What we have heard so far

We are committed to working collaboratively with our population. This is not, however, the start of the conversation. Over the last few years we have undertaken a range of surveys, focus groups and informal conversations with our communities.

 You’ve already told us that…

  • Your priorities are staying healthy and active along with support to tackle loneliness and isolation, and access to appropriate healthcare and local services.
  • You want to maintain your independence. You want to stay at home for as long as possible if you become unwell or need care.
  • You want more advice about how to stay healthy, how to manage financially as you get older, and how to navigate the complex care pathways from the health, social care and community sectors.
  • Getting to health appointments by public transport is often challenging (particularly from rural areas). It can also be difficult by car due to traffic congestion and problems parking.

We’ve completed a detailed review of what you told us. We’ve taken this into account in our current work and used it to shape our draft principles.

To read the review of previous engagement see here.