People in Bath and North East Somerset who use NHS-provided equipment at home or who have had minor adaptations to their property to make it safer and more comfortable to move around in, are being asked what they think of these services.
Bath & North East Somerset Council and the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear people’s views as part of a review to see how equipment services can be improved.
They want to hear from people who use community equipment, such as special mattresses, beds, hoists, bath seats or walking frames, and those who have had minor adaptations made to their homes such as the installation of rails or ramps.
Councillor Vic Pritchard, cabinet member for Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing said: “It’s really important users of the services, from children with additional needs or disabilities to older adults, share their views and experiences with us. We need to ensure we offer people the services they want and if we are to improve them, we need honest feedback.”
People who use these services and those who support and care for them, can share their views by filling in a survey online by visiting: http://www.bit.ly/communityequipment1
Paper surveys are available to download by visiting: http://bit.ly/CCGPaperSurvey
The council and the CCG also want to hear from professionals working with people who use these services, such as district nurses and occupational therapists.
The closing date for feedback is Friday 11 January 2019.
A workshop will be held on Thursday 31 January 2019 at Keynsham’s Civic Centre to discuss the issues raised during the consultation. If you are interested in attending please add your email address in the space provided at the end of the survey.