National voluntary organisations working together with, and for, older people in Wales
Mudiadau gwirffoddol cennedlaethol yn gweithio gyda i gilydd gyda, ac ar gyfer, pobl hŷn yng Nghymru
Age Alliance Wales (AAW) was set up in 2003 and is funded by the Welsh Government. It is a powerful alliance of 24 national voluntary organisations committed to working together to develop the legislative, policy and resource frameworks that will improve the lives of older people in Wales.

Collectively AAW member organisations possess extensive service development and service delivery knowledge in a range of policy areas. Most organisations also act at a strategic as well as an operational level and many are membership based. 
Access to GP services by older people:
 A report by the Bevan Foundation for Age Alliance Wales

Age Alliance Wales and the Bevan Foundation have become increasingly aware of older people across the country reporting difficulties in accessing a GP, with challenges ranging from barriers when attempting to make routine appointments to problems accessing, or even registering with, a suitable practice.
In view of our shared concerns, we have worked together over the last twelve months to carry out a detailed research project covering all aspects of older people’s access to GP services, taking into account the experiences of older people and the views of a wide range of professionals in the field. The resulting report, enclosed, provides an extensive examination of the current policies surrounding access, older people’s descriptions of the difficulties they face, and the challenges faced by GPs and practices. Crucially, the report sets out solutions to the problems identified.

To download a copy of the report please click the links below:


During late 2018 and early 2019 Age Alliance Wales and Age Cymru carried out a series of focus groups across Wales, visiting venues in Bangor, Wrexham, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.

We gathered a range of opinions on paying for care, community participation, transport, housing, preparing for the future, and rights. We met with groups of people aged 50+, and held additional meetings specifically aimed at BAME and LGBT+ people. The reports reflecting the comments made at those groups are available below:  

Access to GP Services - English 
Access to GP Services - Welsh
LGBT+ People Aged 50+
All People Aged 50+
BAME People Aged 50+
Aims and Objectives of Age Alliance Wales ​​
  • To represent the concerns and further the interests of older people  in Wales to policy makers,strategic planners, and funders
  • To maximise the ability of each member organisation to fulfil their role of promoting the well-being of older people
  • To work with, and for older people, through the co-operative use of the knowledge and expertise contained within the membership of Age Alliance Wales

  • To influence policy development, decision-making and service delivery to meet the needs of  older people in Wales in Wales
  • To create opportunities for networking, information sharing, and joint learning amongst members
  • To monitor trends and legislative measures affecting older people in Wales
  • To respond, comment, and make representation on strategies, policies, and consultation document that impact on older people in Wales
  • To identify and seek to address emerging issues affecting older people in Wales
  • To produce relevant information for the Welsh Government, members of Age Alliance Wales, and other interested parties
  • To seek opportunities to work in partnership in order to campaign proactively on behalf of older people

 Age Alliance Wales Directory of Services ​​​​

A Directory of Members can be found by clicking this button:

For further information on our members and links to their websites, please click here

About Age Alliance Wales

Age Alliance Wales Chair and Vice Chairs

Chair: Victoria Lloyd (Age Cymru) 

Vice Chair: TBC
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