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About Us

Haringey Over 50s Forum purpose is to give older people a voice and to ensure that all their concerns are put and kept before the decision makers.
Our aimsare:-
• To promote and involve ourselves with policies that benefit older people.
• To make sure Haringey Council and other public service bodies (e.g. NHS, TfL, GLA, the police) recognise and understands the needs of older people in the Borough.

For more information and how to join, see our web site; www.ho50s.org.uk.

Committee members maintain liaison with the Haringey Circle and several other Haringey and London-wide organisations, often through overlapping committee memberships, including:

  • Older People’s Reference Group,
    • Adult Partnership Board,
    • Other Haringey pensioners’ groups,
    • Social Care Alliance Haringey,
    • Public Voice,
    • Keep our NHS Public,
    • Borough Transport Committee,
    • Transport for All,
    • Greater London Forum.

Members receive a newsletter every 6-8 weeks and small groups are now meeting in (mainly outdoor) cafes from time to time.

Currently, because of the COVID situation, meetings are held about once a month on Zoom. Any member can join in as well as committee members.

Formerly the Forum used to run monthly coffee mornings at the Morrisons café in Wood Green, occasional public meetings on topics of interest to older people, and a monthly cinema club. It is now expected that the Circle will take on leisure activities like the cinema club as soon as they can happen within COVID-safety regulations. Other face to face Forum meetings will also resume as soon as possible.

We do a number of things but most of all we are the eyes and ears of older people in Haringey.
We gather and give information and we advise. We host Open Meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.

Each meeting has a theme and we use these meetings to find out your views on issues and services that impact on your life and the lives of other older people in Haringey.
We then use this information to suggest how things can be improved.
We host Open Meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.

We then use this information to suggest how things can be improved.
We also use the meetings to provide you with information on changes that might be happening both locally and nationally in particular areas or services we think might be of interest to you..
‘Let’s hear what you think ……….. ‘ Seminars

These are for smaller groups (30-50 people) and a more targeted audience
and we use them to find out your views on issues and services that impact on specific groups of older people
and then use this information to suggest how things can be improved
(for example people in a care home, older people who are still working).
Reference Groups

We have been asked to host a reference group on behalf of the Health and Social Care providers so that we can have an input on behalf of older people as to how these two services can join up to give us better care.
The group is still in the making.

Let’s tell you about ….. ‘ Newsletters/bulletins
We produce a quarterly newsletter – Older and Bolder – and we use this to tell you about things we think might be of interest to you
‘Let’s hear what you want ….’ Annual survey.
Every year we conduct a survey amongst our members to see what areas they would like us to focus on in the coming year

We also participate in consultations/surveys/focus groups within Haringey, London and Nationally.
Committee Members
Our Committee Members sit on various external committees
and steering groups and act as a conduit of information between service users (Older People)
and service providers (health service, Haringey Council, Transport Service etc)

 Age UK  Haringey  Lottery Funded  Rainbow