The local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups have organised an event for users of Mental Health Services and people who care for them.

Location:  Crewe Alexandra FC, The Alexandra Stadium, Crewe, CW2 6EB
Date:  23 January 2019
Time:  1 pm to 4 pm

The aim of the event is to hear the views of service users on plans to provide six crisis support beds in the community across Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal. We would like to know where service users think the beds would be best located in the community and what support services should be provided alongside for people using them.

The beds are part of a new and improved way of providing care that will be introduced this year for people with serious, long-term mental ill health. Other improvements to the support and services that will become available over the next year include:

• 30 new staff for community mental health teams

• Eight new staff for crisis home treatment teams

• A new dementia outreach service

• 44 beds in Macclesfield for adults and older people with serious mental ill health

• 14 beds in Macclesfield for people with dementia

• New rehabilitation beds in Chester.

These improvements are what former and current service users, and carers, told us they wanted during a 12-week public consultation that ran from March to May last year.

While the event is for service users and their loved ones, we hope stakeholders will join us at Crewe Alexandra on 23 January to listen to the discussions and learn more about the approved plans to redesign specialist mental health services.


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