The Age Action Alliance 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.
About the Alliance
The Age Action Alliance is a network which brings together, in partnership, older people and organisations drawn from civil society and the public and private sectors. It celebrates the lives of older people and their contribution to society and seeks practical ways to improve services and support to older people.
Through the Alliance members bring their distinctive skills to work collaboratively, achieving more in partnership than as individual organisations or sectors. Their focus is on the most disadvantaged and preventing exclusion and deprivation in later life.
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. The Alliance working groups are the engine of the network, with members collaborating across a range of themes, promoting a positive solutions approach.
More information about Age Action Alliance along with topical articles relating to older people can be found on their website www.ageactionalliance.org