What do you need to age well in Telford and Wrekin?

By 6 April 2023, residents over the age of 50 can share their views on the borough-wide “Ageing Well” strategy, focusing on the services and support needed to age well in Telford and Wrekin

What do you need to age well in Telford and Wrekin?

To take part in the “Ageing Well” consultation, people can fill in a short survey on the council’s website or request a copy of the survey to be delivered to their home, by emailing AgeingWellConsultation@telford.gov.uk or calling 01952 380536.

Telford and Wrekin saw one of the largest increases in population aged 65 plus in England between the 2011 and 2021 Census.

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. 

"Last year, through an “Ageing Well” pre-consultation with local organisations, we have asked residents over the age of 50 to tell us what would help them to enjoy a healthier, happier life. 

"Over 2,800 people took part in the pre-consultation and shared their views on a range of themes that impact on their wellbeing as they grow older.

"We are now running a borough-wide consultation to get feedback on the "Ageing Well Strategy”, to make sure the plan developed meets people’s aspirations to live well for longer in Telford and Wrekin.

“In particular, we are asking for people’s feedback on six key themes part of the “Ageing Well Strategy:

• Where we Live

• Health and Wellbeing and The Impact of the Pandemic

• Transport

• Digital Inclusion

• Financial Security

• Carers

“The “Ageing Well Strategy” consultation will support our Council, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and key local partners to better plan for the future for an increasing ageing population in our borough.”

To find out more about the “Ageing Well” Strategy consultation, visit www.telford.gov.uk/ageingwell