Q Why are you doing this?
A There are currently a range of Day Opportunities within the County; Pembrokeshire County Council Day Centres provide Day Care Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Older People. There are also a range of independent organisations (providers) providing different types of Day Opportunities. However, we want to make sure that Pembrokeshire has something for everyone.
From listening to what people have told us and from talking to people about what is important to them, we know that there are things that we can do better and differently together so that Day Opportunities in Pembrokeshire are meaningful to individuals and enable people to achieve their aspirations.
Q What are the timescales?
A The first stage was completed after holding 13 coproduction events in February 2019. From this a questionnaire gathered views on the proposed new model.
Timescales for the development of new services will all depend on what it is we co-produce.
Q Has Cabinet been involved in this process?
A Yes this is ongoing, and Cllr Tessa Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Social Services is a member of the project group. Cabinet received updates on progress. Any future model of day opportunities we come up with will need to be shared with Cabinet for their agreement.
Q What is the purpose of the video ‘Our Co-production journey – Day Opportunities in Pembrokeshire’?
A This is a short video that can be viewed on PCC website. Our journey has been interrupted by COVID 19. We are now restarting our services & want to continue our co-production work. The video is a short film that looks at what we have done so far and how things could look in the future. We introduce the idea of having one centralised point where information about all services and opportunities will be available in a ‘bureau’ that customers could access once they have an assessment or want to explore purchasing services directly. The ‘spokes’ will be all the services & opportunities in Pembrokeshire.
Q How do we know that customers/ families /carers views will be listened to?
A We would like to involve customers, family & carers through having sub groups to share thoughts & ideas.
Q What happens next?
A We need to test this idea with a small group of people & find out if it works.
Q Who can I contact if I have any questions?
A Telephone the Council’s Contact Centre and they will transfer you to a member of the Project Group. The number is 01437 764551.