Advocacy support – Transforming Lives of Older Disabled People

The Big Lottery Fund Wales Blog

In Wales, nearly 1 in 4 people are aged 60 or over; this more than any other country in the UK. According to a report by Age Alliance Wales; ‘A good place to grow old?’ Not all older people in Wales enjoy a good quality of life with too many living in poverty. This means that many older people take on carer responsibilities themselves.

I am Rita Singh; a new committee member for the Big Lottery Fund in Wales. In May I visited the ‘Informed Choices’ project run by Disability Powys and Powys Carer’s Cymru, one of several that benefited from Big Lottery Fund’s £20million AdvantAGE programme. The aim of the programme was to improve the quality of life for older people by providing access to befriending or advocacy services.

Group photo during Rita Singh's project visit. Rita is third from the left. Group photo during Rita Singh’s project visit. Rita is third from the left.


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