The Ask! Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership Survey

telephoneThe Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership (BOPPP), one of the Health & Social Care Partnership's engagement and planning groups, wants to engage with older people. 

They need to gain a better understanding of how older people have experienced COVID-19, in order to review services during the pandemic and inform their planning for the future.

BOPPP  are asking people to support this engagement by offering some of their time in November.

It's a small ask; as little as one and half hours a week.

They will offer an hour's induction to the task, which will be a chat with some older people to capture their experience, which will then be added to the council's online consultation portal. It is hoped that this engagement can be done as part of the partners' phone-based support already underway.

We are hoping that each person will carry out about 10 conversations, or as many as you can manage. To bring a little fun into the event, the person who carries out the most conversations will win a cake made by the Scottish Borders Councils Older Peoples Champion, Councillor Elaine Thornton-Nicol.

The aim is to hear from older people themselves how they have experienced the lockdown. They will be asked:

• what worked well
• what challenges they experienced
• how can Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership improve the support provided to ensure older people stay safe and well?

The information collected will be made available to all partners who conduct the conversations. With your help, they can ensure that the views of older people who do not have access to the internet can be heard.

Induction  will take one hour at the most.

If you want to offer your support please e-mail
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