An information event in Aldeburgh will focus on supporting older people in the local community.
The drop-in event on Thursday 21 May is being organised by the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of Aldeburgh Church Farm GP Practice and supported by the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG), Community Action Suffolk, Leiston Surgery and Saxmundham Health.
Local people are invited to attend to learn more about the help and support available for older people and to give their views on what needs to be done to further improve local services. Present on the day will be members of the PPG and healthcare professionals from the health and social care sector.
The event will take place at Aldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday 21 May.
Pauline Quinn, from the Patient Participation Group said: “Some older people need support to continue living at home independently. As local residents there is much we can do to help make our locality a true community. We are delighted to be working in partnership with so many individuals and organisations.
Louise Hardwick, operations manager, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to tell us, as the local healthcare commissioner, what more could be done to improve services for older people in the Aldeburgh community. There is already a great deal of help available and we want to know what more could be achieved.
“Like many other parts of the county, the number of older people in and around Aldeburgh is set to increase, which is why this partnership event is so important. By working together, health and social care organisations can deliver more efficient joined up services, while facing the reality of increasingly stretched and limited budgets.
“Local people have an important role to play in the future design of services and we hope the event will help shape those services.”
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
29 April 2015