The Eastbourne Seniors Forum (ESF) has been set up to be a voice for the over 50s. Membership is open to all who live or work in Eastbourne and its surroundings.
ESF decides its own agenda and takes up issues at local level as well as working with other seniors' forums in East Sussex, promoting an 'older voice' at regional and national levels.
Its aim is to encourage the older people to share their views and raise concerns so that their voice will be heard in the planning and provision of services and facilities locally, regionally and nationally.
The other benefits of the Forum is that people develop friendships and relationships that help to break down social isolation. It also provides older people with an avenue to continue to use their skills and encourage them to develop further