During January & February we have been consulting with organisations and older people in the Borough helping to develop the bid to the Big Lottery. We have held two focus groups, one on 25th January with the Old Peoples Group at Shadsworth with Whitebirk and one organised by the Older Peoples Forum held on 9th February in Blackburn Town Hall. Furthermore we have received over 70 completed questionnaires designed to gain the views from older people on how the project should be designed and managed. A copy of the consultation questionnaire is attached, a narrative on the focus group findings and a summary of the results. This has been an excellent exercise and new ideas, issues to be addressed which have now been incorporated in our bid to secure valuable resources to support vulnerable older people to deal with transition in their lives. We would like to thank all those people that have participated and we will certainly keep you updated on this truly unique and pioneering partnership bid.
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