Welcome to the website of the Voice of Experience Forum - Working with and for Older People in North Lanarkshire
The Voice of Experience Forum is an independent recognised charity working throughout North Lanarkshire to ensure that older people’s voices are being heard.
Voice of Experience Forum work in partnership with a number of organisations such as North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, The Pension Service, Age Concern Scotland etc to ensure that the views and opinions of older people in North Lanarkshire are being heard.
We have been working within this partnership to develop a strategy for older people living and working in North Lanarkshire called “Living Well in North Lanarkshire – A quality of life strategy 2007-2012”.
This strategy will help ensure that older people in North Lanarkshire have a better quality of life, it will also compliment the Scottish government strategy for Scotland “All our futures” – planning for a Scotland with an ageing population which can be accessed on the Scottish Government website
The Voice of Experience Forum are always keen to hear the views and opinions of older people so if you or your organisation would like to meet with the Development Worker this can be arranged at any time.
August 2012 Newsletter
News faces at VoEF
New Arts project to explore ageing
Report from VoEF
Living Well Events
Reshaping Care for Older People
Locality mapping Project Update
Opticians do house calls too
One Stop for Care & Repair
Off to the Garden party
Calendar Competition - and the winner is......
membership meeting will focus on Welfare
VoEF people Focus
Membership registration form
Please click the link for the report of Eskosgen > final report of Ekosgen, who were commissioned by the Scottish government to look at the impact of the Adult Support and Protection legislation.
The link below will take you to another Scottish Govt page – if you choose Adult Support and Protection on the page, it will take you to a page with a number of resources.
At the bottom of that page, is the link to the National Adult Protection Forum, which includes minutes of the meetings of the forum.
The five priorities agreed by the Forum are:
1. Financial harm
2. Adult Protection and Accident and Emergency Units
3. Data Collection
4. Adult Protection in Care Homes and Nursing Homes
5. Service user and carer involvement (how did I forget that one!)
The next link is to the Committee’s website and the biennial report – it would be helpful if you could raise awareness of the report and its location on the website.
I have attached a copy of the SCR of the young man in Stockport. The quote I was trying to remember is
‘The presumption of capacity does not exempt authorities and services from undertaking robust assessments where a person’s apparent decision is manifestly contrary to his wellbeing.’ (paragraph 12.23)
Newsletter Dec 2012
Are You Ready for Winter
Royal Mail Offers a helping
Bogus Callers Seminars
Help with Heating Bills
ASSET treating patients at home
VoEF People Focus
Living Well Events