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Have your say on shape of Adult Social Services

SWANSEA Council is looking at the way it provides Adult Social Services to ensure that they are sustainable and meet the needs of service users in the future.

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As part of its budget consultation the council has been asking people for their views about its strategies regarding the needs of people with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Mental ill-health.

Once strategies are agreed, full service reviews will be undertaken to make sure that the services delivered directly by the Council and those sourced from independent organisations are fit for purpose.

The budget consultation closed on Friday but it has been decided to extend the consultation on the three strategies until February 9 so more people can have their say.

Each strategy has an action plan detailing a range of activity which will ensure how the council will improve its approach to supporting people before they reach a crisis in their life, meet peoples' needs more effectively, deliver better outcomes for people and improve the cost effectiveness of services, thereby ensuring their long term sustainability.

Cllr Mark Child, Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing, said: "We've made a lot of progress transforming services through Sustainable Swansea - Fit for the Future, the council's transformation programme.

"We will shortly be looking at the provision provided by Adult Social Services and have already done some work with our partners, service users and others that have an interest in these services.

"Before we can review those services that we provide, we need to understand what the people we support need and what outcomes they want to achieve.

"There are separate surveys covering the three areas and I would urge anyone with an interest in any of them to take the time to have a look and to contribute."

To take part in the consultation visit: www.swansea.gov.uk/scstrategies


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