Power to the People

In TCDT’s original bid to the Big Lottery we outlined the essential development of an Older Persons’ Assembly, which would not only take on increasing ownership of the Ageing Well Programme, but also influence ‘the wider services that affect people over 50…and create an age-friendly place to live, work and play.’ 

The United Nations have also recommended “empowering older people to participate in decision-making processes, because older people are the ultimate experts on their own lives.”  

All people over 50 in Torbay are invited to come and take part in the planning and formation of the Ageing Well Torbay Older Persons’ Assembly.

The AWT Participation & Development Officer Jess Slade  said “The assembly will be a platform for people in later life to share their views, and be part of decision making processes. We really want local people join us and be a part of shaping the structure and role of the assembly, and we’re hoping they will come to the local meetings to find out more, or contact me on 01803 212638.”

The meetings are on:

Friday 2nd March 2018

2pm – 4:30pm, Brixham Cricket Club, North Boundary Road, Brixham, TQ5 8LM

Online booking available at www.opambrixham.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 7th March 2018 

10am – 12:30pm, The Paignton Club, 1 The Esplanade, Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6ED

Online booking available at www.opampaignton.eventbrite.co.uk

 2pm – 4:30pm, Torquay Museum, Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG.

Online booking available at www.opamtorquay.eventbrite.co.uk

Refreshments will be provided so if possible please call us on 01803 212638 to let us know you are coming so that we can adequately cater for everyone. Alternatively, you can email jessslade@torbaycdt.org.uk or ageingwell@torbaycdt.org.uk.