Older People's Champion

Cllr CooperWhatever 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 Older People's Champion, Councillor Claire Cooper.


The Older People's Champion will:

  • Assist the Leader and the relevant Portfolio Holder by advising on service issues which support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives for older people and to raise the profile of older people and their needs in the development of policy across all areas of the Council.
  • Acting as a Spokesperson to promote the positive aspects of the Council's work with Older People.
  • Encourage Older People to play a fuller role in shaping the policies of the Council and in designing its service.
  • Work to promote positive images of Older People as citizens, and to combat stereotyping and age discrimination.
  • Forge and maintaining links locally with Older People's Networks

Older People's Champion Grants

Cllr Cooper 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.


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