Healthy Ageing COP Resources

Stay informed with the latest Healthy Ageing resources from key partners across the community.

General Resources

  • This helpful introductory website explains what healthy ageing is, as defined by the World Health Organization.

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  • Drawing on a huge range of research, this article argues that effects of ageing can be mitigated by addressing the risk factors that drive them through a collective approach to implementing a comprehensive social policy for active and healthy ageing.

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  • This statement by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better sets out our shared vision for making England the best place in the world to grow old.

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  • This report outlines a public health framework for action that is built on the concept of Healthy Ageing. Areas covered include changing perceptions of healthy ageing; ageing, health and functioning; and creating age-friendly environments for older people.

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  • A review of past trends in life expectancy (LE), healthy life expectancy (HLE) and disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) in the UK, as well as regional inequalities in the these trends. It identifies the major factors which will influence future trends.

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  • A vision for the medium to long term future of the NHS in England. It recognises that a growing and ageing population will inevitably increase the number of people needing NHS care and the intensity and type of support they require.

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  • The upward trend in life expectancy in England has stalled since 2010 and is now declining in older adults living in poorer areas. This article looks at ways of turning this around through healthier environments and population-wide measures.

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  • The most recent (July 2020) collection of infographics and datapacks on the state of health in England including aspect of health in older age, Morbidity, Mortality and Healthy Life Expectancy.

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  • Evidence on the patterning, prevention and mitigation of inequalities in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy in later life. There is clear evidence of large inequalities in health and well-being in later life linked to socio-economic position, ethnicity, gender and area.

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  • This article advocates for the importance of preventative activities and interventions across the life course in order to support health ageing in later life.

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  • This set of resources from the Office of National Statistics includes a comprehensive slide pack (at the bottom of the webpage) summarising key data and trends in ageing in the UK

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  • Programmes related to Healthy Ageing COP Resources

    Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice

    Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice

    Welcome to the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice, a collaborative learning community for businesses, social ventures, researchers, investors and policymakers, working across sectors, disciplines and organisational types, to connect and share knowledge and insights, in relation to healthy ageing.

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    Designed for Ageing

    Comprising 26 UK-wide projects, which are delivering service innovations to help people live independent and active lives as they age, the programme is focused on co-design, as this together with user-led practice have become more central to good innovation design.

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