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On 1st July a SEEFA Policy Panel on Later Life and Ageing took place in the Palace of Westminster. The theme was later life engagement and Charlotte Kume -Holland from the Cabinet Office and Alasdair Mackenzie from the Parliamentary Outreach Team came to talk with us. We looked at examples of good practice in engagement and heard from Suzanne Pepper from Gosport Older Person's Forum about an example of co-production between local people and the local authority to design, deliver and improve opportunities, support and services that enable people to have a good life. Her presentation can be found here.


SEEFA is collecting examples of good practice in later life engagement. If you have experience of positive engagement please contact us.












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Age Action Alliance

AGEnda - English Forums on Ageing

AGEnda - SEEFA page

Department for Work and Pensions


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The SEEFA Agenda - Key  Issues


SEEFA is the South East England Forum on Ageing.


SEEFA aims to bring people together to influence later life strategies, policies and services to make life better for current and future generations of older people.


SEEFA works with people who know what they are talking about. We know the best way to ensure good services is to integrate the perspectives of people who are themselves experts in later life and ageing through their own life experiences.  SEEFA’s Policy Panel comprises people who are experts on later life and who can actively engage with policy makers and commissioners to influence later life policy.


  









A message from SEEFA’s Chair, Peter Dale:


'Increased longevity is a blessing rather than a burden. We need a paradigm shift in the way later life is viewed, valuing the contribution of older people rather than seeing them just as consumers of resources.


SEEFA knows that ageist attitudes can cause real harm and can affect health and wellbeing. Most older people are fit and healthy and do not need care. People should be assisted to keep on contributing to their communities and remain independent for as long as possible. When services are needed they should be personalised, safe and of a high quality. People should always be treated with dignity and respect.'


SEEFA wants to see key later life issues fully explored and debated. You can read more here.



A New Narrative on Ageing


The more older people are valued by society, the greater the likelihood of a better later life.  However, commonly held assumptions about ageing lead to largely negative social attitudes.  What is needed is a more positive view of ageing through better understanding of later life issues and wider recognition of the contribution older people make, and have made, to their communities.  Ageing is an issue for all generations. SEEFA is calling for a New Narrative on Ageing.


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SEEFA Members Briefing


Read the latest SEEFA Members Briefing here.


 The SEEFA Convention

SHAPING OUR OWN FUTURE
2 November 2015


Read the report here.