Taking Wales Forward (2016-21)

Welsh Government has announced its Programme for Government (2016-2021) and confirmed the target of delivering 20,000 affordable homes for this assembly term. This target consists of 14,000 affordable homes for rent and the construction of 6,000 homes through the Help to Buy Scheme. It is expected that this will include encouraging new housing for older people.

Other items of interest in relation to older people include:

  • More than double the capital people can keep when entering residential care to £50,000
  • Ensure our ground-breaking social services legislation is fully implemented and all the benefits are realised
  • Retain the Intermediate Care Fund
  • Take further action to make Wales a dementia friendly country through developing and implementing a new national dementia plan
  • Develop a nationwide and cross-government strategy to address loneliness and isolation.