The launch of the Drink Wise, Age Well Programme Wednesday will be held on 10th February 2016 at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
The event will bring together important stakeholders to discuss the growing problem of alcohol misuse in the over 50s population of the UK. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Drink Wise, Age Well brings together 6 strategic partners; Addaction, the Royal Voluntary Service, International Longevity Centre UK, Drugs and Alcohol Charities Wales, Addiction Northern Ireland and the University of Bedfordshire. With at least 20% of over 50s in the UK exceeding recommended alcohol units, and alcohol related harm significantly increasing in this age group, Drink Wise, Age Well aims to create a healthier relationship with alcohol for the overs 50s population through a preventative approach. The programme is being delivered in 5 demonstration areas including Cwm Taf in Wales As part of our programme evaluation we have recently conducted an alcohol behavioural survey and have had a response rate of over 18,000. The panel will provide a platform to share these results and discuss emerging patterns. Vaughan Gething, Deputy Minister for Health will be introducing this event. Dr Sarah Wadd will have presentations on the findings of the research here in Wales and the Drink Wise, Age Well Team in Cwm Taf will be explaining how this innovative programme is delivered Following the presentations, we will open the discussion out to delegates in a Q&A session.