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The Norfolk Council on Ageing or NCoA is the associate membership of Age UK Norfolk.

The NCoA comprises 42 organisations including four local Age UKs and Age Concerns and 39 other organisations, all of which have an interest in issues relating to ageing and older people. Membership also includes our Honorary Officers, President, and Vice-Presidents.

The NCoA meets twice yearly and meetings usually include a keynote speaker on a topical subject. The meetings are well attended and the discussions can get quite lively! NCoA meetings are open to the public. For further information about NCoA meetings or our AGM, please contact Vicky Aitken, Finance and Business Performance Manager, on T 01603 787 111 or E vicky.aitken@ageuknorfolk.org.uk.

Terms of Reference

(Agreed at the Norfolk Council on Ageing Meeting 28 January 2020.)

  1. Role and functions of the Norfolk Council on Ageing

The Norfolk Council on Ageing will:

  • promote and support the work of Age UK Norfolk

  • provide a platform for discussion, debate and campaigning with regard to issues relating to older people in Norfolk

  • provide a channel for consultation and feedback with regard to issues affecting older people and the development of Age UK Norfolk services

  • contribute to plans affecting Age UK Norfolk, including annual strategic planning and priority setting

  • elect representatives to the Norfolk Older People’s Strategic Partnership

  1. Role of individual group members

The role of the individual members of the Norfolk Council on Ageing includes:

  • attending Norfolk Council on Ageing meetings (2 per year) and participating in its activities

  • representing the interests of older people

  • being committed to, and actively involved in supporting and promoting the work of Age UK Norfolk

  • providing feedback to and from any organisation/network they are representing

  1. General                                                                                                                        3.1Membership

The Norfolk Council on Ageing shall be comprised of individual and organisational membership:

  • Individuals with an interest in issues relating to older people and supporting the work of Age UK Norfolk

  • Organisations with an interest in issues relating to older people and supporting the work of Age UK Norfolk

Organisations in membership will provide a named individual to represent the organisation.

3.2  Register of Members

A register of members, including name, address and contact details will be kept by the Chief Executive of Age UK Norfolk for the sole purpose of communicating with the membership.  Members will be provided with a copy of Age UK Norfolk’s Privacy Policy.

3.3 Chair

Meetings of the Norfolk Council on Ageing will usually be chaired by the Chair or Vice Chair of Age UK Norfolk. Meetings will be supported by the Chief Executive of Age UK Norfolk.

3.4  Meetings

In line with the wishes of the membership meetings of the Norfolk Council on Ageing will usually be held in Norwich with occasional meetings held elsewhere in the county.

Meetings will be held in the morning and will be open to the public.

3.5 Agenda items

Suggestions for agenda items can be added to the meeting feedback form or forwarded to the Chief Executive, ideally within at least ten working days prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Updates from members and information sharing will be a standing agenda items.

3.6 Meeting papers

Notes of each Norfolk Council on Ageing meeting will be taken by a member of the Age UK Norfolk staff team.

Meeting papers will normally be emailed at least five working days prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Alternative arrangements will be made if a member does not have email access.

Copies of any presentations to the meeting will be uploaded to the Norfolk Council on Ageing section of the Age UK Norfolk website no later than five working days following each meeting.

3.7 Frequency of meetings

The Norfolk Council on Ageing will meet twice yearly. 

In addition, members will receive an invitation to the annual meeting of Age UK Norfolk which will normally be held in September.

3.8 Nominating substitutes to attend meetings

Members of the Norfolk Council on Ageing will be permitted to nominate a substitute to attend a meeting on their behalf if they are unable to attend.

The member should inform the Chief Executive of any nominated substitute so that they can be welcomed to the meeting.

The nominated substitute will provide updates/feedback to the member they are representing.

  1. Review

The effectiveness and membership of the Norfolk Council on Ageing will be reviewed after every 24 months.  The review will be undertaken by the Chair and Chief Executive of Age UK Norfolk and four representatives from the Norfolk Council on Ageing.

Norfolk Older People's Strategic Partnership

The Norfolk Older People's Strategic Partnership (NOPSP) aims to ensure that older people in Norfolk lead independent and fulfilling lives.

The Partnership’s intention is to make sure that all older people are fully involved at all stages of developing services and in decision making. It also shares information and good practice across agencies and identifies gaps in services and highlights areas of concern to older people.

The Partnership meets four times a year and holds agencies to account on their progress towards key objectives in its strategy ‘Living Longer, Living Well’. The Partnership meetings are open to the public. At the end of each year an away day is held which looks at achievements and identifies key priorities for the following year.

The Partnership reviewed and agreed its Terms of Reference  on 19 September 2019.

You can view membership of the NOPSP   as at September 2019.

NOPSP meetings are open to members of the public. If you would like to discuss anything about the work of the Norfolk Older People’s Strategic Partnership, please contact the Partnership Coordinator via email to nopspb@aol.co.uk or leave a message on the partnership answerphone service- 07963 304015.

Minutes of NOPSP meetings are available from the Partnership’s Webpage http://www.norfolkolderpeoplespartnership.co.uk/