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Older Residents Invited To Share Thoughts On Local Care Services

Perth and Kinross Council are inviting older residents from Highland Perthshire to share their opinions on the Health and Social Care available in their local communities.

A meeting has been arranged at The Dutchess Anne in Dunkeld on Wednesday to allow people aged 60 years old and over to talk about their experiences with accessing Health and Social Care across Highland Perthshire.

Highland Perthshire is a wide area, with many residents living in rural areas. This can make accessing healthcare difficult for people, especially older residents, and accessing essential services such as hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes may require travelling outside of their local community. Because of this, many older residents may struggle to access the Health and Social Care they need.

The event at The Dutchess Anne will give residents a chance to chat about the issues they face with accessing care, as well as meet with representatives from Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care and help them shape their local strategy for helping older people, all while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

Some of the questions that will be asked at the event are:

  • Are your healthcare needs adequately met?
  • Can you access the healthcare you need now?
  • What issues do you experience living in a rural area and accessing healthcare?
  • What could be improved? What would you like from your healthcare provider?

As well as many others which will help to provide feedback on what areas of care need to be focused on.

The event will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm. To book a space at the event, call Lindsay McManamon, Community Engagement, PKC on 07849 800326 or email lmcmanamon@pkc.gov.uk.

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