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13th December 2013

Welsh Government consultation on Declaration of Rights of Older People opens

The Welsh Government has now opened its consultation on plans for a Declaration of Rights of Older People. The consultation will be open until March 15, 2014.

Benefits of the declaration

  • The proposed declaration would clearly set out the rights that older people have. This information would help statutory bodies and service providers who work for, or on behalf of older people to know what is expected in Wales.
  • It would include guidance on what is expected to ensure older people receive the support and services they need. It would also help older people to know what their rights are by clearly setting out their entitlements.

How to make your views known

The Welsh Government would like views from people of all ages but particularly would welcome comments from:

  • Older people
  • Young people
  • Families
  • Carers
  • Black and Minority Ethnic interest groups
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender interest groups
  • Residents Associations
  • Housing associations
  • Credit unions
  • Care and support workers
  • Organisations  made up of older people
  • Organisations which provide services to older people
  • Organisations which work for or on behalf of older people
  • Employers
  • Education and Training provide

You can either email your views to:

Or post them to:

Strategy for Older People Team, Integration Policy and Delivery Division
Welsh Government
Floor 4 (North Core), Crown Buildings
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ

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