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WELCOME TO WSF

Logo WSF Welland Seniors Forum was set up in 2002 as a watchdog for the concerns of older people in the Welland villages and Spalding. We now cover the whole of South Holland which includes the areas from Crowland to Donington; and across to Holbeach,Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge as well as Spalding. We normally hold our Open Meetings, held five times a year, at the United Reformed Church Hall in Pinchbeck Road, Spalding.

Our aim is to listen to concerns of older people, shared at our meetings or at any time, which the committee then investigate and try to resolve.

We work together with local services and also offer a valuable source of advice to local authorities and health bodies on older people's issues.
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We also have close contact with Age UK, The Meadows Spalding, South Holland District Council, Health and Wellbeing Lincolnshire, Healthwatch Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Council to share the views of older people.

We will share any issues or concerns raised with the relevant people and organisations. We will also, where appropriate, include Healthwatch Lincolnshire in our notifications.

Anyone aged 55 or over and lives within the South Holland District Council area is welcome to attend the Forum and raise matters. We do our best to get answers. You are cordially invited to attend any of our meeting listed in our Calendar.

We produce a newsletter for all our members every two months so if you let us know your name and address or preferably an email address, if possible, your name can be added to our membership list. Membership is FREE! Just turn up at a meeting!

Over 25% of the population in South Holland is of pension age and it is therefore important that we try to reflect their views and make contact with the isolated, vulnerable and lonely.

You can contact us via the contact form in the menu above.

Aims of a Forum

Old folk group

Communication

* To exchange ideas.
* Share important information.
* Represent the views of older people.
* Enable the voices of older people to be heard collectively.

Co-ordination

* To create opportunities for organisations supporting older people and individuals to share experiences.
* To monitor new services and developments which affect older people.

Consultation

* To ensure the organisations working with older people understand what we want.
* To influence policy and practice as local and national level.

What sort of people belong to forums?

Old folk group
* Forums are run by older people for older people and those in the area are free to join.

* Open meetings are held frequently when speakers are invited to talk about topics of interest or concern.

* Membership is FREE and members can keep up to date via our website or checking the local press.


Data Protection

Any personal information provided will be kept kept on our database in accordance with Data Protection guidance and the EU GDPR.
YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE PASSED TO OTHER ORGANISATIONS.
We would be obliged if members would ensure that they periodically update their information / membership to keep our records up to date.
All those registered have the right to have their data erased, however this will mean we cannot communicate to keep you up to date.