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Social Policy Review 20Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008$
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Tony Maltby, Patricia Kennett, and Kirstein Rummery

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420763

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.001.0001

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Policy for older people in Wales

Policy for older people in Wales

Chapter:
(p.93) Five Policy for older people in Wales
Source:
Social Policy Review 20
Author(s):

Gill Windle

Alison Porter

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0006

Social policy concerning older people is an area of increasing importance. This chapter reviews progress in the innovative approach to using policy to improve older people's lives: the Strategy for Older People in Wales. This broad, high-level policy development takes a holistic approach to older's lives and places a great emphasis on engaging older people in the democratic process. This chapter outlines and reviews the implementation of this new approach in addressing population ageing. It draws some comparisons with the strategies of the devolved governments of Northern Ireland and Scotland. The chapter concludes with some of the learning from the Strategy for Older People, highlights some of its limitations and considers how further evaluation may be best taken forward.

Keywords:   Social policy, older people, Strategy for Older People, population ageing, Northern Ireland, Scotland

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