In 2003, the Birmingham Advisory Council of Older People (BACOP) was established by Birmingham City Council as its main consultative body on issues affecting the older citizens of Birmingham. For many years, and under the leadership of its former chair, Barry Clewer and vice-chair Kwamina Kreppy, BACOP was a strong voice for older people.
With the recent economic difficulties and budgetary cuts, the Council took the decision to cease funding BACOP. After many months of negotiation and planning, the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, entered into a partnership with BACOP, whereby it would offer basic administrative support and help to refocus the work of BACOP in order that it would eventually become self sustaining after one year.
For further information please visit the BACOP website by clicking HERE.