Help to shape care services

Self-directed support has been introduced by the Scottish Government to give people more choice and control over the way that their social care and support is arranged and provided.

A series of workshops is taking place across Angus in the next few weeks, to give people the opportunity to help shape their local social care services and support.

Starting in Montrose on Monday there will be a morning and afternoon session, offering information about local developments.

At the workshops in each Angus burgh, people will have the opportunity to have their say about what is working well and identify any gaps in services/supports in their community.

The council’s social care spokesperson, Councillor Glennis Middleton, urged people to go along to the workshops, saying: “It is important that the people who use social care services are involved in the planning and delivery of these services, so they can enjoy full and positive lives in their own home or in a homely setting.

“The purpose of this month’s workshops is to give people the opportunity to influence the planning of the local services and supports in their communities.”

The support workshops take place at the following locations locally: Wednesday, February 25, Kinloch Care Centre, Carnoustie; Thursday, February 26, Community Cabin, Monifieth; Friday, February 27, St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath.

To book your place at a morning or afternoon session (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) contact Sarah Hart on 01307 474815 or by email at Harts@angus.gov.uk .

You can also drop-in between 12.30 and 1.30 p.m. to visit a variety of information stands, meet support providers and find out what is available in your local community.