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The Strategy for Older People

The third phase of the Strategy for Older People in Wales was published in 2013. The themes of the strategy were:

  • Social Resources
  • Environmental Resources
  • Financial Resources

A copy of the strategy is available from this page.

The Ageing Well in Wales Programme

The Ageing Well in Wales programme will act as the delivery mechanism for the Older People’s strategy. Each of the 22 Local authorities is required to complete a local implementation plan for the Ageing Well in Wales programme. There are five themes under the Ageing Well in Wales programme which are:

  • Age Friendly Communities
  • Dementia Supportive Communities
  • Falls Prevention
  • Opportunities for Learning and Employment
  • Loneliness and Isolation

Across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf there is one regional Ageing Well in Wales Plan called the Cwm Taf Ageing Well in Wales Plan. This plan seeks to pull together information on all the activities that are going on across the two local authorities. A copy of this plan can be found on this page.

Useful Information

Keeping Warm in Winter

Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health problems like pneumonia. Please visit the website to find out some simple things you can do to keep warm, stay healthy and make the best use of your heating at home.

Trading Standards

Part of the Trading Standards remit is to raise awareness of the public’s legal rights especially in the area of doorstep contracts. They have an ongoing project with fellow partners; South Wales Police, Age Concern, Neighbourhood Watch and Safer Merthyr Tydfil, that offers to meet local groups to discuss how to avoid being the victim of doorstep crime.

Trading Standards are looking to meet with many more groups and if you are interested in inviting Trading Standards to your group to raise awareness then please feel free to call 01685 725000. For further information please see the Trading Standards page on the website.

Supporting People

If you are having problems maintaining your tenancy then you may be eligible to access Supporting People. Supporting People offers housing related support which to vulnerable individuals. For more information please see the Supporting Vulnerable People page on the website.