Wednesday 14 March 2012 5.49pm
Hello all. I'm community cohesion co-ordinator with Southwark Council
and want to seek your views for our council assembly public debate on 'older people' at The Charter School, Red Post Hill, Dulwich, on Wednesday 28 March.
Councillors will be focusing on these four questions in particular:
How can the Council recognise the role that people in later life often play in their communities, through volunteering, caring, and by playing an active role in neighbourhood life?
How can people in Southwark take advantage of the wide variety of sporting, educational and social activities available as they get older?
How can the Council promote the greater role that more active grandparents play in their families' lives?
How can the Council work with the NHS and other partners to give older people more choice in the services they receive, enabling them to live healthy lives and stay in their own homes and communities for longer?
Your thoughts on these four questions are very welcome. These will be documented by me and chanelled to all councillors in advance of their themed debate, so that they are well informed of 'the voice of the people' on the matters for debate.
We did this for the January 2012 assembly debate on 'the environment' and the results gathered through discussion forums such as this were particularly useful. This is a summary of the views we gathered:
You can post your responses here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
. We would need to have your views by Thursday 22 March at the latest. Your comments need not be very detailed. A few summary statements that capture your thoughts will be fine.
For background and further information you may find these links useful:
Democracy in Southwark: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/democracy
How council assembly works: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/10058/about_southwark_council/445/how_decisions_are_made/2
Asking a public question: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/10058/about_southwark_council/353/ask_a_question
Taking a deputation: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/10058/about_southwark_council/354/taking_a_deputation
March 28 assembly: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200348/democracy_commission/2256/next_assembly
Recent assemblies: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200348/democracy_commission/2255/council_assembly_past_themes
Thanks for your interest in local democracy and I look forward to hearing from you,