Care Communities

Care Communities

More of us are living longer than ever before and that’s great news. Even people living with multiple long-term health conditions who ten years ago, might have been in and out of hospital, are now enjoying more care closer to home. But how do we keep this going? Make it sustainable? And join more care up so we don’t have to keep repeating our story to different people?

In Macclesfield, we believe we have the answer. Macclesfield has become one of five Care Communities in development across the East Cheshire region, alongside Knutsford, CHOC (Congleton & Holmes Chapel), CHAW (Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge & Wilmslow) and BDP (Bollington, Disley & Poynton).

Who are the Macclesfield Care Community?

A team of local professionals who work in different services and organisations, out in the community. Together they can be involved in your care, alongside your GP and the Macclesfield Primary Care Network.

We came together in 2017 and continue to develop by meeting regularly to plan and provide seamless, personalised health and social care close to home for those that need it.

By using all of the local services and resources we have available to us in Macclesfield, we can make sure people that need this type of specialised, joined-up care are well supported to improve not just their health but their wellbeing too.

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We are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities, supporting people to live longer and healthier lives. By linking in more closely and working in partnership we are better able to meet our objectives, which are to:

  • prevent social isolation and loneliness by ensuring we make the best use of community assets
  • improve the local populations health by ensuring that escalating need in the community is proactively managed

Recent projects include helping our older population to age well, addressing child health and tackling key issues exacerbated by the pandemic such as social isolation and mental health.

Head over to our projects page to see more detail on some of the work we are involved in.

Meet your Care Community Team

Clinical Lead

Macclesfield Care Community
Dr Daniel Harle

Deputy Associate Director Community Services

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Debbie Burgess

Service Transformation

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Liz Muskett

District Nurses

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Rosheen, Jane & teams

Social Services

Cheshire East Council
Beverley Deighton, Katherine Kwaan, practice managers & teams

Community Matrons

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Anne, Karen & Caroline

Connected Communities

Cheshire East Council
Mark Gleaves, Holly Jaskolka & Jonathan Finchett

Macclesfield Primary Care Network

Clinical Director
Dr Joe Banns

Community Paramedic

North West Ambulance Service
Carol Robertson

Disability Information Bureau

Third Sector / Community
Averil Goodier

Older People’s Community Mental Health Team

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership Trust
Dominic Bull, Dr Gopala Ramanna, Kirsten Barton, Josephine Worthington & Stella Beaumont

Lung Cancer Team

Rachel Higham, Karen Clayton, Natalie Barnett & Andrea Byatte

Social Prescribing Team

Macclesfield Primary Care Network
Amy Rowlands, Emma Douglas, Emma Wilson

Local Area Coordinator

Cheshire East Council
Jayne Varley

Allied Health Professionals

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Caroline Sugden


East Cheshire
Alison Langley

Get in touch with the Care Communities Team