Author: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Published on 23 February 2012 12:00 PM
A new website launched by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation gives older people's voices a new digital platform.
The website hopes to highlight their experiences, resilience and ability to flourish across a century of huge change. It asks the question: ‘What will be important to you when you are old - and will anyone be listening?’
The site features:
- A specially commissioned poem about getting older by the former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion;
- A gallery of stories drawn from the experiences of older people with high support needs;
- Photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, providing a glimpse into what it's like to be a centenarian; and
The site is based on a series of Perspectives papers commissioned to support the five-year research programme, A Better Life. This programme investigates what will improve quality of life for some of the most marginalised, and least heard, people in the UK – older people with high support needs.
You can access the site at:
To find out more about the work of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, visit