Oldham residents asked to help shape health and social care budget

Oldham residents are being asked to share their struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices as the GM region prepares to take responsibility for a £6bn health and social care budget.

The results of the Taking Charge Together campaign – launched today (Monday 15 February) – will help shape health and social care plans across Greater Manchester for the next five years.

People can join in the conversation about everything from exercise to mental health by going to www.takingchargetogether.org.uk and filling in a quick survey or by attending a community roadshow event being hosted Oldham on March 7 by Key 103.

The feedback will be used to help Health and Social Care bosses tackle some of the worst health outcomes in the country by:
•revealing insight into what the people of Greater Manchester believe blocks or enables healthy choices;
•helping health and care officials to design services that can deliver the greatest and fastest improvement in the region’s health and wellbeing;
•identifying great work in the region that can be celebrated and developed at scale across the region.