The UK Network is affiliated to the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities, and has members across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Centre for Ageing Better works with the UK Network to facilitate and give a platform for local areas to discuss what kinds of approaches work, both in the UK and internationally.
Through various channels (such as conferences, workshops and webinars), we share examples and provide guidance, connect places and offer support to member communities in their efforts to become more age-friendly.
What does 'Age-friendly Community' mean to you?
UK Age-friendly communities
Associate members in Scotland and Wales
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales supports the development of age-friendly initiatives and the Ageing Well in Wales network. Get in touch with David McKinney for more information.
Scottish Older People’s Assembly (SOPA) exists to give a strong voice to older people about their concerns and experience of life in Scotland, including inequalities of age. Through local meetings and a National Assembly with older people and others, SOPA identifies issues that worry the older population and conveys messages from them direct to Scottish and Westminster Governments via meetings with Ministers, civil servants, politicians, academics, the media and the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities. Get in touch with Chair Diana Findley for more information.