CTLA are delighted to have been confirmed as members of the Age Action Alliance.
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. Their focus is on the most disadvantaged and preventing exclusion and deprivation in later life.
Working together, they 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
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.