Age Alliance Wales has published a paper defining preventative services and providing examples of the preventative services that AAW member organisations currently deliver:
This paper is currently being updated to reflect developments in schemes undertaken by our member organisations and an updated paper will be published here soon.
Age Alliance Wales (AAW) believes that:
Older people and carers must have access to early intervention and preventative services that enable them to maintain their health and wellbeing both when older and when growing older
The Social Services and Well-being Bill (Wales) will place a duty on local authorities to work with partners to provide preventative services, however it is not clear how the Welsh Government intends to define these services. AAW is concerned that failure to address this issue could lead to a lack of recognition of the value and breadth of services that can be categorised as preventative and to an acceptance of a narrow or excessively medical definition.
View a short film about a preventative service delivered by AAW member, Contact the Elderly
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