Author: Age Cymru
Published on 17 September 2014 02:00 PM
The Welsh Government has awarded the Age Cymru group of charities a £224,209 grant to provide advice services for older people.
Welsh Government Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty Lesley Griffiths announced the funding in a written statement this morning.
It was part of a £2 million package awarded to advice services across Wales.
Commenting on the award, Ian Thomas, Chief Executive of Age Cymru says;
“We’re delighted that the Welsh Government has awarded our national and local brand partners this grant to strengthen our flagship Information and Advice service across Wales.
“The grant will enable us to help more older people through our face-to-face advice service delivered by our Age Cymru local partners and our free national telephone service.
“Age Cymru’s research shows that over 84,000 older people in Wales are living in poverty, against a backdrop of many millions of pounds of unclaimed entitlements such as Pension Credit.
“We are pleased that the Welsh Government has recognised the specific challenges and advice requirements of this group of people.
“Our skilled advisers provide support on income and care funding to help address the large amount of older people who suffer on low incomes.
“We also provide information and advice on a wide range of issues from housing to employment, and work closely with other organisations to provide specialist advice.”
For more information about our Information and Advice service, please contact Age Cymru’s advice line on 08000 223 444.
The Age Cymru group of charities is:
• Age Cymru;
• Age Cymru Afan Nedd;
• Age Cymru Ceredigion;
• Age Cymru Gwent;
• Age Cymru Gwynedd a Môn;
• Age Cymru Pembrokeshire;
• Age Cymru Powys;
• Age Cymru Sir Gâr;
• Age Cymru Swansea Bay;