Centre For Ageing Better Newsletter

physical inactivity putting millions at risk of poor health”:

Our latest research finds that there are real barriers to participating in physical activity among 50-70 year olds, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. The report warns that national and local government must act now to improve access to inclusive facilities as part of the pandemic recovery. Read moreOlder people walking

Staying indoors: the long-term impact of lockdown on older adults’ health and wellbeing

During the pandemic, many older adults were told to stay at home. But what does being confined indoors do to someone’s physical and mental health?

We need to decarbonise our homes – but does technology help or hinder us?

Over 4 million homes in England are poor quality, and much of the improvement costs are relatively affordable. Why then are people hesitant to use technology to improve their homes? Keep on moving – barriers to physical activity Read more

“Being adaptable and flexible enough to deliver our support remotely during the pandemic has meant that we’ve continued to help older people at a time when they need us the most.”

When it comes to digital inclusion, Age UK’s well-being team is a good example of how organisations providing support can adapt during the pandemic, supporting older people to stay independent for longer. Read the case study

The Good Home Inquiry: How to get the homes we want

Thu 16 September | 3:00pm – 4:00pm BST

Over the last 14 months the Good Home Inquiry has set out to find out the causes of, and solutions to, the poor quality of so much of our housing. Join us to discuss the next steps needed to improve our homes and improve the lives of millions of people. Sign up

Have Your Say

We asked our Twitter followers what would motivate them to do more physical activity. To participate and see the results, click below. Voting closes over the weekend! Vote here

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