Working together: our town needs you!

Published: 20 September 2018

The council’s adult social care team is looking for Slough residents and carers with experience of adult social care and support services to join a new influential group.

The co-production group hopes to bring people together so they can get involved and have their say on things that affect them in the borough.

They will be joined by adult social care staff from the council and professionals from community organisations and charities.

Together they will work as equal partners to come up with ideas and solutions that will work best for everyone.

The aim of the group is to positively influence how the council and other providers deliver services and opportunities.

The council also wants it to promote independence and wellbeing within our borough and for our residents.

Alan Sinclair, director of adults and communities and co-chair of the co-production group, said: “As a council, we are always looking at new ways of improving our services. This includes making sure the voices of people that use our adult social care and support services are heard.

“I am immensely proud the council is committed to putting people first. This new way of working will strengthen our approach and I am personally backing it.

“I am looking forward to co-chairing this group and working together with people who represent our diverse and vibrant communities.”

Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “We know the best services are created when listening to the views of the users, so we want to extend our collaboration with residents to continue to shape the services we provide.

“If you are a carer or have experience of using adult health and social care services, I would strongly encourage you to be part of the co-production group. We look forward to working with you.”

This month a workshop is taking place for people interested in being part of the group. This will give people the opportunity to find out more and ask questions.

The session will take place on Wednesday 26 September, between 10.30am-12.30pm at Slough CVS main hall on 29 Church Street.

To book your place, call 01753 875594 or email: beinvolved@slough.gov.uk

For more information, see the official page.