Forums – Sefton
Sefton’s Older People Forum
The Sefton Older Persons’ Forums are supported by Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre. The forums meet in five locations across Sefton – Southport, Formby, Bootle, Maghull and Crosby and are attended by more than 150 older people every month. The purpose of the forums is to provide an effective voice for all older people in Sefton, on issues which affect their quality of life, health and wellbeing. This is done by:
- providing information to older people and updating them about local services.
- monitoring plans, services and other developments
- providing opportunities for older people to feedback to statutory organisations and others about existing and proposed services
- influencing policy and practice at a local and national level
Each forum elects representatives to attend the Sefton Partnership for Older Citizens (S.P.O.C.). This is a strategic multi-agency partnership set up with the express intention of bringing together older people and decision makers in the local statutory and voluntary sector. This meeting also provides older people with the opportunity to be part of the planning of services. The partnership meets bi-monthly and includes Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton. The intention is to listen and respond to the needs of older citizens.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Sefton Older Persons’ Forums please contact Justine at Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre on 01704 538 411. You will be given details of the meetings and have the opportunity to receive a monthly update letter by joining our database. Transport is available for the meetings if needed.
You can also keep in touch with the forums via our website and facebook page.