Most of the activity within the Age Action Alliance takes place within the working groups which exist under each Alliance theme.

There are currently working groups working across all the areas indicated below

Creative Arts

Jackie Richards

Jackie Richards

Jackie Richards – Founder/Manager Creative Dance 60+

Hi there! I am delighted to be co-chairing the Creative Arts and Older People theme group with Scilla. The first theme group meeting was very positive and all who attended wanted it to continue. It is early days so watch this page as it develops and share your ideas and network. Older people wherever they are in their life course can enjoy being creative. This theme group can contribute to there being more choices and increased opportunities for meaningful activities that will enhance and enrich older people’s lives.

Dr Scilla Dyke

Dr Scilla Dyke

The power and potential of the creative arts to enhance lives and wellbeing, to influence, impact on, engage and inspire, touch – even change lives, has never been greater. The importance of access to, and choice of meaningful and relevant creative opportunities through imaginative, inclusive collaborations, partnerships, individual and community engagement – is my passion and a driving force in the ever-evolving theatre of life.

Dr Scilla Dyke MBE, Royal Academy of Dance

 

Digital Inclusion

Nigel Lewis CEO AbilityNet

Nigel Lewis CEO AbilityNet

The Digital Inclusion Group considers that the digital inclusion of older people is critical not just for older people themselves but for the government and wider society. Key government policy areas are heavily reliant on citizens having digital skills to access, or participate in, or influence services and activities.

Healthy Workplaces

Denise Keating Chief Executive Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei)

Denise Keating Chief Executive Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei)

It has been a real pleasure to lead this work because of the commitment of the group’s members and the potential it offers for improving the lives of older people in the workplace.

We have developed a Healthy & Productive Workers Leaflet for small and medium employers which is drawn from a comprehensive Employer Business Case supported by an on-line Resources Pack providing employers with practical solutions for managing a healthy productive ageing workforce. These are being promoted widely throughout 2013 to employers nationally, locally and by business sector.

Loneliness & Isolation

Shelagh Marshall. Chair of Future Years

Shelagh Marshall. Chair of Future Years

Shelagh works closely with the Campaign to End Loneliness, and is a significant influence on strategy and raising awareness of current published research. She is committed to ensuring best practice and current research are shared and used as widely and effectively as possible within the Age Action Alliance network, and beyond.

Shelagh was awarded an OBE in June 2014 for her work with the elderly.

 

 

 

Money Matters

Barry Wilford

Barry Wilford

The AAA finance group is tasked with working together to find practical and outcome-focused solutions to problems faced by older people engaging with their money.

Safe, Warm Homes

Maria Wardrobe, Director of Communications at NEA

Maria Wardrobe, Director of Communications at NEA

“NEA is delighted that the Age Action Alliance continues to thrive and provides a vehicle to get messages across to older people to help them keep safe and warm in their own homes. Assistance is available to help those on low incomes and there is a range of resources with links attached below to help them navigate the various schemes and programmes available.

If you haven’t already joined the Alliance please do so. If you have any resources or information relevant to the Safe, Warm Homes Group please send us a link to them on your website. Many thanks, Maria”

Transport

Prof. Roger Mackett. Centre for Transport Studies

Prof. Roger Mackett. Centre for Transport Studies

TheWorking Group has identified the need to examine evidence on the barriers to access for older people and ways of overcoming them. Professor Roger Mackett of University College London who chairs the Transport Working Group of the Age  Action Alliance has produced a report that assembles the evidence including information on the capabilities of older people.  The Report is now available here or from the list of resources towards  the foot of the page

Valuing Older People’s Contribution

Hannah McDowall, UnLtd

Hannah McDowall, UnLtd

Over the last year we have looked to break open the traditional models of older people’s volunteering, working, entrepreneurship and mentoring, and find out about other flexible models which allow for variable time commitment, a possibility of payment and different degrees of autonomy. We have looked at those already being used, and have thought about how our own models can be combined to bring innovative opportunities to older people.

Duncan Tree, CSV

Duncan Tree, CSV

Hannah and I jointly chair this group, bringing together members which have complimentary expertise in the different ways that older people can contribute to the economy and to society.

Newest Members

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  1. Bare Technologies
  2. Boom Biz
  3. Fuss Free Phones
  4. One Housing Group
  5. Cohabitas
  6. Bonnie Day
  7. Notting Hill Housing Group
  8. Leeds Beckett University
  9. Bluebird Care
  10. Complete Community Care Ltd
  1. Hertfordshire Constabulary
  2. SGN
  3. Blume
  4. National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi)
  5. Food Train
  6. Rowberry Morris Solicitors
  7. Replacement Lightbulb Company
  8. Appello
  9. Signature Supported Housing CIC
  10. Workers’ Educational Association

Key Resources

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  1. A guide to hosting Alliance Network Meetings
  2. AAA Progress Report May 2015
  3. Alliance Members Declaration
  4. Alliance Membership Agreement
  5. An introduction to Age Action Alliance (leaflet)
  6. Arts and older people forum Transition Focus Group Meeting Minutes 11 July 2016
  7. British Gas Priority Services
  8. British Gas Warm Home Discount
  9. Connect for a Kinder Tomorrow – New Approaches to Loneliness – Jo Cox
  10. Fuel Poverty Action Guide – Produced by NEA
  11. Healthy Working Lives – Managing Healthy Ageing Workforces
  12. Infographic – explaining the work of the Alliance
  13. Keep Warm, Keep Well – Leaflet
  14. Loneliness & Isolation Group meeting note 30 March 2017
  15. Loneliness in Britain has Escalated from Personal Misfortune into a Social Epidemic
  16. NEA Advice Videos
  17. Ofgem Vulnerability strategy
  18. PSR promise from the Safeguarding Customer Working Group
  19. SEGB Resource Centre
  20. Snapshot Analysis of the Age Action Alliance
  21. Understanding the Alliance (Powerpoint Presentation)
  22. Vulnerability as Affecting Older People in Rural Areas
  23. Writing a blog for the Age Action Alliance