The Council is supporting the #EverydayAgeism campaign launched by the Commissioner in Wales. The Commissioner states:
“ending ageism and age discrimination, which underpin many of the issues and challenges faced by older people, is a priority, and over the next three years I will be delivering a wide range of work focused on tackling these issues. Ageism results in older people being treated unfairly and their rights not being respected and upheld, impacting upon their health, well-being, independence and quality of life.
Yet despite its prevalence, ageism and its impact are often overlooked or ignored by society. This has to change.
That’s why I’m launching a new campaign - #EverydayAgesim - to raise awareness of the scale and impact of the ageism faced by older people every single day, challenge ageism and age discrimination, and empower older people to do the same. But in order to maximise the impact of the campaign and make sure that the #EverydayAgeism campaign messages reach the widest possible audience, I would be grateful for your help and support”.
The campaign was launched on 22 October, and it can be supported in a number of ways:
Share #EverydayAgeism campaign messages and images via social media
Send examples of ageism and age discrimination to the Comissioner so they can be called out and challenged.
Make a pledge stating how you will play your part in challenging and tackling ageism
Get in touch with other ideas for how we can together tackle ageism
Further information is available and resources about the #EverydayAgeism campaign is available on the website – www.olderpeoplewales.com/everydayageism
Tenancy Deposit Scheme Scam
Action Fraud have received several reports where fraudsters are claiming to be landlords of properties offered for rent online. Prior to a viewing the suspect requests that the individuals pay a deposit and sometimes a month's rent up front, claiming that this money will be put into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, and is therefore protected under government legislation.
After the individual pays the money, the suspect sends a bogus email purporting to be from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme confirming they have received their deposit. However, this is not the case as the money was sent directly loan account associated with the suspect and the victim is left out of pocket and without the home they had thought to be putting a deposit on.
What you need to do
Always make sure you, or a reliable contact, has viewed the property with an agent or landlord before agreeing to rent a property
Don't be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Only transfer funds when you're satisfied a genuine property, safety certificates and valid contract are in place
Only pay for goods or service by bank transfer if you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud
Once you've paid your deposit, you can check whether it's protected by entering your tenancy deposit certificate code on TDS website
Useful Link : Tenancy Deposit Scheme
Notice of Election
For information on the forthcoming municipal elections and time table for nominations please see attached link. A photo copy of the notice is also attached but it is recognised that the print is small.
A full size copy can be obtained by clicking the following link
20 January 2020
UPDATE FREE BUS PASSES
Here’s an update from Transport for Wales on the renewal programmet that is currently underway on behalf of all 22 local councils in Wales.
"There are currently around 750,000 bus passes in Wales and the current green coloured cards will all expire on 31 December 2019 and not be accepted on buses. Since September we’ve been raising awareness of the changes, and already we’ve received 450,000 applications. With the deadline now fast approaching we’re keen to promote the changes as much as possible to ensure we reach as many people as possible and provide time for people to reapply and receive their new-style cards before the end of the year".
Cardholders can either reapply online at www.tfw.wales/travelcards or by paper, which they can download via our website or pick up a copy from their local council. They can also request a copy in the post by calling our helpline 0300 303 4240.
The new cards offer the same travel benefits for 60s and over and eligible disabled persons.
There’s also ‘How to videos’ available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8q_bwWi4Wo (English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBjwmBvTXh8 (Welsh)
Here’s a link to the other campaign materials :
English - https://tfw.wales/bus-campaign-support
Welsh - https://tfw.wales/cy/cymorth-ymgyrch-bws
PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE ABLE TO RENEW YOUR BUS PASS AT THE HUB, JUST CALL IN WITH DETAILS OF YOUR BUS PASS NUMBER, YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER AND YOUR POST CODE AND STAFF ON SITE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP .