23 July 2020

The Healthy Lifespan Institute joins Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better to make England the best place to grow old

The Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield joins over 60 high profile organisations in the UK’s health, housing, employment, research and voluntary sectors to launch a landmark shared vision on healthy ageing.

Photo of a young and older person's arms stretched out to lay the older person's arms across the younger arms.

This initiative is led by Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better. Signatories will work together to make England the best country in the world to grow old, adding our voice to calls to tackle these issues and provide everyone with the opportunities and support they need to have a good later life.

The Healthy Lifespan Institute has signed a consensus statement that commits to five key principles: prioritising prevention and public health; creating opportunities for people to contribute to society as they age; fostering accessible and inclusive homes and neighbourhoods so everyone can live where they want; narrowing inequalities in healthy ageing; and challenging ageist language, culture and practices.

The Healthy Lifespan Institute is delighted to be invited to sign the Consensus Statement drawn up by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better. The aim of making this country the best place in the world in which to grow older, giving prevention the highest priority, fits perfectly with the Healthy Lifespan mission. My colleagues and I look forward to contributing in various ways to help to realise this ambition.

Whilst this particular policy document refers to activity in England, the Healthy Lifespan Institute is global in its outlook. Our researchers are sharing knowledge with international collaborators with the aim of improving ageing for everyone, everywhere.”

Alan Walker

Professor of Social Policy & Social Gerontology and Co-Director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute.

 

Read the statement


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