Record Details

NGOAge Concern Cymru

Age Concern Cymru, Ty John Pathy, 13/14 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff, CF24 5PJ

Background Information

Age Concern Cymru began life as the Old People's Welfare Committee, within the National Council of Social Service, providing the elderly with meeting places, and training for care workers. In the 1960s the organisation developed an information role, and underwent several name changes. During the 1970s it expanded into service provision, and became a separate organisation in 1976, calling itself Age Concern Wales. However, it only became independent from Age Concern England in 2003. Currently, services are delivered through local organisations, with a national office undertaking campaigning, research and awareness-raising roles. Age Concern Cymru is a member of AGE, the European Older People's Platform, which operates at EU level. In September 2008, Age Concern England and Help the Aged have announced that they will be creating a new charity in April 2009. Source:

Year Created2003
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Old People's Welfare Committee (1947-1960s); Care of the Elderly (1960s); Committee for the Welfare of the Elderly in Wales (1960s); The National Council for the Care of the Elderly in Wales/Cyngor Cenedlaethol Henoed Cymru (1969-1976); Age Concern Wales/Cyngor Henoed Cymru (1976-)

Related Organisations

National Council of Social Service; AGE, the European Older People's Platform; National Council on Ageing; Age Concern England; Age Concern Scotland; Age Concern Northern Ireland

KeywordsEquality, discrimination and prejudice; Older people; Wales.
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