W7 making the most of an older population - chair's remark

775 views

Published on

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
775
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

W7 making the most of an older population - chair's remark

  1. 1. Ageing Well Programme Supporting local authorities to develop good places to grow older www.local.gov.uk
  2. 2. Making the most of an older population <ul><li>Extremely tough financial settlement for local government requires radical rethinking </li></ul><ul><li>Localism presents the challenge and opportunity of new leadership roles and greater involvement of local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Community involvement and empowerment will need to be part of the new landscape </li></ul><ul><li>A renewed focus by local government on older people is essential given the rapidly ageing society </li></ul><ul><li>Need to move beyond the purely negative picture of the effect of an ageing society. </li></ul><ul><li>Older people contribute hugely – current estimates are that they provide a net contribution of £40bn to the economy, rising to £77bn by 2030 (research commissioned by WRVS) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge is for local government to think through how it can stimulate and harness this capacity </li></ul><ul><li>This workshop will explore the innovative ways that two councils are doing this:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manchester – and their ‘Valuing Older People’ work where older people are systematically involved and engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leeds – and their ‘Neighbourhood Networks’ – examples of ‘bottom up’ community capacity building with older people at the forefront. </li></ul></ul>

×