Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Adult social care public consultation comes to Morley

People in Morley will have the opportunity to have their say and comment on proposals to change the way that adult social care services are delivered in Leeds, at a public consultation event next week.

The drop-in event will take place at Morrison’s supermarket in Morley town centre on Thursday, 5 May from 9am to 4pm.

Public consultation events have been taking place around the city throughout April, aiming to get the views of as many people as possible about the future of Leeds City Council’s adult social care services. People have also been given the opportunity to comment about proposed changes to council-run residential care homes and day centres for older people, and charging for services that people receive to support them to live at home.

The council want to engage with as many people as possible to help them shape how services will look in the future, and are keen to get as many people as possible to come along to the event in Morley. Members of the public will be able to talk directly to officers about the proposals, and give their views.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive board member with responsibility for adult health and social care said:
“We are facing huge financial challenges together with an ever increasing demand for our services, which means that we have to make changes to what we do and how we do it. However, we will do this in consultation with as many people as we possibly can.

“We are committed to modernising and improving our services, so that we can continue to deliver them for the vulnerable people that will need them in the future. We will manage changes very carefully to make sure that those affected are kept informed throughout.”

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For media enquiries, please contact;
Claire Macklam, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1578
Email: claire.macklam@leeds.gov.uk