North Ayrshire residents are being asked to shape the future of health and social care as part of a shake-up of elderly care.
The number of old people aged 85 and over is set to rise between 2012 and 2022, and with older people tending to use health and social services more, the system needs to prepare to meet the high demands.
A new booklet and DVD is now available which sets the scene for ‘reshaping care for older people’ and offers a range of ways for people to tell us what they think.
Jean Hendry, joint chair of North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership Office Locality Group, said: “It is widely accepted that health and social care support needs to respond to the needs of increasing population of older people in the years ahead.
“We need to think about how the communities can continue to support older people to live full and positive lives.”
Councillor Anthea Dickson, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care at North Ayrshire Council, said: “The work already carried out to support older people was informed, in part, by the views of local people.
“If we are to continue to make progress it is vital that we continue to listen.”
If you’d like a copy of the DVD, send a letter to FREEPOST RRRZ-TYRA-LGCT, Older people’s services, Patient and Community Relations, Eglington House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6AB.