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The principles of ‘Community and Inclusion’ underpin Age UK’s vision to create a world where older people flourish.

What Age UK does nationally

  • Responds to and communicates Government initiatives relating to communities, service provision, and people in later life
  • Promotes volunteering for people in later life and with people in later life
  • Produces resources to support and promote good practice in service development and delivery
  • Encourages service developments that are responsive to the changing needs and preferences of people in later life and to changes in public policy
  • Delivers a range of projects and programmes aimed at developing and capturing best practice
  • Promotes services that address the needs of marginalised groups so that they can be fully engaged and included in their communities
  • Identifies issues of concern in service provision, drawing on the experience and knowledge of people in later life, local partners, and exerts influence at national level
  • Provides a number of direct services, including telephone befriending, handyperson services, and an information and advice phone line and resources

What Age UKs do locally

  • Develop and deliver a range of services that encourage inclusion of people in later life in their communities
  • Work in partnership with national Age UK to share good practice and respond to national initiatives
  • Identify unmet need and influence local stakeholders to ensure inclusion of people in later life in their communities

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174

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