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GLASWEGIANS ENCOURAGED TO GET INVOLVED IN NEW PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP FORUMS

June 02, 2006 3:08 PM

A new campaign has been launched to encourage local people across Glasgow to get involved in shaping their local health and social care services.

New leaflets and a radio advert have been produced to raise awareness of Public Partnership Forums or PPFs for short. These are the new Forums that each of the five new Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnerships (CHCPs) are developing to give local people a greater say in the way their local services are developed and delivered.

David Comley, Head of Glasgow City Council's Social Work Services, said: These new Forums will give everyone - service users, carers, the general public, local community groups and voluntary

organisations - the chance to have their say about the development of local services and provide feedback on a wide range of local issues."

·To inform local people about the range and locations of services

·To engage local services users, carers and the public

·To support wider public involvement in planning and decision making

Sir John Arbuthnott, Chair of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:" Over the next few weeks new information leaflets will be distributed to homes across the city to give people details of their local Community Health and Care Partnership and how they can find out more about the Public Partnership Forum for their area.

Notes for Editors:

For further information on your local PPF please contact:

North Glasgow CHCPEric Duncan – Tel: 0141 201 4213

West Glasgow CHCPRay de Souza – Tel: 0141 211 3704

East Glasgow CHCPMurray Dickie – Tel: 0141 531 9016

South East Glasgow CHCPUna Fingleton – Tel: 0141 429 6301/ 07920287232

South West Glasgow CHCPCathy Rice – Tel: 0141 276 4635

Community Health and Care Partnerships (CHCPs)

Five Community Health and Care Partnerships (CHCPs) have been developed across the city of Glasgow. These new Partnerships, which are run jointly by Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, are responsible for a wide range of local health and social care services including those for children and older people. CHCPs will strengthen the close relationship between health and social work services and make it easier for people to get the care and support they need in their local community. CHCPs will also work closely with local hospitals so that more care can be delivered closer to home in community facilities. All five Glasgow City CHCPs will also develop strong links with local education, leisure and employment services, other public agencies and the voluntary sector. Working together in this way will enable the new Partnerships to tackle ill-health in the city and help improve the quality of life for everyone.

Media Contact: Elsbeth Campbell – 0141 305 0307

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