In her new role as the County Council’s Neighbourhood Cares Manager, Louise Tranham would like the opportunity to meet and consult with community and voluntary organisations about which would be the most suitable two pilot patches to use in taking forward the Transformation Fund to pilot a new approach to the delivery of adult social care in two areas, in collaboration with key partners, based upon the Dutch ‘Buurtzorg’ principles.
As Louise says:
“What I like about the Neighbourhood Cares model is that it puts people at the heart of the system. From my professional and personal experience, I believe that most people have no wish to involve the Council in how they choose to live their lives, or in the choices, risks and decisions they make in order to live independently. What they want is access to accurate and timely information in order to make informed choices. If they do require support, they want that support to be based in their local community, related their individual needs and to be as joined up and seamless as possible. I believe that the Neighbourhood Cares model can be part of the solution to provide the right service to people in Cambridgeshire in the right way.
At the consultation meeting Louise will outline the selection criteria being used to decide on the two patches and give those that attend the opportunity to express their views on issues for older people across Cambridgeshire.