In 2021 in Telford and Wrekin there were around 3,600 adults aged over 85.
By 2032 this is predicted to increase by 55% to 5,600. (Source: ONS 2018 population projections and Census 2021).
People are living longer and statistics are showing that the numbers of older people are increasing both locally and nationally, suggesting that demand for services in the future will also increase.
The council, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and other key stakeholders have developed the Ageing Well Strategy. This is a ten year Strategy which will be used as a basis to develop plans to achieve the best possible outcomes for people.
Demand for services is already increasing - As our older population increases, we expect further demand on already limited services and resources. The Ageing Well Strategy starts from a position of supporting people to live well for longer, so that people have a life, not a service. The Ageing Well Partnership Board will oversee delivery of the Strategy.
The development of the Ageing Well strategy has been undertaken using a co-production approach with stakeholders. This has included residents of the borough and a broad range of organisations, including Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin, NHS Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Forum 50+, Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Partners in Care.
The Ageing Well Strategy links with other local strategies:
- Carers Strategy (currently being developed)
- Autism Strategy
- Learning Disability Strategy
- Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
‘Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young’ - Theodore Roosevelt.
These webpages will be updated regularly in relation to the areas of development but please do contact us if you need any additional information.
Last updated: 05/10/2023 15:16