Horsham District Older Peoples Forum: Question Time – December 2023

December 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Age UK
Lavinia House
Dukes Square, Horsham RH12 1GZ

Do you know, or should you be interested in, what issues and concerns local older people have?

Horsham Older Peoples Forum December 1st 2023

Our next meeting is on the 1st December, 10am.

The meeting venue is at Age UK, Lavinia House, Dukes Square, Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1GZ if you would like to attend ‘in person’ or attend via Zoom. To reserve your place or request the Zoom joining information, please use our contact us page or email hdopforum@gmail.com

We have, as always, relevant and informative guest speakers:

Jeremy Quin, MP for Horsham

…and what is the government doing about it? Well, this is your opportunity to ask. Jeremy Quin is the Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office, so he knows what is going on in the heart of our government and will update us on the current political situation at home and abroad. He will only be with us for an hour or so, so please, if there is a question you’d like to put, then send it to us well before the meeting if possible.

Helen Rice, CEO of AGE UK

Helen will be there to talk to us about the State of Health and Care of Older People in 2023 and answer your concerns and questions.

Laura Robertson, Sussex NHS

Again, Laura will be giving us the latest update on our local NHS services, including what’s happening with vaccinations, GP surgeries, and hospitals, and to answer your questions and concerns. Laura is a much-valued part of our Forum meetings.

Phillip Mockett, HDC Community Link Alarms

Phillip will explain the latest on community link alarms that enable local residents to live independently and provide peace of mind for family and friends by bringing help at the press of a button.

And, of course, time for issues and concerns to be raised and discussed. Usually, there are those attending who often helpfully know the answers, i.e. local Councillors who care about local older peoples’ issues and healthcare professionals.

Our public meetings are always friendly and enjoyable. I’ve always learnt something.

I look forward to seeing you either in person or via Zoom.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

All meetings are free to attend: see future public meeting dates .

Martin Bruton
Horsham District Older Peoples Forum
07840 966124

The Forum is working towards an ‘Age-Friendly’ and ‘Dementia Friendly’ Horsham.

The Horsham District Older Peoples Forum (HDOPF) is an independent, non-political, voluntary group that is free to attend and participate in. It acts as the ‘ears’ and gives a ‘voice’ to people aged 60 and over who reside in the Horsham District Council area or care for someone who is. The Forum exists for anyone to raise issues related to or affect local older people. The Forum holds quarterly public meetings within the district. We take action where possible on issues raised, i.e. take up with local councils or with a project; we also act as an information hub and consultative group for anyone seeking the views of older people in the district on particular plans, topics, or schemes that may affect older people. The Forum is pleased to circulate and publicise information and any events that may interest local older people or carers.


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