Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health servicesPublished Monday, 18th July 2016
Rotherham Council is consulting on the future of public health services and wants to hear your views on what is important to you over the next five years.
The consultation which opened on the 18 July follows a government announcement to reduce the amount of money it gives the Council to fund public health services each year between now and 2020. The implications of the reductions were considered at the Cabinet/Commissioners’ decision making meeting last month and it was agreed to consult on ways to spend less whilst still maintaining a good level of service.
The consultation provides information about current services and asks public opinion on whether the Council should maintain or reduce the level of funding for each of these services. In some cases there are statutory services that have to be delivered but it may be that these can be delivered in a different and more cost effective way so it is important to get a view on what matters the most to people.
In addition, anyone participating in the survey will have a chance to comment on the extent to which they agree with the service principles and say what they consider to be the most important things that could be done differently.
The consultation will be open until 15 September 2016.