP visits and hospital admissions.

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Register for Cheshire East Council workshops and share your experiences of social care services

Cheshire East Council is reviewing how it delivers social care services, and they want to work with the community to understand how they can support you more effectively.

They want to know about your experiences of Council social care services; if you get the advice you need, whether your views are listened to and whether you receive the help you need to be part of the community.

In order to listen to your views and experiences, they have arranged two workshops on the following dates,:

  • §Crewe on 10 March (Monday), 10am-12 noon, Crewe Library
  • §Macclesfield on 11 March (Tuesday), 10am -12 noon, Macclesfield Town Hall

These workshops are aimed at people who receive social care services in Cheshire East (whether from the Council or someone else) and their carers and family.

To register or to find out more, contact the Consultation and Participation Team, Cheshire East Council at cpu@cheshireeast.gov.uk  or call 01270 371376. When registering, the Council will want to capture the perspective that participants are interested in, be it as an older person, an individual with physical disabilities, or as a carer etc.

These workshops will build on some of the information that Cheshire East Coucil have already gathered from customers, exploring this in more detail, and helping to deliver positive change for social care users.

We want to encourage Healthwatch members, where appropriate, to participate in these workshops to ensure the voice of the local community is taken into account.  Please also pass this invitation on to anyone else you feel may wish to be involved in this, to ensure consumers of these services are well represented.

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Local Resident shortlisted for NHS England's "Participant of the Year" award

One of our local Caring Together champions, Charlotte Peters Rock, was a finalist in the NHS England Excellence in Participation ‘Participant of the Year’ Award. The award was presented last week at the NHS Health and care Innovation Expo in Manchester.

Champions meet with key ECCCG members


Champions of the project, Vaja Vasanti, Gina Jones, Maxine Peak and Sue Mellor, meet with ECCCG representatives, Jerry Hawker and Dr Paul Bowen. 

Caring Together - your chance to help shape local health and care services in Eastern Cheshire

The public in Eastern Cheshire is being invited to help shape the future of local health and social care services in the area by playing its part in a ‘big conversation’ kicking off today.

The opportunity has been created by Caring Together - an alliance of all of the area’s health and social care providers – which is working to create a joined-up service across the whole of Eastern Cheshire, with the aim of improving everyone’s wellbeing.

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