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Older People's Strategy

The Vale of Glamorgan Council works to support the objectives of the following national programmes throughout its service delivery and in partnership with the University Health Board, Public Health Wales and the Third Sector.

 

The Welsh Government Strategy for Older People launched it's third phase in May 2013. Phase 3 is a ten year plan covering the period 2013 -2023 and the strategy will focus on a triad model of Social Resources, Environmental Resources and Financial Resources.  

 

The strategy is designed to help focus and co-ordinate thinking and action in local authorities, health authorities and the voluntary sector on meeting the needs and aspirations of older people and how best to meet those needs.

 

In 2016 Welsh Government announced that the strategy will be revised to reflect a number of new legislative frameworks including the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 

 

The Older Peoples' Commissioner Ageing Well Programme

The Older Peoples' Commissioner Ageing Well Programme works in parallel with the strategy and outlines five objectives:

  • Age Friendly Communities
  • Dementia Supportive Communities
  • Prevention of Falls
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness

To support the delivery of the Ageing Well Programme, the Vale Public Services Board   has developed an Ageing Well Plan for the Vale of Glamorgan. A number of case studies have also been put together to demonstrate good practice.

 

 

The Vale of Glamorgan 50+ Strategy Forum

The forum works both locally and nationally to support the different needs of over fifties in the Vale of Glamorgan. They respond to consultations, support health and community safety campaigns and organise a number of events throughout the year.

 

If you are 50 years or over and live or work in the Vale of Glamorgan you can join the forum, attend any of the events hosted by the forum or join any of the following five forum task group meetings;

  • Arts Crafts and Leisure (ACL)
  • Health & Equality
  • Housing
  • Media and Publicity
  • Transport

Vale 50+ Strategy Forum

 

The Herald Magazine

The Vale 50+ Strategy Forum produce and publish a magazine containing a wide range of articles and information aimed at residents aged 50+. The next edition of the Herald will be published in Spring 2017 and the Forum's Media & Publicity Group are therefore accepting submissions of articles, poems, short stories or other anecdotes to be included in this edition of the magazine.

 

It is requested that submissions are limited to a maximum of 500 words and any photo accompaniments to be submitted in a JPEG format. The preferred font for text is Ariel size 12.

 

The Herald will now be published bi-lingually and the group are therefore requesting that where possible a translated version of the submission in Welsh language is also provided. The group recognise that individuals and smaller groups may not have access to translation facilities and will consider translating submissions in these cases.

 

Please forward any submissions to John Porter, Older People's Strategy Co-ordinator, as per the contact details found below. The deadline for submissions is the 9th of January and the Forum's Media and Publicity Group reserve the right to edit any submissions as appropriate.

 

 

For further information please contact John Porter, Older People's Strategy Co-ordinator:

 

John Porter,

Strategy and Partnership Team,

1st Floor, Civic Offices

Holton Road,

Barry,

CF63 4RU

 

  • 01446 709779

 

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