Consultation launched for ethnic minority older people

A consultation has been launched today (Monday, 22 July) by the City of Edinburgh Council to help shape the city’s day services for older people from ethnic minority communities.

Participants are being asked a series of questions about their support needs and what services they would like to see on offer in Edinburgh. These could include activities organised by different language groups or joint events for all communities.

The aim of the consultation is to help make sure that the needs of older people from ethnic minority backgrounds are met by these services, while reducing the risk of social isolation.

The Council is also keen to hear from people of all ages from these communities, who perhaps care for older people or have older people in their family.

A range of day services are currently offered to older people living in Edinburgh, including lunch clubs, befriending services and specialist services for people with additional care needs.

The consultation closes on Monday 14 October and the questionnaire can be accessed online or submitted by paper form. A number of consultation days will also take place and anyone who is interested in attending can email or call 0131 553 8452.

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