Residents' views are sought to help improve alcohol support services

A survey to help improve alcohol support services has been launched.

Healthwatch Trafford wants to hear from people about alcohol use and their experiences of alcohol support services. The survey will be used to inform services commissioned by Trafford Council and Trafford Integrated Care Partnership.

The 10-minute survey asks people if they have any concerns about loved ones and their use of alcohol. It asks if people know what services are available and how they can be accessed to support people wanting to reduce their alcohol intake.

Cllr Jane Slater, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Health and Care, said:

“At the start of the year, people often take stock of their health and what they can do to improve. But sometimes, they don’t know what support is available.

“This survey will help us to make sure anyone struggling with alcohol can access the right help at the right time, and that their loved ones are also supported at what can be a really difficult time."

Healthwatch Trafford is an independent champion for people who use health and social care services. The organisation is there to make sure that those running services put residents’ views at the heart of care.

The information collected will always be anonymised, so people will not be identifiable by their answers. Personal details will never be passed on or supplied to any other organisation.

The survey can be accessed online.

Posted on Friday 26th January 2024