The Welsh Senate of Older People calls for specialist eating disorder services for all ages

Over 65s should not be prevented from accessing specialist eating disorder services because of their age, says the Welsh Senate of Older People.

A recent study carried out by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has found that some older people are unable to access the services they need, despite guidelines saying that there should be no upper age limit.

The Chair of the Welsh Senate, Lynda Wallis, said, “We are concerned that older people continue to lose out because some conditions are viewed as ‘younger people’s issues’. It seems that even in health services older people are being affected by everyday ageism.

The Welsh Senate welcomes the Welsh Government’s commitment to working with health boards and clinicians to improve services. No-one should miss out on tailored care simply because they are perceived to be ‘too old’”.

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Notes to editors

  1. The Welsh Senate of Older People is the united voice of older people in Wales

2.      We are the umbrella organisation for all older people’s groups in Wales, voluntary, campaigning or social

3.      We work with local and national organisations, charities and government to improve life for older people

4.      The Welsh Senate of Older People is funded by the Welsh Government and supported by Age Cymru

News Release issued by:

Kathy Lye

Secretariat, Welsh Senate of Older People

029 2043 1570

[email protected]

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