Aims and Objectives

In September 2017 the Forum agreed a Business Plan that had as its central aim the creation of age-friendly communities in Caerphilly County. The main principles underpinning this approach are set out in 8 domains that encapsulate the Forums objectives, covering:

  • Outdoor space and public buildings

Removing barriers that limit opportunities for people with disabilities or age-related impairments improves accessibility.

  • Transport

The condition and design of transport-related infrastructure, such as signage, traffic lights and pavements, affects personal mobility.

  • Housing

The availability of appropriate, affordable housing with a choice of styles, tenures and locations that incorporate flexibility through adaptive features is essential for age-friendly communities.

  • Social Participation

An age-friendly community enables older adults to interact with others and to take part in social activities.

  • Dignity, Respect and social inclusion

Age-friendly communities foster positive attitudes to and images of ageing and intergenerational understanding to challenge negative attitudes.

  • Civic participation and employment

Civic engagement includes the desire of older adults to be involved in aspects of community life that extend beyond their day-to-day activities. The ability to remain employed or find new employment provides economic security

  • Communication and information

Staying connected with friends, families, events, news and local activities is key to ageing well

  • Community support and health services

Accessible and affordable health and social care services are crucial to keep older people healthy, independent and active.