Northamptonshire County Council is developing a strategy for our Prevention Services. In order to do this effectively, we need your input, and therefore, we began a consultation as of the 7th July, 2011, which will run for at least 12 weeks.
What are ‘Prevention Services’?
Prevention services are services aimed at preventing problems either from developing or getting worse. For example, parenting programmes that help parents to improve the way that they manage their children’s behaviour or support planning for people diagnosed with dementia so they can immediately access dementia care advisors to help carers continue to manage and cope without intervention from social services. If we can prevent more problems at an earlier opportunity, evidence tells us that we will improve quality of life and save money.
Prevention is not a new concept for the Council and in both children and adults specialist services we have a wealth of experience over the past two years of piloting delivery in a new way to provide the right kind of support to people at the right time. This prevents problems from escalating and as a result reduces the demand on high cost, specialist services.
You can read more about Prevention Services in Northamptonshire and download documents to support the consultation in the Prevention section of our website.
Have Your Say
We want all of our service users, service providers, and stakeholders to have the opportunity to shape the strategy. Please use the consultation document below as a guide to structure your feedback:
You can then answer the questions in the document through our online form:
Fill out our online consultation form
If you’d prefer, answer the questions in the consultation document offline or on paper and return it to us at the address below. You can obtain a copy of the form from your local library if you are unable to print the PDF attachment above.
Return to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
John Dryden House
8-10 The Lakes
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