Ageing better in South Glos

November 28 2017

PEOPLE who live or work in and around Yate and Chiiping Sodbury are being asked their views on a council plan to ensure South Gloucestershire is a great place to grow old.

PEOPLE who live or work in and around Yate and Chiiping Sodbury are being asked their views on a council plan to ensure South Gloucestershire is a great place to grow old.

The Ageing Better Plan will set out the key priorities for organisations that work with older people over the next five years.

From ageing well by keeping active to falls prevention advice and maintaining independence without feeling isolated, people who live in South Gloucestershire are being asked what they think is important to them.

Cllr Ben Stokes, cabinet member for adult care in South Gloucestershire, said: "With the 65 and older age group predicted to increase, we want to ensure that South Gloucestershire continues to be a great place to grow old. This plan will help the council and our partners prioritise the support older people require.

"This is why we are keen to hear views from as wide a range of people as possible; tell us what you think of the plan, including how it could be improved, if we've left out anything that you think is a crucial issue, or how you'd like to get involved in making it happen."

To get involved and have your say you can read the draft Ageing Better Plan and complete, or download and print, a copy of the survey. The draft plan and consultation documents are available online at www.southglos.gov.uk/AgeingBetter, from your local South Gloucestershire library or One Stop Shop. 

South Gloucestershire Council also held two consultation events during November. The consultation runs January 12, 2018.