Agenda and draft minutes

Community Forum (Whitehill & Bordon, Liphook, Headley, Grayshott, Lindford & Greatham)
Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Liphook Millennium Centre, 2 Ontario Way, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LD. View directions

Contact: James Harris  Deputy Democratic Services Team Leader - 01730 234098

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillors F Cowper and A Muldoon.


Confirmation of Minutes

Please note that it is helpful if Councillors could give advance notice, to Democratic Services, of any questions they wish to raise in respect of the Minutes.


Minutes of the last meeting held on 19th June 2018, previously circulated.


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 June 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no Chairman’s announcements.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Help is at Hand!

Help is out there – that’s the message for older people in East Hampshire.


Older people and people who care for elderly relatives are being encouraged to come along to a special event to show off all the services available for them.


Speakers and Organisations taking part will include:


·       Diabetes UK

·       East Hill House

·       Arthritis Research UK

·       Radian Lifelink

·       Connect to Support Hampshire

·       Havant & East Hants Mind

·       Alzheimer’s Society

·       Methodist Homes for the Aged


The forum received presentations from the Alzheimer’s Society, Methodist Homes, Connect to Support Hampshire and Versus Arthritis.


The forum discussed the importance of respite care and it was explained that the Alzheimer Society’s website and Connect to Support Hampshire’s website and directory contained information about local providers.  Whilst local groups and charities were relied upon, Hampshire County Council Adult Services could arrange for respite care if they were already supporting the individual.


With regard to promoting the help and services that were available it was felt important to get the message out to young carers and young people in general who might have relatives that could benefit.


At the end of the discussion Claire Coxwell from Community First gave a brief outline of ‘Timebank’, a new project in Whitehill & Bordon where volunteers gave or exchanged an hour of time to help others.


Public Question Time


Mr Coakley, a Liphook resident, asked for an update on the Health Hub.  The forum agreed that a written response be provided.