Day Services for Adults in Cornwall; Final Consultation Stage

Day Services for Adults in Cornwall; Final Consultation Stage so ensure you check out emerging thinking and have your say if you or a family member might be affected.

People in Cornwall are being invited to give their views on daily activities available for people who need support.

Cornwall Council is working in partnership with StayatHome Cornwall, part of The Chaos Group, and is calling for people who care about daytime support to get involved in the next phase of the work.

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults, Rob Rotchell, said: “The engagement activity began earlier this year and this next phase of work is about building on what we have already learned; using an independent facilitator is our way of making sure we truly capture what people really want from the service.

“We have received over 500 completed surveys from people who currently use day services, and talked to hundreds of people face to face across the county. There have been some really strong views shared with us about the role which a day service plays in the lives of those who go there. In particular, people have told us about the value of day services in helping them overcome isolation and boredom, learn new things, and provide their families and carers with some time for themselves.

“StayatHome Cornwall, part of the Chaos Group, have been appointed as the independent facilitator and they have extensive experience in bringing people together and generating real interest and insight through their co-production work. They are part of a group of companies which operate across Cornwall in many fields connected with adult social care.”

Chaos Group Director Katy Hutchinson said: “Our team has been working hard to read through all of the feedback people have given to Cornwall Council so far and we are now holding a number of events over the coming weeks that we want people to get involved in. We know that the people who use services and their families are the experts and know what works and what doesn’t. We’re really keen to hear from you to help further shape how services will look in the near future.”

The events taking place are as follows:

  • Monday 28 October – 10am-12.30 – ‘People and Gardens CIC’ St Austell
  • Monday 28 October – 2-4pm – Holifield Farm Gweek
  • Wednesday 30 October – 1.30-3.30pm – GOAL Gorfenna Liskeard
  • Monday 4 November – 10am -12.00 – Krowji Redruth
  • Monday 4 November – 1.30-4pm – Dracaena Centre Falmouth
  • Tuesday 5 November – 2-4pm – The Acorn Theatre Penzance
  • Friday 8 November – 9.30-11.30am – Healys Cider Farm Penhallow

For more information and to book onto these sessions you can call 07507 215735 or email laura@chaosgroupcornwall.co.uk

Once all of the feedback has been gathered more detailed plans will be developed with service users, carers and organisations. These plans will then be put through a formal consultation expected to begin in early to mid-2020.

You can access information about the work so far on Cornwall Council’s website https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-commissioning-and-transformation/external-day-services/community-based-day-support-engagement/