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  • 1. Ageing Well Programme Supporting local authorities to develop good places to grow older Using customer insight to improve the quality of life for older people - Thursday 10 th March. www.local.gov.uk
  • 2. Ageing Well Programme
    • People are living longer.
    • More people are going to be in need of care and support
    • Challenges; many older people living with health problems, poverty, isolation, inequalities, diversity of needs/expectations. Pressures on care, housing, transport etc.
    • Opportunities; life expectancy, better health, community assets – volunteers, strong networks/forums, carers.
    • Are councils & partners prepared ?
  • 3. About the Ageing Well programme
    • Key objective – to support local authorities to prepare for an ageing society. To develop good places to grow older.
    • Sector led programme 2010/11 to 2011/12, commissioned by DWP
    • Intensive work with 6 top tier Councils per region
    • All of the programme is free at the point of delivery
    • Range of support tailored to councils’ needs; including, peer review/challenge, leadership academy mentoring, scrutiny best practice and bespoke work.
  • 4. We will work with councils to:
    • Support local leadership adopt more strategic approaches for planning for ageing population
    • Involve older people in discussions about priorities and opportunities
    • Maximise efficiencies through joined-up / place-based approaches
    • Develop local solutions to delivering “Good places to grow old in”
    • Recognise the contribution that older people make
    • Promote strategic shift to prevention and early intervention
  • 5. Customer insight - Ageing well
    • Older persons sounding board – regional representatives
    • Older people as peers delivering programme.
    • Self assessment workshop
    • Community Service Volunteers –Councils to develop volunteering by older people and achieve better outcomes. Also share innovative and effective approaches to engaging older people through volunteering.
    • Place based approach – whole system approach – including service users
    • Community asset / building social capital workshops
  • 6. Delivery
    • Contact details and regional responsibilities:-
    • London and the East of England
    • Kevin Halden
    • [email_address] 07766 820150
    • South East and South West
    • Yong Lee
    • [email_address] 07920 107328
    • Yorkshire & Humber and North East
    • Joy Marshall
    • [email_address] 07766 115184
    • East Midlands
    • Emma Buxbaum
    • [email_address] 07979 714886
    • West Midlands and the North West
    • Virginia Saynor
    • [email_address] 07810 828432
  • 7. Further information
    • Further details on the overall programme are available from:-
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Telephone: 0207 296 6857
      • Website and Community of Practice: http://www.idea.gov.uk/ageingwell