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GENERAL ELECTION 2024

Although as a registered charity COPA is entirely politically impartial, we have written in the same terms to all of the main political parties with the aim of influencing the debate in the General Election on 4 July in respect of older people.     Our “Manifesto” for Older People” sets out a prospectus [here] that …

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CYMRU OLDER PEOPLES ALLIANCE APPOSE UNFAIR INCREASE IN HOME CARE FEES

Cymru Older Peoples Alliance have today (9 May 2024) responded to the Welsh Government consultation which proposes a £20 a week increase in fees paid by some older and disabled people for the personal care they receive at home. A summary of our response is below. The full response is here. “The proposal to increase …

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POVERTY IN LATER LIFE

POVERTY AMONGST OLDER PEOPLE IN WALES Cymru Older Peoples Alliance – COPA – are today joining over 70 organisations across the UK in supporting a Statement of Intent to shine a light on pensioner poverty and its serious impacts. In Wales, an estimated 84,000 older people live in poverty, 1 in 6, with many of …

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Developing Age Friendly Communities In Wales

Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) have today [19 May 2023] renewed our commitment to support the development of Age-Friendly Communities (AFCs) across Wales through co-productive collaboration with local authorities and other partners (1). Achievement of the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements (2) for AFCs can have a fundamentally positive impact on the quality of life …

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