Age Alliance Wales

Age Alliance Wales is the alliance of 20 national voluntary organisations committed to working together to support and inform the development of legislation, policy and resource frameworks that will improve the lives of older people in Wales.  Our members also provide extensive direct support to older people in Wales.

We support one another in the interests of older people by

• Providing networking opportunities
• Peer support for CEOs
• Information sharing and relationship building

To join Age Alliance Wales you
• Must be a voluntary organisation working exclusively or primarily with and for older people, or a voluntary organisation committed to working together to develop the legislative, policy and resource frameworks that will improve the lives of older people in Wales.
• Must have a Wales-wide perspective to feed into policy development.
• Must demonstrate a commitment to the aims of AAW.

For further details contact Rachel Lewis 029 2043 1554 or email: rachel.lewis@agealliancewales.org.uk

Older people and carers must have access to early intervention and preventative care services to help to maintain their health and wellbeing both when older and when growing older.

As people in Wales live longer, early interventions will be needed which target people before the age of 50 and which help them to reach old age in the most robust state possible.

Older people must have the support, information and access to re-ablement services they need to re gain their independence, inclusion, wellbeing and quality of life.

Statistics show that 5 out of 10 people in Wales between the ages of 60 and 85, and 8 out of 10 people over 85 currently have a limiting long-term illness. One third of people over the age of 60 in Wales are worried or very worried about their financial future. Action needs to be taken that ensures people who are experiencing health or financial difficulties are able to access a range of support and information services.

We believe these can be achieved by:
• Protecting current services that are valued by older people
• Innovating and developing better services (including through integration of health and social services)
• Ensuring prevention services are available