The Age Action Alliance was launched in 2011 in response to a growing recognition of the need to respond to an ageing society. In particular, to bring together older people and cross sector organisations to work together to celebrate the opportunities and address the challenges of our ageing demographics.

Our vision is to improve the quality of later life through partnership working between members and older people; creating communities where older people feel secure, valued and able to contribute to society.

Who We Are

The Age Action Alliance is a network which brings together organisations and older people, in partnership. Drawn from civil society and the public and private sectors, it takes a positive approach to ageing and seeks practical ways to improve services and support to older people.

Members bring their distinctive skills to work collaboratively, achieving more in partnership than they can as individual organisations or sectors. Our focus is on the most disadvantaged and preventing exclusion and deprivation in later life.

What We Do

Working together, we aim to ensure that older people, today and tomorrow:

  • Are visible, valued and heard
  • Enjoy a good quality of life and wellbeing
  • Can make informed choices about health and wellbeing
  • Live in safe, warm, lifetime homes
  • Have social networks and access to friends, family and community support
  • Have opportunities to mix with and share skills with others
  • Are able to access information and services they need
  • Live in age friendly neighbourhoods, with their needs met

Why We're Doing It

UK society is undergoing profound change, with average life expectancy up by 30 years over the last century and one in four of today’s children likely to live to 100. In the UK there are now more people over State Pension age than children under 16. This presents a significant challenge to our attitudes and the way we view older people and meet their needs. Too many of today’s older people find themselves in unsuitable housing, facing deprivation, isolation and exclusion.

There is also a real opportunity to embrace the value of people living longer, healthier and often wealthier lives. The Alliance working groups are the engine of the network, with members collaborating across a range of themes, promoting a positive solutions approach.

 

Themes

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Key Resources

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  1. A guide to hosting Alliance Network Meetings
  2. AAA Progress Report May 2015
  3. Advice and guidance on Pension Credit for stakeholders
  4. Alliance Members Declaration
  5. Alliance Membership Agreement
  6. An introduction to Age Action Alliance (leaflet)
  7. Arts and older people forum Transition Focus Group Meeting Minutes 11 July 2016
  8. Basic Pension Credit Information
  9. British Gas Priority Services
  10. British Gas Warm Home Discount
  11. Connect for a Kinder Tomorrow – New Approaches to Loneliness – Jo Cox
  12. Dementia-Friendly Utilities Home Services
  13. Digital Inclusion – The Vision, the Challenges and the Way Forward
  14. EngAgeNet’s comprehensive new publication: ‘A New Narrative on Ageing’
  15. Fuel Poverty Action Guide – Produced by NEA
  16. Healthy Working Lives – Managing Healthy Ageing Workforces
  17. Infographic – explaining the work of the Alliance
  18. Keep Warm, Keep Well – Leaflet
  19. Loneliness & Isolation – Meeting Minutes 20th September 2018
  20. Loneliness in Britain has Escalated from Personal Misfortune into a Social Epidemic
  21. Money Matters – Meeting Minutes 18th January 2018
  22. NEA Advice Videos
  23. Ofgem Vulnerability strategy
  24. Pension Credit Calculator
  25. PSR promise from the Safeguarding Customer Working Group
  26. Research: The role of a social context for ICT learning and support in reducing digital inequalities for older ICT users
  27. SEGB Resource Centre
  28. Skills and lifelong learning: Digital Participation
  29. Snapshot Analysis of the Age Action Alliance
  30. Understanding the Alliance (Powerpoint Presentation)
  31. Vulnerability as Affecting Older People in Rural Areas
  32. Writing a blog for the Age Action Alliance