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"Care and support where I live" consultation

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NYCC would like the views of the people of North Yorkshire on proposals they have put together for transforming services to allow people to live independent, healthy and fulfilling lives. These proposals are based on the principle that people should be able to get care and support where they live and when they need it.

Consultation background
North Yorkshire County Council's health and adult services' directorate has written a document to explain their proposals to transform the way they make sure that people can remain safe and independent in their own homes and improve the amount and quality of accommodation with care and support across the County by the year 2020. The proposals will also meet the financial savings that we need to make.

This strategy has been based on what you have told us; that older people want more control and choice over their support, want to live independent lives in their own homes and want to remain part of their local communities for longer. We also know that, by 2020, nearly a quarter of North Yorkshire's residents will be over 65 and the number of people predicted to have dementia will have increased by more than 20 per cent.

The proposals show that we will work with a wide range of partners and local communities to deliver better results for people and value for money.
You can view the strategy at: www.northyorks.gov.uk/careandsupportstrategy

Consultation questions
We have prepared a questionnaire to find out what you think about our proposals. The questionnaire will help us gather your views on:
• The Council's proposals to replace its previous 'Our Future Lives' strategy and consultation process set out in 2006 with this updated Strategy that extends extra care housing and develops other forms of accommodation with care
• Our ideas to help people live independently in their existing home or in accommodation with care and support
• Our ambition to roll out extra care housing to every major town in the County
• Our aim to replace the remaining County Council-owned Elderly Persons' Homes with extra care housing
• Other types of accommodation with care and support that we should be thinking about
• Ideas for extra care housing schemes to play a more pivotal role in your community
• Community hubs that would help you to stay in your existing home
The consultation period will start on 18 August 2014 and end on 17 November 2014.
Following the consultation, we will look at the responses and use them to produce a final strategy for consideration by the Council's Executive in early 2015.

Give us your views
You can send us your views using our online form.
Views can also be e-mailed to us at hasconsultation@northyorks.gov.uk. If you wish to complete a paper questionnaire, you can email us or write to us at the address below asking for a copy of the questionnaire to be sent to you. Please include your name and address.
Completed paper questionnaires can be sent to:
HAS Consultation,
Room 18,
County Hall,
Racecourse Lane,
Northallerton,
DL7 8AD.