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Age Friendly Communities Case Studies 

On this page you'll find information about some of the great work going on in communities to become more age-friendly. Get ideas, inspiration and contacts details to help support you in your own work.

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Age-friendly case studies

  • AWS: Arts4Wellbeing (eng)

    Arts4Wellbeing

    Bill, Chrissie, Christine and Honor all volunteer with Arts4Wellbeing. Arts4Wellbeing organise groups and activities to bring people together through arts and creativity, and is coordinated by Mike and Sara.

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  • AWS: Gaynor (eng)

    Gaynor: COPA (Cymru Older People’s Alliance)

    Gaynor is the chair of COPA (Cymru Older People’s Alliance), a member of Pembrokeshire 50+ Forum and an active volunteer in her community.

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  • AWS: Gill & Maureen (eng)

    Gill & Maureen: Solva Care

    Gill and Maureen volunteer with Solva Care, a community project set up by Solva Community Council to provide support and help for those who need it locally.

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  • AWS: Gwanwyn club (eng)

    Gwanwyn club

    Alan, Carol, Kate and Julia are members of the Gwanwyn arts club in Aberystwyth, which is coordinated by Martine. The club was inspired by the activities of the annual Gwanwyn festival organised by Age Cymru, which celebrates creativity in older age.

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  • AWS: Moorland Community Centre (eng)

    Jeanette, Linette & Ray: Moorland Community Centre

    Jeanette, Linette and Ray volunteer at Moorland Community Centre in Splott, which puts on a range of services and activities for older people.

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  • AWS: Prestatyn Artisans Collective (eng)

    Pete & Steve: Prestatyn Artisans Collective

    Pete and Steve volunteer with Prestatyn Artisans Collective, an arts and craft centre based in the Old Library in Prestatyn which supports a range of community groups and activities.

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  • AWS: Shabir (eng)

    Shabir: Community Connector

    Shabir is a Community Connector working for Newport City Council, with a focus on BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities. The Connectors support older people to keep in touch with local activities, groups and clubs.

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  • AWS: Sharon (eng)

    Sharon: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

    Sharon is the Learning, Participation and Interpretation Manager for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, and has been leading the work to make National Museum sites more age-friendly.

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  • Age-Friendly city indicator pilot final report: Fishguard & Goodwick (eng)

    Age-Friendly city indicator pilot final report: Fishguard & Goodwick

    Report detailing a project carried out by Ageing Well in Wales in conjunction with the World Health Organisation, piloting a range of indicators to measure how age-friendly an area is.

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  • Silver hoodies - video (eng)

    Film showing the positive power of intergenerational working. A joint project from Merthyr Valley Homes and Literature Wales.

  • Everyone's future - video (eng)

    Highlights from the Everyone's Future intergenerational project run by Vibe Creative in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

  • Solva care - video (eng)

    How Solva in Pembrokeshire is working to become more age-friendly in response to the Social Services and Wellbeing Act.

  • What makes co-production difference from participation - video (eng)

    Short film from SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence on co-production in practice.