Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
Launch of 10-year plan for early years, childcare and play workforce
Today the Welsh Government sets out its ambitious, long-term vision for the early years, childcare and play workforce
- First Minister news conference
- Construction begins on new £15m emergency services centre for Wrexham
- Launch of 10-year plan for early years, childcare and play workforce
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Inappropriate admissions guidance
- Draft guidance on housing association board member remuneration
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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We are committed to tackling discrimination against older people, promoting positive images of ageing and giving older people a stronger voice in society.
In Wales, we have a higher percentage of older people than anywhere else in the UK. To address the needs of our ageing population, we launched phase 1 of the Strategy for Older People 2003-2008. This landmark strategy took into account the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, which are independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment and dignity. This phase raised the profile of older people's issues and concerns. It also promoted healthy ageing and moved away from negative images often associated with ageing.
The rights of older people were further highlighted in January 2008 when Ruth Marks, the first Commissioner for Older People in Wales, was appointed.
Phase 2 of the Strategy for Older People concentrates on the next five years. It builds on the achievements of the first phase and focuses on economic status, general well-being and independence. Four themes are the focus of the Strategy, each associated with a broad strategic aim. These are:
Valuing Older People - Maintaining and Developing Engagement
Promote positive images of ageing and ensure that the over 50s are able to participate as fully as they wish in their communities, giving them a stronger sense of engagement and influence.
Changing Society - The Economic Status and Contribution of Older People
Develop policies to increase the capacity of the over 50s to continue to work, learn, volunteer and care, making an active contribution for as long as they wish, and ensure that older people do not live in poverty.
Well Being and Independence
Improve the health and well being of older people through initiatives to promote health, as well as high quality, responsive and appropriately regulated health, social care and housing services. These will enable older people to live as actively and independently as possible in a suitable and safe environment of their choice.
Making it Happen - The Implementation of the Strategy
Implement the Strategy for Older People in Wales with support funding to ensure that it is a catalyst for change and innovation across all sectors, improving services for older people, providing the basis for effective planning for an ageing population and reflecting the concerns of older people.
The strategic aims within the four themes embody the ‘mainstreaming’ of older people’s concerns across all policy areas.