City & Hackney Older People’s Reference Group has been raising a collective voice for older people to assert their dignity and resist ageism for sixteen years and is the largest older people’s group in the area.
Any local resident over 50 is welcome to join the OPRG. We hold regular large open meetings on important issues for older people with senior policy makers and managers, giving an opportunity for them to explain what they are doing on our behalf and for our members to quiz them on what does not work well in services from their own experience. Recent topics have included: ‘Caring for our Carers’, GP services and housing options for older people. Once a year we hold a larger event with lots of workshops, stalls and opportunities to share experiences.
The group welcome organisations and local groups to make contact and to meet with them. For example, the Hackney Housing Resident Participation Team recently gave a presentation on how tenants and residents can get involved.
To find out more see the Older People's Reference Group website
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