To receive the draft Ageing Well Strategy and consider public consultation on the same.
The Cabinet Member: Adult Social Care & Health, Integration and Transformation presented the report of the Director: Adult Social Care. The report outlined the development of the place based Ageing Well Strategy and sought approval to go to public consultation.
People were living longer and the number of older people, both locally and nationally, were increasing. In 2021, there were around 3,600 adults aged over 85 in Telford and Wrekin, by 2032 there were projected to be 5,600. The strategy had been developed in partnership with various organisations such as Age UK and the NHS.
The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group welcomed the report and noted the valuable contribution that older people played within their community.
In response to a question from the Leader of the Conservative Group, it was confirmed that work was ongoing for rural areas and that Town and Parish Councils and ward members would continue to have an important role.
a) The public consultation on the draft Ageing Well Strategy be approved;
b) The consultation in the community and with all partners be supported and championed;
c) Authority be Delegated to the Director: Adult Social Care, in consultation with the Cabinet Member: Adult Social Care and the Telford and Wrekin Ageing Well Partnership Board to amend and approve the strategy and associated action plan, following consultation.