Ageing Well Strategy Consultation 2022-27

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The Ageing Well strategy for Southend-on-Sea 2022-2027 is seeking to develop an Age Friendly community in the Borough by working together with people living in Southend on shared priorities so that people of all ages can live their lives to their full potential.



The draft priorities cover the following eight areas:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services

What we have done so far:

Milestone recovery plans were developed with co-produced priorities for action in the Autumn of 2020 for delivery by April 2022. One of the priorities of the Adult Social Care Milestone Recovery Plans 2020 -2022 for Older People was the development and coproduction of a five-year strategy with longer term priorities for action.

Further coproduction to define the priorities with a small group of Southend residents took place over five sessions in Feb and March 2021. We then sought further ideas and held online sessions with groups of residents from South Essex homes housing schemes to try to generate further discussion and promote ideas on Your Say Southend site.

If you have any questions please email: SocialCareCo-Production@Southend.gov.uk

To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

Update on progress.


What people told us was important to them:


Priorities for action from what we have heard:


What good will look like by 2027:



Next steps:
  • That outside environment and public buildings should be accessible.
  • Public transport for older people should be more convenient and go where they want.
  • That housing for older people living in Southend, should have options available that are up to modern standards.
  • To be able to be play an active role and participate in the community.
  • To feel respected and valued.
  • To be able to volunteer and contribute to others learning and understanding.
  • To be able to access information, not everyone wants or is able to use digital.
  • More personalised and person-centred homecare for themselves or relative.
  • To not have to tell our story multiple times to multiple people.
  • Ability to recover or retain independence.
  1. Outdoor spaces and buildings- Accessible public spaces including parks, seating and public toilets
  2. Transport –better transport that is age-friendly
  3. Housing- bring housing up to modern standards
  4. Social Participation- connecting communities.
  5. Respect and social inclusion.
  6. Civic participation and employment.
  7. Communication and Information.
  8. Community support & health and social care services.

  • Public buildings, walkable spaces including parks, seating and public toilets will have been reviewed with recommendations to becoming ‘Age Friendly’.
  • Age Friendly Transport and options with community focused solutions.
  • Partnership working in place to identify improvements required to bring housing up to modern standards including the consideration of being digitally enabled.
  • People supported to connect with social networks through their GP and through Community Connectors.
  • Intergenerational respect by increasing the opportunity for older and younger people to work together.
  • A range of opportunities for older people to get involved in volunteering.
  • A streamlined Information advice and guidance service fully accessible.
  • A local community wellbeing social care offer with options that take into account people’s networks, strengths and current situation.
  • Develop a standardised process for ongoing engagement and co-production and build on these open discussions.
  • Establish an Adults steering group to develop and manage action plans, ensuring Health, Social Care, Providers and older people are represented.
  • Work to establish a baseline of where we are now to allow us to monitor progress on where we want to get to by 2027.
  • Produce an annual action plan for 2022/23 for Aging Well in Southend.



two ladies are sitting on a bench holding hands and smiling

The Ageing Well strategy for Southend-on-Sea 2022-2027 is seeking to develop an Age Friendly community in the Borough by working together with people living in Southend on shared priorities so that people of all ages can live their lives to their full potential.



The draft priorities cover the following eight areas:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services

What we have done so far:

Milestone recovery plans were developed with co-produced priorities for action in the Autumn of 2020 for delivery by April 2022. One of the priorities of the Adult Social Care Milestone Recovery Plans 2020 -2022 for Older People was the development and coproduction of a five-year strategy with longer term priorities for action.

Further coproduction to define the priorities with a small group of Southend residents took place over five sessions in Feb and March 2021. We then sought further ideas and held online sessions with groups of residents from South Essex homes housing schemes to try to generate further discussion and promote ideas on Your Say Southend site.

If you have any questions please email: SocialCareCo-Production@Southend.gov.uk

To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

Update on progress.


What people told us was important to them:


Priorities for action from what we have heard:


What good will look like by 2027:



Next steps:
  • That outside environment and public buildings should be accessible.
  • Public transport for older people should be more convenient and go where they want.
  • That housing for older people living in Southend, should have options available that are up to modern standards.
  • To be able to be play an active role and participate in the community.
  • To feel respected and valued.
  • To be able to volunteer and contribute to others learning and understanding.
  • To be able to access information, not everyone wants or is able to use digital.
  • More personalised and person-centred homecare for themselves or relative.
  • To not have to tell our story multiple times to multiple people.
  • Ability to recover or retain independence.
  1. Outdoor spaces and buildings- Accessible public spaces including parks, seating and public toilets
  2. Transport –better transport that is age-friendly
  3. Housing- bring housing up to modern standards
  4. Social Participation- connecting communities.
  5. Respect and social inclusion.
  6. Civic participation and employment.
  7. Communication and Information.
  8. Community support & health and social care services.

  • Public buildings, walkable spaces including parks, seating and public toilets will have been reviewed with recommendations to becoming ‘Age Friendly’.
  • Age Friendly Transport and options with community focused solutions.
  • Partnership working in place to identify improvements required to bring housing up to modern standards including the consideration of being digitally enabled.
  • People supported to connect with social networks through their GP and through Community Connectors.
  • Intergenerational respect by increasing the opportunity for older and younger people to work together.
  • A range of opportunities for older people to get involved in volunteering.
  • A streamlined Information advice and guidance service fully accessible.
  • A local community wellbeing social care offer with options that take into account people’s networks, strengths and current situation.
  • Develop a standardised process for ongoing engagement and co-production and build on these open discussions.
  • Establish an Adults steering group to develop and manage action plans, ensuring Health, Social Care, Providers and older people are represented.
  • Work to establish a baseline of where we are now to allow us to monitor progress on where we want to get to by 2027.
  • Produce an annual action plan for 2022/23 for Aging Well in Southend.


Page last updated: 18 Mar 2022, 10:36 AM