DEVO MANC: Gwynne calls on residents to have their say on the future of Health and Social Care

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 11.38.30The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is asking thousands of people across Greater Manchester to share their thoughts on what helps and stops them living a healthier life, as they prepare to take charge of the £6 billion health and social care budget following the devolution agreement in February 2015.

The campaign gives them the chance to ask local residents to share any successful and even radical ways of helping people be healthier.

This will be invaluable in shaping our health and social care plans for the next five years and getting the 2.8m people in our city region engaged.

People can join a conversation about everything from exercise and smoking to sleep and stress by going to www.takingchargetogether.org.uk where they’ll be asked to fill in a quick survey before being invited to share their thoughts  via a crowdsourcing online workshop.

Staff and the public can also join in by attending one of 10 community roadshows being hosted in each of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester by Key 103 in the coming weeks.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“I encourage everybody across Tameside and Stockport to take part in this big discussion. Now the devolution agreement has been sealed and delivered, it is absolutely crucial that we get this right, and we will only do that if everybody joins in and has their say.”

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