U3A Open meeting in the Small Hall at Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis.
Changes are afoot in how health care and social services are provided in Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The new shape of things is unlikely to come about before January 2019, but the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is working on plans now.
The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A has invited Chris Boothroyd, who chairs LymeForward's Health & Wellbeing Group, to share with U3A members, plus their friends and neighbours, what we know of the possible future. This will be a chance to ask questions and to contribute ideas and experiences.
This is emphatically not the same set of issues as covered in last year's Dorset-wide Clinical Services Review and consultation. That was mainly about secondary, acute and emergency services at the major Dorset hospitals. This is about primary and community services on our doorsteps.
The local Health & Wellbeing Group is working hard to influence the CCG so that its plans will serve local people as well as possible. The group can't succeed in that unless residents of the area understand the present arrangements and the ways in which they may alter. Nor can it succeed unless it has a thorough understanding of what works well, and not so well, at present. So do come along and join in.