As an independent partnership of organisations, we work together to take a collaborative approach to the challenges of an ageing society and promote opportunities and contribution by older people themselves. These resources have been developed by members either in partnership or are considered good practice by Alliance members.
Negative portrayals of older people are commonplace: the media is largely preoccupied with the assumed cost of ageing, reinforcing a view that older people are dead weight in society - non-productive beneficiaries of state largesse; at the same time, however, they are perceived as well off, and in the eyes of some social commentators responsible for both the housing crisis and youth unemployment. Like any group outside the social mainstream, older people are routinely stereotyped and are the subject of many false assumptions and untruths.
Self-help guides on Making your home a better place to live with a long-term condition Care & Repair England, working with Silverlinks, has a range of self-help guides for older people with long term conditions and their carers on making their home a better place to live. There are six guides covering respiratory, macular and heart disease, dementia, stroke and arthritis; and a general online guide for people with long term conditions. Each guide advises on what people can do to their home to make living with long term conditions more manageable. They look at areas such as: - • design and layout • lighting and heating • safety, security and technology • gadgets and equipment • going out and about The aim is to make life easier so that people can continue to live independently and do the things they want to do. The guides also describe the range of alternative housing options and offer suggestions about where to find more detailed information, advice and help. You can access the guides on Silverlink’s Information for Older People page.
Many thanks to those of you who have contributed your time and effort to help inform discussions of the Alliance’s future. We have conducted a research project. It explores the Alliance’s value and suggests three priority areas to consider when moving forward: (1) finding a sustainable funding model, (2) reviewing the working groups, and (3) increasing members’ involvement. The analysis builds on existing AAA material and general members’ surveys from 2012 and 2014. In addition, semi-structured interviews and an online survey were conducted with Secretariat and Alliance members. Attached is link to the summary of the findings and the SWOT analysis. http://ageactionalliance.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Snapshot-Analysis-of-the-Age-Action-Alliance-Summary.pdf. The full report is available on request.