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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. How can I/we participate in the Centre for Ageing Better’s activities?

2. What does the Centre for Ageing Better do?

3. How does the Centre for Ageing Better approach its work?

4. What sort of partners are you working with?

5. Do you only work in England?

 

1. How can I/we participate in the Centre for Ageing Better’s activities?

Visit our Get involved page where we list the latest jobs, open projects and other opportunities (such as advisory positions) which all support our work. This section is regularly updated. Alternatively, you can contact us letting us know about your area of expertise and how you think you could work with us.

2. What does the Centre for Ageing Better do?

Please read about what our organisation does here.

3. How does the Centre for Ageing Better approach its work?

There are three ways of working that underpin everything we do:

  1. Evidence
  2. Innovation and change
  3. Communications

In practical terms, this means that we carry out activities such as:

  • Drawing together existing evidence about what works within our areas of work
  • Commissioning new research and evaluation where we see gaps
  • Taking what we find and using this to shape innovative and practical ways of creating a society where everyone enjoys a good later life

Please find out more here.

4. What sort of partners are you working with?

We believe that we can be more effective in delivering the change we want to achieve by partnering with others.

We want to work with partners:

  • That have proven strength in the capabilities and resources which we need;
  • That have strong alignment with our goals;
  • That have shared objectives specific to one (or more) of our areas of work;
  • That have expressed a desire in creating a partnership with us;
  • That have established relationships and leverage with those who can bring about the changes we want to see.

Our strategic partnerships are with Greater Manchester Combined Authority regarding taking a local approach to ageing, Business in the Community regarding being in fulfilling work, and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation regarding managing major life changes. We are always looking for opportunities to build partnerships to advance all aspects of our work – contact us if you are interested. Localities interested in building a partnership should read our selection criteria and expression of interest form.

By ‘strategic partner’, we mean an organisation with whom we enter into a formal partnership arrangement to jointly deliver a programme of activities to which we both contribute resources and in pursuit of a common goal.

5. Do you only work in England?

We are funded by the England Committee of the Big Lottery Fund and therefore our work is primarily focused on bringing about change in England. However we are keen to learn from other countries including the other devolved nations of the United Kingdom. We will take our evidence from national and international sources.