What do you need to age well in Telford and Wrekin?
By 16 September, residents over the age of 50 can share their views on the support they need to age well in Telford and Wrekin, as part of the borough-wide “Ageing Well” consultation, run by the Council together with Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin and local organisations.
To take part in the “Ageing Well” consultation, people can fill in a short survey on the Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin website or request a copy of the survey to be delivered to their home, by emailing AgeingWellConsultation2022@telford.gov.uk or calling 01952 380536
In 2032, there are projected to be around 42,300 adults aged over 65 plus living in Telford and Wrekin, an increase of around 30% on the 2021 population.
Councillor Andy Burford (Labour), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult social care and health, integration and transformation said:
“We want people in Telford and Wrekin to live well and independently for longer, as they approach later life.
“Together with Healthwatch and other local organisations, we are asking everyone in our borough over the age of 50 to tell us what would help them to enjoy a healthier, happier life.
“It’s very easy to do so, just fill-in this short questionnaire by Friday, 16 September.
“We already had over 700 responses but with just a month until the “Ageing Well” consultation ends, we want to gather as much feedback as possible.
“The more people over the age of 50 take part, the better we can shape and plan for the future.
“Thank you to everyone who has shared their views so far.”
Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin is hosting the “Ageing Well” survey on their website
Barry Parnaby, Chair of Telford & Wrekin Healthwatch, said:
“Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin is proud to be hosting the questionnaire seeking feedback from people across the district to contribute towards the borough-wide “Ageing Well” strategy.
“Please take the time to complete this important survey and share your views.”
Photo (left to right): Fiona Doran (Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin), resident attending Luncheon Club at Dawley House and Councillor Andy Burford (Labour, Cabinet Member for Adult social care and health, integration and transformation)