The Council are holding a free ‘Older Peoples Challenge Event’ on Thursday the 4th of July, in the Banquet Hall at the Civic Hall, between 10.30am and 13.30pm.
The event will: Show attendees how we are giving ‘due regard’ to older people when delivering our services Give older people the chance to comment on how we are doing in taking their needs and aspirations into accountGive older people the chance to suggest improvements and Council Officers the chance to hear theseWe will use the information gathered at the event to help shape future service planning in regards to older people’s needs, engagement with and communications to older peopleThe event is being planned by staff from the Council along with our partners Leeds Older Peoples Forum. It will focus on services outside of the Adult Social Care remit to show how we give due regard across all our service areas.
The agenda of the event will be as follows:
There will be short opening speeches setting the context for the morning from Officers and Councillors.
The main part of the event will involve a series of mini round table challenge sessions lasting 30 minutes each. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend three of these sessions with different Council services.
Each service will provide a short summary of the work they do and how they deliver it, focussing particularly on areas relevant to older people. This will be sent to delegates in advance.
An Officer from the relevant service will then lead each session giving delegates the opportunity to comment on our existing service provision, challenge and provide suggestions for future improvement.
Following consultation with older people and Leeds Older Peoples Forum the following services will be attending the event and will lead the round table challenge sessions:
- Library and Information Services
- Arts and Venues
- Museums and Galleries
- Sport and Active Lifestyles
- City Centre Management
- Housing (focusing on work with Adult Social Care)
- Community Safety
- Parks and Countryside
The event will close with a focus on how the outcomes of the sessions will be used and our commitment that all attendees will receive a summary of the morning’s event.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to enjoy a light lunch, attended by the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Leeds as well as browse some stalls from Leeds City Council services and partners in the Third Sector working with older people.
We look forward to seeing you there on the day. A booking form and access requirements/dietary needs form can be dowloaded here and can be returned by email or by freepost.