COPA – A National Organisation

What is our membership model?

Our membership model involves each of the 22 Local Authority area’s Older People’s Forum or Group appointing 2 voting members to be their representatives – a total of 44. The original proposal and written into COPA Constitution was to combine these into 6 Regional groups. The Welsh Government have since agreed that this is not a practical proposition.

All 44 Voting members will be eligible to attend national meetings and vote at the AGM.

Currently, there are 17 Forums represented, having between them 27 Voting Members.
COPA are currently reviewing their structure, purpose and constitution in anticipation of being ready to take advantage of the “Review of Engagement of Older People” once published.