Partner update: Jayne Palmer – Age UK Stafford and District
In partnership with the British Red Cross, we are one of several organisations contributing to Stafford Borough Council’s Stafford and Surrounds Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
We have been asked to produce an Action Plan to show how social isolation can be reduced in older people living in the local area, and part of this plan will be to improve partnership working with both statutory and third sector organisations, leading to the public having an increased awareness of the range of services available to them throughout Staffordshire county.
At a recent Health and Wellbeing Committee meeting to scrutinise our Action Plan, I presented an overview of OPTiC to evidence how the successful collaboration of the OPTiC partnership had resulted in a highly effective delivery of services which reached thousands of people. Members of the Committee were very impressed by the scope and reach of the project.