Make representations

Committee Members write to, and arrange regular meetings with, a wide variety of decision makers on topics that are important to older people. 

They also regularly attend meetings (some which are public, some by invitation) where the agenda is such that it is relevant to make the needs of older people in the area known.

Please find below copies of any current letters and details of meetings.

The Mid Sussex Health and Wellbeing Network is open to any organisation with an interest in the health and wellbeing of people who work, live or visit Mid Sussex. The network meets four times a year to discuss local health issues, share information and informs the Mid Sussex Partnership of local health and wellbeing priorities.

For more information on the Mid Sussex Health and Wellbeing Network email wellbeing@midsussex.gov.uk.

 

The West Sussex County Council Health and Wellbeing Board, working from its agreed joint strategy set out below, leads on improving the co-ordination of commissioning across the National Health Service (NHS), social care and public health services.  Its meetings are held in public.  For more information about these meetings email suzanne.t.thompson@westsussex.gov.uk

The Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body

Governing Body and Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) meetings are held in public, including dates and locations.

Time is set aside for questions from members of the public who are welcome to attend these meetings. More information about these meetings can be obtained from HSCCG.Contactus-horshamandmidsussexccg@nhs.net

 

To inform our representations, the views of older people living in Mid Sussex are collected in a  variety of ways – see the “Reports” page.

We are keen to hear from you about any issue you are concerned about – leave a message on 01444 242760, email chairman@msopc.org.uk or use the contact us page.

If it is an issue impacting you we will help you get in touch with the people who can help if appropriate.

If it is an issue impacting older people generally in the area, then we will, subject to our resources which means we have to prioritise what we do, raise the issue with the relevant people on a general basis.

Our priority issues that we are aiming to tackle in 2015 were care and housing. We also introduced and are carrying forward in 2016 work to connect to communities – especially in the villages in Mid Sussex and are working on partnership to tackle fuel poverty through the Heat for Health initiative.  We have featured Creating Safer Communities and are also continuing to tackle other issues too, such as increasing the numbers of older people getting connected via the internet, and community safety.

 

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