Dinner - Speaker LUCY SMITH - OPEN

Tue 1st August 2017 at 19.30 - 21.30

Old Persons Engagement Network Contact: Lucy Smith - Chair Telephone: 0116 277 6529 Email: lucygmsmith@hotmail.co.uk

OPEN as it is usually referred to, has recently by necessity, had a ‘re-launch’ as an independent organisation.   Until earlier this year, funding had been provided by the County Council who delegated this through the company “Communities In Partnership”.   We were informed that because of cutbacks etc. (a not unfamiliar story nationally!) this funding would cease as from the beginning of this financial year, and so OPEN would either ‘fold’ or have to go ‘independent.   Fortunately, we had a very resourceful and enthusiastic Chair and Vice-Chair who were determined if at all possible that the work of the Network would continue, or we would not ‘go down’ without a fight !