Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 23 October 2017

Opportunities for Action

Bristol Older People’s Forum

Bristol Older People’s Forum works hard to ensure all older people in Bristol are heard, facilitating older people having their say, and providers knowing their views. The next open forum takes place on 1 November, providing a chance to meet members and others like them.

  • Date and time: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 10:30 – 12.30
  • Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Main Hall, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol, BS5 0AX.

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For Information

Home, the foundation

 

Care and Repair England innovates, promotes and supports practical housing initiatives, and the related policy and practice, which enable older people to live independently in their own homes for as long as they wish. Its particular focus is on disadvantaged older people living in ordinary, private sector housing. Its work is driven by what older people say matters to them. We know that most are happy where they live and want to stay there for as long as they can. They value practical, affordable help with home repairs and adaptations. They want impartial information about their housing and care options.

A short, visual snapshot of the work that the charity does to make these things possible is provided in its latest Annual Review.

 

A Progress Report from the Government Business Champion for Older Workers

 

As the Business Champion for Older Workers, the Age at Work leadership team at Business in the Community are mobilising and supporting business to make the most of the opportunity of older workers and an ageing population. As part of this role, they set a target of one million more people over the age of 50 in employment by 2022.

Leadership team companies are already taking significant steps to retain, retrain and recruit older workers to help achieve the target and their progress is set out in a recent report.

 

Newcastle Elders Council

 

The Elders Council is a group of people who are interested in having a say about how to make Newcastle a great city in which to grow old. We do this in a variety of ways – peer research, arts projects, focus groups and regular meetings with service providers and policymakers.

 

The Council are members of Newcastle’s Age Friendly City group, which is working to ensure that the city is responding to the challenges and opportunities arising from the fact that we are living longer, healthier lives.

 

The Council produces a regular e-bulletin.

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