Telford and Wrekin is growing, we have more people in the borough now than ten years ago and the population continues to increase.
The borough has seen one of the largest increases in population for people aged 65 plus with an increase of 35.7%, compared to the national England increase at 20.1%.
As the older population increases, it is reasonable to assume the number of people using services will increase.
We need a strategy that identifies the areas that are important to people and that will support organisations and people themselves to plan for the future, ensuring resources can be used for the people who need them the most.
Living longer brings opportunities, not only for older people and their families but also for the entire society as a whole.
The aspiration is to create a vision and plan for the future to enable older people to live well for longer. During the Summer 22 a pre-engagement consultation took place - the pre-engagement consultation asked for feedback on the following areas in particular:
- where we live
- health and wellbeing
- the impact of the pandemic
- digital Inclusion
- financial security
‘Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young’ Theodore Roosevelt.
Using the information provided through the pre-consultation engagement a draft strategy was developed through the Ageing Well Partnership Board. Download the draft Ageing Well Strategy.
Last updated: 21/02/2023 16:21