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Age UK works to ensure that transport is accessible and affordable to older people. We aim to help older people maintain their independence, visit friends or family and access the wider community.

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Age UK produces a monthly research and policy e-newsletter aimed at professionals interested in ageing and people in later life, where you can find out more about topics such as the spending review on local bus services.


15 May 2013: Age UK launches new report on the impact on older people of cuts to rural bus services:


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opens link in new window Download the report (PDF, 1MB)

Older people explain why local bus services are important to them Older people explain why local bus services are important to them - Four older people explain why local bus services are so important to them To find out how Age UK are working to ensure older people have the transport services they need visit wwwageukorguktransportpolicy

Public transport

National and local government must take into account the needs and views of older people in all transport planning. Free local bus travel is a lifeline for many older and disabled people, who use it to get to their GP or hospital appointments, to go shopping and visit friends. However, we need to ensure frequent and reliable public transport is maintained and grown.

Here's a selection of recent and important documents. For related Age UK publications please use the search box below to carry out a more comprehensive search.

opens link in new window Missed opportunities: the impact on older people of cuts to rural bus services (PDF, 1MB)

opens link in new window Agenda for Later Life report 2012, Policy priorities for active ageing - Chapter 8, Lifetime housing and lifetime neighbourhoods (PDF 1.8MB)

opens link in new window Getting out and about - Keeping bus services free and sustainable (PDF 2MB)

opens link in new window Age UK response - Conservative Policy Forum local transport (PDF 152)

opens link in new window Age UK response - Inquiry into bus services after the spending review (DOC 158KB)

Older drivers

Age UK wants to see an informed debate on the support older people need to continue driving safely and when it's sensible to stop. Statistics on road crashes of all severities show there is no age-related increase in the total number of incidents in the over 60's.

Here's a selection of recent and important documents. For related Age UK publications please use the search box below to carry out a more comprehensive search.

opens link in new window Age UK response - Transport Select Committee Inquiry into Strategic Framework for Road Safety (PDF)

opens link in new window Keeping on the move: Old age is not the end of the road (PDF 1 MB)

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