It can be hard to know where to begin when you want to make your voice heard about an issue that affects you. We have compiled a list of useful links to help you get started.
Making Wales a nation of age-friendly communities: A practical guide
Comprehensive advice about making your community more age-friendly from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.
A practical guide published by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to be used by older people who want to ensure that their voice is heard by Local Authorities when any changes are taking place to community services.
Know Your Rights: An Easy Guide
A short leaflet that explains your rights with useful contacts.
Getting the help you need from Social Services: A guide to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014
Information about options for respite for carers. This is aimed at people with dementia but the information is relevant for anyone entitled to respite.
This booklet answers key questions about care homes.
Taking Action Against Ageism
A toolkit to help identify and challenge ageism that includes useful contacts to follow up any complaint you may have.
The Can Do Guide
The Can Do Guide, produced by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, contains practical advice for anyone looking to set up a community group.
Funding Wales Grant Finder
The grant finder at Funding Wales can identify where you can apply for funding for your group or activity.
A range of information for the public to support improving the transport system. Includes a campaigner’s guide to saving local bus services in Wales at https://bettertransport.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdfs/welsh-bus-guide-english.pdf and legal advice about Councils’ responsibilities around bus services at https://bettertransport.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdfs/bus-cuts-lawyer-note.pdf
The Library Campaign: Saving and Supporting your Local Library
A guide based on the experiences of people trying to save their local library from closure.