We’re Here Too

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There are many examples of older people who have higher support needs being part of shaping and contributing to the services they use. There are also good examples of older people being part of their local Older People’s Forum or contributing to the plans for their community. But there are also people who are finding this difficult, or are not sure where to start. There are older people who feel they are no longer part of their community, and who feel their views don’t matter. They don’t want to be overlooked.

In 2014 Outside the Box and Scottish Care organised a series of We’re Here Too events to bring together people who want to see more opportunities for all older people to be able to participate in the issues that interest them. In 2015 we held up two follow up events to find out what had been happening since.

Now, in 2016 we are holding three more We’re Here Too events!

We now have the programmes available for the three events:
East Renfrewshire
Falkirk
Inverness

This year we will be having discussions around 3 themes at our events:

1. Building stronger links between people living in care homes and other supported settings and people in their local communities

2. Keeping active

3. What works for older people in BME communities. Come along to the event that is convenient for you from 10am – 3.30pm. Tea, coffee, cake and lunch will be provided. Below we have listed options for travelling by public transport.

Please click here for the invitation to the events

Dates and locations for the events are as follows:

24th October  Eastwood House, East Renfrewshire

15th November Forth Valley Sensory Centre Falkirk

2nd December Smithton Free Church, Inverness

Contact Outside the Box for or more information or to book a place.

Email: alice@otbds.org or phone:  0141 419 0451

Getting to We’re Here Too by Public Transport:

Eastwood House, East Renfrewshire
By bus: The number 38 (with a 10 minute walk from the bus stop).
By train: The closest train station is Giffnock (with a 25 minute walk from the station).

Sensory Centre, Falkirk
By bus: The number 38 stops one minute away.
By train: Camelon train station is a 5 minute walk away.

Smithton Free Church, Inverness
By bus: The number 8 stops one minute away.
By train: The church is a 10 minute taxi ride from Inverness station.