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Older people contribute a huge amount to society and the economy.

Through work, volunteering, caring or grandparenting, older people take part in a range of activities all of which carry significant value. However, they face many barriers, including ageism, poor transport links and digital exclusion, which prevent them from playing a full and active role in the economy and society.

Age UK works with the Age Action Alliance to promote partnership working and practical action to improve older people’s lives.

Read our policy positions on active communities

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