Public invited to share views on Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Strategy

News Newsletter - 24 March 2023

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership has launched a campaign to seek the views of people, communities and partners on the priorities within its interim strategy.

Our health is affected by many things – housing, unemployment, financial stress, domestic abuse, poverty and lifestyle choices. This can only truly be addressed via partnership working.

Consisting of representatives from across our communities, the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector, housing, police, education and fire and rescue, and local businesses – our Partnership Board provides a multi-agency approach to assess the health, public health and social care needs of people across Cheshire and Merseyside – and develop a combined strategy to address them.

Through this campaign, the Partnership wants to gather as many views as possible and use them to shape its combined strategy and joint forward plan.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Health and Care Partnership Chair, and Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Louise Gittens, said;

“We want to hear people’s thoughts on our priorities, and experiences of living and accessing services in Cheshire and Merseyside.

The development of Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine our efforts and collective resources to make real improvements to the lives our people and communities.

We’re calling on our people, communities and partners to please visit our campaign webpage, review our interim strategy, and answer some simple survey questions to help shape it further”.

The survey will remain open for several weeks, and once closed, all feedback will be reviewed, and used by the Partnership to both the finalise its combined strategy, and develop a more detailed delivery plan (called a Joint Forward Plan) by the end of June 2023.