Strategy for Older People in Wales

Document Sample
Strategy for Older People in Wales Powered By Docstoc
					Will you still need me
when I’m 64?

David Warren
Strategy for Older People
Welsh Government

September 2011
What we need to do?
• Review what has happened during the last phase of
the Strategy for Older People in Wales


• Set the direction for phase 3 (2013-2018)
     190




                                                81
…and we need your help!
The journey so far…

               • Two Strategy Phases


               • Structure building
   190




               • The first ever…




                                       81
The building blocks

                       Deputy Minister
                        and officials

 National     Older People’s    Third Sector       Local
Partnership   Commissioner     including Care Implementation
      190




  Forum         for Wales        and Repair    in every area




                                                      81
      50+ population in Wales – 38% and growing…
Where are we now?

                    • New Government
                    • Commitment to the Strategy
                    for Older People in Wales in
                    Sustainable Social Services
   190




                    • Focus on delivery




                                                 81
  ‘While partnership is essential, we must avoid a
   culture of meetings and strategy production’
            (Carl Sargeant, June 2011)
The same yet constantly changing
• The older population of Wales stands at around 38% and rising!

Some issues remain important     New issues are drawing into
and need attention               focus and demanding increased
                                 attention
• Age discrimination
                                 • Sustained reduced
     190




• Demographic change             expenditure and its
                                 consequences e.g. regionalism




                                                          81
• Legal drivers                  •Digital inclusion
                                 • Financial management
• Rising expectations in Wales
                                 • Sexual health and substance
                                 misuse
Question 1: 94% of people in Wales thought
 that people aged over 65 should be allowed
  to work. How many thought a person aged
over 70 would be a suitable primary teacher?

A   90%
B   70%
C   50%
D   30%                                7
        Question 1

A   A
B   B
C   C – 50%
D   D                8
 Question 2: Chlamydia cases rose by
what percentage in people aged 45-64
        between 2002-2006?

A   7.2%
B   9.3%
C   72%
D   93%                         9
       Question 2

A   A
B   B
C   C – 72%
D   D               10
Question 3: According to UK Government
  projections what percentage of the
 population will be 100 or over in 2080?

A – 0.7%

B – 1.7%

C – 17%

D – 27%                             11
         Question 3

A   A
B   B
C   C – 17% (over 660,000)
D   D                   12
Question 4: Through taxes, spending power,
the provision of social care and the value of
 volunteering, how much did older people
contribute to the Welsh economy in 2010?

A   £1m
B   £100m
C   £500m
D   £1bn                                13
         Question 4

A   A
B   B
C   C
D   D - £1bn (£2.9m every day)
                           14
And…our point is
That older people are anything and everything and are
             impossible to homogenise!
     190




                                                 81
 So we went and talked to older people…
We developed a survey with our partners and we went to the
National Eisteddfod in Wrexham.

We asked…
• What is the best thing that Welsh Government has done so far for
older people?
• What services do you use and how would you like to see them
       190




improved?
• How has the current economic situation affected you?




                                                            81
• How do you think the current financial climate will affect future
generations?
• If you could tell the Welsh Government one thing they could do
today to make your tomorrow better – What would that be?
  What have people told us so far?
I have experienced age                I consider my bus pass
  discrimination in the               as a bar of 110% gold…
workplace where older
  people are seen as a                                    Look after
   drain on resources                                       young
                                                           people
                          It hasn't
    190




                                           Stroke on Sunday.




                                                               81
                                        Discharged on Tuesday.
We need to build more                  Husband in a nursing home
 affordable housing                    and no-one to care for her
What has the Government ever done for us?
            • Bus pass
            • Free prescriptions
            • Maximum charge for home care services
            • Establish an Older People’s Commissioner
            • Free swimming
            • The Strategy for Older People
    190




            • Free entry to museums and historic attractions




                                                    81
            • ‘Nothing’
            • ‘Not a lot’
            • ‘Unaware of anything’
Using services
This question was particularly interesting as many respondents
initially said that they do not use any services.


This is a sample of what people said:
• concern about health and care provision – particularly in
relation to waiting lists
       190




• need to keep local facilities from shops and libraries to toilets




                                                               81
and visible policing
• better transport provision and more joined up transport services
The Economic Situation
It is clear that any future work on ageing will need to recognise the
current economic climate and era of reduced public expenditure.
These questions generated significant response and debate. People
told us that:
• Young people should be a priority and that there is genuine
concern for future generations
       190




• Prices are rising far too quickly




                                                              81
• Increasing isolation particularly in rural areas


• A significant minority said that the current economic climate had
not affected them.
 From fluffy to delivery
• Making the shift to examine what we are practically doing to
improve the lives of older people in Wales.
• That little bit of help!

• Looking at options to identify how we do this.
    The Strategy Coordinators have been trained on
        190




    Results/Outcomes Based Accountability
    We are continuing to ask older people what they want – the




                                                                81
    ‘blank paper’ consultation
• Recognising that there are issues emerging in priority such as
financial inclusion, digital inclusion, new health issues, dignity and
more.
How old is old…


  ‘Although there are many who think that ageing begins at 40,
 50 or 60, we are learning that the underpinning mechanisms of
  ageing play out their mischief throughout the life course…The
   damage that will undermine our health, vitality and level of
    190




independence in later life has been accumulating since we were
  in the womb…’ (Professor Tom Kirkwood, Just Ageing?, 2010)




                                                         81
         Life Expectancy
190
      Play your cards right




                              81
           Cardiff
190




                             81
       • Males – 77 years
      • Females – 82 years
           Radyr, Cardiff
190




                                               81
  HIGHER – 83.5 years on average for all
          Source – NPHS and South Wales Echo
             Butetown, Cardiff
      190




                                                    81
Over ten years LOWER – 71.9 years on average for all
               Source – NPHS and South Wales Echo
       The West End, Glasgow
190




                                                   81
      HIGHER - 80 years on average for all
              Source – Centre for Social Justice
Carlton – The East End, Glasgow
 190




                                           81
 LOWER – on the other side of the city life
    expectancy is 53.8 years for men
             Source – The Guardian, 2010
                         Iraq
    190




                                                  81
HIGHER – Life expectancy for females is above 70
             Source – World Health Organisation
           Rhyl West, Denbighshire
     190




                                              81
LOWER - in this ward on the North Wales coast, life
        expectancy is 63.8 years for men
                 Source: UK Parliament Data
   Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire
     190




   Much HIGHER – Five miles away in Bodelwyddan.




                                                   81
Females have a life expectancy of over 90. Furthermore
ONS predictions suggest that a girl born there today will
          live on average to almost 99 years.
                        Source - ONS
Small distances, big differences

                                                    78.6


                                                    72.5
    190




                                                    75.2


                                                    83.1
          Source – Office for National Statistics
      What does this tell us?
190




                                81
    Should we reconsider the scope?

People have a long
life expectancy here
                                                      Schoolchildren here
                                                      performed 180% better than
                                                      in another part of the city
People are nine times
more likely to be
         190




burgled here than in                                    The rates of those
other parts of the city                                 claiming Jobseekers




                                                                      81
                                                        Allowance is 25 times
                             1 in 8 babies born         higher here than in
    School absence rates     here are underweight.      other areas.
    are three times higher   In other areas in less
    here than other areas    than 1 in 100.
 The review process

‘stop pitting generations against each other’

It will be driven from the bottom up and be rooted in the voices of
older people.
Please assist us in this process. Are you aged 50+ or do you know
       190




people aged 50 and above? Please take a survey.




                                                            81
Do you work with older people? We would be more than happy to
share our findings with you following our analysis.
Please look out for our consultation on the review and the forward
phase next Spring.
Diolch yn fawr
Thank you

Any Questions?

david.warren@wales.gsi.gov.uk

029 2082 3460

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:9
posted:10/16/2011
language:English
pages:36