Care & Repair Cymru are the “Older People’s Housing Champion”. We are a national charitable body and actively work to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs.
We provide services to the network of 22 Care & Repair Agencies across Wales. Our services to Agencies include policy information and briefing, training and networking events, co-ordination of the national Care and Repair Information System (CARIS), agency support, national PR and communications, co-ordination of funding applications to the Welsh Government, and performance/outcomes evaluation.
Through our work, and close relationship with the 22 Agencies, we listen to the needs and desires of older people and on the national stage articulate this information to policy makers at the Welsh Government. This advocacy work helps inform thinking about Housing Policy for older people, and wider Health and Social Care policy for older people which is intrinsically linked to appropriate, good quality housing.
Our core objectives are to:
- Champion the housing needs of older people living in owner occupied and private rented housing through effective national lobbying and continued development of national partnerships;
- Assist in meeting key Government objectives, policy and strategies;
- Provide services and advice to Care & Repair Agencies on WG grant funding applications, and information on the performance of Care & Repair Agencies across Wales and outcomes achieved for older people;
- Promote the linkages between housing, health and social care.
- Promote Care & Repair services through all media, strategic, political and voluntary networks;
- Inform, advise and support Care & Repair agencies to deliver services that address individual older people’s housing needs;
- Advise agencies on matters relating to the current political, economical and demographic changes that have an impact on the lives of older people;
- Safeguard the values, standards, service quality and brand of the Care & Repair movement and develop good practice guidance and sound information;
- Protect substantial public monies invested in the movement by developing robust systems that monitor and evaluate the quality of services and outcomes delivered;
- Provide a trusted and experienced platform for debate, innovation and information on the housing needs of older people in Wales.
If you would like to know more please contact our office on 02920 674830, or any of our staff.