Last Chance to Give Views on Proposals Affecting Council Services

The Council is reminding residents that there is less than a week to go to have their say on proposals which may affect Adult Social Care and Public Health services.

Stockport Council is reminding residents that there is less than a week to go to have their say on proposals which may affect Adult Social Care and Public Health services.

Due to continued budget reductions, the Council is proposing changes to services including:

  • Changes to the way we deliver lifestyle services such as quitting smoking; weight loss; support for children and families who are overweight or obese.

  • Giving your views on the Stockport Local Assistance Scheme (SLAS) arrangements and giving feedback on what would improve things for people applying for financial assistance.

Councillor Wendy Wild, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “We face some tough decisions over the next year as we need to address what would be £18m in reduced resources across the Council.

“We are encouraging an open dialogue with residents on our consultation affecting Stockport Local Assistance Scheme in order to help us to meet the budget and minimise the impact on frontline services.”

Councillor Tom McGee, Cabinet Member for Health said: “As part of our ongoing process of growth and reform we need to make savings from our public health budget. We welcome resident’s views on our proposals which aim to ensure that the most specialised services are targeted at those who need more support, whilst ensuring that there is still general lifestyle advice available for our residents.”

To read more about the proposals and to have your say visit our Have Your Say webpages.

The consultations will close on Friday 22nd December 2017.