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Case studies

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

Find out more about examples of good practice and people's experiences of growing older.

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Andy's voice

Andy's voice

After suffering a stroke and a period of being homeless, Andy began seeing his life improve with the help of Peabody housing association.


Qurab's voice

Qurab tells of her passion for the care industry after spending seven years caring for her daughter.


Frances' voice

“Some people are quite alone, and this is the only platform they have to get their voice heard.”

Valerie an older woman sitting on a chair

Valerie’s voice

Valerie, 77, tells her story of retirement, driven by ill health and demands of work, which made it difficult to remain in employment.

Woman in exercise class

Christine’s voice

After Christine had a stroke she was told it was unlikely she would walk again. Read her story of recovery.

Older man standing in garden

Walter’s voice

Walter has a strong work ethic, but unfortunately diabetes has had a profound impact on his ability to work and to do the things he wants.

Brick wall with 'love your neighbour' sign.

David Hunt: Age-friendly champion

David joined the Age Friendly Nottingham Steering Group in 2015, using his highly analytical mind to ensure that policy and strategy in Nottingham reflects the needs of people in later life.

Hazel sitting on a chair

Hazel Watson: Age-friendly champion

Hazel volunteers as a trustee of Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours' Scheme and a table host of their initiative, Shared Tables.

The Great British Toilet Map.

Ben Barker: Age-friendly champion

Community activist Ben Barker lives in Southville, Bristol and is responsible for pioneering the ‘The Toilet Map of Bedminster’.