To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Recognises the important and valuable contribution made to Welsh society by older people.
2. Believes that older people deserve dignity and respect, as well as independence and the freedom to make decisions about their own lives.
3. Regrets the Welsh Government's failure to provide security for older people by setting a cap on costs and protecting £100,000 of assets for those in residential care ensuring people do not lose their life savings and homes to care costs.
4. Notes the findings from a dementia report produced by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales that highlighted the difficulties those with dementia have in accessing the information, support, and services that can make a big difference to their lives.
5. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
a) Introduce an Older People's Rights Bill, to extend and promote the rights of older people;
b) Place a duty on public sector bodies to consult older people when making decisions which affect their lives; and
c) Make Wales the first dementia-friendly nation in the UK.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 10/11/2016
Decision due: 16 Nov 2016 by Plenary
Lead member: Paul Davies AM