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The Future Rutland Conversation: Have your say on health, wellbeing, learning and skills

Date Published: 26 April 2021
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From today, as part of the Future Rutland Conversation, Rutland residents can get involved and have their say on health & wellbeing as well as learning, skills & employment in the county.

The Future Rutland Conversation was launched by Rutland County Council earlier this month and is a chance for families, businesses and visitors to the county to comment on a range of important issues. By gathering this feedback from people of all ages and backgrounds, the Council hopes to produce a new shared vision for the county.

Everyone’s voice counts, so Rutland County Council wants people to share their views by answering key questions on these important aspects of our lives. There are also live virtual conversations taking place to understand what people see as priorities for people and communities now, as well as aspirations for the future.

You can join the Future Rutland Conversation online by registering at: www.rutland.gov.uk/futurerutland.

 You can also take part over the phone by calling Rutland County Council on 01572 722 577.

“Health and wellbeing is a critical factor in determining how much we can enjoy our lives. The pandemic has made us think about our health more over the past year, but there are also health and wellbeing issues that have arisen from spending time in lockdown, confined to our homes and unable to see friends and family for long periods of time. As part of the Future Rutland Conversation, we want to understand where people’s priorities lie when it comes to their health and wellbeing. How healthy do you feel and what does Rutland need to have in the years to come to make sure people are supported to be healthy and well? This is a hugely important area so please get involved." Councillor Alan Walters, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health at Rutland County Council

“Learning is a lifelong process. It doesn’t stop when we leave school. The extent to which we’re able to carry on learning and acquiring new skills throughout adulthood is key for employability, personal development and even our mental health. As part of the Future Rutland Conversation, we want to find out what drives people to learn new things. We also want to know what barriers or obstacles people face in their pursuit of learning – what might be holding you back and stopping you from developing your skills." Councillor David Wilby, Cabinet Member for Education and Learning at Rutland County Council

As part of the eight week engagement, called the Future Rutland Conversation, Rutland County Council has launched a new online engagement platform and is hosting a series of virtual conversations, which are open to everyone. The views collected during the engagement will inform the vision and aspirations for the county and future Council strategies and policies. Past engagement work will also be fed into the conversations.

Information on how to sign up and take part in these two new Conversation can be found at: www.rutland.gov.uk/futurerutland. If you want to take part but don’t have access to the internet, please call Rutland County Council on: 01572 722 577.

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