Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) is a new charity run by older people for older people. Its main purpose is to ensure that Older People’s Forums and Groups at a local level can have their voice heard at the national level and their views represented to Welsh Government and a range of other Public Bodies. We want to change and improve the lives of older people in Wales.
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Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) became a registered charity in October 2017 to be able to take to another level our role of providing a strong national voice for local older people’s forums and groups across Wales. We are a charity of older people for older people. Through our Trustees we ensure the voice of older people is heard loudly and clearly at the all Wales level with Welsh Ministers, officials and pubic bodies as well as Members of the Welsh Parliament. That is our unique contribution.
In today’s society it is essential that we challenge age discrimination and stereotyping and promote the rights of older people – particularly for those who are unable to do so for themselves. It is also important that we work on the basis of older people self- determining our own future “Nothing About Us Without Us”.
As a charity operating in challenging times, we are determined to be as efficient and effective as possible in our aim to improve the lives of older people in Wales. We have therefore embarked on a fundamental review of COPA during 2020 as we want to improve as we grow. We are looking to develop a value chain partnership with local Older People’s Forums and Groups in Wales, identifying and sharing good practice. Indeed, we are keen to work with anyone who can support and add value in achieving our ambitions for COPA and older people generally. We are stronger together. If you think you can help, please get in touch.