Elderly's needs 'crucial'
UNDERSTANDING and addressing the needs of older people is crucial, the commissioner for South Wales Police has said.
Speaking as part of the nationwide Older People's Day, Alun Michael said it was vital police addressed the priorities that mattered to older members of the community.
And he said cold calling was a particular issue that had already been flagged up.
He said: "Older people are less likely than any other age group to be victims of crime — but there is a perception that this is not the case.
"They are more likely to be fearful of crime, and the impact of this can increase isolation and have a negative impact on the health and well being of that person. This cannot be right."
Mr Michael said he wanted to work with partners including the Commissioner for Older People, councils, Welsh Government and Age Cymru.