We had our Annual General Meeting this week and the first of what will be a series of community health fairs. Thank you to all of you that came along to join us.
Taking time to reflect on the year is a good reminder of the successes of the previous year amidst the bussle of the ongoing day to day job. We have many ongoing challenges and it is good to have your support and understanding as we continue to work through these within these challenging tight financial times.
It was great to hear and see some of the fantastic things that are happening in our neighbourhoods and communities from the stall holders. It continues to show that to ‘Improve health together’ we really do need to do things differently.
The public consultation for health respite for those with learning disabilities, complex needs and/or autism is ongoing, running from 4 September till 10 November. Jointly with our neighbouring CCG Hartlepool and Stockton we are running a series of larger public events across Teesside, as well as smaller events facilitated by the voluntary sector in Middlesbrough and across Redcar and Cleveland to gather the views of service users, their families and carers.
The events are chance for face to face discussion and chance to ask questions. We have a 2 of those larger events in South Tees next week. The first is an event in Redcar at Tuned In from 10am-12pm on Monday 25 September, and Saturday 30 September, 10am-12pm at the Trinity Centre, North Ormesby. For those unable to attend the events there is a full pack of information available on line, hard copies of the consultation and questions can be available on request – please visit the link…..http://www.southteesccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/transforming-care-review-respite-services-people-learning-disabilities-complex-needs/