Presentation on theme: "A city for all ages: making Sheffield a great place to grow older Sheffield Executive Board 12 th September 2012 Laurie Brennan Sheffield City Council."— Presentation transcript:
a city for all ages: making Sheffield a great place to grow older Sheffield Executive Board 12 th September 2012 Laurie Brennan Sheffield City Council
the argument is well made… 139% increase in 85+ age group in last decade A triumph for social & economic development Current and future pressure on budgets Long-term ill-health means poor outcomes for individuals and the city Ageing is malleable Maximise wellbeing and functionality throughout life (active ageing)
Sheffield’s approach to ageing Sheffield will be a city for all ages in which people live, healthy, active, independent lives, and enjoy everything that the city has to offer Three main goals : 1.To influence and shape decision making in Sheffield 2.To challenge and engage all individuals, organisations and society as a whole to take a more positive, planned and reasoned approach 3.To implement a delivery plan
the framework: what is it about? Smarter decision-making Enabling people to make better choices Practical implementation: –eg. design, physical infrastructure, culture Habitual change: –Individuals –Organisations –Society Shifting mindsets: –positive attitudes to ageing and older people –challenging ageism 9 principles 1. Aspiration 2. Fairness 3. A long-term view 4. Prevention throughout people’s lives 5. Dignity & respect 6. Independence 7. A key part to play 8. Working better together 9. Cultural diversity
5 themes, many opportunities for change Where I live transport street environment housing Part of the community community safety access to information community facilities digital inclusion respect and social inclusion active citizenship Finance, employment, learning for life learning for life employment incomes and savings welfare Better health and wellbeing a healthy and successful city health & wellbeing is improving all the time health inequalities are reducing people can get the health, social care, children’s and housing services they need health and wellbeing system is affordable, innovative and delivers excellent value for money Excellent care and support high quality care and support if/when people need it personalised to individual’s needs reduce demand for acute care
the plan: what next? delivery plan development –shape identify key actions for Sheffield –prioritise 2 or 3 issues for coming year(s) consultation in depth on actions: –discussions with partners: what is possible; what is realistic; what can make a difference? city for all ages board: –lead, advocate, challenge, support Promote: –sign-up to be WHO age-friendly city –forming UK age-friendly cities network Identify measures of success
Past… …future? things to consider Is there anything missing? How can partners on the SEB lead and support this agenda? What specific issues can we address: –as a city? –as individual organisations? How can we best enable and encourage people to take more positive approaches to ageing?