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Consultation on day services and residential care for older people

We want you to have your say on our proposal to change the way we deliver day services for older people and residential care for older people.

We want to continue to support everyone as well as we possibly can, while dealing with some challenges that have become difficult to manage in recent years.

As people are living longer there are a lot more people needing support than there used to be. Also, there are more people with dementia and other difficulties that we call "complex needs" that need specialised support.

 

Day Services for Older People: Have Your Say

Currently we provide day services across a number of locations across Swansea.

At the same time, people are asking for support to remain in their own homes for longer, and to live busy, active lives. Day services may not be the best way to help that happen for everyone, and we have developed other projects that are working really well. For example, Local Area Coordinators support people to find activities in their community they enjoy.

Despite the council having much less money than it used to, we are committed to continuing to provide the best day services possible. We must make sure we are providing the best services in the best way for everyone, and not spending money on things that aren't needed or aren't effective.

We are now asking for views on our proposed changes to Day Services for Older People. The consultation will run until the 23rd July. All views will be taken into account within the decision making process.

Please give your views on our day services for older people proposal

PDF Document Day services for older people - frequently asked questions (PDF, 64KB)Opens new window

 

Residential Care for Older People: Have Your Say

Currently, we provide residential care, as well as support to families who care for relatives (known as respite care) and intensive social services support to help people remain in or return to their own homes (known as reablement).

At the same time, people are asking for support to remain in their own homes for longer, and to live busy, active lives. Carers are also looking for more respite to help give them breaks from caring for loved ones, so they can look after them better and for longer.

Despite the Council having much less money than it used to, we are committed to continuing to provide the best care possible. This means we must ensure that resources are focused on those most in need, or are used to provide the care others are unable to provide.

Looking to the future, if we implement our proposed changes, we estimate that we will have 42 more beds than we need in Council run Residential Care Homes. It doesn't make sense to keep running services that will have so many empty places, when the money could be used to improve our other services and to support more people in different ways.

We are now asking for views on our proposed changes to Residential Care for Older People. The consultation will run until the 23rd July. All views will be taken into account within the decision making process.

Please give your views on our residential care for older people proposal

PDF Document Residential care for older people Frequently asked questions (PDF, 28KB)Opens new window

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