Are day services under threat in Harlow?

Politics / Sat 31st May 2014 at 07:23am

ESSEX County Council is reviewing how day opportunities (also known as day services) can best be provided to support service users in remaining independent.

Day opportunities are the activities that working age adults or older people do at their day centre or with a support worker in the community. This could include socialising, learning new skills or going to a day centre to give carers a break.

Essex County Council is asking both current service users and potential users to complete a short questionnaire. They will be asked how they currently use or might want to use the services, how they could be improved and what additional day opportunities they would like to see, if any.

The results of the survey will help the County Council to improve current services and to shape how day opportunities will be provided in the future.

The questionnaire is completely confidential and does not require any personal identifying information. It can be made available in alternative formats such as large print, audio, easy read, braille, or in an alternative language on request.

Councillor Anne Brown, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “We really encourage members of the public to share their views. It will only take a few minutes to complete, so please take advantage of this opportunity to help us improve services and to shape the services of the future.”

The survey is live at www.essexinsight.org.uk/consultations and by choosing day opportunities from the available surveys listed on the right hand side. It will be kept open until Friday 4th July.

For more information or to request a paper copy/alternative format call 03330 139 815 or email: [email protected]

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