Penwith 50+ Forum

The Voice For You


Welcome to the Penwith 50+ Forum Website. We hope that you will be able to find what you are looking for here. If not, then please contact one of the contacts on the Contact Us page. Thank you.

We were formed in November 2004 as a result of one of the recommendations of Penwith District Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee's Single Issue Panel into the services delivered for older people. Our main aim is to be the voice for older people in Penwith and drive forward service improvements. We have nine meetings each year, six of which are formal with an agenda and the other three are informal, in which members may bring anything to the meeting. All our meetings are open to anyone to attend.

Below: Penwith 50+ Forum on 15 October 2009


If topics need further investigation then a Theme Group of members is formed, with a nominated chairman, to meet between meetings and bring their recommendations back to the next formal meeting.

We have had Theme Groups looking into:

  • Loneliness & Isolation
  • Communication with the Council
  • Carers and carer support
  • Christmas Day Lunch
  • Support Workers
  • Access to sheltered housing estates
  • Penwith Community Radio Station
  • Disabled Facility Grants
  • Adult Care & support funding for older people

These groups have been very productive and have resulted in many good initiatives.

We also produce a bimonthly newsletter 'Penwith 50+ Forum - The Voice for You'.