East Sussex residents asked to help improve adult care services by speaking up

Residents in East Sussex are being encouraged to give their opinions on social care for adults with the aim of improving the services available.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:14 pm

East Sussex County Council wants to hear from people who have used adult social care services or know someone who has, to get involved by completing surveys or being part of discussion groups and project panels.

Members of the public can do this by joining the People Bank - a council initiative to gather opinions and get people talking.

Joining the People Bank also means residents can gain skills, build networks and gain knowledge of the support and services available.

Councillor Carl Maynard, the county council’s lead member for adult social care and health, said, “The input of those who either use our services or know people that do is invaluable to us.

“Hearing first-hand experiences of those people helps us to develop our services in a way that benefits all of our clients.

“Members can choose to be as involved as they like meaning they can be a part of the People Bank regardless of their circumstances. They could simply sign up and answer surveys or get more involved by taking part in discussion or projects groups.”

To find out more and complete an online form to join the People Bank visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/peoplebank