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Age Action Alliance

21/12/2011 Age Action Alliance

The Age Action Alliance was launched on 30 September, to coincide with Older People’s Day celebrations.

It involves dozens of organisations from across the voluntary, private and public sectors who are coming together to celebrate the lives of older people and address the challenges of our ageing society. As the first national initiative of its kind, the Alliance aims to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged older people, prevent deprivation in later life and challenge age discrimination. It will work together to improve the lives of older people and help transform communities into better places to grow older.

What is the Alliance setting out to achieve?

Their vision is to improve older people’s lives will ensure that older people, today and tomorrow:

  • Are visible, valued and heard.
  • Can make informed choices about health and wellbeing.
  • Live in safe, warm homes.
  • Have a strong network of friends, family or support in our communities.
  • Are able to access information and services they need including those available on the internet.
  • Live in places where their needs are met.

How will the Alliance work?

It will work together focusing on the following commitments:

  • Engaging older people to find out what is important to them, then acting on it.
  • Working as partners on issues when it adds value, or when problems cannot be resolved by working in isolation.
  • Building on what already works well.
  • Supporting organisations to develop realistic and measurable goals, and showing the difference we are making to older people’s lives.