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? 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.

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.

Our care community is new and still developing but is already delivering care to people and working side by side with our Primary Care Network. They meet 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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Recent work from the Macclesfield Care Community

Like any new service, especially where professionals come from different organisations, it’s important to get relationships off to a great start. Since early 2019, we’ve been proactive in providing opportunities for this to happen including:

  • Project Task and finish groups – enabling people to meet outside formal monthly meetings to tackle projects together.
  • Quarterly education and networking events – topics have included social prescribing, frailty and therapies.
  • Bi-annual Quality Improvement (QI) training.

Meet your Care Community Team

MCC Coach

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Debbie Burgess

Service Transformation

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Liz Muskett & Kirstie Lee

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

CVS & Disability Information Bureau

Third Sector / Community
Caroline Whitney & Laura Smith

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

Local Area Coordinator

Cheshire East Council
Jayne Varley

Allied Health Professionals

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Caroline Sugden


East Cheshire NHS Trust
Rhoda Gaylo

Get in touch with the Care Communities Team