Issue - meetings

EASY Hubs and Community Connector Service

Meeting: 17/09/2019 - Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 14)

EASY Hubs and Community Connector Service

An update presentation by the Adult Care Service

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That this item be deferred.


Meeting: 13/06/2018 - Rochdale North Township Committee (Item 8)

EASY Hubs and Community Connector Service

Presentation by the Adult Care Service

Minutes:

The Township Committee received a presentation from the Adult Care Service regarding ‘Community Connectors’ which was a new service created as part of the Locality Plan.

 

They were a team based in and around EASY Hubs in localities providing people with information, advice and signposting to appropriate organisations. They would support people in the Borough with issues affecting their health and wellbeing such as employment/training, money management, lifestyles (including mental health), preventative services (such as stopping smoking), community opportunities (volunteering) and housing.

 

They can also give advice to anyone over 18 years but also have links with the Early Help Team if the person is under 18 and can signpost them there.

Referrals can be from anyone – professional or the public and can be via one email, one telephone number or attending a drop in session within their community.

 

In considering the presentation a Member asked if there were plans for the service to operate from locations in Rochdale town centre as the current base, on site at Rochdale Infirmary was not always accessible for all residents of the Borough. Another member sought clarification regarding the hours of operation of the service, being advised in response that it will operate from 8.30am – 5.30pm but that ‘out of hours’ appointments could be arranged.

 

Decision;

That the presentation be noted and welcomed.