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Policy for older people in Wales

Gill Windle and Alison Porter

in Social Policy Review 20

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420763
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303473 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0006
Policy for older people in Wales

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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

Chapter.  6770 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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