A City for All Ages
Edinburgh’s Plan for Older People
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A City for All Ages is about improving life for older people.
Joint working to improve services and opportunities is a key theme of a City for All Ages. Older people, the Council, NHS Lothian and other partners in the public, voluntary and private sectors worked together to prepare Edinburgh's Plan for Older People.
In November 2006 Edinburgh became a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities project.
From 2007, Edinburgh's Plan for Older People was developed in line with the Scottish Government's report "All Our Futures: Planning for a Scotland with an Ageing Population"
A City for All Ages Aims
- Make Edinburgh a place where older people can live positive, worthwhile lives
- Ensure that the city considers older people in all its services and functions
- Allow as many older people as possible to join in activities
- Address the wider problems faced by older people. These include transport, income levels, discrimination, advice and information, community and road safety and the local environment
- Enable vulnerable older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible with a good quality of life
- Ensure the welfare and social life of those living in nursing and residential homes
A City for All Ages Evaluation
In 2010 the Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations' Council (EVOC) produced a report on A City for All Ages.
The evaluation summary, proposals and progress were reported to Committee in May 2011 and August 2012.
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