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Logo Competition for Older People’s Commisioner

Delyn MP David Hanson is urging constituents of all ages to enter a competition to design the new logo and strap line for the Older People’s Commission for Wales.

The Older People’s Commission was formally established in Wales on 21st April 2008 with Ruth Marks taking up her role as the Older People’s Commissioner Wales. This is the first time ever that a Government, anywhere in the world, has created a role specifically to work with older people.

The Commissioner wants to promote awareness of the interests of older people in Wales and of the need to safeguard those interests, promoting the provision of opportunities and eliminating discrimination against older people.

The competition will run until July 18th 2008 with the winner being announced in August at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Cardiff.

Both the logo and strap line need to have clear, positive and bilingual messages in keeping with the development of the Older People’s Commission strategy.

David Hanson said:

“Through the UK’s first Commissioner of Older People older people in Wales will have a strong voice to promote and safeguard their interests.

“Social trends in Wales mean that the needs of older people are a high policy priority. Around 20% of Wales’ population is aged over 60, a higher proportion compared to the UK population. Over the next 20 years, the number of people over 60 in Wales will increase to 28% of the population and the numbers over 85 will increase by over a third.

“The design of a new logo and strap line is extremely important to the image of the Older Person’s Commission and it would be great to have a Flintshire winner.”

If anyone requires further detail about the competition please contact the Older People’s Commission Wales by e.mail – [email protected], by telephone 02920 786579 or by post – Logo competition, Older People’s Commission, Temple Court, 13 Cathedral Road, Cardiff. CF11 9HA