Have your say on shaping the future of services for older people
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RESIDENTS are being asked to have their say and shape the council's services for older people.
Slough Borough Council, in partnership with health care services and public, private and voluntary organisations, is updating its older people's strategy.
The council has launched a 12-week consultation as an opportunity to hear which services matter to residents.
Councillor James Walsh, commissioner for health and wellbeing at Slough Borough Council, said: "The strategy is being built around older people themselves and the contribution of older people will be fundamental in developing this strategy and will likewise be essential in ensuring it works."
The action plan will set out the shared vision of all the council's partners and offer measures to ensure the needs of older people are met.
The council will now look to work with older people and representative groups to ensure the strategy covers all issues that affect later life.
Cllr Walsh added: "Before we can set out how we can work together with our partners to help older people lead fulfilling, independent lives, we need to understand the issues that affect people as they get older and the services that matter to them.
"I would urge local people to take part in the consultation and help shape services for the elderly in Slough."
The strategy will also take into account how plans for older people tie in with national policies.
Residents can request a questionnaire, which will be posted, by contacting the adult social care department on 01753 875552 or visiting www.slough.gov.uk/council/consultation to fill in the form online. The deadline for responses is Wednesday, October 31.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 15 Aug 12