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UK Network of Age-friendly Communities

We want more people to live in age-friendly communities – that’s why we’re working in collaboration with the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities to bring about change and promote better use of evidence and learning at the local level.

Together we aim to:

  • Connect communities that share our ambition of creating more age-friendly communities
  • 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.

UK members

Brighton and Hove
Derry City and Strabane
Glasgow City
Isle of Wight
London Borough of Lewisham
London Borough of Southwark
Newcastle upon Tyne

A global network

WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Communities
Affiliate of the Global Network

The UK Network of Age-friendly Communities is affiliated to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC).

The Global Network’s flexible framework promotes a multi-sectoral approach to active and healthy ageing, placing people in later life at the heart of decision-making.

The UK Network works with both existing GNAFCC members and those who are working towards membership. It also creates and shares resources – for example The Research & Evaluation Framework for Age-friendly Cities, many of which are relevant to a broader audience of places working to create a better later life for their residents.

What is an ‘age-friendly community’?

We asked UK Network of Age-friendly Communities members from Newcastle, Bristol, Belfast, and Greater Manchester.

Watch more UK Network of Age-friendly Communities videos.

Find out more

Contact us:
Jessica Entwistle
Age-friendly Communities Network Manager

Tel:  (+44) 020 3829 0113

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