A New Initiative

The Welsh Government (WG) published the latest Strategy for an Ageing Society in October 2021 and the Implementation Plan in April 2022. WG sees the concept of Age Friendly Communities (AFC) as central to improving the life of older people in Wales.

The programme is being led by the Older People’s Commissioner. The Commissioner and her AFC Steering Group are currently concentrating on helping Councils to understand the concept and develop their own programmes to gain accreditation with the WHO.

Caerphilly Council has established their own AFC Steering group that includes our chair and Vice Chair. Over the last few months, an initial programme of consultations with residents has been progressing to gain a view of what the Council could address to take Caerphilly further towards an Age-Friendly community. You can read a summary of the areas for consideration for improvement through the AFC process.