The Age Friendly Programme
Age Friendly Wicklow
On the 12th November Wicklow started on its Age Friendly journey with the establishment and first meeting of the County Wicklow Age Friendly Alliance. Members of the alliance include Bray Area Partnership, County Wicklow Partnership, County Wicklow Network for Older People, County Wicklow Citizens Information, the HSE, An Garda Síochána and Wicklow County Council. It is hoped that more partners will join the alliance as journey continues towards making Wicklow an Age Friendly County. The Wicklow Programme is part of the national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme, which is now operational in all 31 local authority areas in the country. It is hoped that the alliance will oversee the development and roll out of an Age Friendly Strategy for County Wicklow.
However the establishment of the Alliance is just the beginning and it is important that all the structures are put in place. Below is a diagram of the Age Friendly structure.
The County Wicklow Age Friendly Programme will work to develop a Strategy and Action Plan that will follow guidelines set down by the national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme. Central to this Strategy’s development will be an extensive consultation and survey of older people throughout the county looking at their needs and agreeing actions that will make real change to the lives of older people at a local and county level. Therefore we will be looking for your input and contribution to the development of County Wicklow Age Friendly strategy.