Voluntary Action North Somerset is working to produce a new ‘State of Ageing in North Somerset’ report

Voluntary Action North Somerset is working to produce a new ‘State of Ageing in North Somerset’ report, which seeks to bring together information from a wide variety of sources. The aim is for the report to be a useful resource and tool for people and organisations of all sizes across North Somerset, which helps to support and inform planning and decision making. After a successful workshop on 31 March, attended by over 30 local professionals and community leaders, they have planned two further workshops in early May, focused on specific aspects of growing older in North Somerset.

9 May 2024, 10am-12noon – State of Ageing in North Somerset – Places, spaces, and getting around

If you’re an organisation or professional working in local green spaces, public facilities like libraries, parks and leisure centres, or you have an interest in making public spaces welcoming and accessible to all, or you have a view on how transport (public and private) affects access, Voluntary Action North Somerset would love you to come to the workshop to discuss:
• What works really well in North Somerset?
• What could be better?
• How can we support what works, and fix what doesn’t

BOOK HERE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-somerset-state-of-ageing-places-spaces-and-getting-around-tickets-880031597197

You are cordially invited to join Voluntary Action North Somerset to share your knowledge and ideas. Please note that booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please do also share with colleagues you feel may be interested

Who are these events for?
These events are for professionals, community leaders, and grassroots organisers (including people who volunteer their time) who can share insight about the experiences of local older people in a specific part of North Somerset, or across the region. You don’t have to work only or mostly with older people to attend, but please be aware that the focus will be later life.

Will there be events for the public?
Yes! A focus of this project is to listen to local people. There will be a series of activities beginning in late May, focused on listening to local people across North Somerset, through special events, local conversations, interviews, and a survey. If you are able to help to publicise this work, we would love to hear from you!

I can’t attend but I have something to say – how else can I contribute?
If you are not able to attend an event but would like to share information to support the project, please contact Nicola Upton, who is facilitating the workshops and writing the report: nuptonconsulting@outlook.com