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A society where everyone enjoys a good later life


Frequently asked questions

Find answers to the questions we get asked the most.

What does the Centre for Ageing Better do?

We are the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent charitable foundation. We want a society where everyone enjoys a good later life. See What we do to find out more.

Where can I go for practical information and support?

If you’re looking for practical information or support about your state pension, financial advice, support and care, housing options, health, work, or volunteering, we recommend these websites:

How does the Centre for Ageing Better approach its work?

At the Centre for Ageing Better we are focused on bringing about lasting changes in society that make a difference to people’s experience of later life, now and in the future. This means more people in fulfilling work, in good health, living in safe, accessible homes and connected communities. We must act now to secure a better future for everyone. 

 We have four priorities:

Working in partnership with a range of organisations, we bring about lasting changes in society, particularly for those approaching later life and at risk of missing out.

How can I participate in the Centre for Ageing Better’s activities?

See our Get involved section for latest jobs, open projects and other opportunities (such as advisory positions) which support our work.

Or, contact us and tell us about your area of expertise and how you think you could work with us.

What sort of partners are you working with?

We work in partnership with others to share our knowledge and to bring about change to improve later lives. We also work with other organisations to bring together evidence, evaluate current practice, test new approaches and influence decision-makers with the power to change policy and practice.

  • Browse our partners for details of our current strategic partnerships.
  • Through our partnerships in Greater Manchester and Leeds, we demonstrate the benefits of a joined-up approach to the opportunities of longer lives.

  • Contact us to find out more about partnership opportunities.
Do you only work in England?

We are funded by the England Committee of The National Lottery Fund and therefore our work is primarily focused on bringing about change in England.

However, we are also 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.

Find out more about the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities.

Looking for work?

Although we don’t deliver frontline services, we are developing and testing new ways to help people aged 50 and over to get back into work and tackle the issues of unemployment and job insecurity.

If you’re looking for information on how to find work, we can recommend these useful websites: