Although as a registered charity COPA is entirely impartial concerning Party politics, we have written this in the same terms to all the main parties in Wales with the aim of influencing the content of their Manifestos for the Welsh Senedd/Parliament Elections in 2021 in respect of older people.
Our “Manifesto” for Older People” sets out a prospectus that identifies the key strategic and policy changes that COPA want to see considered to benefit older people in Wales. All of these issues are important but our main priorities are highlighted in bold lettering. We consulted 50+ Forums in Wales in formulating these proposals.
In sending the “Manifesto” to political parties we have emphasised that
The definition of older people covers a wide age span and it is essential that they do not see all older people as one homogeneous group.
All older people are different and have differing needs that should be addressed taking account of their social and economic situation and health conditions.
A “one size fits all” approach is not appropriate for implementing policies that impact on older people.
Older People also vote in greater numbers than any other section of society
We hope you will find this helpful and can use our “Manifesto” in any discussions with politicians in the run up to the forthcoming Elections.