Government Care Act consultations in Solihull

Important impending changes which will become effective on 1st April this year will be discussed at public consultations in the borough being organised by SMBC.

The public consultation is about two areas of the Care Act where the Council has a choice about how it implements the new requirements. The first area is about introducing a new deferred payments scheme to help people pay for their care, and the second is about the way the Council charges for non-residential care and support services.

The dates and venues for the meetings are:

  • Thursday 22 January, 9.30am – 11.30am Sans Souci Centre, Tanworth Lane, Shirley B90 4DD
  • Monday 26 January, 10am – 12midday Civic Suite Chamber, Council House, Solihull, B91 3PX
  • Tuesday 27 January, 9.30am – 11.30am The Fordbridge Centre, Chelmsley Wood B37 5LU
  • Tuesday 3 February, 2.30pm – 4.30pm The Loft, Blue Bell Centre, Chelmsley Wood B37 5EX

Ambulance Consultation 12 June

Healthwatch Solihull has organised a public consultation on the future of local ambulance services in this area on Thursday 12th June between 5.30pm and 7.00pm at Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath B93 9BQ. The event is aimed at local residents of Bentley Heath, Dorridge, Knowle and surrounding areas in the South of Solihull.

Litter pickers

Help tidy up your village – The next Litter Pick organised by The Knowle Society takes place at 10:30am Wednesday 4th June. Meet at the bus stop, junction of Station Road and Warwick Road. Equipment provided.

Knowle Society defies the weather – a band of hardy KS members today carried out the third in a series of litter picks around the Stripes Hill area of Knowle, producing six bags of rubbish, from cigarette and sweet packets to advertising signs and wheel trims.