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17 March 2017Changing role of the Third Sector

Supported by Care & Repair Cymru, Age Alliance Wales has published the following response to a report published by the Wales Audit Office (WAO) that concludes that local authorities are “not making the best use of the third sector.

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22 February 2017Meeting the Housing Aspirations of Older People in Wales

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Care & Repair Cymru today welcomed the report saying “A strategic vision for meeting the housing needs of an ageing population is something that’s undoubtedly needed

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15 February 2017Warm Hearts Winter campaign helps older people

Care & Repair Cymru has joined forces with Muslim Aid to help distribute winter warm pack to older, vulnerable people across Wales.

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7 February 2017Falls are not an inevitable part of growing old

The impact of falls touches all our lives with many people recalling how a fall has changed a life of a family member, often forever. In the UK every six and a half seconds an older person will fall, every half minute an ambulance will be called to deal with a fall and every 5 hours an older faller will die. Over 500 older people fall each day in their homes. Sadly, what has become a falls epidemic has in turn embedded a cultural deficit whereby there is a widespread, underlying belief that falls are an inevitable part of growing old

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6 February 2017Falls Awareness Week

Every year, around one in three over-65s and one in two people aged over 85 will have a fall.

Care & Repair Cymru, Age Cymru and Age Connects Wales have joined forces to raise the profile of falls as a major health issue affecting up to 460,000 older people in Wales each year. 

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