In 2014 the Older Peoples Partnership Group was formed when two like minded people who were leading on local two local projects for older people saw a gaps in services, and very little partnership working between services.
With their own projects, they started working more closely together;
- A Local Authority project called Active Gold project which promoted physical well being and gentle exercise for older people across social care and community settings.
- A Big Lottery Silver Dreams Fund project supporting vulnerable older people, recognising the positive contribution older people make to society through their wealth of skills, knowledge and experience that can benefit others in the community.
Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull then became involved through their work supporting vulnerable people through the health and care system at the onset with the primary objective of being able to promote improvements to service provision and the lives of older people.
This quickly encouraged demand from other services to be involved and to create a platform where skills, knowledge, activities and experience, could be shared among kindred organisations across the city.
In October 2014, the partnership group held its first Celebration of Older People's week with events across the city supported by many organisations that work with older people in Hull.
By 2015, the Older Peoples Partnership Group there was a growth in representation by organisations from the voluntary, community and third sector along side health, adult social care, local authority and emergency services attending monthly group meetings.
To follow up on the success of the Celebration of Older People's week, a constituted group was formed with a management committee and was successful in being award Big Lottery Fund money to continue the celebration events for 2 further years.
The group successfully got funding for two wellbeing projects to promote active lifestyles and reduce social isolation.
In April 2017, the group became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) to further the work undertaken by the partnership group and management committee and also expand the work and presence into the East Riding surrounding villages to Hull.
Who we serve
Since 2017 we have had a focus to include Hull and the East Riding's surrounding villages.
There is a market for building, developing and growing the partnership and the charity.
The following demographics underpin our future service developments, by understanding the growing need in ageing population and rural landscape that East Riding has in comparison to Hull:
- Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire has a population of 594,000
- 41% of people over 50, with 27% aged 65 and over
- 51% Female 49% Maie
- 95% White British
- Our catchment area has one city and 12 towns
- Hull has 5 surrounding villages
- Hull is 3rd most deprived city in the UK, Deprivation varies across East Yorkshire, however there is a high rate of long term unemployment
- There were 46,000 people who identified as carers in the latest census, which estimate of over 49,000 unpaid carers of all ages within Hull & East Yorkshire
- Hull and East Yorkshire has an excellent dementia diagnosis rate and a anticipate prevalence of 6,000 people living with dementia
- By 2030 the populate is expected to increase to over 700,000
- 47% of people in the UK report feeling lonely or socially isolated
- Over 50% of Frauds and scamsare against over 50s