Our aim is that communities and neighbourhoods help people age well.
Through our evidence we demonstrate what works to make the places we live in suited for people of all ages and abilities.
The places we live in make a big difference to the quality of our lives. The communities we feel part of enable us to connect with others, lead active and purposeful lives and feel a sense of belonging.
The social, physical and natural environments around us are the ‘glue’ that holds our communities together. However, not all communities are as accessible and inclusive as they could be, meaning people living in some communities are at risk of missing out on benefits to wellbeing.
We’re working with the Leeds Neighbourhood Network so that the city can help older people live independently and participate in their communities.