In recent weeks we’ve been really excited to see the commitments to change in social care that are emerging over Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester is the home of our first Wellbeing Teams – in Wigan – and we have others planned in Stockport and Trafford too. This is only possible because of the support of a range of partners across the city region who are making change happen.
Here are just of few of the positive signs we’ve seen:
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham
At a local event, we were delighted to hear Andy Burnham talking about Wellbeing Teams, social capital and communities.
— Wellbeing Teams (@wellbeingteams) July 20, 2018
#fribackpat this week 4 @AndyBurnhamGM 4 his commitment at #communitywellbeing yesterday to support a faster & more radical set of shifts to regional public services – for example shift frm traditional home care towards approaches like @wellbeingteams
— martin routledge (@mroutled) July 20, 2018
Our partners Making Space
Rachel Peacock, the CEO of Making Space, also shared her thoughts:
We continue to search for ways to describe our partnership with @wellbeingteams supported by the truly brave @WiganCouncil & at times I have been challenged to prove why I believe in what @MakingSpaceUK are doing so it’s just amazing to hear @AndyBurnhamGM talking about our work! https://t.co/eGhhVmoCiM
— Rachel Peacock (@RPMakingSpace) July 19, 2018
Joanne Harding, Labour Councillor for Urmston, Trafford
As a planned site of Wellbeing Teams, it is encouraging to see a commitment to changes that fit with our vision.
Have set my 3 priorities for the year that I will work with staff on :
Driving up quality in care sector in Trafford .
Community and reducing loneliness.
Dementia friendly Trafford. I really want public and patient voice to be heard in these themes . Watch this space #ASCTrafford
— (((Joanne Harding))) (@Joanne13Harding) June 30, 2018
Helen talked about the work we’ll be doing in Trafford in this short video: