Most of Bury’s 45,000 children and young people develop, thrive and do well in life but there are still too many children who are living in poverty, not achieving as much as they could at school, being admitted to hospital for preventable conditions such as tooth decay, asthma and injuries and needing to be taken into care.
We think we can do better. Greater Manchester Devolution is creating an exciting opportunity for us to work more collaboratively across organisations and to think radically and differently about how we provide and commission services, with an emphasis on prevention. There is a Greater Manchester Transformation Fund to help make this happen.
Bury Council and NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to explore options to improve services and experiences for children, young people and their families in Bury. We need your help to shape the future of our provision and ensure all our children and young people have happy healthy childhoods leading to a happy, healthy adulthood.
The work focuses on better integrating and aligning children and young people’s services in Bury in order to improve outcomes, improve children and young people’s experiences, reduce duplication and plug gaps. We want a future system that builds on the strengths in families and communities and puts children, young people and their parents/carers in the driving seat.
As we embark on this piece of work we want to hear from as many people as possible. This will be the first phase of on-going engagement and communication to inform and influence our plans.
The views and opinions of residents, service users and partner agencies in Bury are extremely important to us and as such it is important that we establish what you know works well and where you think improvements could be made.
We are communicating with children and young people through a variety of existing events and have developed a survey to gather views and opinions from the wider population. We are also running a series of targeted engagement events through January 2017, and the results of these will feed into the design of the service model and our application for Transformation Funding.
To share your views, please click on the following link
www.theburydirectory.co.uk/transformingchildrensservices and scroll down to the survey.
Who are these events aimed at?
The engagement events are for anyone working in the health and social care system, including the voluntary sector.
What will you get from the event?
You will have an opportunity to shape a future model of delivery.
What do you need?
Enthusiasm, passion, opinions and ideas.
How do I book a place?
To book a place on any of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the date you wish to attend, your name, job title and organisation and contact email address or phone 0161 253 6743
|Monday 16th January 2017||6pm – 8pm||Main Hall, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall|
|Tuesday 17th January 2017||1pm – 4pm||Main Hall, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall|
|Wednesday 25th January 2017||1pm – 4pm||Main Hall, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall|