Ageing Well in Wales

Background
Name of your initiative: 
Ageing Well in Wales
Short name (acronym): 
Website title and address: 
Ageing Well in Wales
Which organization is submitting this initiative?: 
Older People's Commissioner for Wales
Please specify in which regions/provinces: 
UNITED KINGDOMWALES
City: 
Cardiff
Where is this organization located?: 
United Kingdom
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative: 
Steve Huxton
Please enter the email of the contact for this initiative: 
steve.huxton@olderpeoplewales.com
Part of larger strategy or programme: 
National
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
Ageing Well in Wales is aligned with the Welsh Government's Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 (http://gov.wales/topics/health/publications/socialcare/strategies/older/?lang=en).
The status of the initiative: 
On-going
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
Ageing Well in Wales is a national Programme hosted by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales. It brings together individuals and communities with public, private and voluntary sectors to develop and promote practical and innovative ways to make Wales a good place to grow older for everyone. The Ageing Well Programme is actively supported by Welsh Government and key national organisations. It has a rapidly growing network of members encompassing diverse organisations and interests across Wales. Strong links are also maintained with partners across Europe, reflecting Wales being awarded the highest three star Reference Site status as part of the European Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA). The Programme has five objectives: - to make Wales a nation of age-friendly communities. - to make Wales a nation of dementia-supportive communities. - to reduce the number of falls. - to reduce loneliness and unwanted isolation. - to increase learning and employment opportunities. For more information, email ageingwell@olderpeoplewales.com or refer to our website, www.ageingwellinwales.com.
The geographical scope: 
National
Type of initiative: 
Public-private-partnership
Environment or setting of the initiative: 
Rural
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: 
Moderate
The most important source of funding for your initiative: 
National funding
If other, please specify your source of funding: 
What triggered this initiative?: 
The need to engage and empower communities to effect relevant and sustainable change.
Objectives
What are the main objectives of your initiative? Choose a maximum of 3 objectives.: 
Social participation: increase the number of older people who are socially activeRespect and social inclusion: increase in number of policies/strategies targeted at older peopleCivic participation: increase in possibilities for active civic participation of older people
Please describe any subgoals of your initiative: 
The Programme has five main goals: - to make Wales a nation of age-friendly communities. - to make Wales a nation of dementia-supportive communities. - to reduce the number of falls among older people. - to reduce loneliness and unwanted isolation. - to increase learning and employment opportunities for older people.
Target group
Does your initiative target people with a specific impairment or disease?: 
How many people have you reached or do you expect to reach with your initiative?: 
250 - 1000
Does your initiative target a specific age group?: 
50 - 6465 - 7980+
Does your initiative target men or women?: 
Irrelevant
Approach
Please indicate what best describes your initiative: 
ImplementationOther
What type of intervention strategy is used in your initiative?: 
User-empowerment and participation
Please indicate the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your initiative: 
Not applicable
Who executes the initiative: 
Other
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
National level
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
Development of the Ageing Well in Wales network to include more individuals and communities throughout Wales.
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
Advocacy organisationHospitalNon-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersGeneral practitionerPrimary health care providersNursePrimary health care providersOtherPrimary health care providersPhysiotherapistPrivate companyLarge companyPrivate companyMicro-enterprisePrivate companySmall and medium-sized enterprises (SME)Provider of informal careProvider of preventive careProvider of social serviceResearch/educational settingResidential long-term care facilitiesWorld Health Organisation (WHO)
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
Through sharing experience of developing a networked partnership approach at local and community levels which also influences national policy and services.
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
The Programme is currently reliant on funding from a variety of sources. Improving the independence, wellbeing and employment of older people in Wales has the potential to make a substantial economic contribution, both in terms of creating employment and reducing costs of health and care service provision.
If you selected "other" neighbourhood, please specify:: 
Impact & outcome
Will you collect or have you collected outcome data for this initiative?: 
Yes
What do you consider the key success factors of your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the key success factors to be: 
Meeting the key objectives of the programme: - increasing the number of communities in Wales that are age-friendly. - increasing the number of communities in Wales that are dementia-supportive. - reducing the number of falls among older people. - reducing loneliness in older people. - increasing the number of older people in employment, education or training.
What do you consider the main barriers to overcome in your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the main barriers to be.: 
Creating social / cultural change. Ensuring long-term, sustainable and meaningful partnerships.
What instruments will you use/have used to collect data?: 
Active Ageing Index (AAI)Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
If you selected "other" instrument to collect data, please specify: 
If yes, how will you/have you collected those data?: 
Cross-sectionalMixed-methodsObservational studiesQualitative evaluation
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
Yes
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: 
Yes