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Kirklees Older People's Network (KOP)

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  1. Kirklees Older Peoples Network is currently in hiatus.

    Publication of the Newsletter is suspended and there are no events currently planned.

    The monthly Huddersfield Over Fifties Forum meetings continue at Huddersfield Town Hall on the third Thursday of each month starting at 1:00pm. There is an admission fee.

    Kirklees & Calderdale Age UK Weekly Drop-In continues at their offices at 12 New Street Huddersfield continues to meet each Tuesday starting @10:30am


Kirklees Older Peoples Network

12 New Street, Huddersfield HD1 2AR

Organisation last updated

  1. 17 September 2019

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New Chair for KOP

  1. Kirklees Older People's Network (KOP) have appointed Richard Palmer as their new chairperson. He is a member of the Older Persons Transportation Forum, Huddersfield & District Pensioners Association and also has a place on the Older Peoples Partnership Board. He brings with him years of experience and worked in management for Citizens' Advice.

    Richard joins Kirklees Older Peoples Network (KOP) at a really exciting time following a successful Awards for All funding application to expand the scope and work in establishing 50+ Forums across Kirklees. It is also a worrying time when older people especially are concerned about changes in health and social care services. KOP's role is to give older people a voice in Kirklees. It has already established a 50+ forum in North Kirklees, covering Dewsbury, Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton and Birstall, which has recently discussed concerns and interests of older people with transport experts, housing managers, hospital managers, health professionals, social care managers and energy professionals. Plans are afoot to set up similar forums in Huddersfield and South Kirklees. Anyone is welcome to attend the forums to find out more and to put forward their views on key topic areas for older people.

    With recent trends in early retirement and organisations down-sizing their senior work force to cut expenditure, there is a great deal of knowledge, life experience and down to earth common-sense that could be lost. Knowledge is power and all older people can be part of that powerful voice and have a vital contribution to make in the local community.

  2. 17/09/2019

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