1. Approved the Slough Older People Strategy 2023-26 set out at Appendix 2 to the report.
2. Noted that a report will be brought back to Cabinet annually setting out the progress against the Action Plan and recommending any amendments to the Strategy.
The Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities introduced a report that sought approval of the Slough Older People Strategy 2023-26, including an Older People Strategy Action Plan.
The aim of the strategy was to ensure that Slough was a place where older people lived long and purposeful lives, experienced good health and achieved a desired quality of life. The strategy sought to minimise the negative impacts of social isolation and loneliness and aimed to prevent or delay, where possible, a range of long term conditions such as dementia. The Cabinet would receive reports back on an annual basis on the progress being made in delivering the action plan and on any proposed changes to the strategy.
Lead Members commented on various aspects of the report and welcomed the engagement that had taken place with partners and particularly with older people, including through the Co-Production Network. Resident engagement was a priority for the administration and the good practice in producing this plan should be taken forward in the development of future strategies. It was agreed that the strategy could make an important contribution to addressing the needs of people living in the large number of multi-generational households in Slough.
At the conclusion of the discussion, the Cabinet expressed its strong support for the strategy; thanked those that had contributed to its development; and agreed the recommendations.
(a) That the Slough Older People Strategy 2023-26 as set out at Appendix 2 to the report be approved.
(b) That it be noted that a report would be brought back to Cabinet annually setting out the progress against the Action Plan and recommending any amendments to the Strategy.