Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester launches The View from Here

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A NEW project is being launched in Chichester to ‘champion the voice’ of older people.

Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester (VAAC) is taking the lead, on behalf of a group of organisations drawn from Chichester in Partnership and the Healthy Chichester Partnership, in creating a network of older people to comment and consult on local issues - The View from Here.

Initially, they want to hear views on the shared priorities the partners have identified in relation to older people.

Organisations including Chichester District Council, Public Health, Sussex Police, Age UK West Sussex, Chichester area MIND and Carers support are part of the working group.

Chief exectuive Hilary Spencer said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to be part of the network and share their opinions. We are approaching around 300 groups to ask their members if they would like to take part, or for the group itself to join and respond collectively.”

To find out more or request a hard-copy of the survey, call 01243 840305, e-mail admin@vaac.org.uk or visit www.vaac.org.uk.