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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Talking Points event planned for Town Hall

A special event is taking place in Llangollen early next month to celebrate the success of the Talking Points sessions in Denbighshire.

Introduced last April, the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act is a new law that aims to radically transform the way social services are delivered in Wales to meet the needs of individuals and make services sustainable for the future.


The Act proposes to give people a stronger voice and real control over the support they need to remove barriers to their wellbeing. It focuses on earlier intervention; increasing preventative services within the community and helping people maintain their independence.  

To help people to do this they need easy access to information and advice about what is available in their area.

In Denbighshire, Talking Points have been set up by staff in Community Support Services (incorporating social care for adults) to offer people a different way to find out what help might be available in their community to support their health and well-being

Working with partner organisations we aim to respond faster and in a more personally tailored way to people, rather than a more traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach. 

Under this new model, if citizens are able to visit their GP they will be expected, in general, to attend a Talking Points rather than be visited at home.

At Talking Points the citizens of Denbighshire have an opportunity to meet with someone who is knowledgeable about social care issues.  They will be able to find out what is going on in their area in a convenient, appropriate and welcoming venue and talk about the well-being outcomes they desire for themselves or others.

The focus will be to find out what is important to them so that they can live the life they choose in a safe and secure environment. 

One of the celebration events will take place at Llangollen Town Hall on Tuesday, September 13, from 10am-3pm. Refreshments will be available.

To book a place at either of these sessions, contact Jason Haycocks the Talking Point Coordinator on 07733 111392  or e-mail: jason.haycocks@denbighshire.gov.uk

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