As a forum we work closely with many agencies and bodies. We endeavour to keep you fully informed on as many agendas as possible, including:
Health and Social Care
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Arts Crafts and Leisure
Age Alliance Wales
Age Alliance Wales (AAW) was set up in 2003 and is funded by the Welsh Government. It is a powerful alliance of 23 national voluntary organisations committed to working together to develop the legislative, policy and resource frameworks that will improve the lives of older people in Wales.
Our vision is to live in a society where older people are respected and enabled to meet their aspirations. Our Core Purpose is to provide support services for those members of our community over 50 years of age.
Your local Age Cymru helps with things like befriending, shopping, transport, filling in forms, advocacy, social activities, exercise classes and much more.
Ageing Well in Wales
Ageing Well in Wales is a national Programme hosted by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. It brings together individuals and communities with public, private and voluntary sectors to develop and promote innovative and practical ways to make Wales a good place to grow older for everyone.
Barry Beavers (The)
Barry Beaver Swimming Club for anyone with disabilities. We meet at Barry Leisure Centre on a Saturday afternoon – from 3pm to 5pm. There is a desk for you to go, in the cafeteria area. You can come along to find out more and ask about the club, or just join. Annual membership costs Adult £22 under 16 years £20. Weekly subscriptions are £1 each or £2 for a whole family.
Bevan Foundation (The)
The Bevan Foundation is Wales’ most influential and innovative think tank. We develop lasting solutions to poverty, inequality and injustice and we help to improve people’s lives.
Care and Repair
Care and Repair helps older people live in safety and comfort in their own homes. As a charity working through our network across Wales, we deliver practical help through 13 agencies.
Across Wales there are 370,000 carers who, unpaid support a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
Carers across Wales provide 96% of care and as our loved ones are living longer with illness or disability, more and more of us will be looking after them.
Diverse Cymru is a unique Welsh charity committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
This page list all GP Surgeries within the local area. Up to date information on opening times and services provided can be obtained from NHS Direct Wales on their website or by telephone on 0845 46 47.
Future Generations Act
The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires public bodies in Wales to think about the long-term impact of their decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other, and to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities and climate change.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Through research, policy, collaboration and practical solutions, we aim to inspire action and change that will create a prosperous UK without poverty, where:
- more people want to solve poverty, understand it and take action
- everyone has a decent, affordable home
- everyone has a good living standard and prospects
- more people find a route out of poverty through work
- more people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security.
Know your rights PDF
National Pensions Convention UK
The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.
Older people’s commissioner for Wales
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is an independent voice and champion for older people across Wales, standing up and speaking out on their behalf.
Pensions Advisory Service (The)
There is no fee for any of our services. We’re simply here to help you with pensions.
Welsh Government Strategy for Older People
Older people should expect to be able to participate as fully in society as they desire, including contributing to community and family life, influencing decisions and having their needs met.