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Published on 26 March 2019 03:17 PM

Age Cymru West Glamorgan launched for older people in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend

Age Cymru Swansea Bay and Age Cymru Afan Nedd are merging, to enable them to reach more clients in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

The move brings together two long-established teams which have been supporting older people and their families in their homes and communities in South Wales for many years.

Age Cymru West Glamorgan will now bring together the expertise, resources and teams of the two organisations to create one unified organisation for Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. The change won’t lead to any job losses and the services that current clients enjoy will remain the same or will be enhanced.

Craig Lawton (Chair) from Age Cymru West Glamorgan says: “We are very pleased to announce the creation of Age Cymru West Glamorgan to create one versatile, skills-rich team, equipped to reach more clients, offer more flexibility, improve and develop new services and create more fundraising opportunities to benefit local people.

“Our 70-strong team of Age Cymru volunteers and staff work hard to create a welcoming, supportive and friendly environment so older people can stay as independent as possible for as long as they can. We do this via our valuable Homecare Plus service, which helps more than 2,000 clients with domestic chores, home maintenance and personal care, enabling them to live independently for longer.

Many other people rely upon our free Information and Advice support on important topics like benefit entitlements and legal issues, and our Afan Nedd Centre, in Port Talbot, is a haven for hundreds of over 50s and their carers each week, who enjoy a lunch club, special events and activities. These services will all either continue as normal or they will be enhanced – this merger will enable us to improve upon these services and offer them in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend region for years to come.”

Age Cymru West Glamorgan receives only limited funding from Government.  Instead it relies upon donations from the public, as well as volunteers’ time, to allow them to carry on the work they do.