Over the Hill? Gloucestershire Village Agents; what they are about

Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by in Community, Featured, Health

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This film made in Gloucestershire about the Village Agents service, which covers parts of the Five Valleys, is part of the national Over the hill? campaign being fronted by the Rural Media Company. It is funded by the Nationwide Foundation until December 2012, the campaign aims to encourage people to think about their retirement and to plan effectively – including lobbying their local MPs and other decision makers for the services they will need and want.

This film is part of the additional campaign materials of eight films depicting good practice in rural older people’s services drawn from across England. See them here.

The main film that launched the campaign can be seen at: www.overthehillcampaign.org.uk The film stars Doreen Mantle (One Foot in the Grave) and Joan Blackham (Bridget Jones’ Diary) – it is about 15 minutes in length and tells the story of a middle-aged couple from Birmingham who come to view their dream home in rural England. However, the couple soon realise that rural retirement brings with it many difficulties. An in-depth report and fact sheet have also been compiled for those wishing to find out more about rural retirement.

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