Age Friendly Development

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** Please note, this event will have simultaneous translation and will be presented on Teams.

The Welsh Government’s “Age friendly Wales: our strategy for an ageing society “ states that “In Wales, the central demographic projects that in 20 years (by 2038) 1 in 4 of the population will be over 65. The population aged over 75 in Wales is also projected to increase from 9.3% of the population in 2018 to 13.7% in 2038 (Office for National Statistics 2019). It further states that “there have been some stark societal shifts over recent years. For example, the estimated number of people living alone has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Today, people .aged 65 and over make up 45% of single person households”.

The Age-Friendly approach, developed by the World Health Organisation, calls for stakeholders and practitioners to refocus their thinking around the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population. This approach requires a collaborative approach form all participants.

It is therefore important that needs of older people are considered within the development process in relation to buildings and spaces.

This event will consider how age friendly developments are currently being achieved and how they may be achieved in the future including provision of housing, wider opportunities in relation to places and space and how an ageing population can contribute fully in the planning and development process.

Who is this event for?

• Community and Town Councils

• Local Planning Authorities, Officers and Councillors

• Developers / Agents

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