Better Support for Older People

Older People

We need to plan ahead to meet the needs of older people in the future.

In 2006 we started to look at the approach the council should take to make sure we meet the needs of older people in years to come.  Since then we have done a lot of work to find out what types of care and support people want and expect when they get older.  The consistent message to us is that older people do not see their future as residential care; they want help and support to live in their own homes for as long as possible with help from regular care workers who are familiar to them.  Where it isn't possible, older people tell us that they want to live in homes suited to their needs but still giving them privacy, dignity and independence. 

We have put together a consultation document as a direct result of the things you have told us are important and now we want to hear your views on our plans.

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.


  • Opened
    27 Jul 2009 at 12:00
  • Closed
    26 Oct 2009 at 12:00

Summary of Results



Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Housing issues
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Planning policy & strategy
  • Social services and social care
  • Spending and budget
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Faith groups
  • Gay, lesbian and bisexual people
  • General public
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Older people
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact
Kirsty Eastham

South Gloucestershire Council

Community Care and Housing Department

Planning and Partnerships Team

St Lukes Close

Emersons Way

Emersons Green

BS16 7AL

Tel:    01454 865908

Fax:   01454 865940

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