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Older People's Portfolio Holder

Cllr AldridgeWhatever the issue under discussion, we want to make sure that the needs, wishes and preferences of older people are fully taken into account.
To achieve this - and ensure that older people are at the heart of our council’s activity - we have a dedicated portfolio (area of responsibility), for older people. Cllr Terry Aldridge is the Portfolio Holder for Older People. He commented: “I am delighted to take on this role for the council. I am out and about listening to our older people and working hard to improve services for them.”

Find out more about his work

The Portfolio Holder for Older People leads on issues such as advising on how to support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives. They help to raise the profile of older people and their needs.

The Portfolio Holder acts as a champion, promoting positive images of older people as citizens, liaising with networks and organisations, and encouraging older people to play a full role in the development of council policies and services.

Visits to sheltered accommodation

Members of the sheltered housing team accompanied Councillor Aldridge on a tour of sheltered housing schemes in the Ormskirk and Skelmersdale area. He met staff and support managers and discussed a range of issued raised by residents. Councillor Aldridge would like to visit all sheltered schemes.

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Cllr Aldridge meets residents of sheltered housing.

Older People's Champion Grants

Cllr Aldridge is inviting organisations that represent senior citizens to apply for grants to support projects that will benefit older people. Visit our grants page to find out more.

Additional information


If you would like to invite the Older People’s Portfolio Holder to an event – or you have any ideas or concerns that you would like to discuss – please get in touch.