The Older People’s Council (OPC) has a long history of working closely with Brighton and Hove Council to ensure issues around older people are brought to the attention of our Council officers and Councillors. For example; we suggested Brighton and Hove should become an Age Friedly City (AFC) and this was adopted, we lobbied the Council not to restrict the concessionary bus pass until after 9.30am and before 11.00pm because this would have affected 39,500 older people and 5,839 disabled people preventing them from attending hospital and doctors appointments till late in the day as well as many other constraints on their living standards.
OPC members are Mums and Dads, Grandparents, Carers, experienced citizens, retired doctors, firefighters, teachers and so on, people with knowledge and life experience able to offer wisdom and good advice to our community leaders.
The OPC will be holding its next Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10th September at 10am till 1pm at the Brighthem Centre. You are welcome to attend and hear what we do, what we want to do and ask any questions you wish. WEe have invited David Brindley the BHCC Public Health Programme Manager and Age Friendly City Manager as our visiting speaker. We may also have a speaker on behalf of our Council Leader Nancy Platt.
We look forward to meeting and welcoming you, please inform your friends and members of your groups/organisations. You will have the opportunity to join the OPC whilst in attendance.
Chair Older People’s Council Brighton and Hove. www.olderpeoplescouncil.org
Chair Westdene and Withdean Local Action Team
Chair Warmdene Surgery Patients Participation Group