Be part of the Senior Persons’ Council

HORSHAM District residents aged 50 and over are being encouraged to contribute to the Senior Persons’ Council.

A new programme of meetings for 2011 has been planned for the Senior Persons’ Council and any qualifying residents who wish to contribute are being encouraged to attend.

The Senior Persons’ Council was started by Horsham District Council in 2006 to give older people in the Horsham District the opportunity to present their views on local issues and undertake their own initiatives.

For people interested in attending meetings, the Senior Persons’ Council will be meeting at 10.15am on the following dates:

Friday January 21 at Henfield Village Hall, Henfield,

Thursday March 10 at Washington Village Hall, Washington

Wednesday June 15 at St Michael’s Church Room, Partridge Green

Thursday September 15 at Rudgwick Village Hall, Rudgwick

The Senior Persons’ Council was very busy in 2010 with initiatives such as helping to plan Life is for Living, an annual event which provides older people with information about the services and facilities available to them. It also helped the Council with the update of the Older Persons’ Directory supported NHS West Sussex with its Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

The Senior Persons’ Council also responded to the Government’s green paper “Shaping the Future of Care Together” consultation and the Personal Care at Home consultation.

Furthermore, it met with HYPER (Horsham Youth Council) to discuss its ideas for intergenerational activities.

The Senior Persons’ Council is currently supporting Horsham District Council with the development of its Preparing for an Ageing Population Strategy.

To attend one of the meetings or for more information about the Senior Persons’ Council, call 01403 215137 or email community.development@horsham.gov.uk