The Older Peoples Partnership is responsible for taking forward the Regional Partnership Board’s work to strengthen and transform services for older people in Powys set out in Powys’ Health and Care Strategy. In particular:
- We will support older people to be as active as possible, through volunteering, physical and mental exercise.
- We will encourage people to plan for their future, and to take action that reduces the incidence and progression of life-limiting conditions such as dementia.
- We will support a range of accommodation options and access to them for people in older life.
- We will utilise technology so older people can self-care and remain independent, and to encourage greater social inclusion.
- For carers we will continue to develop services to meet the holistic needs of the family and provide adequate respite care.
- We will help people to overcome loneliness and social isolation and be an active member of their community
- We will develop effective services to treat and support people suffering from the four main causes of ill health and premature mortality in Powys:
- circulatory diseases
- respiratory disease
- mental health problems
- We will also develop support to reduce the incidence and impact of the diseases in later life.
- We will support health and care teams to work seamlessly with older people to get things right first time and prevent needs from escalating.
- We will review existing health and care services and invest in health and care environments that meet future needs – providing choice, accessibility & co-ordinated services.
- We will work with partners to safeguard residents.
- Powys County Council
- Powys Teaching Health Board
- Powys Public Health Team
Arrangements for the inclusion of Third sector organisations, older people who use services and Carers are currently being developed.
PAVO/Third Sector Representation:
Peter Lathbury (PAVO Head of Third Sector Support) and Freda Lacey (PAVO Senior Officer Health and Wellbeing)
Meeting Schedule: every two months.