Baby Boomer’s Retirement

Last Thursday I travelled to the RSA in London for a roundtable session on Dementia, Care Services, Communities and the Big Society.

The event was opened by Alex Fox and Dr Craig Berry presenting a summary of a couple of very interesting reports they have written which you can get from having look at http://2020psh.org if you are interested in some of the thinking about public services you will not find a better spot to go and have a read than the 2020 Public Services Hub at the RSA.

Liz Kendall MP, the shadow Care minster spoke of the political agenda and how our aging population is just not a priority for any political party and she pondered why that is given that there are more and more, older people and they vote! I shared her opinion and we discussed how that might change as the baby boomers enter retirement!

The event was chaired by the always thoughtful Ben Lucas and Matthew Taylor the RSA Chief Executive was in attendance, he kindly ‘remembered’ Suffolk when I spoke and asked how it was all going!

For my part I pondered the nature of the cuts we all faced in public finance and the degree to which we do or do not have a ‘north eye’ on the end game of less money and an aging population and perhaps we were not being radical enough in our approaches, I mentioned the Feb cabinet paper I presented on Aging Well and the ACS Strategy and the first baby steps we are taking in Felixstowe to look at the community capacity and the way we provide support differently.  

At the end of the event the principle players being Ben Lucas, Liz Kendall MP, Alex Fox and Craig Berry made a short video discussion, please see http://2020psh.org/?p=956

All in all an interesting few hours spent discussing the wonderful world of national and local government and the services we need to be focused on.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Kerry Buist on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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