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Strategy for People Aged 50+

The Strategy for People Aged 50+ has been developed by the City & County of Swansea.

This particular Equality strand will be incorporated within the Council's Single Equalities Scheme to be implemented during 2009 and which will deal with the six equality strands of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Age, Disability and Religion or Belief.

The Strategy for People Aged 50+ has been developed by the City & County of Swansea as part of its commitment to becoming:
A society where everyone can participate fully as equal citizens
The Strategy builds on and implements the National Assembly for Wales Strategy for Older People in Wales which was published in 2003.

In consultation with the people across the City & County we have developed this Strategy because currently over a third (36.6%) of the population of Swansea is aged 50+. This proportion is predicted to grow further over the next two decades. The Council recognises that:

  • an ageing population is a vital economic and social resource;
  • people aged 50+ should be treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity to participate and contribute fully in society.

The Strategy sets out a framework to show how the Council and its partners will ensure that appropriate services, which address the priorities of people aged 50+ in Swansea, are coherently developed and delivered. It also sets out how as an employer and community leader the Council will address age discrimination.

The City and County of Swansea Social Services Department have just produced an updated version of their leaflet A Guide to Services for Older People.  The leaflet not only explains about the help and support that Social Services can offer, but also tells older people where they can get information about other services and support including transport, housing, pensions and benefits.  These will be distributed to libraries, doctors' surgeries and other community locations. Copies are also available to pick up from the foyer of the Civic Centre, or you can ring either 636902 or 636693 to have a copy sent to you.The Guide is also available in PDF format from the right hand side of this page.

To find the Health, Well-Being and Support Directory where you can search for information about activities and services in this area visit www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk or call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 and an Information Specialist can search the directory for you. 

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