Having access to affordable, reliable and convenient transport is crucial to the development of age-friendly communities.
Many older people find themselves unable to do the things that matter to them as they get older due to a lack of access to suitable transport. Problems with public transport, a lack of suitable disabled parking spaces and poorly maintained pavements and badly-lit streets all limit the ability of many older people to get out and about.
Along with partners from organisations including Age Cymru, Public Health Wales and Swansea University, we are developing age-friendly transport standards to drive an improvement in the experiences of older people across Wales. The standards will provide practical recommendations to be adopted by service commissioners, transport operators and local authorities.
We are also working with older people across Wales to understand how transport can support or act as a barrier in accessing health services, whether getting to your local GP, or attending hospital appointments.
If you would like to get involved in our work around age-friendly transport, please contact the Ageing Well team on 02920 445 030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.