The Leaders of Stockport Together have thanked hundreds of residents who took part in a number of events aimed at addressing health and social care challenges in Stockport.
During the last six weeks, the Stockport Together partners ran 12 public listening events throughout the borough.
The purpose of these sessions was to inform the public of proposed plans to change the way health and social care services are delivered in Stockport. To do this, senior leaders of the main health and social care organisations in Stockport met with local people to obtain their views and opinions and to answer any questions about the plans.
“I attended the listening event in Marple on 20th July keen to understand how, as residents, we can contribute to the future design of local health and social care services,” said Kirstie Clegg, of Marple.
“It was pleasing to see so many people engaged in ongoing discussions; and I appreciated the candid nature with which our local leaders addressed a wide range of questions in what are exciting yet challenging times. As a Stockport resident I would encourage more people to get involved – it’s your chance to have a say!”
Councillor Wendy Wild, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Stockport Together, said on behalf of Stockport Togethers leaders:
“We would like to thank everyone who attended any of the meetings across the borough, especially those who gave feedback either verbally or by completing any of the questionnaires.”
Dr Ranjit Gill, GP and chief clinical officer at NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, was one of the senior leaders heading up the events.
Dr Gill added:
“The listening phase gave us the opportunity to hear from members of the public about what is important to them. It allowed us to give some context to the work we’ve been doing and explain why we have to make these changes.
“The insight that we took from the sessions is now being analysed and will inform the teams working on these areas. Ultimately, all the responses will be looked at to identify any common themes – positive and negative – to help us shape the plans we’re developing.”
If you missed your local listening event you can still give feedback via email. For more information, please visit https://www.stockport-together.co.uk/latest-news/you-can-still-have-your-say