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WELCOME TO The Vale 50 plus forum

The Vale 50+ Forum is a proactive public engagement group of approx 300 members, working tirelessly to achieve the following objectives:

  • Ensure that older people’s opinions and views are taken into account in all local and national strategic and operational planning.
  • Support the over fifties to engage effectively with local and national government.
  • Involve members with their local community involving them in planning of local services and infrastructures.
  • Establish and develop a platform from which to challenge all discriminatory practice including age discrimination.
  • Help to develop policies to tackle poverty and social exclusion.
  • Promote the development of integrated services to meet older people’s need.
  • Help to develop a better public and community transport system.
  • Help to develop a better health, social care services for older people.
  • Support the wellbeing of older people.
  • Help to develop sustainable housing for life suitable for all generations.
  • Promote a positive image of older people to develop policy and guide the membership to achieve its objectives
  • The group meets every third Thursday of the month. Executive members chair five working task groups that work on specific interests.

Special interest discussion groups

Arts Crafts & Leisure

The Arts, Crafts & Leisure group discuss topics ranging from history, genealogy, literature and popular culture, holidays, gardening and music. All welcome.


The Transport Task Group was set up in January 2007 with an aim to Influence decision making on strategy planning, policy making & service delivery in the Vale of Glamorgan and wider community.


The primary focus of the Housing group is Housing, specifically suitable housing for older people that meets their needs and promotes wellbeing.

Health & Equalities

The primary focus of this long standing group within the forum is the health and well-being of 50+ people in the Vale.

Recent Consultations


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