Monday, 14 May 2007

CHCPs and the people

Spent this morning at a Glasgow East CHCP (that's Community Health and Care Partnership folks...) seminar. Topics discussed included how to tackle the health and multiple deprivation problems faced by people in the East End of Glasgow, and how the infrastucture of the area was set to change and improve.

What struck me most was some of the comments from the audience - they sounded as if they'd heard it all before, but they were clear about what they wanted; to have their requests and problems dealt with, and to have more facilities and better transport. Sounds simple enough, you'd think, but someone at the meeting related how a transport official had once responded to a query about buses by saying "but why would you want to go over to the Forge in the evening anyway?". Pretty much says it all really!

3 comments:

Jen said...

I'm beginning to wonder if some of the speakers at these things are grown in petri dishes in the City Chambers!

BellgroveBelle said...

Possibly - I couldn't believe the level of handwaving and jargon!

Anonymous said...

"but why would you want to go over to the Forge in the evening anyway?" This is a very good question indeed.