Being Well in Communities (Phase 2 and 3) IIA 1 2023-2024 - This consultation has now ended

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. We will publish the findings, and our final budget, on our website in due course: Newcastle City Council plan and budget. If you have questions about this you can contact us at (or FREEPOST Letstalk).

What we would like you to do

Over the next year, our priority is to deliver a balanced budget that protects residents and businesses as much as possible from the impact of the recession. Like all councils, we face some difficult decisions. Rising energy and food prices are taking their toll on local authorities in the same way they do on household budgets, and next year the council we need to save £23.2m. This short survey is to help us find out what you think about our proposal for continuing with our approach, 'Being Well in Communities', Phases 2 and 3 for 2023-24.
Here's a summary of what we propose: 
“We will work with partners to ensure that people have the right levels of support, balancing legally-required support alongside people's own support networks. In phase 2, we will use the ‘3 Conversations’ model when we ask what social care support people could benefit from, and use a new approach called ‘Newcastle Neighbourhoods’ which works to develop existing strengths in communities, so that people have more choice and control over the type of support they can draw upon. 3 Conversations is where we have up to three conversations with someone about their social care: 
1 Listening to what matters to people and connecting them to resources and support to help them get on with their lives; 
2 Working intensively with people in crisis to help see what changes need to be made to help them regain control of their life; 
3 Helping people to build a good life by asking what support is needed to help them live the way they choose to, and what needs to be organised to make this happen. 
Not every one will need all three of these conversations, but some people will. 
Newcastle Neighbourhoods is an approach where social workers and care workers become part of local neighbourhoods, connecting people and communities together, and using people’s strengths to help improve their health and wellbeing."

We are consulting on all our proposals between 22 November 2022 and 11 January 2023. Have your say by completing the short survey here: Your Views, or by emailing us at: We have also produced a PDF copy of our questions, which can be found at the bottom of the page and can be printed off, completed, and returned to us at:  FREEPOST Let’s Talk if this is easier for you or someone you know.

Here is the Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) for this proposal, a summary of what we propose to do, and the impact we expect it will have: IIA1 Being Well in Communities Phases 2 and 3. You can also find it attached to this consultation at the bottom of the page. 

Please do give us your views! If you would like to find out more about the budget as a whole, you can find the consultation for this here: Delivering For Our Communities - Our Budget 2023

People's Budget - our budget simulator
The People's Budget is our online budget simulator, where residents can try out setting their own spending priorities for the city, looking at how we might make savings, generate income, and what to do about whether or not to raise Council Tax and the Adult Social Care Precept.  To try it for yourself, click here: People's Budget 2023-2024 

What happens next
After the consultation closes, in February 2023 Cabinet will be asked to recommend the post-consultation budget to City Council. City Council will debate and vote on the budget at their meeting in March 2023. We will publish the final budget proposals, including a report on the consultation findings, on our website: Newcastle City Council. Thank you for giving us your views.


Start Date

22 November 2022

End Date

12 January 2023


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