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Past Projects - City Bridge Trust: The Way Ahead

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Published on 09 January 2017 05:06 PM

Our work on The Way Ahead project has now come to an end. To find out about our current campaign to make London an Age-friendly City, please click here.

In the context of an ‘ageing’ London and growing numbers of older Londoners, including those who are vulnerable, older peoples’ organisations are increasingly important.

Age UK London supported 'The Way Ahead', a cross-sector initiative to improve support to civil society in London. The Way Ahead was triggered by the shared desire to meet the growing and changing needs of Londoners. Increased inequality and continued reductions in public funding have placed considerable strain on frontline civil society. It involves frontline and grassroots organisations and volunteers, local, specialist and regional support providers, Local Authorities and other public sector bodies, London Councils and the GLA, funders and others. Its key focus is on how support organisations and funders can best work together to promote civil society in London. You can find out more here.

Age UK London was funded by City Bridge Trust to engage with over 500 older people’s organisations in London - improving their capacity to support older Londoners and boost London’s civil society.

Age UK London was active in ‘The Way Ahead’ initiative to build the resilience of these civil organisations. Strengthening the ‘age sector’ will impact beyond our initial twelve months funding though supporting sustainable, skilled and well equipped older peoples’ organisation to take forward ‘The Way Ahead’.

Organising Workshops

A wide ranging workshop programme of support to these organisations has now begun. This includes in the areas of:

• Scams and Fraud Awareness

• Planning for small older peoples organisations

• Active Citizenship

• Managing long term conditions – self care

• Positive Mental Health

• Local community organising to improve your neighbourhoods

These workshops produced a range of resources to support older people's organisations.

Click here to view the resources

Our work on The Way Ahead project has now come to an end. To find out about our current campaign to make London an Age-friendly City, please click here.