Topics

There are numerous topics you might have a view on, want more information about or are concerned about that are relevant to the over 50’s and our area.  We encourage people to join us and get involved.  Some of the topics that people have views on are below.  To have your say simply complete the reply box at the bottom of the page.  The topics will be split out and developed as more people get involved.

Topics to think about:

  • Health

  • Social Services

  • Transport

  • Housing

  • Pensions and Benefits

  • Employment

  • Learning and Leisure

  • Community Safety

  • Volunteering

 

2 Responses to Topics

  1. Paul Fisher January 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    The plight of older people is as bad now as it has been for a number of years. repeated media coverage seems to blame older people for bed blocking and many of the Social Care and health problems the country has.
    We still have one third of older people living in fuel poverty. It is older people who are less likely to visit A&E and wait to see their doctor, Loneliness and Isolation has been increased by the reduction in social care and the reluctance to provide hospital care and appropriate residential care. Many older people are having to sell their houses to pay for care and the number of people receiving care has gone down despite the increase in the number of older people.
    We need to have a voice to speak up for older people who often stay quiet as that is the way they have been brought up. The Forum gives older people in the area a voice but we need help from younger older people to ensure this voice is heard. Please help

  2. Paul Fisher September 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    The recent report from The Kings Fund ” Social Care for older people Home Truths”http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/social-care-older-people
    shows a care system about to collapse.
    The number of people receiving help has gone down by a quarter despite the rise in older people.
    the minister for social care David Mowat has been downgraded to an under-secretary.

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