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Adult social care consultation event – watch online

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People across Shropshire have been sharing their views on the next steps in adult social care.

If you’d like to find out more about what’s been happening, why not watch our online video of one of the public events, held as part of a range of consultation activities?

The consultation has been extended until Thursday (31 May) to ensure everyone has a chance to have their say. If you would like to get involved but haven’t already, please don’t miss your chance before the consultation ends this week.

People are being encouraged to share their thoughts on the development of more personalised, varied services, including helping all people who are eligible for social care support to use personal budgets. Personal budgets allow people to take greater control over their services, by choosing what they want to spend their money on, based on what will meet their needs.

As part of this approach, the council also wants to hear people’s views on the extension of a fair charging policy to daycare services to achieve this, including which elements of daycare services could be charged for and the timescales of any changes.

Any policy would still ensure that no-one makes a contribution unless they are able to pay. No-one is charged for the service they receive unless they have had a financial assessment to determine their ability to pay.

Click here to watch the video fimed in Oswestry. Public consultation events were also held in Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

You can find out more about the consultation and share your views in the following ways:

Website: shropshire.gov.uk/livelifeyourway

Shropshire Council newsroom: click here.

Email: livelifeyourway@shropshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 0345 678 9005

Shropshire – Live Life Your Way – Facebook page

@LiveLifeYourWay on twitter