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Age Friendly Community Development

Meeting: 23/02/2023 - Cabinet (Item 131)

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As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Jones introduced the report which provided an update on the development of age friendly communities in Flintshire and sought support for the submission of an application for membership of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.


Membership would provide a number of positive impacts.  It would demonstrate Flintshire’s commitment to supporting, valuing and celebrating its ageing population.  It would also provide an opportunity to share best practice ideas and resources with other members. 


Flintshire was one of a small number of counties that were currently developing plans to make an application.  Cardiff recently attained membership, the first in Wales.


In Flintshire there was a long standing commitment to developing age friendly communities.  The Flintshire Public Services Board prioritised in the Wellbeing Plan for Flintshire, the continued development of age friendly public services and communities.


Significant progress had been made over a number of years to build age and dementia friendly communities in Flintshire.  That included the establishment of community cafes, action groups, information sharing, intergenerational projects and digital inclusion initiatives.  That work had set a firm foundation for further development and collaboration, aligned to the structure WHO network membership process.


Councillor Roberts thanked the Cabinet Member and the officers for their work on this initiative.




(a)       That the progress being made to develop age friendly communities in Flintshire be noted;


(b)       That the proposal for Flintshire to submit an application for membership of the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities be approved; and


(c)        That a commitment be provided for the continued support of all Council services to collaborate with the Social Services team to make Flintshire a great place to live for the ageing population.