Launch of Older People’s Charter

Local older people’s charity, Age UK Lancashire is hosting a special event on Friday 21st April at their Wellbeing Centre on Moorgate in Ormskirk to officially launch their new Charter for Later Life.  The Charter has been developed by working closely with older peoples groups and forums over the last 12 months to find out exactly what the real issues are for older people and how Age UK Lancashire can influence positive changes and support on a wider scale.

Anne Oliver, Community Engagement Manager for the charity played a major role in bringing the information together and said: “The Charter for Later Life has been developed collaboratively between Age UK Lancashire and a broad range of individuals and partners.  It is designed to show our commitment to those in later life living and working in Lancashire and North Sefton.  Age UK Lancashire, like most Charities and organisations, expresses its vision and purpose through statements and strategies.  We wanted to take this further, to develop a Charter which all of our staff and volunteers can commit to as well as our partners and friends.  Our Charter cuts through the politics, the funding regimes, the noise of systems and processes and makes a simple and clear set of commitments to those who will always be at the heart of everything we do, those in later life”.

The event is open to anyone and starts at 10.30am with the Charter being launched after 11am. There will be an opportunity to find out more about the Charter and the support available from local organisations.  Age UK Lancashire’s Chief Executive, Stephanie Tufft will be officially launching the Charter with the help of local MP Rosie Cooper and representatives from Lancashire County Council’s Public Health department.  A complimentary light buffet and refreshments will be available.

Anne Oliver said: “we welcome anybody who would like to come along, find out what support is available for older people and be part of this special occasion.  We have invited partner organisations to also be there with information about their services.  The aim of the day is to give everyone the chance to learn about the support available and show their support for our commitment we are pledging to older people in Lancashire and North Sefton”.

People wishing to attend can simply call in to the Wellbeing Centre from 10.30am onwards but should be there before 11am in time for the official launch.  More information is available by calling 0300 303 1234 or dropping in the Centre prior to the event and asking a member of staff.

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