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This consultation is now closed.

We will look at the responses and use them to produce a final strategy for consideration by the council's executive in early 2015.


Care and support where I live consultation

We would like the views of the people of North Yorkshire on proposals we have put together for transforming services to allow people to live independent, healthy and fulfilling lives. These proposals are based on the principle that people should be able to get care and support where they live and when they need it. We want to hear the views of all residents of North Yorkshire.

Consultation background

Our health and adult services directorate has written a document to explain their proposals to transform the way they make sure that people can remain safe and independent in their own homes and improve the amount and quality of accommodation with care and support across the county by the year 2020. The proposals will also meet the financial savings that we need to make. pdf icon You can view the "Care and support where I live" strategy here. [1Mb]. There is also an pdf icon easy read version of the strategy [883kb]pdf icon You can view the equality impact assessment here. [454kb].

This strategy has been based on what you have told us; that older people want more control and choice over their support, want to live independent lives in their own homes and want to remain part of their local communities for longer. We also know that, by 2020, nearly a quarter of North Yorkshire's residents will be over 65 and the number of people predicted to have dementia will have increased by more than 20 per cent.

The proposals show that we will work with a wide range of partners and local communities to deliver better results for people and value for money.

Consultation questions

We have prepared a questionnaire to find out what you think about our proposals. The questionnaire will help us gather your views on:

  • Our proposals to replace our previous 'Our future lives' strategy and consultation process set out in 2006 with this updated strategy that extends extra care housing and develops other forms of accommodation with care;
  • Our ideas to help people live independently in their existing home or in accommodation with care and support;
  • Our ambition to roll out extra care housing to every major town in the county;
  • Our aim to replace the remaining county council-owned elderly persons' homes with extra care housing;
  • Other types of accommodation with care and support that we should be thinking about;
  • Ideas for extra care housing schemes to play a more pivotal role in your community; and
  • Community hubs that would help you to stay in your existing home. 

Give us your views

This consultation has now closed.

Deadline for comments

The consultation period was from 18 August 2014 until 17 November 2014.

Public drop-in consultation events

There were a series of public drop-in events where you could ask questions about the consultation.

Harrogate library, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate HG1 1EG7 October1pm - 6pm
Skipton library, High Street, Skipton BD23 1JX8 October1pm - 6pm
Richmond library, Queen's Road, Richmond DL10 4AE13 October1pm - 6pm
Scarborough library, Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2NN16 October1pm - 6pm
Malton library, St. Michael Street, Malton YO17 7LJ17 October1pm - 6pm
Selby library, 52 Micklegate, Selby YO8 4EQ20 October1pm - 6pm
Northallerton library, 1 Thirsk Road, Northallerton DL6 1PT29 October1pm - 6pm
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