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What we do

The Centre for Ageing Better is a charitable foundation, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Ageing Better creates change in policy and practice informed by evidence and works with partners across England to improve employment, housing, health and communities.

Who we are

The UK’s population is undergoing a massive age shift. In less than 20 years, one in four people will be over 65.

The fact that many of us are living longer is a great achievement. But unless radical action is taken by government, business and others in society, millions of us risk missing out on enjoying those extra years.

At the Centre for Ageing Better we want everyone to enjoy later life. We create change in policy and practice informed by evidence and work with partners across England to improve employment, housing, health and communities.

We are a charitable foundation, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and part of the Government’s What Works Network.

Our four priority areas are:

If you want to find out more about our work and where you can receive practical support and information, read our Frequently asked questions.

The State of Ageing in 2019

Our flagship report uses publicly available data to give a snapshot of ageing today and explores the later life prospects for people currently in their 50s and 60s.

Transforming later lives – our strategy

Someone aged 65 today can expect to live to 85, nearly ten years longer than their parents’ generation. Our long-term vision for responding to this demographic change includes goals for improving health, housing, employment, and communities. Read the strategy

You can read the 2019 accounts and trustees' annual report for Centre for Ageing Better Limited and for Centre for Ageing Better Trust.