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Calderdale Forum 50+. Calderdale Forum 50+ is developing as a Forum for people aged 50 and over, recognising the diversity within this huge age range aims to be a positive and constructive voice that is valued by service providers and the general public

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calderdale forum 50
Calderdale Forum 50+

Calderdale Forum 50+

  • is developing as a Forum for people aged 50 and over, recognising the diversity within this huge age range
  • aims to be a positive and constructive voice that is valued by service providers and the general public
  • has identified some ‘ambitions’ for 50+ people.
  • The Council Budget Consultation has influenced our work plans
  • How will we know that what we say will make a difference to what is delivered by Calderdale Council, health services and other providers?

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  • Calderdale Older People’s Strategy 2008
  • Vision: to ensure that people stay in control of their lives and play a full and active role in society, recognising cultural diversity and backgrounds.
  • Improved health and emotional well-being
  • Improved quality of life
  • Positive contribution
  • Increased choice and control
  • Freedom from discrimination and harassment
  • Economic well being
  • Maintaining dignity and respect

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Getting Around in Calderdale: ambitions include

  • public access to safe, clean and accessible toilet facilities
  • information about the condition of local roads, and availability of public transport and services at the times we need it
  • people-friendly pavements and places that are clean and safe for walking, exercising and socialising
  • affordable, accessible and convenient public and community transport
  • safe access to friends and family, social activity and shops

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Working Together Effectively and Efficiently: ambitions 1

  • consultation, communication and mutual understanding between local people and service providers in all sectors
  • effective communication between organisations, for more efficient delivery of services and better outcomes and impacts for 50+ people
  • commitment and dissemination of information within organisations, using language which is understandable at strategic, middle management, operational and front-line levels

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Working Together Effectively and Efficiently: ambitions 2

  • a shared database/publication of 50+ information in a range of formats and languages that is clear, accessible and understandable
  • previous successes are identified, celebrated and built on, so experience and resources are not wasted
  • talk with us in a language we can understand

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Preventative Measures: ambitions 1

  • that sufficient resources are put into early intervention, low-level and preventative services
  • health, care and other professionals work with 50+ people, enabling them to take more control of their health, safety, well-being and independence
  • front-line and senior health and care practitioners have information and training for effective signposting to preventative and support services

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Preventative Measures: ambitions 2

  • recognition of the part individuals already play in supporting their own health and well-being
  •  joined up management of resources across all sectors: health, leisure, sports, education, etc
  • Housing: the Forum has not yet had time to consider this important area
  • Information is available about ‘Age Friendly Communities’ projects in the UK and from the World Health Organisation

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Contact:

Lynne Houlden

lhoulden@acck.org.uk

01422 252040

5 & 6 Park Road

Halifax

HX1 2TS

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