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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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6 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.

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29 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.

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