Decision details

Older People's Champion

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To recommend the appointment of an Older People’s Champion and the formation of an Older People’s Forum for Breckland Council in line with the other authorities in Norfolk.

Decision:

RECOMMEND to Council that an Older People’s Champion be appointed and the formation of an Older People’s Forum be supported.

Reasons for the decision:

Breckland is the only District in Norfolk without an Older People’s Champion or forum/partnership to ensure that the service development and provision takes into account of the views and needs of older people.

 

25% of the population in Breckland is aged over 60 or over and there is a proven need to give targeted support and assistance to help those people lead more fulfilling and independent lives.

Alternative options considered:

1)           To appoint an Older People’s Champion for Breckland and support the formation of an Older People’s Forum.

 

2)           Not to appoint and Older People’s Champion and not support the formation of an Older People’s Forum.

Report author: Laura Apps-Green

Publication date: 13/01/2011

Date of decision: 11/01/2011

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2011 - Cabinet

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