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Read all the latest case studies and personal stories from the Centre for Ageing Better

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Reggie's voice

Reggie's voice

Reggie, 55, talks about encountering racism during his school days, setting up an independent Saturday school for African and Caribbean children and being one of the first members of a golf society.

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Michelle's voice

Michelle's voice

Michelle, in her 60s, reflects on her time spent in America where she was inspired to become more vocal by the Black community before coming back to the UK to take up higher education opportunities and raise her children.

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Shirleys voice

Shirley's voice

Shirley, 60, from Essex talks about her Windrush heritage, the contributions the Afro-Caribbean community has made to the UK and life in Britain as she approaches later life.

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Tims voice

Tim's voice

Tim from London recalls growing up in the east end of the city, dealing with racism and how ageism is now his main concern for his future job prospects.

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Ann's Voice

Ann's Voice

Ann, a 54-year-old former teaching assistant, talks about the 'triple whammy' of her age, gender and race.

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Gillie's voice

Gilli's voice - Moments of Joy

Age Better in Sheffield’s ‘Moments of Joy’ and ‘Hello Neighbour Boxes’ have been helping older people through the pandemic by providing vital information and human connection in a time of isolation.

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Sefton

Age-friendly case study: Sefton’s older people at the heart of partnership working

Sefton, a borough within the Liverpool City Region, is working progressively with members of its neighbourhoods to help make the area more age-friendly.

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Train

Simon's Voice - Shielding during COVID-19

Simon, who is a train driver, fell into the government's shielding category at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown leading to his organisation putting him onto the furlough scheme.