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Your rights as an older person

When we create new policies or amend policies we make sure that we have looked at the impact on older people and their rights.

Ageing well in Swansea

Along with its partners on the Swansea Local Service Board and Swansea Healthy City we have created an Ageing Well and Strategy for Older People Action Plan. This sets out our goals for our work with older people. The third phase of the strategy is Living Longer, Living Better and runs from 2013-2023. The purpose of this stage of the strategy is that 

  • people in Wales feel valued and supported, whatever their age.
  • all older people in Wales have the social, environmental and financial resources they need to deal with the opportunities and challenges they face.

PDF Document Ageing Well and Strategy for Older People Action Plan 2015 - 2019 (PDF, 224KB)Opens new window

As part of engagement work on the third phase older people in the City and County of Swansea through Network 50+ determined the following as key priorities:

  • Health and support
  • Finance
  • Getting out and about and social activity.

Members of the Network 50+ Reference group are continuing to represent older people in Swansea throughout this work.

The City and County of Swansea's Champion for Older People is Cllr. Jan Curtice who is the elected member for Penyrheol. You can contact her by emailing or by phone on (01792) 636921 or (01792) 417563.

Cllr. Jan CurticeIn February 2014 the City and County of Swansea signed the The Dublin Declaration of Age Friendly Cities and Communities. By signing the Declaration we pledged to commit to specific actions and principles that aim to ensure that older people in Swansea have the opportunities to make the most of their lives and to play as full a part as possible in their communities.

PDF Document The Dublin Declaration of Age Friendly Cities and Communities (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window


Ageing well in Wales logoAgeing well in Wales

Our Ageing Well and Strategy for Older People Action Plan is based on the Ageing Well in Wales Programme.

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.

The programme aims to achieve:

  1. To make Wales a good place to grow older for everyone
  2. To make Wales a nation of Dementia Supportive Communities
  3. To reduce the number of falls
  4. To reduce loneliness and unwanted isolation
  5. To increase learning and employment opportunities

PDF Document Ageing Well in Wales 2014-19 (PDF, 2MB)Opens new window

Helena Herklots - Older People's Commissioner for WalesThe Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Helena Herklots, is an independent voice and champion for older people across Wales, standing up and speaking out on their behalf. 

You can contact the Older People's Commissioner for Wales by emailing or by phone on 08442 640670. You can find out more information about the commissioner and her work on the Older People's Commissioner for WalesOpens new window website.

The Older People's Commissioner and Welsh Government have produced a Declaration of rights for older people, clarifying the rights of older people in Wales.

PDF Document Declaration of Rights for Older People in Wales (PDF, 3MB)Opens new window

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