June 21, 2024

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Have your say on overnight respite services in Cornwall

People in Cornwall are being asked to give their views about overnight respite short breaks services.

Cornwall Council is asking for views on the current services available for people aged 18-64 years so that they can be sure people have access to the service that they need.

A cartoon drawing of a woman speaking to a man in a wheelchair who is smiling. To the right of this picture is a speech bubble saying Tell us your views about overnight respite services

Short Breaks respite services can provide overnight support, usually within a purpose-built building or within a residential care setting.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for adults and public health, Andy Virr said:

“We want to hear from carers and those who are cared for to understand what services they feel are the most beneficial. We want to work with them to help shape the future of what services can offer and we recognise the positive differences they can make to people’s lives.”

There is an online survey where people can give their views, as well as a number of face-to-face events taking place during October and November 2023. 

Cllr Virr added:

“Our aim is to listen to as many views as possible to help inform the future plans so that the services on offer reflect what people want.”

You can find out more and have your say by visiting the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.

Let’s Talk Cornwall