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Ards over 50s Forum

SUMMARY

Name: Ards over 50s Forum
Location: Bangor
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 7,498.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 10/08/2011 - 28/05/2012
Telephone: 028 9127 1968

PROJECT SUMMARY

To consult with the local community on current services provided to those in 3 specific rural areas, report on the conclusions of this consultation

BACKGROUND

The Ards Over 50’s Forum is a body established in 2006 to promote the well being of people aged 50 and over who live in the Borough of Ards. In order to better focus on the needs of socially isolated older people and older people in the Ards area, the Forum identified the need for a consultation process with members of the local community.

ACTIVITIES

Funding from DRAP enabled the Forum to appoint a consultant to assist them with the research of the isolation of the 3 rural areas included in the project. This consultation consisted of 3 workshop sessions in addition to the design, printing and delivery of an information leaflet which will let people become aware of the consultation workshops.