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Gloucestershire Older Persons Association - Promoting Dignity, Care, Health and Independent Living

The Herbert Protocol

Do You Know About The Herbert Protocol?


Are you looking after someone who suffers from dementia, and have concerns about what will happen if they go missing?

You can help by signing up to the Herbert Protocol, a scheme which enables police to have quick access to a range of relevant details about the missing person which may help locate them – things like previous addresses and special locations, hobbies and regular routines.

These may be hard to recall in the panic of realising your loved one is missing, but could save vital time.

All you have to do is download a form from a website, fill it in, keep it safe and hand to police in the event of having to report the person missing.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to promote this scheme, named after war veteran George Herbert who died whilst missing and trying to return to his childhood home.

For more details visit the website: and fill in this form:

You could save a life!


Dear Colleagues,




The Annual General Meeting of the Gloucestershire Older Persons’ Association (GOPA) is to be held at 10:15 am on Monday 28th January 2019 in the Abbey Lounge of Kingsholm Stadium, Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3AX (the home of Gloucester Rugby).

Refreshments will be available from 10:00 am and car parking is available at the stadium.

Refreshments will also be available after the formal business has been concluded when we will be organising an open discussion on the issues facing older people in Gloucestershire and the opportunities for co-operative, partnership working across the voluntary and statutory sectors. This will be an opportunity to share ideas, promote current projects and identify potential partners.

We are hoping many individuals and organisations working with and on behalf of older people in Gloucestershire will be able to join us. Any assistance you can provide in promoting the meeting would be appreciated – but we would like to know numbers in advance for catering purposes.

Kind regards,

David Grant

Chair of Trustees


Gloucestershire County Council’s budget 2019/20 consultation

Gloucestershire County Council’s budget 2019/20 consultation is now live.

It’s important that as many Gloucestershire residents, community groups and organisations to have their say – and they need your help!

The social media hashtag is #glosbudget – please share or retweet anything you see on GCC facebook or twitter.

You can find the consultation and information on their proposals here:

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