People aged 70 and over are invited to join a face to face session this month to help shape how care is provided in the future.
Conservative led Wiltshire Council is keen for people who are not using care services yet, or have very low level needs, to be part of a discussion that will help to determine future policy and how people prefer to access care.
The session will be held on 25 August at Devizes Football and Rugby Club from 10.30am to 4pm. To encourage more people to attend, there will be free transport available from Salisbury, Trowbridge, Melksham, Warminster, Malmesbury and Chippenham.
Refreshments and lunch will also be provided at the event.
Cllr Jane Davies, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said:
We all want to stay fit and active for as long as possible. We do, however, have to look to the future when we may need some support. We are asking people who may have low levels of care or none at the moment to join us for this session and tell us how they would like to have that support in the future.
We want to ensure care is right for residents and fit for purpose. This meeting will be the first step to ensuring we are getting a wide range of views. We'll have future meetings with other groups, but for this one we want to specifically talk to people over 70. To help as many people as possible to attend, we're providing free transport and we hope people will join us and give their views.
Free transport to the event is available at:
- New Canal Road Salisbury, outside Vision Express at 8.45am
- Bemerton Health Centre at 9.15am
- County Hall Trowbridge at 9.30am
- Melksham Market Place at 9.15am
- Devizes Market Place at 10am
- Warminster Library at 9.30am
- Malmesbury Library at 8.30am
- Chippenham Bus Station (Bay 5) at 9.30am
People who would like to book a place on the free transport to the event or would want to know more can email POSTcommissioning@wiltshire.gov.uk(opens new window).