On 1st October Clackmannanshire Older Adults Forum received the Patrick Brooks Award for Partnership Working at the Age Scotland Awards ceremony in the Scottish Parliament. See the video, in which Flo Mackenzie receives the award on behalf of the Forum, and Ricky Donaldson talks about the difference the Forum is making on issues such as transport.
The Forum brings together seniors groups in Clackmannanshire so that they can speak with a strong collective voice and share knowledge and experience. It has a membership of 16 groups, double the number a year ago. On topics from crime to housing it feeds older adults views and experiences into local planning and decision making. Current priorities include transport, with the forum instrumental in establishing Clackmannanshire’s first community transport service, and inter-generational activities, with young and older members of the community exchanging skills such as IT and knitting.
Brian Sloan, Age Scotland Chief, Executive said: “This Award is truly well deserved. The Forum has demonstrated dedication and dynamism in ensuring older people’s voices are heard in Clackmannanshire, and their needs met.”
The Patrick Brooks Award for Partnership Working is sponsored by Raeside and Chisholm. It is for partnership working that has made an outstanding contribution to address the needs of older people.
Congratulations also to the runners-up:
- Viewpoint Housing Association and Impact Arts
- Stay Safe Project Steering Group
Ricky talks about the importance of the bus pass to older people. Age Scotland is currently campaigning to improve the buss pass scheme – find out more at: www.agescotland.org.uk/stillwaiting.