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The Healthy Ageing Partnership

The Healthy Ageing Partnership (formerly the Older Persons Partnership) is a network of local statutory and voluntary organisations that provide services and support to older people in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane. 

The network is chaired by Basingstoke Voluntary Action, who provide a strategic view across the borough of the provision for older people. They work in partnership with local organisations to facilitate projects to improve provision within local communities. 

Mission, Values and Objectives

Our Mission: 

  • To enable people to continue to live independently and to live well by ensuring they have information, opportunities and services to support them. 
  • To overcome social isolation and loneliness for those in their 50’s, 60’s,70’s,80’s & 90s living in Basingstoke and Deane. 
  • To provide a voice for the older people in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane by providing a platform for issues to be raised by member organisations  
  • To change the way that older people are perceived 

Our Values: 

  • To be inclusive and accessible to all members of the community in their later years 
  • Showing Care and Compassion in everything we do 
  • Treating people with the dignity and respect they deserve 
  • Developing mutual trust and respect 

Our Objectives: 

  • To provide a forum for local organisations to meet and discuss issues relating to older people 
  • To support access to, and increase the range of social and community activities available to older people in order to tackle social isolation and loneliness by: 
    • Understanding and promoting existing provisions/services 
    • identifying gaps in provision for older people and working with local organisations and communities to fill them 
    • Identifying duplication and promoting partnership working 
    • Joining together the dots. 
    • Identifying collaborative projects between organisations, communities and generations 
  • To ensure older people can obtain the information they need when they need it to enable them to more effectively access services and support – providing a central location from which information can be signposted 
  • To develop approaches to enable individuals and communities to be more resilient and confident to find their own solutions getting out and about 
  • To increase opportunities for physical activity and promote wellbeing, which underpins mental and physical health 

Member Organisations

The following organisations are currently Partnership members:

  • Age Concern Hampshire 
  • Age Concern Tadley & District
  • Andover Mind – Dementia Advice & Carers Support 
  • Basingstoke Neighbourcare 
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • CCG 
  • Kancare
  • MHA Live at Home 
  • Over 55’s Forum 
  • Royal Voluntary Service – Home from Hospital
  • Tadley Community Association
  • Viables Community Association
  • Vivid Housing 
  • Westside Community Association
  • Whitchurch Community Association

Help Available to Older People

Below are a selection of organisations related to Older Adults. Other local organisations are available via the “Find Local Organisations” search on the left of this webpage.
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Adults’ Health and Care

The Adults’ Health and Care web pages will help you find a whole range of useful information for older people and care issues from Hampshire County Council, charities & partner agencies.

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Age Concern

Independent charity working across the county to promote independent living to over-50s. Everyone should be respected, valued and able to make informed choices.

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Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

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Basingstoke and District Disability Forum

Represents disabled people in Basingstoke and surrounding areas; including physical disability, sensory disability, learning disability & mental health.

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Basingstoke Community Transport

Specialises in the transportation of the mobility impaired in the local community and our Affiliated members.

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Basingstoke NeighbourCare

Actively promotes better health and well-being by reducing isolation and loneliness for vulnerable adults living in the Basingstoke area.

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Basingstoke Shopmobility

Provides a range of mobility aids to hire including manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, various sizes and styles of mobility scooters; and a range of travel scooters that can be taken on holiday.

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Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service

Our aim is to help people with dementia and their carers, family and friends to get the appropriate support from first diagnosis throughout their illness.

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Connect to Support Hampshire

Connect to Support Hampshire is an online information and advice guide and directory of local services for adults with care and support needs.

Its’ aim is to help people to stay independent for longer by providing resources to help people look after themselves, and stay safe and connected with their local community.

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Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Partnership committee, co-ordinated by the local authority, providing strategic leadership for adult safeguarding across the local authority area.

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Health Information Point

A free and confidential health information service originally developed by Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Health Information Point is situated within the main entrance of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

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NHS Choices

UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare.

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Parkinson’s UK

We offer information, friendship & support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families & carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Meet other people affected by Parkinson’s.

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Royal Voluntary Service

RVS wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age; holding social occasions, home repairs and national awareness.

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Stroke Association

Funds research in prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services.

 

Training

Below are some training options specifically for supporting older people.

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Dementia Friends

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is tan initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

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Trigger Tool Training

Connect to Support Hampshire has introduced FREE e-learning for volunteers, informal carers and anyone whose work in the community involves contact with potentially vulnerable people.

The e-learning has been created by Hampshire County Council as a free resource for the VCSE sector in Hampshire.

The training provides a simple toolkit based on the risks and concerns which you may have when you visit or speak to someone.
It will help you to think about:
– what people can do to help themselves
– who or what may already be supporting them to stay independent for longer
– what additional help or resources may be available

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