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.
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