Consultation meeting

  • Hackney Council plans to charge for ‘telecare’ alarm service
  • New service for home adaptations

When and where

  • Thursday 23 February, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Our Lady & St Joseph’s Church Hall, 100a Balls Pond Road, N1 4AG
    (nearest buses 30, 38, 56, 277)
  • If you have mobility difficulties, please phone 07810 771 692 for help with transport.

Speakers

  • Hannah Moorhouse, Hackney council project manager for telecare and personalisation
  • A representative from Millbrook, the company providing home adaptations and small repairs

Have your say on the plan to introduce charges for ‘telecare’ services. Telecare includes emergency pendants that allow people to raise an alarm as well as response and monitoring services. You can see the alarm gadgets, and find out what the new home adaptations service offers too.

16th Older People’s Reference Group Annual Event

Helping each other to help ourselves

When and where

  • Tuesday 25 October, 10 am to 3 pm.
  • City Academy, Homerton Row, London E9 6EA
    (buses 394, 425, 488, 263 or Homerton overground).

Panel of speakers

  • Cllr Rosemary Sales (Speaker of Hackney)
  • Sharon Ellis (Hackney Council commissioner of older people’s services
  • and more

Workshops

  • Learning in later life
  • Person-centred care
  • Urgent and out of hours care
  • Safeguarding
  • Social isolation

Also

  • Fish and chip lunch
  • Music from the Connaught Opera
  • Massage sessions
  • Information stalls

Tackling Older People’s Social Isolation and Launch of City of London Befriending Service

How big a problem is social isolation of older people in the City and what can be done?

Come and give your views and learn about a new Befriending Service.

  • Tuesday 27th September, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Basinghall Suite, Guildhall, EC2P 2EJ

  1. 10:00 – 10:30
    Tea, Coffee & Registration
  2. 10:30 – 10:40
    Welcome and Chair’s comments
    Dr Cynthia White, Chair – City & Hackney OPRG
  3. 10:40 – 11:00
    Social Isolation in the City of London
    Dr Roger Green, Senior Research Fellow – Centre for Community Engagement, Goldsmiths University
  4. 11:00 – 11:20
    City of London perspective
    Adam Johnstone, Strategy Officer – Housing/Adult Social Care
  5. 11:20 – 11:30
    Q & A
  6. 11:30 – 11:45
    Break
  7. 11:45 – 12:00
    A new befriending service for the City of London
    Jane Caldwell, CEO – Age UK East London
  8. 12:00 – 12:15
    Co-production and peer support at the heart of group and social activities
    Judy Guy-Briscoe, Volunteer Walk Leader – Age Concern City of London
  9. 12:15 – 12:25
    Q & A
  10. 12:25 – 12:30
    Chair’s closing comments
  11. 12:30 – 1:30
    Light refreshments and networking

If you wish to attend please: email awestlake@ageuklondon.org.uk or phone 020 7091 2593

For help with transport for people who cannot manage public transport – call 020 7241 5906

Caring for our Carers

A meeting to discuss support for older people who care for other family members

  • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday 25 July 2016
  • Our Lady & St Joseph’s Church Hall, 100a Balls Pond Rd, N1 4AG

  • Genette Laws, Assistant Director of Commissioning, LB Hackney
  • Kaye Medcalf, Outreach Officers — and Sallie Fellowes, City & Hackney Carers Centre
  • Steven Reading, Dementia Support Manager — and Clare Davies, Carers Assessment Worker, Alzheimers’ Society
  • Rachael Yearwood, Live Well Information and Support Team Manager, St Joseph’s Hospice

For help with transport for people with mobility difficulties, phone 020 7241 5906