households moved into the Borough, headed by someone who was retired. Of these, one fifth settled in Filey. Many of these households make a significant contribution to their new community, however, households without a network of family or close friends can experience isolation particularly if circumstances change, perhaps due to bereavement, illness or frailty.
The higher concentration of older people in Filey has planning implication for services. In addition, as older people often find it most difficult to travel they need and value services delivered locally. Only 1/3 of residents within Filey ward think that older people get the services and support they need. (Place Survey
Provision of appropriate housing is important locally, alongside adequate support, to enable older people to live as independently as possible and grow older as part of their community without feeling isolated or disadvantaged.
Areas for Action
Ensure local residents have access to good quality, co-ordinated services, including early intervention and prevention services.
Increased information and awareness about services available locally for older people and their carers.
Promote the active involvement of older people in the community and ensure that older people locally are involved in developing services.
Promote intergenerational opportunities that bring together older and young people to improve relationships between the generations. Introduce older person’s champions on the Town Council.
3f) Younger People
Filey is fortunate in having very varied Youth provision in the town, including Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Boys and Girls Brigade and a very successful Sea Cadets unit in the uniformed section. We also have the Stephen Joseph drama group ‘Rounders’ holding regular sessions.
We have a number of committed adults who sit on other committees with the aim of bringing more facilities into Filey. The Play Partnership has recently been successful in gaining substantial funding from the Play Builders fund for a new Play Area in the Country Park for 8-13 year olds. This will be completed in the current year.
Filey has a Children’s Centre which was developed and built through partnership working and provides an invaluable service to local families both within Filey and the surrounding villages. A range of out of school activities are provided locally, by a range of providers, through the Extended Schools’ Programme.