Promoting Dignity, Care, Health and Independent Living

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


Below you can find out about the activities of GOPA and what we have been doing and been involved in recently and in the past. Consultations & Involvement Consultations & Involvement

Here is a list of just some of the consultations and meetings that GOPA has been involved in recent years:

  • Consultation over Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts proposal to close 200 hospital beds.
  • NHS Gloucestershire’s Quality, Innovation and Productivity and Prevention consultation ‘Maintaining Quality, Improving Efficiency’.
  • National Audit Office’s review of Gloucestershire County Council’s strategy for ‘Planning for an Ageing Society’.
  • Putting People First – represented on Programme Board and Executive Board and participation in various Workstreams and Reference Groups.
  • Co-production in care services.
  • Organised Conference for Day Care Centre Providers.
  • Gloucestershire County Council’s Workshop on ‘Planning for an Ageing Society’.
  • Coalition Government’s NHS White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence. Liberating the NHS’ – GOPA response submitted and participated in LINk’s workshop to inform their response.
  • Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘Meeting the Challenge’ consultation on implementing cuts being imposed by central government.
  • Gloucestershire County Council’s Local Transport Plan LTP3.
  • Gloucestershire Homeseeekers’ Vulnerable People Group on access to the online Choice Based Letting system for social housing.
  • Total Place ‘Improving outcomes for older people in Stroud’.
  • Review of Sheltered Housing in Stroud.
  • Participation in local Health & Wellbeing Partnership meetings.
  • Participation in Gloucestershire Rural Communities Council meetings and events, including a discussion on ‘The State of Rural Gloucestershire – Our Ageing Population’.
  • LINk meetings on the Care Quality Commission.
  • LINk’s Focus Group on Self Harm and Suicide Prevention.
  • Participation in Gloucestershire Association of Voluntary & Community Action (GAVCA) and Gloucestershire Assembly.
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Conference
  • Attendance at Age UK’s AGM.



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