Ambitious plans to make Greater Manchester one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe were approved on 27 July 2018.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, together with local leaders, are aiming to bring Greater Manchester’s date for achieving carbon neutrality forward by at least a decade to 2038. Not only is this a globally leading standard, it is based on a science based approach.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: “Greater Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution, a leading contributor of green-house gases. The city led the computer revolution which changed our lives. Now we are leading the low carbon revolution which will form the next chapter of how we live, work and travel. The science is clear on the steps we need to take to become carbon neutral, and some of these are very challenging. But our ambitions are high and we need communities and businesses to work with us to make this happen.”
“Our vision will not only make us a global leader for smart energy innovation, but will transform Greater Manchester into a world-leading greener, cleaner city region, improving the health and quality of life for millions of people and protecting our green spaces and environment for future generations.”
Read more about this on www.greatermanchster-ca.gov.uk
NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group and Oldham Council are inviting patients, carers, service users and members of the public to give their opinions on improving health and social care for people living in the Borough.
The health and social care leaders are asking members of the public to come along to four workshops, happening later in July. The workshops will focus on four key areas:
- Older people’s health and social care services
- Children & Young People’s health and social care services
- Services for people with long term conditions
- Urgent Care
Dr Ian Wilkinson, Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Oldham CCG and also a Chadderton GP, said: “We are already working on improvement plans for each of these areas, but we want to know what the people of Oldham think about the changes that have happened so far, and what needs to be done in the future. We want to hear from people living in Oldham and using these services, so that we can hear their voice and take their opinions on board.”
Health and Social Care Workshop Dates
- Children & Young People – 21 July, 6pm, The Gallery, Oldham
- Long term conditions – 26 July, 6pm, The Gallery, Oldham
- Urgent Care – 28 July, 6pm, The Gallery, Oldham
How can I register?
If you’d like to come along to one or more of the workshops, contact Carly Harper, Engagement Officer at NHS Oldham CCG, on 0161 622 6617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
If you are interested in taking part but cannot attend a workshop, please do register your interest as we are likely to hold further engagement opportunities over the coming months, which we can then invite you to participate in.
For more information contact Louise Nicholson, Communications & Engagement Manager, NHS Oldham CCG at email@example.com or 0161 622 6625.
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.