Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Pensioners to hold parliament at council chambers

THURROCK Pensioners are invited to the Thurrock Older Peoples Partnership Board Meeting to be held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday 24th Jan, starting 10am. with the meeting closing at 1pm with refreshments.

This is an unique ground breaking opportunity for Thurrock Older people to ‘Speak up for their Age’ and take part in consultation and let the Partnership Group know about what’s working and what’s not, in relation to older peoples services and concerns.

A spokesperson said: “In these austere times and the imposed government cuts it is crucial that services for older people reflect best value, and this cannot be done without working in partnership with older people direct, who are after all, the users and stakeholders of the service providers.

“Thurrock Over Fifties Forum have been given the opportunity to organize and run, what amounts to a Mini Thurrock 50 plus parliament where the agenda is their agenda and issues of concern to them can be given a public airing.

“The partnership Board wants to know what is working and what is not, and the best people to ask are the users, carers and all with any contact with the service providers.

“Thurrock Over Fifties Forum has elected Older People who report to the Regional Forum on Ageing (Future East) and also have representation on Essex Older Peoples Reference group. So if your wish to help improve your life and the lives of all older people, then come along and Speak up for your Age!

This event is free and all over 50s are welcome. Gerry Calder Chair TOFF For further information contact TOFF 01375 412324 or


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