Big Lottery Fund (BLF) is committed to making a significant investment in issues affecting older people over the next few years and the first phase of this investment is due to be announced in the Autumn.
With this in mind BLF is keen to build up a picture of what is happening in the South East region in terms of what services exist and where, unmet needs, successful and innovative projects and key stakeholders..
BLF would very much appreciate it if you could take time to have a look at the following questions and let them know if you have any information that may be helpful in building up a picture of services for older people in the South East.
1. What cuts if any has your local authority made to adult services and in particular, adult social care in the past 18 months?
2. How have services for older people been affected and to what degree?
3. Have any areas been worse hit than others?
4. Have you identified any gaps in service provision in your area and, if so, what and where are these?
5. Who are the key stakeholders and what areas do they cover?
6. What services exist for older people in your local authority and where are they situated? (Age UK, lunch clubs, activities, advice services, home and garden maintenance, transport, forums, etc. Please include contact details if available)
7. Do you have a community transport scheme and, if so, how does this operate?
8. Are there any particular issues that you are likely to face due to an ageing population?
9. Are you aware of any successful or innovative project working with older people in your area? (Please include contact details if available)
Please send any response to:
by Monday 22 August 2011
Thank you for your assistance.