Tell us what you think of services for older residents in H&F

If you’re an older resident, H&F Council’s independent Older People’s Commission wants to hear from you.

As part of their work to make H&F the best borough in which to grow older, the commission is building a picture of which services used by older people work well, which could be improved and what more could be done.

Whether we’re talking about health, housing, rubbish collection, transport, benefits, policing or care, the commission wants to hear your thoughts.

You can complete an online survey or you or a friend can print the survey out, complete it by hand and post it to Freepost London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

It’s only three questions long so won’t take much time. Please reply by 15 July.

The best borough in which to grow older

“We think older residents should be in the driving seat when it comes to the services and support they need,” said Bryan Naylor, the chair of the commission.

“So please tell us what is working for you, what isn’t and what else you’d like to see.”

The commission

The Older People’s Commission is made up of residents, volunteers, charities and healthcare experts. It is one of H&F Council’s nine resident-led commissions, which aim to put the community at the heart of decision-making in H&F.

Bryan is joined by eight other commissioners from a wide range of backgrounds. The commission’s interim report in March focused on isolation and loneliness.

“We’re now building the commission’s recommendations into our work to reduce isolation and loneliness for all ages in H&F,” said Cllr Ben Coleman, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.

“We want to shape policy and services together with residents, not just do things to them, so I hope lots of people will respond to the survey.”

In coming months, the commission will also be focusing on poverty, access to information, and making H&F better connected.

The commissioners aim to produce their final report by autumn 2018.