Bromley Council and South East London Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) have been work together to consider how the borough can better support local residents to live well in their later years.
To help us do this we have worked together with local residents, professionals and partners to develop a new joint Strategy for Ageing Well in Bromley. The strategy looks at current and future population trends and needs across the borough. It also sets out how we can work together to support people to live happily, healthily and independently.
We are extremely grateful to an impressive number of local people, and voluntary and community groups, who talked to us about their hopes and aspirations for ‘Ageing Well’ in Bromley during the development of the strategy. From this work, we identified four key outcomes for people living in the borough:
- Outcome 1: I socialise, participate and make my own choices
- Outcome 2: I feel healthy and can get the health and care service I need when I need
- Outcome 3: My home meets my aspirations and needs
- Outcome 4: I am safe and I feel safe and I trust people around me
These outcomes have shaped the development of the strategy and directly informed the four priorities:
- Priority 1: We will ensure that individuals can remain connected to their community
- Priority 2: We will build on our health and wellbeing early intervention offer
- Priority 3: We will ensure that people are able to live in the best home for them
- Priority 4: We will ensure that people, particularly the most vulnerable, are kept safe
Many of the plans set out in this 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 so they can be realised.
We will work together with community services to ensure individuals receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time.