Senior Forum

Supporting the community.

On the 30th September 2014, 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.


Organisations represented at this first meeting were:

Cheshire Action, Citizens Advice Bureau, Cheshire East Community Services, Shop Mobility, Friends in Retirement, New Life Church, CVS Cheshire East, U3A, Bromley Farm Trust, Carers Trust 4 All and Congleton Partnership. They were later joined by AgeUK Cheshire East, Congleton Disabled Club, Plus Dane, LOL, Disability Together & Team Parish.

The group meets 4 times a year to look at ways of improving social isolation, health & wellbeing and generally support our older residents.

Recent projects have been:-

Annual Health & Wellbeing Fayre

Bob’s blog as a way to communicate with residents

A series of I-Tea and Chat sessions to improve communications and use of technology

The launch of the Dementia Friendly Congleton initiative.


Useful Links:


Health and Wellbeing Fayre re named “ Congleton Community Wellbeing Fayre”

Tuesday 1st October 2019  #savethedate

Congleton Town Hall 10am to 1pm.



List of potential exhibitors drawn up, MS to send out invitations once all contact details are in.

Currently 45 exhibitor showing interest.  Follow up NLC, Carers Trust and Live Well Website.

SJ send Mike contact details.


Room Layout.

As previous with “Café” area at the top and themed by exhibitors.

Mix up exhibitors use Alphabetical Order (except were people have asked to share)

Discuss with Mark possible 2 x single rows with gaps on outside walls, the 2 x double rows with gaps through the middle. Would then fit 50 exhibitors in if required.

Tea, Coffee and Cakes free to all. Water fountains to be available.


PR Material.  Posters / Flyers

Martha to discuss with Phil at CHS.

Title “ Congleton Community Wellbeing Fayre”

Use Bears / Fun Event

Free entry / Freebies / open to all

Enjoy free cake and a cuppa

“Come and see what we have to offer”

PR Advertising.


Bear Necessities

Social Media ( Facebook Congleton Chats Back/ CTC) Twitter (Partnership / CTC)

Website ( Partnership / CTC)



Goody Bags.

S Jacklin to source, need to try and find some pens / items for the bag. Ask exhibitors for contributions (items)

Leaflets, giveaways. If attending any events try to get some pens etc.


Ask exhibitors for a raffle prize.

Give out a ticket on entry, draw at the end (12.45pm)

Send out with joining instructions.



Next meeting:- Tuesday 13th August, Campbell Suite, Town Hall, 10.30am.