Communities and Housing

ILC-UK and Age UK are holding a series of research and policy seminars which will explore how our communities need to adapt to an ageing society.  The series will focus on action needed by policymakers today to meet the future challenges and maximise the opportunities our ageing society presents. All three of the discussion seminars will explore issues related to the broader research and policy discussions on age friendly communities.

‘Getting out and about’
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 14.00 – 17.30
This seminar focusses on issues of transport, the built and social environments including crime and their impact on getting older in local communities.  

‘At home’
Thursday 27 March 2014, 14.00 – 17.30
This seminar focusses on the current evidence as to how our home is currently influencing our ability to engage in the community, including the role for housing design and planning, care in the community and assistive technologies to support this.  

'Ensuring communities offer what older people want’
Thursday 10 April 2014, 14.00 – 17.30
This seminar focusses on the activities and interests of older people that need to be represented in our communities to ensure good quality of life and wellbeing for an ageing population.

Following the seminars, ILC-UK will organise a major event in early May to present the findings of the project for over 100 researchers, policymakers, journalists and opinion-formers.

If you would like to attend any of these events, please email including the title of the event in your message. Please also let us know if know if you are involved in any research we should incorporate into our series.