EARLY intervention will help east Cheshire residents access the right treatment at the right time, the council says.

Cheshire East Council has committed to setting up an early intervention framework, due for implementation in the autumn, which will ensure more efficient service delivery.

Working in a cross-service approach, the council will be able to pool resources and simplify the process of applying for funding.

Cllr Janet Clowes, cabinet member for adult social care and integration, said: “This early framework is important to ensure that people are able to access the right support at the right time. It will help to improve health and reduce pressure on social care and health services.

“The new framework will support the council achieve its stated ambition of allowing more people of all ages and abilities to live independently and for longer.”

Cllr Jos Saunders, cabinet member for children and families, said: “This is an excellent example of a holistic approach to intervention, which will benefit our children and young people. It will be especially pertinent when they transition to adult care.”