Supporting the community.
The Senior Forum was originally established in September 2014, when The Congleton Partnership invited a range of service providers and organisations with special interest in older and harder to reach residents with a view to pulling together a forum to look at the gaps in provision and tackle ways of improving the needs of this group within the community.
In particular the group placed great emphasis on Dementia and a specific group Dementia Friendly Congleton was set up which included many of the original members of this forum (see Dementia Friendly Congleton page).
In order to refresh the broader objectives of The Senior Forum a new group of committed members reconvened in 2021 and started to discuss and a range of initiatives focused on increasing personal connections and reducing social isolation in the community. This will include befriending and support services for Congleton residents.
The team will also continue to organise the annual Community Wellbeing Fayre, which has proved to be a very successful and enjoyable event in past years.
We need your ideas, we are looking to improve our area for our senior residents, please fill in our short survey.
Buddy and Befriending Scheme
Would you like to Volunteer?
We are looking for people to join our exciting
Buddying & Befriending Scheme that reduces
loneliness and isolation amongst the
over 50s across Congleton.
Are you over 50, living in Congleton and feeling isolated?
Would you like to be matched with a Volunteer Buddy or Befriender for companionship and social chats?
Congleton Wellbeing Fayre
On the 1st of October 2019 we welcomed 50 exhibitors to the town hall to bring together a varity of services, businesses and organations to the general public. It was great to see so many visitors, everyone had a great time! A few pictures below:
More calls offered to isolated older people.
Age UK Cheshire East’s telephone befriending service is looking to expand its calls to older people following the recruitment of new volunteers to its ranks. READ MORE.