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Meeting the needs
of older people
Representatives from a wide range
of organisations – including North Primary Care Trust, Sheffield
Social Services Directorate, Sheffield Care Trust, Sheffield City
Council Housing, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Age Concern
Sheffield, and the Yemeni Carers Association – joined up with
local elders and their carers for an away day looking at the needs
of older people from all communities in the area.
The day was organised by Burngreave New
Deal for Communities, which is charged with ‘shaping mainstream
services’ and the aim of the event was to bring together community
members and mainstream service providers to plan better provision
for older people in Burngreave.
Around 50 people attended the event,
and Health and Crime Theme Manager Magda Boo said it had been a
“We were really pleased
with the level of interest in the day, which was very productive
with lots of ideas coming forward. Many of the suggestions backed
up some of the provisional ideas we’d already had, so it felt
as if we were on the right track.
“We also had a really
useful discussion about the planned closure of Ellesmere in 2006
and Social Services were keen to encourage people to put forward
ideas about what provision should be developed in its place.”