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It’s important that local communities are ‘age-friendly’ and promote Bridgend County Borough as a place where older people can live fuller lives and are designed to meet their needs. An age-friendly community will see people encourage and enable older people to engage with their surroundings and continue to engage socially within their communities, helping people to maintain their health, independence and wellbeing.

With life expectancy on the up and people living longer, supporting an ageing society has never been so important. Multi-generational communities should become the norm, ensuring that the voices of people of all ages are heard and that they are valued members of society.

We can all contribute to making Bridgend County Borough a great place to grow older for everyone by being caring and vigilant. We are all connected to other local people in some way, whether we are neighbours, friends, family or workers in the community.

Having people of all ages active and engaged and out and about makes for a richer society and creates healthy and happy communities.

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  • Local and national support organisations

    Organisation Contact number Website
    Age Cymru 08000 223 444 Age Cymru
    Ageing Well in Wales 02920 445030 Ageing Well in Wales
    Alzheimers Society 0300 222 1122 Alzheimers Society
    Age connects morgannwg 01443 490650 Age connects morgannwg
    Older people’s commisioner for Wales 08442 640670 Older people's commisioner for Wales
    Welsh Local Government Association 029 2046 8600 Welsh Local Government Association
    Bridgend County Care and Repair 01656 646755 Bridgend County Care and Repair
    Bridges into Work 2 01656 815317
    Communities First Bridgend 01656 642605 Communities First Bridgend
    Careers Wales 0800 028 4844 Careers Wales
    Adult Community Learning 01656 642729
    BAVO 01656 810400 BAVO
    Local Community Coordinators 07815 579082 Local Community Coordinators
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