We are an independent, representative, national organisation run by Older People for older people in Wales.
We want to make sure that Older People across Wales are listened to and their opinions acted on in everything that affects them.
We will do this by working in partnership with local Older People’s fora and Older People’s groups across Wales to learn from their experiences and opinions on what will make Wales a great place to grow old.
We will achieve a national voice for local people that feeds directly into both government and national public organisations. We intend to ensure that nothing is developed affecting Older People without Older People being involved in every stage.
There is strength in numbers and a demand for well organised and informed lobbying. Together we can have a greater influence and reach than is feasible from any local forum.
We are committed to opening a new debate about better co-productive engagement, participation, and quality of life for Older People of all ages and circumstances in Wales. Working with other national Older People’s organisations, we will demonstrate that we are serious about achieving a distinct change of pace and are intent on taking this agenda forward.
We bring together the views, opinions and concerns of local Older People’s fora and groups to the national all- Wales level. We do not interfere with local issues or decisions. Two-way communication between the local, national levels is essential if the interests of Older People are to be properly represented and national decisions influenced.
We provide a dynamic process for local Older People’s fora to get their voice heard at the national table where decisions are made. We provide a conduit for local issues to be represented to Ministers, civil servants, and other national bodies.
We also provide a means of disseminating information of interest and relevance to Older People about what is happening at the Wales level and ensure that when representations are made about these important issues it is done with a stronger voice of all the local fora.