Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Mature residents survey 2012 results to be launched

Media release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, 27 May 2013

Upper Hutt’s mature residents survey 2012 results to be launched

Expressions Upper Hutt will host the official launch of the results of the 2012 Mature residents survey on Tuesday night.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 MAY 2013—The results of the 2012 Upper Hutt Mature residents survey will be officially launched at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 28 May at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre. Mayor Wayne Guppy will deliver an opening address followed by Shayne Nahu from the District Health Board’s Service Integration and Development Unit, and Mary Richardson representing Upper Hutt's mature residents.

Council’s first survey of Mature Residents was carried out in 2008, in order to take a broad look at older adults’ health and wellbeing and to identify specific areas of need within the Upper Hutt community. The results of the 2008 survey contributed to a number of initiatives such as the award-winning DIScover programme, and a Public Transport Open Day to trial accessible features on public transport, along with Council advocacy concerning social isolation in older adults.

“The results from the 2008 survey now provide us with a baseline for recognising any issues that may have arisen over time as we develop solutions for particular issues that our mature residents are experiencing,” says Stephen Smith, Council’s Community Development Advisor. “The 2012 results are also providing us with an effective feedback mechanism for the initiatives that we have undertaken since the last survey.”

The 2012 results have highlighted areas that Upper Hutt as a community can be proud of, as well as areas to improve on. They are assisting Council in identifying the needs of older residents by providing direction to where Council can make changes to its own services, whilst serving as a basis of evidence for other agencies in their efforts to make improvements for older people.

Council received a successful return of 768 responses, which equates to approximately 7% of the total population of those over 50 living in Upper Hutt. “That represents a large number of stories on what life is like here for people as they age. There appears to be a trend toward a ‘working poor’ in their late-50s to early-60s along with several other trends which are of interest to social service providers,” says Andrea Curtis, Director of Community Services. “Trends from the last survey around social isolation and loneliness continue to be of concern, but—in general— people believe Upper Hutt is a great place to live.”

The report will be available online at www.upperhuttcity.com. For a printed copy, please contact Stephen Smith, on (04) 527 2798 or email Stephen.Smith@uhcc.govt.nz.

About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Issue Out Now: Werewolf 47

Alison McCulloch: Lest We Remember

Local iwi have plans to spruce up the Te Ranga site as part of the 150th commemorations this year of key battles in the “New Zealand Wars”, but not a lot of money to do it with.

Information gathered from numerous government agencies shows that while more than $25 million is being spent on monuments and commemorations relating to foreign wars, primarily World War I and its centenary, only around $250,000 has been set aside for those fought on our own soil. More>>

Anne Russell: Anzac Day - Identity Politics, With Guns

Even cursory research into media reports from the past forty years reveals a cultural shift in the commemoration of Anzac Day. Among other things, turnout at Dawn services has increased significantly in recent decades.

Contemporary numbers are estimated at 3,000-4,000 in Wellington, and 10,000-15,000 in Auckland. Newspaper reports from the 1970s and 80s estimated Wellington turnouts at 300-800, and Auckland at anywhere from 600 to 4,000. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Spookwatch: New Inspector-General Of Intelligence And Security Appointed

Prime Minister John Key hasannounced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The appointment was made by the Administrator of the Government on behalf of the Governor General and is for a term of three years. More>>

Crowdsourcing: Green Party Launches Internet Rights And Freedoms Bill

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Shane Jones Departure

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track. More>>

COMMENT:

Multimedia: PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen... More>>

ALSO:

Easter Trading: Workers 'Can Kiss Goodbye To Easter Sunday Off'

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton. More>>

ALSO:

ACT Don't Go For Maximum Penalty: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

Three strikes for burglary was introduced to England and Wales in 1999. As in New Zealand, burglary was out of control and given a low priority by the police and the courts. A Labour government passed a three strikes law whereby a third conviction for burglaries earned a mandatory three years in prison... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home. More>>

ALSO:

Elections: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

New boundaries for the country’s 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised – with an additional electorate created in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news