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.Learn More22 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 neededLearn More15 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.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 More