Event date: 11/11/2011 00:00 Export event 06 August 2015 / Categories: Healthy City Ageing Well Carlisle held an Ageing Well event on Thursday, 17 November 2011. Background: All authorities and agencies, including those in the Third Sector, in Cumbria have signed up to the Ageing Well programme supported by the LGA. They all recognise with a rapidly growing older people population that making Carlisle and Cumbria a good place to grow older is a key challenge. See a selection of slides from presentations at the Ageing Well Leadership Event on Flickr. Aims & Objectives: To improve engagement from local authorities, health and other agencies on older people issues. To find better ways of ensuring that older people are fully involved in the design and delivery of services that affect their lives. To find ways of gaining the views of socially isolated older people To see older people as a resource rather than a demand Activities: Carlisle took a lead role in this hosting one of three Leadership events held across the county. This event brought together members, key leaders and older people themselves to look at the challenges, issues and solutions for older people. The events were organised as workshops focusing on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Timescale: Project began in July 2011 and is ongoing. Outputs: Ageing Well Digital Exchange looks at how to improve older people’s access to the internet / social networks. The project will provide a platform to increase funding to support older people. The programme will be delivered by younger people who will mentor and support older people in their own homes. It is aligned to Cumbria’s Broadband initiative ‘Connecting Cumbria’. We are seeking to establish in all our local authorities a Councillor who will act as an Older People Champion. The challenges, issues and solutions raised at the Leadership events have been fed into Cumbria’s JSNA. We have established an Ageing Well Steering Group, representing all partners and stakeholder, which is taking this forward. Expected Outcomes: Increasing numbers of older people accessing the internet and social networks Measures to tackle social isolation Improvement to transport links / mobility Better engagement with older people Seeing older people as a resource not a demand Increasing older people's involvement with their communities Evaluation: Ageing Well in Cumbria has been evaluated as part of the National Ageing Well programme by the LGA and DWP. Print 2197 Rate this article: No rating More links See presentation slides og Aging well leadership event Please login or register to post comments.