Following our successful bid for Awards for All funding we are in the process of engaging older people across the country in a series of “mature conversations” focusing on four critical issues:
employment and retirement;
Eight events take place across our seven constituent Regions between October and December. Each will involve groups of 10 to 15 older people who have been invited to participate through our Regional networks.
The outcome will be a clear and concise statement of the views and experience of people in later life on these four issues. EngAgeNet will then share this information with all those with an interest.
Watch this space to see where the events are being held.
To register your interest in our events, go to our contact page.
About EngAgeNetEngAgeNet is a new national organisation that will enable the direct voices of older people across England to be heard by those who create and deliver the policies, strategies and services that affect their lives.
Based on the long-established English Regional Forums on Ageing, the network already embraces local groups and individuals with an estimated reach of over 300,000 older people.
Our ambition is to expand this substantially by welcoming other groups, forums and individuals who share our aims and provide a unique resource for the public, private, third and academic sectors to tap into the opinions, knowledge and experience of older people.
EngAgeNet provides an opportunity for genuine engagement through a body with no political affiliations, commercial interests or agenda other than seeking to improve the quality of life of older people.
Our long-term relationships with local groups, forums and affiliates allow us to function differently from any other representative body to reach those whose voices are often ignored.
We can directly access the views and input of people across the complete spectrum of society with direct experience of ageing… of all political persuasions and from diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic groups. This includes “hard to reach” individuals and those not online.
The English Forums on Ageing have a long track record of collaborating with local, regional and national bodies to inform decision making. Our new network builds on this to provide informed individuals across the country willing to take part in surveys, focus groups and facilitated meetings.