- OUR COUNTY 1998-2001
Priority : Older People
improve the independence and quality of life of older people
By 2001 over 18% of our county
population will be of pensionable age. In Warwickshire there has been a 14% rise in the
number of people aged over 85 since 1991. This increasewill be repeated in the next three
years. We are working through Warwickshires Policy for Older People Partnership to
improve the quality of life, learning and opportunities for participation of older people.
We will help them to live as independently as possible in their own homes. We will
increase the amount of staff time spent on making sure that all agencies and organisations
work together more successfully to improve the delivery of community support services.
- We will complete a joint review of services to older people
with the Health Authority by April 1999. This will make specific recommendations to reduce
the number of people who are inappropriately placed in hospital or residential and nursing
homes by expanding and improving community support services.
- We will jointly commit with the Health Authority £516,000
by April 1999 to new schemes which will enable older people to be supported at home,
reducing the likelihood of residential, nursing home or hospital care.
- We will improve our services to older people with dementia
by dedicating 9 staff in total, to set up joint community services with the Health
Authority in every district by April 1999.
- We will dedicate additional staff to set up, with the Health
Authority, a community assessment and rehabilitation service for frail older people in
Stratford and Rugby by April 1999.
- We will work with Age Concern to ensure that our
Adviceline consumer services are available and appropriate to older people. 16
surgeries will be conducted in 5 districts by March 1999.
- We will work with others to deliver learning opportunities
to enable older people to meet the change in lifestyle associated with later life, while
encouraging community participation and sustaining the quality of life. We will achieve
this by December 2000.
- We will produce, by April 2000, a plan for promoting early
access to community based services to assist older people, particularly the economically
disadvantaged, in developing and maintaining their ability to look after themselves in
their own homes.
- We will deliver intergenerational activities to help
combat ageism, encouraging young and old to share their attitudes, values and experiences,
by December 2000.
FOR OUR COUNTY
PRIORITY: REDUCE CRIME
PRIORITY: OLDER PEOPLE
If you have any comments on this plan or
would like to know more then please contact:
PO Box 9
Warwickshire County Council
Warwick CV34 4RR
Tel: 01926 412514
Fax: 01926 412479