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Strategy for Older People in Wales

The following extracts taken from the Assembly Government reports explain what the Assembly means by a Strategy For Older People in Wales:

The Strategy for Older People in Wales was launched on 30th January 2003.

The Strategy aims to provide a basis for the Welsh Assembly Government and other public bodies to develop future policies and plans that reflect the needs of older people living in Wales today, and in the future.

Ten Million pounds has been made available by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) to implement the twenty-one recommendations of the Strategy. Assembly. Ministers have made clear that local authorities should play a leading role in taking forward the Strategy through Community Plans and Health and Well-Being Strategies, but also with the firm involvement of the NHS, voluntary and independent sectors and of course oder people themselves. A substantial proportion of the available funding (80%) is being made available to Local Authorities.

A Development Officer/Co-ordinator plus on-costs and resources for establishing local champions and forums for older people funded to a maximum of £35,000.

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Photography Exhibition

Date:
07 - 30/11/2017
Description:
Come along to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre to see the images on display at the Blaenavon Camera Club photography exhibition

Willow Weaving - Christmas Loveliness

Date:
22/11/2017
Description:
Throughout autumn and winter Llanyrafon Manor will be offering a range of full and half day willow weaving courses

Community Coffee Morning

Date:
22/11/2017
Description:
Every Wednesday 10 till 12, drop in for a cuppa, biscuit and a chat.
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