It's important for any age-friendly community to have older people at the heart of those decisions
We're working together to:
- Connect communities that share our ambition of becoming more age-friendly
- Share learning about what works across age-friendly cities and communities to create the conditions for ageing better at the local level
- Feed learning in and out of the network, by promoting better use of evidence, and by documenting and disseminating good practices on what communities are doing
- Provide support to places that want to become more age-friendly to understand how they can do this, by joining the network, through training, accessing information and resources.
A global network
The UK Network of Age-friendly Communities is affiliated to the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC).
The WHO's age-friendly framework promotes a comprehensive approach to active and healthy ageing, placing people in later life at the heart of decision-making, and working across sectors to bring a wide range of local actors together.
The UK Network works with both existing GNAFCC members and those who are working towards membership. It also creates and shares resources, many of which are relevant to a broader audience of places working to create a better later life for their residents - for example the Research & Evaluation Framework for Age-friendly Cities.