The Forums

The Greater London Forum for Older People supports the Forums and Groups through advice on governance; marketing; publicity; influencing the local Council, NHS, MPs, MEPs and statuary bodies; fundraising; training and recruitment of new members

About the Forums
Local borough Forums are composed of individuals, representatives of older people’s organisations and other bodies working with or for older people in each borough. A Forum’s main concern is representing its own views to the local authorities, MPs, MEPs, GLA members, Councillors and statutory and voluntary agencies. The Forums play a key role in campaigning on national and regional issues that affect older people. A borough Forum provides older people with the opportunity to participate in borough strategic frameworks and policies and gives them the opportunity to be the active voice in the decision-making process for local services. Forums have their own Executive or Management Committee to make policies and plan events. They deal with local policy and have input into regional and national policies.

The Lewisham Pensioners Forum has over 1000 individual members and 60 groups subscribing to their bi-monthly newsletter. They provide a voice for Lewisham pensioners and their principal aim is to make sure that the views and thoughts of people over 55+ are heard.

The Enfield Borough over 50s Forum seeks to influence the decision makers nationally and locally on such matters as health, education, leisure activities, pensions and benefits.  There are some 80,000 people over 50 residing in Enfield. With over 6000 members, the forum is well represented throughout the borough including the east where there is considerable deprivation.

The Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents established in 1996 to create an environment in which older people are active partners in the decisions that affect their lives. It has become the largest independent Forum for the over 50s in the Royal Borough with over 1200 members covering all 18 wards. It has five active Hubs spread throughout the borough and holds annually six Open Meetings in the Kensington Town Hall.

If you would like further information about any of the Forums and Groups please contact the GLF office at Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9NA. Telephone us on 0207 820 6781

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