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Older people's charity launches its Manifesto 2021 ahead of the Senedd elections

Published on 31 May 2021 05:58 PM

Age Cymru has launched its Manifesto 2021 ahead of the Senedd elections which sets out the issues that the Charity believes should be priorities for the next Welsh Government to ensure that older people are able to exercise their rights fully and live fulfilling and dignified later lives.

The two-page manifesto focuses on the five key areas of: Poverty and voice; Accessing primary care; Seamless health and social care; Employment; and Age friendly communities.  As well as a more in-depth version of the manifesto there are also brief videos on the main areas available from our website.

Age Cymru’s chief executive, Victoria Lloyd says: “We believe that delivery in these five key areas will both promote and protect the rights of older people in Wales. The pandemic has compounded the challenges faced by older people significantly and it’s vital that older people form an integral part of the next Welsh Government’s plans for reconstruction when prioritising action and resources throughout the term of the next Welsh Parliament.”

You can download a copy of our Manifesto 2021 and the videos by visiting www.agecymru.org.uk/seneddelections2021

The charity recently held an online Question Time Event where older people throughout Wales were invited to pose questions to Janet Finch-Saunders (Conservative Party), Julie Morgan (Labour Party) and Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru).

The lively discussions covered a number of key issues affecting older people such as digital exclusion, accessing general practice, paying for care, supporting older carers, and helping older workers to return to the workplace. The event was recorded and is now available for viewing from our website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/our-impact/policy/question-time-event/

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