Posted: Thu 18th Feb 2016

Strategy for Older People in Wales: ‘Living Longer and Ageing Well’ Local Delivery Plan

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee met recently for an update on the Strategy for Older People in Wales: ‘Living Longer and Ageing Well’ Local Delivery Plan. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The strategy is aimed at public services and partners across Caerphilly county borough, setting out where local public services and their partners have a role to play in providing information and support as well as services for older people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The following approaches will be taken in the next two years: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To identify and share current good practice that promotes and facilitates the wellbeing of older people in the borough ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To use a range of media formats and campaigns to encourage and support the changes needed to improve the wellbeing of older people in our communities e.g. increasing the uptake of benefits and grants by those entitled to them, tackling age discrimination and reducing the loneliness and isolation of those who are aged 50+ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To enable residents where possible to help themselves, their relatives, friends and neighbours to age well e.g. through access of appropriate information and by supporting residents to identify their own issues and solutions ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Members of the Health and Social Care Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee accept the delivery plan and agree to share the plan with their organisations and where appropriate their partners and ask officers to inform the development officer for older people of current and planned 50+ projects or work streams that impact on this group, to enable collaboration where possible. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Robin Woodyatt, Cabinet Member for Social Services said: “The Strategy for Older People in Wales: ‘Living Longer and Ageing Well’ Local Delivery Plan provides a framework for action that will develop over time to reflect progress and the changing social, political and funding landscape of the next 5 years. I welcome the progress of this strategy, as it aids in improving the wellbeing of older people within the borough”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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