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Online event
March 31 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The first joint event between the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) and Bangor University is taking place on Thursday 31 March at 10am. With one more speaker added to an exciting panel of experts, this will be an unmissable chance to discuss the resilience of North Walian communities, and what the change in the make-up of a population means for the well-being of its members. 

The North Welsh population is shifting dramatically. This is not only due to the ageing experienced by other developed nations, but also local factors including inward migration of retirees from across the UK and working age people leaving the area.

Combined with an overall population increase of 6% across the region, it is no surprise that the pressures on local services including health and social care are building.

The IWA have joined forces with Bangor University to deliver this free two-hour virtual panel discussion to explore ways to address these pressures, whilst understanding the existing challenges brought by rurality, and ultimately ensuring North Wales gets the first class service it deserves.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from an expert line-up of panellists including:

  • Prof Rhiannon Tudor Edwards – Professor of Health Economics, Bangor University
  • Dr Sibani Roy – Founder, North Wales Regional Equality Network
  • Prof Claire Taylor – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Wrexham Glyndwr University, and part of the leadership team for 2025
  • Mario Kreft MBE – Chair, Care Forum Wales
  • Ceri Cunnington – Community Facilitator, Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog

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