How you can get involved
Individuals and communities are at the heart of everything we do, and your views and perspectives are instrumental in shaping our Place Plan. This refreshed Plan has been informed by a wide range of consultations and engagement activities with you over the last 2 years.
As a system, we are committed to ongoing conversations with our communities through our Care Communities Steering Groups, building on our commitment to the ‘Play Your Part’ campaign and the recommendations of the consultations. Through our Care Community Steering Groups, we will be asking communities to agree their own local priorities and identify how they can work together alongside local organisations, including the public and Community Sector. We will also be asking our residents and Care Communities to get involved in the rewrite of this Plan, scheduled for publication in 2024.
In the meantime, you can continue to play your part by:
- Looking after our place and the wider environment - reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Learning to live safely with COVID-19
- Get vaccinated
- Let the fresh air in - open doors and windows
- Practice the basics of good hygiene (hand washing; covering nose and mouth when you sneeze, or cough clean your surroundings)
- Know when to consider wearing a face covering or face mask.
- Being supportive parents, guardians, and carers, encouraging children to be the best and the happiest they can be.
- Taking advantage of training and job opportunities, set high aspirations for yourself and your family.
- Getting involved or volunteering in your local community.
- Keeping an eye out for your neighbours, especially older people in your neighbourhood and help them to be independent at home for as long as possible.
- Looking after your own health and wellbeing by attending free health checks, screening, immunisations and seeking advice about ways to make healthier choices, for example through using the Cheshire West Live Well website
- Being a good role model - don’t smoke, drink alcohol sensibly and eat healthily
- Seeking support if you are feeling anxious, stressed or lacking in confidence: look after your mental wellbeing at least as much as your physical wellbeing
- Keeping as active as you can, whatever your stage in life - try walking, cycling or just getting outdoors.
- Thinking about which service you need for your healthcare issue – there is lots of information on your GP practice website or on the NHS website
- Only using Accident and Emergency for emergencies and ringing NHS 111 for non-emergencies.
- Have your say and tell us how we are doing.