Neighbourhood approach

To make sure we achieve the best health and social care outcomes for future generations, we need to change the way we deliver services and work with Manchester’s communities and neighbourhoods.

Illustration healthy neighbourhoods

Why:

  • To reduce dependency on services and keep people as independent as posible
  • Manage our costs and budgets more effectively

How:

  • We’re improving the way we work together, and to help you access care closer to where you live
  • We want people to live healthy and independent lives and to be able to stay in their own homes
  • We recognise how important carers are to keeping people safe and well. We know how much carers contribute and we want to involve them in decisions about a person’s care – with that person’s consent
  • Work together and share information

What it means for you:

  • We want you to take an active role in protecting and managing your health
  • You are at the centre of the care you receive – we want to find out what your goals are and then help you to achieve them
  • You’ll have a single contact for your health or social care – no more repeating your needs over and over to many people
  • We want you to feel supported and listened to and to be involved in decisions about your care.