Key Theme Two
Key Theme 2: Keeping me informed in accessible ways
This section of the strategy tells you:
- What we have identified as the key priorities relating to this theme;
- Why we have identified these key priorities;
- What we plan to do to make a positive difference.
Many of the plans set out in this and other themes in the Ageing Well strategy are ambitious, and will require close and effective partnerships across a range of local organisations from the statutory, community and private sectors and, crucially, with local communities for these ambitions to be realised.
Having good information about rights, about services and about local activities that older people can benefit from is critical to maintaining wellbeing and independence and to tackling loneliness and isolation.
During the development of this strategy many of the older people we have worked with have commented that the internet, and other electronic means of communication are not necessarily their preferred ways of accessing information. This theme is therefore about responding to these views, both by ensuring that sustainable and efficient alternative communication methods are provided, and by supporting older people to improve their abilities and confidence in using the internet and other electronic communication methods such as email.
Update Spring 2018
For further information, please contact Maria.Kaustrater@towerhamlets.gov.uk, 020 7364 5163.