Planned Respite Policy consultation

This consultation is now closed.

Please note that the forthcoming General Election means that all local councils have to be mindful about their communications and engagement activities and ensure they remain neutral. Therefore, we are unable to hold the drop in session on 11 November and will at look at additional drop in session in the New Year. We will therefore be extending the consultation period and this will now end on 3 February 2020.

You can still share your views with us by completing a survey or by emailing us at

If you would like to know more about how local councils are affected in the run-up to an election, a short guide to purdah and publicity during the pre-election period has been produced by the Local Government Association.


In February 2018 Cheshire West and Chester Council put in place an interim Respite Policy to allocate planned respite. Prior to the interim policy, there was no clear and consistent process across Adult Social Care for how people were allocated planned respite.It is proposed that the interim policy is now adopted as a long term policy to address this gap.

We want to hear the views of all service users and stakeholders on the proposed policy

How can I get involved and have my say?

The consultation is open from 30 September until 3 February 2020.

You can tell us your views by taking part in our online survey

Before completing the survey please ensure you have read the planned respite policy summary document.

You can also complete a paper copy or easy read version of the questionnaire. To request a copy:

Other ways to take part​

Comments can also be sent to us via the following methods:

​How your views will be used

What you tell us will be used to help inform how the Council might develop and implement a planned respite policy.

The results from the consultation will be available on the Council's website from April 2020.

If you would like to know more about how we use and store the information you give us in this survey, visit the Council's website.

Other ways of accessing information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

Please note:

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or sexual identity. Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010 will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.​​​​​​​


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