Care & Repair Cymru has joined forces with Muslim Aid to help distribute winter warm pack to older, vulnerable people across Wales.Learn More7 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.Learn More6 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.Learn More6 December 2016Care & Repair announces new Warm Homes Prescription scheme.
Older People Housing Champion, Care & Repair Cymru has today announced a new scheme being delivered in Wales this winter.
The Warm Homes on Prescription scheme, funded by £250,000 from Welsh Government, will benefit people who have health conditions which are caused or made worse by living in cold housing.Learn More29 November 2016A new challenge, a new service
I’m new to Care & Repair but through working for various voluntary organisations over the last 25 years I’ve seen the difference that Care & Repair make to older people’s lives, particularly those who are most vulnerable.Learn More