Older People's Strategy Draft
The Board considered and commented on the
draft Older People’s Strategy.
- Comments had been given to Andy
Kimber on the Strategy and some of
these were typographical errors.
- It was suggested that other
Directorates should see the Strategy to give feedback. A cross
reference of other strategies was going to be undertaken.
- It was suggested that information on
opportunities for older people should be included in the Strategy.
At the end of paragraph 5 of the Executive Summary, an additional
sentence should be added: ‘This will include promoting
employment opportunities for older people, opportunities for
education and training and a fulfilling lifestyle’.
- It was suggested that the font size
of the wording ‘Bracknell Forest Older People’s
Partnership Board’ on the front of the document be bigger as
the Strategy was a Partnership document.
- ‘Adding Life to Years’
was the previous Older People’s Strategy from 2009. It was
queried who the refreshed Strategy was aimed at and who would see
it. When the content of the refreshed Strategy was agreed, an easy
read version for the public would be considered. The Sensory Needs
Team would consider the colours and fonts in the document.
- The national context may be added in
an annex to the Strategy as the points were relevant.
- Some of the issues raised could
possibly by dealt with by other partnerships, for example, feeling
safe and police presence would be within the remit of the Community
Safety Partnership, and employment opportunities would be within
the remit of the Economic and Skills Development Partnership.
- The Older People’s Partnership
would feed into the Health and Wellbeing Board. The Older
People’s Strategy would be considered by the Bracknell Forest
Partnership Board and other relevant Partnerships would be informed
of the Strategy.
- It was suggested that the Strategy
could include ‘this is what we did’ and this is what we
aim to do’.
- The Strategy did not include
information regarding quality of care. The Chief Officer: Housing
would provide information regarding housing which may include extra
care schemes. It was queried whether information regarding personal
and domiciliary care would be included but it was noted that this
was present in safeguarding and governance information.
- The format of the Strategy would be
re-visited once the content had been agreed.
- It was suggested that a list of
relevant policies could be included such as the Dementia Strategy.
There were various strategies which could be included but it was
queried how these would be referenced. One suggestion was an extra
column on the action plan assessment document for relevant
- There would be two
versions of the document: a more detailed one for agencies and a
more ‘user friendly‘ version for the wider public which
BFVA would put together.
(Action: Martin Gilman)
- It was suggested that
a statement be added to the Strategy to reflect the needs of older
people at different ages, for example, 50 years was very different
to 100 years in terms of individual needs; similar to the previous
‘Adding Life to Years’ ...
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