Older people in Hereford...

Local residents across the county are being encouraged to take part in a series of ‘Your community – your say’ events to consider the services and priorities Herefordshire Council should be focusing on in the future.

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‘Your community – your say’ forms part of a fundamental review of services the council is currently undertaking, in response to the many challenges facing the delivery of public services over the next decade. Councillor John Jarvis, leader of Herefordshire Council, said:


“This is a time of significant change for the council and as such we’re taking the opportunity to look at what we do, how we do it and if it can be done better or differently. We have already seen local residents playing a greater role and taking responsibility for the services they receive, which is why it’s important to continue listening to their views on where we can make further savings in non-statutory services. The Your community – your say process is a slightly different approach for Herefordshire Council and we hope it will deliver a rich two way dialogue with residents. So we encourage all residents to take the opportunity to engage with the process and tell us what’s important in their community.”


There are different ways you can participate in this consultation and we like as many people as possible to be able to contribute:

• Please see events page where a list of events is posted.
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Older people in Hereford...

Postby David T » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:30 am

What does anyone else think about think about the ageing population of Hereford and the potential issues this could bring?
David T
 

Re: Older people in Hereford...

Postby Colin M » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:03 pm

Niklas Ceolmund wrote:David, I think the question is what public services are needed to meet the needs of older people in Herefordshire. Clearly our social care costs are going to rise so how can we offset that cost? Why can't we increase National Insurance to include social care costs as well as pensions, this would mean young people would have longer to pay towards the cost of their care as they live longer? If central government don't act why can't Herefordshire Council establish a social care savings plan for younger people in Herefordshire to make sure the burden is shared in future and other services wouldn't need to be cut?


While in principle this sounds like a good idea, why would a younger person remain within Herefordshire if this was done? I can foresee quite a few leaving the county if this were introduced purely in Herefordshire and to be honest we need to keep and attract the younger generations not scare them away.
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Re: Older people in Hereford...

Postby Niklas Ceolmund » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:04 am

David, I think the question is what public services are needed to meet the needs of older people in Herefordshire. Clearly our social care costs are going to rise so how can we offset that cost? Why can't we increase National Insurance to include social care costs as well as pensions, this would mean young people would have longer to pay towards the cost of their care as they live longer? If central government don't act why can't Herefordshire Council establish a social care savings plan for younger people in Herefordshire to make sure the burden is shared in future and other services wouldn't need to be cut?
Niklas Ceolmund
 


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