Age Connects Wales
Age Connects Morgannwg is a member of Age Connects Wales, a mutual company that exists to change attitudes to ageing and thereby improve people’s lives.
Age Connects Wales is willing to challenge the cultural and organisational attitudes to older people in Wales and will achieve this by listening to the views of older people and using these to help shift society’s view of age, where older old is regarded as a stage in the life course as valuable as any other.
Age Connects Wales will be robust in arguing positively about the place in our society for older people.
Through Age Connects Wales we are maintaining the tradition of our organisations to work together and we now intend to take a progressive step to work collaboratively with other organisations that share our priorities. This will help us to use all of the resources at our disposal to promote the wellbeing of older people in Wales.
Age Connects Wales is an organisation that collaborates with others whilst also supporting volunteering within and outside Age Connects Wales.
We have created Age Connects Wales to maintain our ability to work collaboratively across Wales with those that share our purpose. Our primary objective is campaigning and influencing. Age Connects Wales is about developing a role that goes beyond the issue of health and social care, to one that examines how older people access information, what their experiences of services are, and how their lives are affected by organisations.
We are convinced that working together can significantly enhance our support for older people in the community. It is important to recognise that each of the five organisations maintains its independence and autonomy. Age Connects Wales members are engaged in local communities, delivering services, with a long history and expertise in working with older people to understand the challenges they face.